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Emma's Family Restaurant

82 Paradise St, Manchester, TN 37355-7817
+1 931-723-4701
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“peach cobbler” (15 reviews)
“fried chicken” (24 reviews)
“biscuits” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
82 Paradise St, Manchester, TN 37355-7817
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Wife and I stopped on a whim, what a great surprise. Food was very good, prices were great and the service was good also. Will make this a stop on our trip home, you will be pleasantly surprised also.

Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

I was passing through Manchester, and was looking for a Cracker Barrel to stop at. It was Christmas Eve and realized that Cracker Barrel is closed. Found this place right across the street, and was skeptical about trying it out. It is a small mom...More

Thank b2mishra
Reviewed 22 December 2017

This is a neat little "Mom & Pop" buffet restaurant with good food at a GREAT price! It's always nice to find a good place to eat that's not a chain. We discovered this place a few years ago and made it a practice to...More

Thank Vicki S
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Nothing home made but the fried chicken which I was told was pretty good. Everything else comes out of a can. If I go back which I probably won’t, I will order from the menu. Buffet was like a food trough . Service was friendly...More

Thank TNTXGirl
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

It’s a buffet restaurant, not a great deal of variety, but it was good food. Catfish, shrimp, roast beef, salad, various desserts. And cheap, our bill for two was under $23.

Thank Jim N
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We eat at Emma's at least once a month although we live 45 minutes away. The buffet is varied and quite good. Among several desserts (included) the Peach Cobbler is excellent.

Thank Charley W
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for basic meal at a good price this is it. The fried chicken is my personal favorite from the buffet. Salad section is just basic salad but does have a couple of desserts added.

Thank Kmr1002
Reviewed 28 September 2017

This place looks like a roadside diner and the inside is true to that. We came in for a standard breakfast, but a look at the buffet changed our minds. They have an entree section with meats, veggies, sides, peach cobbler; a salad bar; and...More

1  Thank Carol M
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Don't let the simple decor fool you! My family and I came for the weekend buffet. The service was great, and the food was amazing. Everything we tried was delicious! The buffet was small but had many of the Southern staples: mac n cheese, mashed...More

Thank Kyle G
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Wow this was some mediocre food at best. The service was pretty good but nothing could have made up for the bad food. Fried chicken had a funny taste and was seriously overcooked and all the veg. I tried were bland bland and more bland....More

Thank Burr9190
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Bill D
30 October 2017|
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Response from Lois P | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know. Better call ahead
Samantha C
19 May 2017|
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Response from Janie G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, i heard they have the breakfast buffet everyday.
24 December 2016|
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Response from Dale N | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 Paradise St, Manchester, TN 37355-7817
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 931-723-4701
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