Tennessee Route 100 is the old Nashville-to-Memphis highway, before U. S. designations and waaaay before interstates. Route 100 turns off Charlotte Pike about 3 miles west of the new circumferential route, if I remember right. Follow 100 about 4 or 5 miles… nearly about to the county line… and it’s there on your right, in the Pasquo community.
It is truly a not-to-be-missed place: it is to a country ham breakfast what Farley’s Bar-BQ Pit in Ashland City is to meat-and-three home cooking (sigh!)… up there with Uncle Mort’s on old U. S. 78 between Dora and Jasper, Alabama.
Waxing Nostalgically, Ort. Carlton in Athens, Georgia.
It’s south of Nashville on Hwy 100. Hey Mayor, that’s why we have maps!! Let’s see some of that adventurous spirit you’re known for!! [:)]
OK I need directions to this place. I have searched the board and it is mentioned in several posts, but without the "how to get there" from I-65 from the North?? Help Please.
…and take some jars of peach preserves home with you, too [;)]
If you are anywhere near Nashville you HAVE to go to the Loveless Cafe for fried chicken. If you’re near there but not hungry get an order to go and eat it later. Even cold, it’s fantastic
hey there pogophiles,
what’s up with the current loveless cafe?
have you visited there lately?
any other nashville treasures that come to mind?
Glad you liked it PP! The medium is plenty hot for me. Be sure and give us a comparison with Prince’s, I’d love to hear your comments!
At the suggestion of pogophiles, I stopped at Mr. Boo’s last Saturday. This isn’t just a chicken, this is an experience! My first shock was the cost. Six dollars for one breast with attached wing. When I ordered it hot, the woman at the counter asked if I had been there before. "If not, perhaps you’d prefer medium or mild." I had it hot……It was hot. First off, this piece of chicken is huge. With most chicken being processed at 21 days of age, one forgets how big a full grown chicken is. Next, the color is red, as in cayenne pepper red. It looks as though it’s coated in a 1/8 inch covering of red pepper. Did I mention this chicken is hot? It’s hot. An hour later, I thought back to my first impression. Six bucks? Perfectly reasonable. Thanks, pogophiles…next stop, Prince’s!
If you try many of my suggestions in the same day you’ll burst more than that…[:D]
Let me know what part of town you’re going to be in and I’ll give you more specific directions/recommendations if you like…
I seem to remember that Loveless DOES offer fried chicken as a breakfast item, but that you have to call ahead for that. It’s been close to 2 years since I’ve had the privilege; am I remembering wrong?
pogo… I’ll be through Nashville in July, and I will do my best to try one or two of your suggestions. Man, talk about bursting a guy’s bubble…. [:D]
Pork Chops make a great breakfast too… Ort, I can’t find any current references to the Ranch House. I’ll try to get over than direction to make sure, but I don’t recall seeing any reference to it prior to yours, and I’ve been in Nashville continuously since 1988…
Those of you not from the South may not realize that some people actually eat fried chicken for breakfast! It’s in fact on the breakfast menu at the local Gateway Cafe – hot or cold!
Does anyone in Nashville know if The Ranch House is still on Gallatin Road in Inglewood? It used to be run by Porter & Harvey, two schoolteachers who quit the classroom to go into the neighborhood cafe business. That was a gooood little place about 1985-86-87, when I lived up thataway.
Greetingly (Not Grittingly!), Ort. Carlton in Athens, Georgia.
I love breakfast at the Loveless (having been raised on country ham & biscuits), but their fried chicken would barely rank in the top 10 for the Nashville area. If you want good fried chicken, go a little further out Hwy 100 to the Beacon Light Tearoom. Their chicken is the real deal. And for the record, I would take the chicken at any of the following Nashville-area places over the Loveless: Beacon Light, Swett’s, Monell’s, Sylvan Park, Arnold’s, Elliston Place Soda Shop, Silver Sands, Kleer-vu Lunchroom (Murfreesboro). And that’s without even venturing into the "hot chicken" arena (Prince’s, Mr. Boo’s, Boltons, etc…). So, go to Loveless…for breakfast — ham, biscuits & preserves. It’s what they do best…
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