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Nick & J's Cafe

1526 Lovell Rd, Knoxville, TN 37932-2023
+1 865-766-5453
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (86 reviews)
“burger” (62 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
1526 Lovell Rd, Knoxville, TN 37932-2023
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’ve only ever eaten here for breakfast but I can’t think of a single other place here that I like this much. Excellent food and really great service. Highly recommend.

1  Thank rcoolman1024
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited here after finding it on trip advisor .. The breakfast was very good had eggs,bacon,sausage gravy and biscuits and home fried potatoes for $6.50..Also the owner came around and was very nice and welcomed us...

Thank roberts21585
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place for lunch. Very quick service, but get there early seating fills up fast. Food is very good, burgers are the real deal fresh and juicy. Proportions are more than I can usually eat and just right for my husband.

1  Thank Elaine C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is phenomenonal! Breakfast of special with 3 eggs, potatoes, a generous serving of bacon, and a biscuit with sausage gravy for one of us and a biscuits and sausage gravy for the other came out to $13. The sausage gravy and biscuits...More

1  Thank Shadowcass
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You know, family owned, cozy, clean, good old American fare. Nothing fancy. Just great food, great service and good prices. I had the Turkey omelette.

1  Thank gregmackay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time visit, all I can say is WOW. Stopped by Friday at 11:30 for lunch on way to Pigeon Forge. Tables were full so grabbed 2 counter seats. Greeted by server within30 seconds and took our drink order. Not sure what to get but...More

2  Thank Mrichman713
nuna007, Owner at Nick & J's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank You for the awesome review. We are pleased your experience was pleasant and hope to see you back real soon. GO VOLS

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I remember when the building used to be a Huddle House. Nick and J managed to turn that train wreck around and create an atmosphere of home cooking, friendly service and a great customer environment. If there was a down side, it would be their...More

Thank Brendan S
nuna007, Owner at Nick & J's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate your positive feedback and hope to see you back soon. Our hours of operation are Monday ---Friday 7 am until 4 pm and Saturday hours are 8 am till 2 pm. Closed on Sunday. Thank You again. GO VOLS

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

only been once but so so so good !!! will definitely for sure go back !!! i had gyro he had a meal and we both really loved it. don't miss it!

nuna007, Owner at Nick & J's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate the great review and do hope you come back to see us real soon. GO VOLS

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good, I had the daily special which was meatloaf. We felt rushed, even though we were 1 of maybe 5 tables at the time.

Thank Volguy1984
nuna007, Owner at Nick & J's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us . My apologizes if you felt rushed. I am puzzled why you felt rushed. Please come back and see us again. We appreciate your business. GO VOLS

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Burgers were touted as what they're famous for and I was NOT disappointed. Very quick service, very pleasant staff. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Pam C
nuna007, Owner at Nick & J's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the kind review. We truly appreciate our customers. Hope to see you back soon. GO VOLS

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Bob W
23 June 2017|
Response from TennesseeOwl | Reviewed this property |
I'm glad you have had such great meals at Nick and Jay's. That wasn't my experience, and I wrote an honest review of my and my husband's meal. I didn't really see a question in your comment. I did express surprise about the... More
17 January 2015|
Response from GatorPoint |
Good for you to comment on the review that gave a ridiculous rating that in no way was the fault of the owners. You are a great customer and I will go out of my way to visit this restaurant the next time I am in Knoxville.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1526 Lovell Rd, Knoxville, TN 37932-2023
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-766-5453
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