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Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House

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295 Main Street, Lynchburg, TN 37352
931 759 7394
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Good for:
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great lunch!

Great 'home cooking'! The fried chicken , apples, and fried okra were excellent! You will need to make reservations.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
June Ann J
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Morristown, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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Morristown, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Great 'home cooking'! The fried chicken , apples, and fried okra were excellent! You will need to make reservations.

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Tullahoma, Tennessee
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26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

A genuine antebellum home with period correct furniture staffed with volunteer hostesses and college students on scholarships blessed with the best darn southern cuisine that you can have ANYWHERE, make Miss Bobos a must while visiting Lynchburg. That is IF you happen to have a reservation. It is a must, not because it is expensive, because it is not, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

You've gifted your taste buds with the finest southern food to be found since your grandma showed off her kitchen skills on any given Sunday with a table full of family! Mary Bobo's serves a rotating variety of delicious dishes that makes you glad they're family-style and never will you leave the table wanting more. Add a friendly hostess to... More 

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Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Wished i lived closer,best food ever all home made.best coffee an tea. The staff were very nice. Elizabeth was very informative.

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Winchester, Tennessee, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We decided to try for a last minute reservation at this busy restaurant/attraction in Lynchburg, TN. And were glad we did as we enjoyed and superior meal with interesting random other guests we were seated with. The great home cooking was a welcome way to destroy the post-holiday blues! Prepared fresh daily on premises and served by friendly, local college... More 

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Fayetteville, TN
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61 reviews 61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is a tough one to call. If half-stars were appropriate, this would be three and a half stars. When it comes to "home cooking," I would say that Miss Mary Bobo's is hard to beat. And perhaps it was due to the fact that we were there as part of a large group as guests of a business, but... More 

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Bama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I have been hearing about how wonderful and delicious everything here was for decades. I know I am going to be an outlier compared to all the other reviews here. I will get to the good things first. Service was attentive, having a host sit at the end of our table was a plus. The food on the other hand... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This place always puts on the "feed" family style. They have hostesses in each room. This is the first time I had this hostess and she really presented some new information. You don't eat for hours afterward.

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U.S.A
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93 reviews 93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This was our second visit to Lynchburg in 6 months, and eating at Miss Mary Bobo's was high on our lists of redo's. It did not disappoint! Ms. Emily was a gracious hostess, who had us all laughing with her stories. For dinner, we had a "Christmas meal", and everything was absolutely delicious. We had a young lady from the... More 

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Ledgewood, NJ
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117 reviews 117 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Having reserved weeks in advance, I recently had a wonderful lunch here. Served in typical boarding house style, the table was loaded with traditional comfort food including such favorites as fried chicken, meat loaf, white beans, fried okra, candied apples, and fantastic chess pie. The conversation at my table was very interesting; I had a great time!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 295 Main Street, Lynchburg, TN 37352
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Lynchburg
  • Phone Number: 931 759 7394

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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