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Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House

295 Main St, Lynchburg, TN 37352-8300
+1 931-759-7394
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“fried okra” (161 reviews)
“meatloaf” (120 reviews)
“fudge pie” (32 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
295 Main St, Lynchburg, TN 37352-8300
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I went with a large group, charter bus from out of state. When we arrived for our 11:15 am appt, our organizer let them know we were there. There’s 9 dining rooms, each was ready with Place settings. It didn’t take long for us to...More

Thank Debra C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like family style eating you will like this place. It is nice to see people care about history and heritage. Food was good but for me it was more about the stories of the area, the people at the table and the atmosphere....More

Thank Andrea B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dot & Mildred we’re the most gracious hostesses who treated us to a great dining experience. They shared much history of the establishment and the area. We were treated to a wonderful home cooked meal of fried chicken, meatloaf, macaroni & cheese, fried okra, green...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After an excellent visit of the distillery, we walked to "downtown Lynchburg" for lunch at Mary Bobo's boarding house. It made the trip complete. We ate things we will probably never eat again while being entertained by a very nice host Sarah who told us...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After our tour at the distillery we headed over for lunch. Or Hostess Diana was wonderful telling us in the history of the boarding house and even more on the history of Lynchburg the distillery and Jack Daniel's. The food was amazing and it was...More

Thank jessica391
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch in the Jasper room with Claudette, our hostess. Food is served family style, & you share with other diners. It is a quaint old boarding house. You must make reservations in advance, & be ON TIME. They serve different meals each day, &...More

Thank 516bethl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with several people from other countries. We were assigned a hostess that talked during the whole dinner. Berating my foreign guests for not passing the food properly. They have trouble understanding English, much less etiquette here. We couldn’t carry on a conversation. We...More

Thank merechat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was my second time there . History is really cool. Food is amazing. Yet yo be disappointed. Well worth the stopping and the $ for lunch. Should be a must do for everyone who goes to Lynchburg

Thank ronald b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was a bit skeptical when my friend (a native Tennessean) took me here. Being from Los Angeles, I'm not a huge fan of the communal dining experience. This experience changed my mind. After the initial discomfort of having to hear everyone's life stories and...More

Thank ESM2009
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our experience dining with new friends and a great host who had great stories of the history around us. Loved shopping in the gift shop, so many great finds!

Thank Amanda C
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11 May 2018|
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Response from Stephen D | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you book as they have lunch sitting times. An hour is about right for the lunch much sitting. Most tours of the distillery are more than an hour so allow for that
10 April 2018|
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Response from jsallis906 | Reviewed this property |
They have 3 seatings. 11:00, 12:00, and 1:00. When you make your reservation you can choose..
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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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Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, 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
No Lynchburg visit is complete until you’ve enjoyed a meal at Miss Mary Bobo’s Restaurant, where every dish is served with a warm Tennessee welcome and a heaping side of friendly conversation. Pull up a chair and join us at the table for a family-style dining experience unlike any other. Dinner is served family-style Monday through Saturday throughout the mid-day. Closed on Sunday and all major holidays. Reservations are required.
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