9.07.2011

You Don't Have to Be Famous to Eat Here.

 Martha Stewart called the breakfast she ate there the "best she ever had."

Celebrities and dignitaries from around the world stop by to enjoy the world's greatest made from scratch biscuits and country suppers.

It's the Loveless Cafe. A Nashville Landmark since 1951, when Lon and Annie Loveless began selling their delicious fried chicken and biscuits from their front door to travelers on Highway 100. While updates have been made to the original restaurant, and the beautiful grounds that surround the cafe, one thing hasn't changed: their penchant for creating the most mouth-watering Southern-style food. 

We waited over an hour for a seat, along with lots of other folks. We sat in wooden rockers that were gathered on the green grass, a circle of strangers with hungry tummies. At a quiet moment, to my surprise, Hudson approached the center of the chair formation, stood tall, and suddenly began singing his ABC's, very loudly with a proud smile. A true Leo...he loves to be the center of attention, and took delight in performing for the waiting Loveless guests. 

And then we ate. And ate & ate & ate some more. There was homemade creamed corn, country green beans, fluffy mashed potatoes with gravy and fried green tomatoes. There was crispy fried chicken. And last, but certainly not least, there were delicious, buttery biscuits with homemade peach, strawberry, and blackberry preserves.

It was just about the best Southern meal I've ever eaten. 

37 comments:

Gentri said...

Fun!! I would love to eat there one day! :) love your watch stacked with all your bracelets!

Alaythea said...

How yummy! And I LOVE Ginger Ale. That kinda reminds me of Lambert's - "Home of The Throwed Rolls". Have you guys been there? We went to the one down in Gulf Shores back in May and it was so good and so fun! Their homemade apple butter and rolls are amazing, I could make a meal out of that!

Ashley said...

Wow. This food looks and sounds delicious! Now I'm one very hungry girl. (:

Ashley Eliza said...

yummmm. i love me some southern home cookin. and now it is time for lunch :) love the gold watch ash!

xoxo

JRuud said...

Sounds awesome!!! Mmm.

katiewake said...

Looks delightful! Those ginger ales are my favvvvvvvv. Rivertown also has them. They pick me up when I'm feelin' low. I wish I could've seen sweet Hudson proudly singing his ABCs. So cute!

Jeannie said...

That meal sounds delicious sans the fried chicken!! You all find the best places and seem to really enjoy them. I can just see and hear little Hudson performing his abc's. Sweet guy, he loves a crowd!! Great pictures. I love the one of Hudson and Will against the wall.

Cindy P said...

Oh my goodness that food looks amazing! If I'm ever in Nashville I will be eating there! YUM!

I love that Hudson isn't afraid of singing in public. A man after my own heart. ;)

Juliette said...

I'm dying to take a trip to Nashville! They have great food (and great thrift stores) :)

I miss the States!

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Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

wow. can't believe you waited that long to get in!!! that's a long wait. I think the most I wait is 20-30 minutes haha. mmm creamed corn!!!!

A Stuffed Belly said...

Now that was some good food. I am always down for some good southern cook'n. I am so glad we went. I am kind of mad at myself for not stuffing my belly with some desert. As for our little actor. That was so funny. He just stood right up walked right to the middle and started in. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ HAHA Look I know my ABC's to.

LOVE YOU AND GREAT PICTURES!!!

What is my face doing that one picture?

LOVE YOU!!!

Whitney said...

Oh boy, that looks like some real authentic southern food baby! I LOVE creamed corn. Looks like it would be totally worth it to hop in the car and drive down there right this minute. Although it would take me 2 days.. hahaha

Haley K said...

glass bottles of cream soda (my favorite) and ginger ale (have you ever mixed fresh, diced strawberries in it?...it's DELISH)...fried chicken...buttery buscuits...oh goodness I'm hungry!! Loved reading about your fun dinner at that fantastic establishment :) and thinking of Hudson singing the ABC's for all those people!! loved it! dinner and a show! :)

My Journey With Candida said...

I just love cream soda and biscuits too!!! It is hard to find a place that makes biscuits from scratch. MMMMMmmmmm now that you have made me hungry, I have gotta go get something to eat.

Katie said...

this looks so good! I love eating at restaurants like this. They're like best kept secrets :) If I ever visit Nashville, this will be #1 on my list of places to visit! haha

Laura Elizabeth said...

YUM!!!!!! That sounds pretty darn good. I love Southern food, it's just the best. Your pictures were great and now I have another place to add to my list of places to go to eat :)

Mrs. Pancakes said...

OMG! i could taste the biscuits..now when i come down that way..i have to go to Loveless Cafe. thanks for sharing. your pictures are totally amazing btw!

Charles said...

what GREAT photos and wrist wear! another fab post :)
xx

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Raven said...

I need to know something. Do you just have the most well behaved child ever? Waited over an hour? And in this pics, it looks like Hudson did pretty well? Ashley, my kid would be bouncing off the walls. we have learned that the only place we can take him for dinner is to McDonalds, and even then, we are taking a chance. What are you secrets??

Tell a stuffed belly that MY kid can say his abc's backwards, and in spanish.

so there.

ok so I totally lied.

Cara-Mia said...

Sounds soooo good! I would love to go there.

And that's so cute that Hudson performed for everyone!

Morgan said...

Just found your blog! Love your style of photography!

Janette said...

Oh my wooooord! That sounds amazing!!! I was sold on that picture of your husband eating that yummy golden fried piece of chicken glory! And how cute is that little Hudsy??????? What a doll!
You were probably beaming and teeming with pride huh?
Janette, the Jongleur

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oh wow, I definitely need to add this place to our to-eat-list when we head back to Nashville. I heard about it when we went last year, but we just didn't make it there. Next time for sure! It all looks super delicious! :)

O'Melly said...

OH my gosh. I've never been down to the southern states but want to go so badly, mostly for the food!! :D

Your description of the place sounds so amazing.. I just wish i could jump in a car and drive down south. :)

Kelsey said...

totally sounds like it was well worth the hour wait for a seat...you know food is good when.. hehe <3

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Mmmmmm! Sounds wonderful! If I ever head east I'll certainly drop in!

mapleandvine said...

my mouth is watering. i am so jealous ! that is one thing missing from Melbourne- good southern food.

love your photos :)

Claire said...

this sounds so delicious! i love a good meal and would gladly wait (though not too long with the kiddos because man, that's tough). i'm especially drooling over the biscuits with the preserves. yum!

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Ashley from Sloanbook said...

Oh my gosh that sounds great! I am hungry now so that doesn't help but I am dying for those biscuits! How funny is it that Hudson became the performer for the evening haha. I would have laughed, he's a cutie!

Ashley

MellyB said...

I think the night before they built this cafe they had a dream. Of me. I was asking them to start an amazing restaurant so that someday I go could there and have the meal of my life. It appears they have fulfilled their end so now I must do mine.

You take fabulous pictures lady!

Pink Sun Drops said...

I am LOVing your bracelets!

galatea. said...

your children are lovely xx

and i like the lil' article you did on that place, looks very comfy and welcoming xx

Savannah said...

These pictures are so stunning, and now I'm about 78.6% more hungry :) haha

Faith said...

omg, my mouth is watering ... i think it's time for lunch! doesn't help that the pictures make me even more hungry!

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

best tag-line EVER! so welcoming and let's you know where it's at right off the bat ; )

wow, i wish there was a place like that here, it all looks so good! any spot that has this long of a lineup just works your appetite into a frenzy right? i can see it all over Wills face. he's got the i'm diggin' into this and never lookin' back thing mastered! xoox ♥

A Beautiful Mess said...

Sounds so very yummy! Must try next time while I am in Nashville!

Courtney B said...

Oh yum! Sounds amazing! Eric and I are going to start planning vacations according to restaurants... if there's a place I heard about in blog land, or something we saw on tv, we'll plan our trip around it to eat all of these delicious foods haha!
I would've loved to be sitting in that circle and listen to Hudson sing his abc's :)