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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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dunlap, tn
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have gone here several times and it's always a wonderful experience. The food is served family style and everything is delicious. The conversation you can have with strangers dining at your table has been a very entertaining feature. Reservations are a must. If you haven't toured the Jack Daniels Distillery, it's just a stone throw away.

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Hueytown, Alabama
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Outstanding service in a beautiful historic building. Don't worry about sitting with people you don't know, the hostess keeps the conversation flowing with stories of the Boarding House, Miss Mary, and life in general growing up in Lynchburg. Our hostess was a doll, like eating lunch with your grandmother, and (just like Grandma) made sure the food bowls stayed full.... More 

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Lynchburg, Tennessee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The best country food you'll ever eat. Their okra we call Southern popcorn, because you can pop it all day long!

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Thank ginab9135
Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Miss Mary Bobo's was a real treat. We sat family style with other visitors and had a fantastic meal. Ribs, chicken, okra,apples,potato casserole and more. Food was abundant and excellent. Ellen was a delightful hostess. Thank you!

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Thank Sue k
Birmingham, Alabama
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Went here for lunch with friends from work. It's a small gem that was full of surprises! The food is served family style (you will sit with random folks). Meaning it's served on a lazy susan, it goes around to the left once for everyone to choose then it's whatever! Your hostess sits with you and tells you the story... More 

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Guntersville, Alabama
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

If you are looking for a home cooked meal then this is a great place to go. Also while you are eating the waiter or waitress will tell you all about the history of Lynchburg. Pretty interesting! Must call ahead to book.

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Elburn
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

My husband and I decided to eat at Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding house since it was within walking distance of our tour at the distillery. What a pleasant surprise and wonderful experience. Because it is/was a boarding house, you are scheduled for a seating time and then quests are grouped and seated in the many different dining rooms of the... More 

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2 Thank JAC925
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We reserved our 1:00 seating about a month in advance and it was well worth it! The food was delicious, fried chicken, pork with gravy, fried okra, Lima beans, creamed corn and a few others. Our table hostess was a wealth of local information and made the meal even more enjoyable. I highly recommend giving this place a try. My... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Good southern cooking with a very friendly host. Family style dining, southern style, near Jack Daniels. A very enjoyable overall experience! Book well ahead. After, enjoy a tour of Jack Daniels.

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Thank Wesley Y
Fort Worth, Texas
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I am thankful I married into a family that already had a tradition of going to Miss Bobo's. Wow what an amazing place! This is a family style (put the food on your plate and pass to the left) meal that is different depending on when you go. Our family goes at Christmas time and we enjoy the chicken, stuffing,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 295 Main St, Lynchburg, TN 37352-8300
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Lynchburg
  • Phone Number: +1 931-759-7394

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