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Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House

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295 Main St, Lynchburg, TN 37352-8300
+1 931-759-7394
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had high expectations for this restaurant after talking to friends who have been there and reading the reviews. We took family from Texas, so we wanted to impress. The food was good, but not great. The menu was meatloaf, fried chicken, fried okra, northern beans, collard greens, cheese grits, and pecan pie. This was definitely not a kid-friendly menu.... More 

Thank Sfarring
Nashville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Miss Mary Bobo's while our friends from Portland, OR were visiting. We had a great time.....good food and our hostess was wonderful and gave us all kinds of information about Miss Mary Bobo's and the surrounding area. Definitely a "must see" while in Lynchburg!!

Thank personett9776
Benton, Kentucky
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit here at least 4 times a year. Must have reservations, and they have, depending on the time of year, from 1 to 3 settings a day. You sit at a table with others and always learn about them. There is a Hostess at every table and they share info about the town, the Beginning of Miss Mary's and... More 

Thank Sis666
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is so amazing! We went for the Taste of Lynchburg tour with Jack Daniels and let me say, the food is absolutely amazing. Mac and Cheese is a MUST HAVE. Family style seating and dishes, and a sweet hostess that tells this history of the boarding house! If in Lynchburg you have to try to get a table!

Thank Courtney M
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was very good, served family style. The meatloaf was excellent- not much filler like most places. Our hostess was very charming and very knowledgeable. The staff was very attentive and the house was beautiful.

1 Thank Scott A
Sanger, Texas
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful southern food served family style. You eat all you can and every bite is amazing. We had potatoes, green beans,meatloaf, fried chicken, fried okra, tipsy apples, macaroni and cheese, bisquits, pepper relish, fudge pie with Jack Daniels whipped cream...wow! It was wonderful.

Thank Debra R
Charleston, South Carolina
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely the best food ever! The hostess was very nice and informative. Beautiful setting. I highly recommend!

Thank Connie B
Norfolk, Virginia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our hostess was Diane and she was great. This was a last minute add to our Jack Daniels Distillery tour. Depending on the time of year, it sounded like you probably wouldn't get a seat at the table if your don't plan well in advance. Great southern food!

Thank VATraveler1213
Athens, Georgia
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are anywhere close to Lynchburg, make reservations for this restaurant. The food is outstanding. The cost is about $22 per person, but you will leave full and very satisfied. They also have a gift store and have a recipe book of how to make what they serve. Looking forward to trying the meatloaf recipe...it was delicious! Very interesting... More 

Thank emmeehan
Greenville, South Carolina
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful old home with a neat history and delicious family style southern food! If you're going to Lynchburg, this is a must do, however make sure to make a reservation!!!

Thank blairdover

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
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Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 295 Main St, Lynchburg, TN 37352-8300
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Lynchburg
  • Phone Number: +1 931-759-7394
Dinner is served family-style Monday through Saturday at 1 p.m. (and at 11 a.m. during the busy seasons), and also at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Closed on Sunday and all major holidays. No meals are served at night.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?