Can't think of a better spot to start the day. I'm a regular at the Hermitage Cafe and have converted several of my friends to loyal fans as well. It's now a regular part of my morning routine. My favorites are the breakfast sandwiches, they have a surprisingly good fried bologna sandwich that brings back fond memories of childhood (I was looking for something different one morning) that has become a staple of my morning diet. Although this place is a cardiologists dream (or worst nightmare depending on how you look at it), the food is always good, servers are always quick-witted and willing to give their opinion on just about anything, and the decor is classic american diner. Many people would call it a "greasy spoon" and be disgusted by the carpet on the floor (I think it's carpet down there) but I hope they never change a thing because it adds to the ambiance and the experience, and it might just change the flavor of the food! Many places I have been too have tried to "recreate" the classic American diner... this place, thankfully, just is and always has been!
Authenticity in Nashville...Who knew!. You can get better food, you can easily get better service...But you can't get anything quite so REAL as the Hermatige Cafe. The Hermitage doesn't feel like it's TRYING to be something, it just is. The food is cheap and tasty, the waitstaff is...interesting, and it reminds me of the all-night luncheonettes back home that served the dock workers 30 years ago. Get the country fried steak with eggs over easy and hash browns, don't bother with the biscuts. Pecan and chess pies are both heavenly!
All-night restaurant serves steak and eggs and more to a downtown crowd..
This cozy greasy spoon just off the Cumberland River serves classic diner fare all day. It's a festive, occasionally cramped, destination after the bars on Lower Broadway close, filled with nocturnal hipsters and musicians. The decor features cinder-block walls, booths, red stools and autographed photos of country-music locals. The service is famously temperamental, adding to the character of this no-frills spot. Menu highlights include cheeseburgers and made-to-order steak and eggs.
cheap and good. food was great!!! food was cheap, people were very nice
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