Big Shake’s, Franklin, TN

In my pursuit for fantastic local joints, I stopped at Big Shake’s, Franklin, Tennessee.

imageThis is a small joint, several tables and a counter, as you can see in the photo below:

imageThey have some darn spicy chicken for sure, but I like the flavor of chicken just as it is. Nonetheless, I tried the regular and the “cry baby” which is a mild hot version.

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The cry baby heat comes as a sort of after taste, just enough to tickle those receptors. As for the regular fried chicken, it was juicy and good. Next time, I’ll move up the heat ladder; see what happens. Enjoy every meal.

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Loveless Cafe, 2014

The Loveless Cafe is an institution from the 1950’s that still serves country favorites, drawing people from around the USA and the world. Located just west of Nashville, Tennessee, you’ll find friendly service as well as lots of tasty menu options.

Neon sign for the Loveless Cafe.

Neon sign for the Loveless Cafe.

Of course, this place is famous for it’s biscuits. They’re light, fluffy, delicious. Check them out here:

Biscuits and homemade preserves at Loveless Cafe.

Biscuits and homemade preserves at Loveless Cafe.

The homemade preserves really hit the spot, too! Try them all. You can also buy them to take home. Now, here’s the fried chicken, the 1/4 white version:

Fried chicken at Loveless Cafe.

Fried chicken at Loveless Cafe.

Wow, what a feed! That coleslaw was also perfect. As you can see, a variety of sides round out this meal. Don’t forget the local beer. Prices are reasonable so don’t worry about the budget. Loveless Cafe is that rare joint that has grown over the years but retains its charm and dignity. Give it a try as soon as you can. I overheard staff talking about smoked ribs with watermelon sauce. I might be driving back there tomorrow.

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