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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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Louisville, Kentucky
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were fortunate to get last-minute reservations for 1PM on November 14. We dined with 11 others and a hostess who was so informative about the history of the boardinghouse and Miss Mary Bobo. We ate with a young lady and her escort from a Caribbean Island who had won a Jack Daniels Contest, locals from Tullahoma, a couple from... More 

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Shelbyville, Tennessee
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Miss Mary Bobo's is the best place to experience local cuisine. It is southern cooking at its best. Call ahead to make sure you get a reservation. It fills up fast especially in the summer months and holidays. Have a nice lunch and tour the local stores on the square for a very entertaining afternoon.

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Vacationing in Nashville. Friends had recommended Miss Mary Bobo's. Had reservations for the 1:00 family style lunch. Enjoyed meeting people from all over - including from France. Food was beyond excellent. Lynchburg is famous for the Jack Daniel's distillery and Miss Mary Bobo's. A couple of dishes had some Jack as an ingredient, and my pantry now has a bottle... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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145 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish i could remember the name of our Hostess. We were with the taste of Lynchberg tour on the 12th November and had lunch @ 1 ish in the middle room with the lazy- susan. Our Hostess was wearing a beautiful american flag scarf. I want to remember because she was FANTASTIC. i could have sat in that room... More 

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1 Thank Shell B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You don't want to miss this opportunity. We sat for the Holiday meal - wonderful fried okra. There was so much wonderful food.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The last time we were in Lynchburg we found out about this place. They only serve at certain hours so we made sure to make a reservation this trip so we could try it. We visited on a Saturday and the 1:00 seating was full so we got the 3:00 seating. The boarding house was decorated for Christmas and the... More 

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Thank Cindy R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best macaroni cheese meatloaf excellent, fried chicken omg and the apples soaked in the local product 😍definitely a place to come and try for great southern hospitality and a bit of history about Lynchburg and miss Mary bobo

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for a bit of Southern Hospitality this is a must visit place. The hostesses will tell you the history of Lynchburg and the story of Miss Mary Bobo. My favorite hostesses are Debbie & Emily! I've been there a dozen times and the stories never get old. Just make sure to "pass to the left" and prepare... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our favourite Lynchburg attraction. Mainly because of the food! Southern style home cooking at its best - and plenty of it. Don't eat beforehand as there's so much! Do make a reservation though. We made ours a few months in advance, so I'm not sure how close to your visit you could chance it. Expect to be there... More 

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Randolph, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend Miss Mary Bobo's. The food is outstanding to go along with the fantastic employees. I will be going back!

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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
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?