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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%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (89 reviews)
“burger” (65 reviews)
Closes in 27 min
7:00 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
1526 Lovell Rd, Knoxville, TN 37932-2023
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We go here anytime we can for breakfast. Very casual diner with solid, home-cooked food. Exactly what you'd expect for an old-fashioned diner. Pancakes are HUGE and the over-easy eggs are always perfect. Love the home fries, too.

Thank lauryij
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Standard breakfast food. Nothing bad, but also nothing special. Fast service, but not the most friendly server.

1  Thank Bobjlandwa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a bad breakfast! We had a variety from omelette to a breakfast bowl. The service was good on a busy Saturday morning. It’s pretty much typical local diner food, which is always good!

Thank Bradl3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were passing through Knoxville around lunch time and found this here on Trip Advisor. Not too far off of I-40 and definitely worth it! I had the best Reuben sandwich with marbled bread and great pastrami, my husband raved about his Philly Cheesesteak and...More

Thank N M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As my wife and I entered the restaurant, we were immediately acknowledged by our friendly server and seated. I had read the reviews about the hamburgers and those reviews were spot on. Best tasting hamburger I've had in a long while. It had just the...More

Thank RetiredNTexas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very typical average run-of-the-mill diner. It’s small, there’s an awkward standing-only waiting area near the bathrooms by people trying to eat their meal, and the food is fine. When I read the reviews before going, my expectations were set too high and...More

2  Thank Victoria S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love diners. We stopped for lunch one day last month. The fish and chips were delicious. Good, friendly service, too. We will be back!

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just a good old fashion diner with great food and friendly service. They have a lunch special every day.

Thank Art J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and the staff for more than accommodating . The whole family enjoyed the meal I have something for everyone.

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On our way home to Alabama from upstate New York, we were road-weary travelers looking for a decent lunch. Boy, did we ever find it! I had the 'Way burger and the wife a patty melt and neither disappointed. In true diner style, the sammies...More

Thank martinlaw17
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Questions & Answers
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
18 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
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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