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Emma's Family Restaurant

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82 Paradise St, Manchester, TN 37355-7817
+1 931-723-4701
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good price for country food. Buffett had many southern dishes and cheaper than cracker barrel. It has breakfast lunch and supper. Under$10 for the Buffett

Thank tony B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited this restaurant before but my husband had not. Almost immediately our waitress, Rebecca, opened the door for a challenge of wits. My husband loves a good verbal battle. The two of them exchanged in a lively battle and I think she let my husband win. You won't find employees like Rebecca at national chains as I'm sure... More 

Thank Sue N
Nashville, Tennessee
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Come on right, I should have known. I'm on my way back from Chattanooga and we stop I for Breakfast in Manchester. Reviews looked promising at Emma's, but now I simply don't get it. People must be so uneducated when it comes to food that they simply can't do the reviews right. This place may have at one time been... More 

4 Thank Noexit1
Manchester, Tennessee
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

The food at Emma's is fresh and has good flavor. This is a definite go to for a country buffet. The problem is the buffet is crammed in the front door, with patrons having to move out of the way of staff and other patrons.

Thank Nicki S
Smyrna, Tennessee
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192 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We were traveling through the area and stopped here for lunch. They have a buffet which includes several choices of hot meats, numerous cooked vegetables, a salad bar & a desert bar. Everything is home-style cooking. The salad bar was well stocked with a good selection as was the desert bar. The salad items were fresh and the deserts were... More 

Thank Ken H
Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Lunch buffet was very good. Fried chicken was so good that I didn't try whatever the other meat was. Good greens, mac & cheese and fried okra. Everything I tried was good. I saved enough room for a taste of peach cobbler, glad I did. Friendly service too.

Thank IndianaEscapee
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Great service, large portions, good food. We had the breakfast which was too large to eat. A locals place, accessible to the highway. The lunch buffet was set up and is definitely southern style. Prices are too low to skip this place. Located directly across Cracker Barrel which will charge double for the same meal.

Thank lindaeddie
Bloomfield, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My wife and I enjoy eating at "local" restaurants when we travel. Coming through Manchester this past weekend on our way home from a fall break spent in Florida, we were looking for a southern style breakfast before our final trek home to Indiana. We found Emma's Family Restaurant through TripAdvisor and thought we would give it a try. All... More 

Thank HoosierRed
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Buffet for lunch with ok choices. Friendly service, seat yourself, cheaper than fast food. There didn't appear to be a menu, we were told to help ourselves. When traveling we try to eat local and avoid franchises and this was right off the interstate so we swung in. I give this a "filled the hole" rating- when we were growing... More 

Thank waterbearer69
Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Cracker Barrel across the street was too crowed, so we came over to Emma's Family Restaurant. Have been going there ever since. Always try to time our trips to be there around meal time. Watch for the Cracker Barrel sign at exit 110 and then go to Emma's.

Thank Rayglen0729

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?