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Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House

295 Main St, Lynchburg, TN 37352-8300
+1 931-759-7394
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“fried okra” (178 reviews)
“meatloaf” (134 reviews)
“fudge pie” (36 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
295 Main St, Lynchburg, TN 37352-8300
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cute nostalgic little house. I loved our hostess and the story. We were a little hesitant about the community seating concept, and a couple of people at our table were kinda rude, but the rest of them were so friendly and nice...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank daniarwen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here after visiting the Jack Danile’s distillery. I am not a huge fan of family dining style, particularly with strangers. That aside I was a little disappointed with the quality of the food given the price. The corn muffins and pepper jam...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Chatnoir83
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth doing, especially if you're an overseas visitor. Informative host, shared the table with 4 workmates from Nashville and a couple from Alabama. They were as intrigued with my accent as I was with theirs. Spend an hour at the table, a good time...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank NoelMugavin
Reviewed December 17, 2018

Went to Mary BoBos on a little vacation. First, and foremost, this is more of a tourist thing. The presentation is interesting and the table host will certainly entertain you. As for the food goes, it is your usual dinner. Nothing spectacular stands out and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank txmmoore
Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

We had a nice time at Mary Bobos, Miss Joy was our hostess and she was very sweet and very informative. The food was fantastic. I am a vegetarian (not vegan) and found plenty to eat. Delicious!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tina O
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

I had done something like this before in my travels and would rate this one ok but a must do if you have not done it. Food was good but i had hoped for the fried chicken and mashed potato version that i experience in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank StaceyG353
Reviewed November 21, 2018

We of course had reservations here for lunch after the jack Daniels tour. It was fun to do but wanted more history from the dinner host. Very expensive lunch for four people. Seem to be a bit skimpy on the food and you are rushed...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank whmcam
Reviewed November 19, 2018

After taking the Jack Daniels Distillery tour we walked over to Miss Mary Bobo’s. This is a wonderful place located in an beautiful old house with lots of history. The food is served family style and never disappoints. We moved to Tennessee 5 years ago...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank ruby2453
Reviewed November 14, 2018

We booked for dinner following on from a morning tour at Jack Daniels and only a 5 minute stroll to Mary Bobos. There wer lots of people booked in for dinner but we were split into groups (ours was a group of ten) and lead...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Karen T
Reviewed November 8, 2018

We went here because it was included in our Jack Daniel's distillery tour. Not too many other food offerings in the area other than Miss Mary Bobo's. Food was plentiful, hot and served family style. Mac and Cheese, fried chicken, meatloaf, fried okra, buttered potatoes,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Emptynesters09
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January 16, 2019|
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Response from ruby2453 | Reviewed this property |
We took the tour right before lunch & had plenty of time to walk to Miss Mary Bobo’s, it’s just a few blocks away. The food & service was excellent. We enjoyed walking around the little town square & visiting some shop... More
Summer B
September 2, 2018|
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Response from Terry L | Reviewed this property |
I only recall sweet tea and water. One of the guests at our table brought his own can of coke.
Heather S
August 20, 2018|
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Response from mummzy2014 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can book now for October, the sooner you book the more times options you'll have. No you do not have to do the Jack Daniels tour. We did the morning tour of the distillery (9:30 I believe) and Mary Bobo's at 1:00 if... More
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
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Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 295 Main St, Lynchburg, TN 37352-8300
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Lynchburg
  • Phone Number: +1 931-759-7394
No Lynchburg visit is complete until you’ve enjoyed a meal at Miss Mary Bobo’s Restaurant, where every dish is served with a warm Tennessee welcome and a heaping side of friendly conversation. Pull up a chair and join us at the table for a family-style dining experience unlike any other. Dinner is served family-style Monday through Saturday throughout the mid-day. Closed on Sunday and all major holidays. Reservations are required.
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