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Nick & J's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Cafe, Soups, Diner
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1526 Lovell Rd, Knoxville, TN 37932-2023
+1 865-766-5453
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07:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 14:00
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Doesn't look like much on the outside but inside it's all good. Great diner food. Very big selection. Chili is very good. The are known for great burgers and they are. Great service and value. Check it out.

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Thank Vic S
nuna007, Owner at Nick & J's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We appreciate your feedback as well as your business. Hope to see you back soon. GO VOLS More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to have a quick breakfast away from the normal larger restaurants. Staff if great and service is fast. Burgers and fries at lunch are good.

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1 Thank TravelTN33
nuna007, Owner at Nick & J's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review. We greatly appreciate your business and the kind words. Hope to see you back soon. GO VOLS More 

Kingston, TN
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love Nick and J's Cafe! All of the food I've tried there is great and the employees are all friendly. The only down side is it's kind of small so seating is limited but usually people move in and out pretty quickly so you never have to wait too long. It's definitely a hidden treasure!

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1 Thank HopeOdell
nuna007, Owner at Nick & J's Cafe, responded to this review

We appreciate the great review. Thank you for dining with us and hope you visit us again. GO VOLS More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went to Nick and J's with my wife a few days ago and it was my first time there but I will definitely be back. Excellent food! My wife had been a few times with co-workers and had been impressed also

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1 Thank wmfrancis57
nuna007, Owner at Nick & J's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review. We appreciate you dining with us and having such a great experience. Please visit us again soon. GO VOLS More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Eaten there several times. Good meat and two vegetables kind of place. Kind of a 50's diner look inside. Great homemade desserts. Reasonable prices.

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1 Thank Charles S
nuna007, Owner at Nick & J's Cafe, responded to this review

We appreciate your great review. Please visit us again. GO VOLS More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really one of the best mushroom Swiss burgers I have had. This is a must. Only open for breakfast and lunch.

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1 Thank naomi774610
nuna007, Owner at Nick & J's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You for the great review. We truly appreciate your feedback as well as your business. Please join us very soon. GO VOLS More 

Knoxville
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place serves up a good breakfast and lunch, but are not open for dinner.They have a really good hamburger. Service is good and owner is friendly.

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1 Thank KnoxvilleBud
nuna007, Owner at Nick & J's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We appreciate your business and hope to see you back soon. GO VOLS More 

Lebanon, Tennessee
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for breakfast. Very clean, outstanding service and food cooked as requested. Ignore any bad reviews for this place, either fake or didn't go.

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1 Thank mwaynesmith
nuna007, Owner at Nick & J's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You for the awesome review. We appreciate your business. Also. thanks for having my back on the "bad review " part. Hardly any bad reviews but some jealous people do not enjoy seeing us on Top. GO VOLS More 

Abingdon, Maryland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are in town for a long weekend to go to a Tennessee Lady Vols game. We decided to come here based on reviews that we have seen on TripAdvisor. I had my heart set on getting a burger because all the reviews have been great about them. However, I saw a neighboring table get the daily special which was... More 

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1 Thank pstroms
nuna007, Owner at Nick & J's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We appreciate that you chose us for your dining. My staff and I work extremely hard to take care of our customers ( family ). Hope next time your in town , you visit us again. GO VOLS More 

Germantown, Tennessee
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're in Knoxville you must stop here for lunch (or breakfast). Don't let the outside fool you--inside, the food is phenomenal! The owner is very friendly, and actively involved. He cleaned our table before we sat down, and engaged us in conversation. My husband had the "Nick and J's Way" burger--loaded with bacon, cheese, mushrooms and grilled onions. He... More 

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1 Thank JandJRoberts
nuna007, Owner at Nick & J's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You for the awesome review. We appreciate your business and hope to see you in the near future. Go Vols More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Soups, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:00
Thursday
07:00 - 16:00
Friday
07:00 - 16:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?