The first time we were in Lynchburg we didn’t realise you needed a reservation for Miss Marry Bobo’s so we made a 2nd trip becaue we loved this small town so much! Let me tell you it was well worth the trip!
Jack is said to have taken many a mid-day meal at Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House Restaurant. It’s still open for business today.
Miss Mary is also the oldest woman ever to appear in the pages of Playboy. In an ad for Jack Daniel’s, of course.
The house looks just like the old southern homes you expect to see. Beautiful columns and very simple indoor design.
The house and location had even been recognized by the state of Tennessee.
You walk into the main hall and on the right is the gift shop and area where you check in. on the left is a very waiting room, the stairs to the upstairs rooms and also the downstairs dining rooms.
We wait and let the kids stretch their legs in the waiting room.
There were pictures all over that told the history of the house and the woman who ran it.
When you check in you are given a card that lets you know what room you are in once the dinner bell rings.
Once the bell rings everyone heads off to their rooms and sits at the family style tables. Some are long tables others are round with a Lazy Susan in the middle.
The food is served family style from big serving platters and each room has a hostess that sits at the head of the table and tells the history of the building and Miss Mary Bobo. They also talk about the history of Lynchburg, Tennessee. The hostesses are all locals so they also know about the town present day.
When we went on the menu was fried chicken and meatloaf along with potatoes, beans, bread and more, including dessert!
We sat at a long table and passed food, had great conversation and we met another great family interested in traveling like we do.