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Nick & J's Cafe

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American, Cafe, Diner, Soups
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food, large portions, and fast and friendly service. Will return. Great variety in the menu. Full meals, burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads, and desserts.

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2 Thank Ken O
nuna007, Owner at Nick & J's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review. We are pleased that you choose us for your dining experience. Hope to see you back soon. More 

Hendersonville, North Carolina
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137 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for the first time. Based on the reviews and a desire to avoid food chains, we drove a bit out of our way a bit. We were greeted on our arrival and served promptly. The restaurant is clean and attractive. I was glad to have the fried cod with turnip greens and black-eyed peas. Everything was prepared and... More 

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2 Thank ebinde
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 real soon. More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can tell there is love in their food! The way that the cheese melted into the fresh hamburger patty was unreal! I'm getting hungry just reflecting on this burger. I'm so glad we ventured off the highway eat lunch here! If ever near in the future, we will definitely be back. (I have the mushroom Swiss burger)

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

Thank You for the awesome review. We truly appreciate your business and hope you come back. More 

Franklin
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236 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was surprised this was the number one pick for breakfast out of 800 choices. It's an old Huddle House that is now a very busy independent. The food is no frills. Pancakes taste just like Bisquick. The sausage was good but the bacon was bland. Decent omelettes and an OK Buffalo chicken sandwich. Rude worn-out waitresses and a slow... More 

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

Thank you for the review. We appreciate the feedback. For the record, I am blessed to have such a great staff who bust their butts off for the establishment and who have been with me for years. Hope to see you back soon More 

Big Cove, Al, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely a great little place. Just off the beaten path. A diner style place complete with a barstool counter serving good comfort food. Reminiscent of my long gone hometown pharmacy sofa fountain. Nothing fancy and reasonably priced. Our server was such a dear sweet lady and provided wonderful service. Extra napkins without asking and drinks never empty. The... More 

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Thank Janeil H
nuna007, Owner at Nick & J's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review. I am pleased that you dined with us. Hope to see you back real soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ive driven by this place a million times and have never had the time to eat here. Well I'm regretting not knowing how good it was before! I will definitely be going back for breakfast soon.

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Thank Andy M
nuna007, Owner at Nick & J's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We appreciate your feedback. Please visit us soon. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So...i didnt know what to expect...but Jackie was awesome...she had a headache but was a jewel....i ordered open face roast beef with mashed potatoes and okra....oh and veggie soup....all was delicious. The owner and staff were incredibly accomidating..not sure what that last review was talking about bc they were busy at 12:30...but if you want good southern food....go...you won't regret... More 

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

Thank You Michele, We appreciate the great review and truly appreciate all feedback. It was a pleasure having you dine with us. Hope to see you back real soon. More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and service. Had lunch with a business associate and was very satisfied with all aspects of the restaurant. Large portions.

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1 Thank johnkerr8888
nuna007, Owner at Nick & J's Cafe, responded to this review

John, Thank you for the awesome review. We appreciate you choosing us for your dining experience. Please visit us again. More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nick & J's Café is good food made fresh daily. Home style cooking. The meatloaf is excellent, not to mention the burgers. Get there early for lunch as it tends to fill up.

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

Thank You for the great review. We are appreciative of your business. Hope to see you back real soon. More 

knoxville,tn
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was awful, order was wrong with basically everyone at the table. It took forever to get things corrected. Then the quality was just lacking all the way around. Of all the local places to eat, this is the one to avoid.

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1 Thank chsny07
nuna007, Owner at Nick & J's Cafe, responded to this review

An absolute joke . Please disregard the review. What is being posted never happened. When your at the top, jealous people want to bring you down. 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, Diner, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?