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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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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fried okra” (150 reviews)
“meatloaf” (113 reviews)
“fudge pie” (30 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
295 Main St, Lynchburg, TN 37352-8300
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really good food. They had fried chicken, meatloaf, apples, mac and cheese, green beans, sweet tea, biscuits, and fudge pie for desert. All very well done, served family style. You sit with others in a small room, around one table. Hostess sits with you and...More

Thank newyorker1953
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As part of our trip to Lynchburg, TN. we made reservations for lunch at Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House. The food was fantastic and each table which seated 10 people plus our resident history expert served everyone with a variety of Southern cooking. Our host...More

Thank Glen H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited and ate at Miss Mary Bobo's since the late 80's. The food is still great each time. Each table has a host whom shares with you the history of Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House and Restaurant, Jack Daniels relationship with them and...More

Thank jpb993
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

MIss Mary Bobo's was a fun experience. We were the only southern couples with a group of people from CA. Great food & fun talking to people from other parts of the USA.

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The other reviews are very good so I won't go into how it works etc. I think the level of enjoyment has a lot to do with your hostess. Ours was not very informative and didn't talk much. We did learn a little bit about...More

Thank Barefoot29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eating with a large group of people "boarding house style" was fun. A wide selection of food was served. Most of the dishes were just mediocre, while a few were quite good. Lunch was a bit overpriced at around twenty two dollars per person. Nice...More

Thank Bonnie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you don't like sitting with strangers this place is not for you unless you have a large party that can take up the whole table wow a lot of history , make reservations in advance you have to check in at least 15 minutes...More

Thank Expedition2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was 11 in our group and 2 extras which ended up being a co-worker and her husband. Great fellowship, food and our guide telling us history of Lynchburg was excellent. My family is from Lynchburg so it made it more interesting to hear other...More

Thank Karen Hall W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a very popular place to eat and is booked up about 6 months in advance. It is a lovely idea to mix and match the diners so you don't know who you are going to be sitting with until you are told to follow...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our experience at Miss Mary Bobo's. A hostess sat with us at the family sized table to guide conversation and educate us about the home's history. The food was amazing and as much as you could eat. The Jack Daniels spiced apples...More

Thank rachaeleshleman
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can you book this and the distillery tour separately . I can't see availability on the Jack Daniels website. Thank you
13 April 2017|
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Response from juleighdawn | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You can book a reservation at Miss Mary's without booking a Distillery Tour. Call for reservations.
Menu for saturdays
6 January 2017|
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Response from rhfun2bme | Reviewed this property |
there is no set menu it is different every daya
Crystal R
What is the pricing?
4 January 2017|
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Response from funtimefamily12 | Reviewed this property |
Overpriced for what they give you. I don't recall exact amount, but it was $22-$25. You can cook the same food home only better.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 295 Main St, Lynchburg, TN 37352-8300
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Lynchburg
  • Phone Number: +1 931-759-7394
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Dinner is served family-style Monday through Saturday at 1 p.m. (and at 11 a.m. during the busy seasons), and also at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Closed on Sunday and all major holidays. No meals are served at night.
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