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Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House

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$$ - $$$
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295 Main St, Lynchburg, TN 37352-8300
+1 931-759-7394
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Be sure to make reservations in advance and bring your appetite. It is served family style and you will be seated with people you don't know. There is a hostess that explains the history of the house. Great southern food: fried okra, meatloaf, fried chicken, beans with bacon, macaroni and cheese, cooked apples, corn relish and fudge pie. So good!

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Huntsville, Alabama
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food, fun hostess (theo). My gf and I enjoyed our group in crutcher dining room. Apples, meatloaf, okra, Mac and cheese were all hits, and the fudge pie was awesome also. Loved it!

Thank Marcus A
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was nice to sit down, family style dining...the room hostess shared some history and stories while we chatted amongst ourselves.

Thank Donna H
Philomath, Oregon
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent food. Fried chicken was good, Fried okra was great, the rice casserole was good, the buttermilk pie was amazing. Even tho we come from North of the Mason-Dixon Line we will still call it buttermilk pie, not custard pie.

Thank skbjab
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spend a great tima with the hostes and the other customers that share the table with us. The meal was just perfect, and the whole environment was very american. It is very important to make your reservation few weeks before you go.

Thank Carlos T
Lebanon, Tennessee
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161 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are anywhere in the area, you need to eat at Ms. Mary Bobo's! Family-style seating, about 10-12 around the table in one room. Excellent food, all you can eat!

Thank Mark C
Mandeville, Louisiana
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147 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reservations are an absolute must!! I am not a huge fan of cooking with alcoholic beverages---but this place made it delicious. Family style eating and awesome ambiance. I would absolutely eat here again

Thank DiamondDoug44
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting set up. Family style so don't go if you don't like sitting with people you don't know. Food was average. Chicken was crispy. Potatoes were cold. Meatloaf was average. Mac & Cheese, biscuits and apples were tasty. Dessert was good. The hostess was a native and fun to listen to as she told of local history.

Hohenwald, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love to go to Miss Mary Bobo's for the best lunch ever. The food is so good, especially the fried okra and apples. I have eaten here many times and never had anything I didn't like. Great setting with family style dining. Our hostess, Betty Ann was very entertaining and told us a lot of history for Miss Bobo's and... More 

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dunlap, tn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, 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?