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Marcy Jo's Mealhouse

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4205 Highway 431, Columbia, TN
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best down home country cooking ever

This place is well worth the out of the way trip for good food and out of this world cakes but they are only open Thursday, Friday and Saturday. .

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Families with children
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is well worth the out of the way trip for good food and out of this world cakes but they are only open Thursday, Friday and Saturday. .

1 Thank Indianatraveler442
Nolensville, TN
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

True southern breakfast and lunch spot - everything is tasty and very good - especially the large selection of fresh baked bread and desserts. My wife and I like a late breakfast - so friendly and inviting - worth driving out of the way. Check on hours, as they have shortened the days they are open. Sit at the family... More 

1 Thank 2CanStan
Hohenwald, Tennessee
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great service and friendly folks, unfortunately there is always very little I can eat there. As a person that follows the biblical food laws, it was a bit disappointing that most everything has pork. However the sticky buns are hard to beat!

Thank Lonnie M
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Most people focus on the breakfast and the great sticky buns and French Toast. I would like to add the Friday night Catfish dinners. Superb! The batter is not heavy or greasy. Cooked to perfection. Add the homemade cole slaw and a Hush Puppy, unsweetened ice tea and you have a great meal. I pass on desserts unless that is... More 

Thank J8246RErobertb
Nashville, Tennessee
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We stopped for breakfast. Food was marginal and prices were high. I had the French toast which came out black. Building: floor was not level and the walls felt like they could fall in. Our table was off by over an inch. It was decorated cute.

3 Thank Dawn K
Clermont, Florida
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Old small farm house that once you get inside is like going back in time and sitting in your grandma's kitchen. Small menu with daily specials that are all homemade from scratch. Lots of homemade yummy desserts with a small gift shop upstairs. While we were there we caught a glimpse of Marcy Jo herself....cooking in the kitchen. Food is... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Loved the vintage little store! Very charming, warming staff with wonderful food! Cinnamon rolls where fabulous! I intend to return soon!

1 Thank Tara M
Houston, Texas
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92 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We ate here about 2 years ago and it was incredible then. So we decided to eat here again on this trip. It closes at 2pm and we arrived at 1:30pm They were sold out of the fried chicken (will have to come again another time cause I really want to try the chicken). They had 2 pork chops left... More 

1 Thank reginasue
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Although everything I have put in my mouth here is fantastic, there are a couple of standouts. First, come for breakfast on a Saturday morning for what we refer to as heavenly goodness. On the menu, it is stuffed french toast. I would also recommend the chicken salad sandwich, the potato salad, and for dessert either the peanut butter pie... More 

1 Thank Dawn C
Spring Hill, TN
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

My Husband and I love going to Marcy Jo's. They are so friendly. It is like going to eat at mommy's house. The food is all fresh and

2 Thank kellwood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4205 Highway 431, Columbia, TN
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 931-380-0968

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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