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Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House

295 Main Street, Lynchburg, TN 37352
931 759 7394
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Ranked #2 of 10 Restaurants in Lynchburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
The Hill Country, Texas
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Right in the name of this beautiful place is "boarding house." I point this out because all of the negative reviews I have read seem to be written by people who don't understand what those two words mean. A meal at Miss Mary Bobo's is like a boarding house meal, or a B&B meal, or like being invited to someone's... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This place was formerly a boarding house and is now a restaurant with several rooms. Each room has a large table which can seat twelve people, including a hostess. There are two sittings for lunch, 11am and 1 pm and an extra sitting at 3 pm is available if there are enough bookings. Everyone at the dining table was invited... More

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Hoopeston, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We were excited to go here for a new eating adventure but were sadly disappointed by the cost ($ 45 + tip) and the lack of food. We did not realize it was served "as a pass around" it was cold by the time it came to us and you were afraid to take more than a small spoonful because... More

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queensbury,ny
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

this is a fun place to have a meal - the food is delicious and plentiful -- our host was very nice and the server was great -- had the best fried chicken -- definitely go there -- it is well worth it - don't forget to tip the wait staff - they are working there for their scholarship

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Ringgold, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If you want good southern style veggies, this is the place. The corn, okra and apples were excellent. I am one of the few people that does not love macaroni and cheese, but I loved theirs. The meats on this day were fried chicken and pork loin. The pork was great. The fried apples are made with Jack Daniels whiskey.... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Everyone told me I should eat at Miss Mary Bobo's. The restaurant is family style, so there is a good chances you will sit with people you've never met before, which can be exciting. The atmosphere is great and the hostess in each room sits down to have a meal with you and she tells a brief history of the... More

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Florence, Alabama
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91 reviews 91 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

We had an excellent family style lunch of fried chicken, meatloaf, fried okra, green beans, new potatoes, mac & cheese, cucumber & onion salad, & delicious cooked apples with a touch of Jack Daniel's whiskey. This was all accompanied by homemade rolls & sweet tea! Dessert was wonderful chess pie topped with real whipped cream also with a touch of... More

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Brentwood
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We have had lunch at Miss Mary Bobo's several times and it has always been delicious and an enjoyable experience for us and our many guests. The food, the stories, the history and meeting other diners has always been a delight. The Southern home cooking is unbelievable. There are set meals each day. During our various visits, we have had... More

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Land O' Lakes, Florida, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

It doesn't get much better than a family style southern meal, and Miss Mary Bobo's does it right. Food is fantastic, the candied apples to die for, service is great (mostly students on scholarships), and it's just worth the drive and money. It's a must do bucket list item!

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Our party went to Miss Bobo's and were thrilled with the setting and the story teller at our table. We were happy to be seated in what was once the kitchen on the lowest floor. The food was already on the lazy susan on the table; giving it ample time to cool beyond what I thought it might have been.... More

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