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Emma's Family Restaurant

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82 Paradise St, Manchester, TN 37355-7817
+1 931-723-4701
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Nashville, Tennessee
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94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Come on right, I should have known. I'm on my way back from Chattanooga and we stop I for Breakfast in Manchester. Reviews looked promising at Emma's, but now I simply don't get it. People must be so uneducated when it comes to food that they simply can't do the reviews right. This place may have at one time been... More 

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Manchester, Tennessee
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food at Emma's is fresh and has good flavor. This is a definite go to for a country buffet. The problem is the buffet is crammed in the front door, with patrons having to move out of the way of staff and other patrons.

Thank Nicki S
Smyrna, Tennessee
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263 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We were traveling through the area and stopped here for lunch. They have a buffet which includes several choices of hot meats, numerous cooked vegetables, a salad bar & a desert bar. Everything is home-style cooking. The salad bar was well stocked with a good selection as was the desert bar. The salad items were fresh and the deserts were... More 

Thank Ken H
Fort Myers, Florida
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131 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Lunch buffet was very good. Fried chicken was so good that I didn't try whatever the other meat was. Good greens, mac & cheese and fried okra. Everything I tried was good. I saved enough room for a taste of peach cobbler, glad I did. Friendly service too.

Thank IndianaEscapee
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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113 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Great service, large portions, good food. We had the breakfast which was too large to eat. A locals place, accessible to the highway. The lunch buffet was set up and is definitely southern style. Prices are too low to skip this place. Located directly across Cracker Barrel which will charge double for the same meal.

Thank lindaeddie
Bloomfield, Indiana
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My wife and I enjoy eating at "local" restaurants when we travel. Coming through Manchester this past weekend on our way home from a fall break spent in Florida, we were looking for a southern style breakfast before our final trek home to Indiana. We found Emma's Family Restaurant through TripAdvisor and thought we would give it a try. All... More 

Thank HoosierRed
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128 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Buffet for lunch with ok choices. Friendly service, seat yourself, cheaper than fast food. There didn't appear to be a menu, we were told to help ourselves. When traveling we try to eat local and avoid franchises and this was right off the interstate so we swung in. I give this a "filled the hole" rating- when we were growing... More 

Thank waterbearer69
Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Cracker Barrel across the street was too crowed, so we came over to Emma's Family Restaurant. Have been going there ever since. Always try to time our trips to be there around meal time. Watch for the Cracker Barrel sign at exit 110 and then go to Emma's.

Thank Rayglen0729
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Good buffet style restaurant. Simple and plain. Friendly staff. Great fried chicken and boiled cabbage.

Thank Freddie F
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

After reading other reviews we stopped for lunch on our way to Georgia. We were not disappointed, the buffet was well stocked with fried chicken, fish, shrimp and many other foods. Side dishes and salad bar provided many choices. The peach cobbler was delicious and might have only been better with ice cream. You seat yourself and the servers were... More 

Thank Linda M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 Paradise St, Manchester, TN 37355-7817
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 931-723-4701

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?