Marcy Jo’s Mealhouse: Southern Cooking With a Song

July 30, 2009

By Cassandra M. Vanhooser

Marcy Jo's Mealhouse, Marcy Gary, restaurant

The cowbell on the front door jangles loudly when you step in the door at Marcy Jo’s Mealhouse and Bakery. But don’t expect the other customers to notice your arrival. They continue laughing, talking and eating as if they were at home, which is just the way co-owner Marcy Gary likes it.

An Atmosphere of Yesteryear
“I think people miss the atmosphere of the old mom-and-pop diners,” says the long-legged redhead, a Midwestern twang revealing her Kansas roots. “There are not a lot of these places left anymore.”

Marcy Jo’s is easy to spot. A friendly white building with brick-red trim and a tin roof, it hugs the edge of the road at the “T” where State Road 99 joins U.S. 431 in Pottsville, a rural community between Chapel Hill and Columbia. A two-seat swing, an old dinner bell and an American flag grace the front porch. Arrive before 2 p.m., and you’ll find the gravel parking lot full of cars.

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Inside, a single large room with an upstairs balcony features Marcy’s yard sale finds. Customers crowd around 1950s-style enamel-top tables with mismatched chairs, while a wood-burning stove sits in the middle of the room. Old shelves lining the walls of whitewashed pine speak to the building’s former life as a general store. License plates from all across the country are nailed to the walls and floor.

Marcy Jo's Mealhouse, Marcy Gary, restaurant

The Joey + Rory Restaurant Connection
If you experience a little déjà vu upon entering the front door, don’t worry. Marcy’s partner in this venture is none other than her sister-in-law, Joey Martin Feek, the female half of Joey + Rory. Several music videos feature the restaurant, as do the country music duo’s commercials.

Before they opened in January 2007, Marcy and Joey spent hours poring over family recipes. But these days, you’re not likely to find Joey hanging around the restaurant much. Since their appearance on the TV show “Can You Duet,” she and husband Rory (Marcy’s older brother) spend much of their time touring the country and singing their songs.

Rural Eats Worth the Drive
On weekdays, breakfast is served from 7-11 a.m. The lunch menu features a single hearty special that reflects the season. In winter, meatloaf, roast beef and fried chicken appear on set days. Come summertime, selections include barbecued ribs and chicken or fried catfish.

You can get Marcy’s crowd-pleasing pork chops every Thursday. Saturdays guarantee a full house – breakfast is served all day, with specials such as stuffed French toast garnering praise.

While she’s on tour, Joey misses the farm and family restaurant, but the singer feels good about leaving the business in her sister-in-law’s hands.

“Opening the restaurant was Marcy’s dream, and she’s the glue that holds this place together,” Joey says. “But when I come home, I drop by and make biscuits and wait tables. It keeps me grounded.”

How to Contact Marcy Jo’s
To contact Marcy Jo’s Mealhouse directly, please visit or call (931) 380-0968. You can also find some of their recipes at The restaurant is located at 4205 Highway 431, Columbia, TN 38401. Please note that though we featured them in this article that ran in our magazine, Tennessee Home & Farm, we are unaffiliated with the restaurant.

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  1. Bob and Ruth says:

    We love you dearly. We love your music. We are old fashioned and love what you have to say. It is hard to find a loving couple like you two are and that sings from the heart the way you do. We can see it in your faces and eyes. The twinkle in both of your eyes just makes us think that you are very blessed by God. May you have a very fruitful career and will see you on TV soon.

  2. Brenda Bare says:

    We are coming to nashville August 10th and we are planning on coming to your restaurant . I sure hope you all will be around so we can meet you. Love your music we love country music and love you all. Can’t wait to try your cooking

  3. Sandra Blackford says:

    We just saw your first show and it was wonderful. We are vacationing in Nashville in the last week of August and we have to try your restaurant. Love to visit small America towns and Pottsville sounds special.

  4. Wayne & Jean says:

    We just saw your show on
    RFD. Great job. New fresh and entertaining. We will be watching each week.

  5. bobbie says:

    Hi to all of you!!
    Wow I love your show!!
    Joey and Rory, you two are so sweet and real people.
    So many folks now days seem to be plastic, you two are
    just special!! In a very good way.
    You are both GREAT!!

  6. Jim Rickles says:

    Marcy, my wife and I visited your restaurant in May of this year, had breakfast and
    bought a jar of your strawberry preserves. Very good. While there I asked if you made blackberry preserves. You said later on in the year.
    Did you make any this year? If so, let me know. I have a daughter that lives about
    20 miles from Pottsville and she could stop by and get a couple of jars, along with
    another jar of the strawberry.
    Thank you for your response.

    Jim Rickles Email: jarwfr@ 601-479-2581

  7. Tawana Shew says:

    Luv the new show. Luv your music, its good ole “COUNTRY MUSIC”. Planning on comin to Marcy Jos in the near future. Would like to have a few recipes. Keep up the good ole sound and cookin. Sounds fabulous.

  8. Sarah Willard says:

    We watch the TV show on Friday nights and see the resturant. We LOVE it! We’re wanting to come up there sometime in the near future! We live in N C . Keep cooking and singing….both are great!

  9. Shirley says:

    Where can I get the recipe for your Mom’s Meatloaf, it looks delicious. we watch your show every week and enjoy it so much. Thanks so much and stay the same always, you both seem so down to earth and friendly- so refresing in the world today.

  10. Robby and Helen Swann says:

    We watch your show every time it is on. We have not missed any that I know of. We love your voices that blend so well together. Hope you keep touring and singing and maybe we will have the opportunity to meet you both someday. We are going to try and come to the restaurant before long. Are you open on Sunday’s. Post if possible.


    Robby and Helen

  11. Sharon Cox says:

    my husband is from Kentucky we watch the Joey and Rory show all the time. I love your show and your singing. We saw a meatloaf you was making on your show and it looked delicious. Would you please send me that receipe my husband wants me to make it so bad. I would really appreciate it. GOD bless you all. Keep up the good work. Thank you from Sharon

  12. malia says:

    Hi ladys, been looking for the Sticky Bun recipe but cant find it… Please may I have it????? Thank-you so much, and I just love love your show..
    Thanks Malia

  13. Dee White says:

    My husband and I watch the Joey and Rory show on RFD-TV and we enjoy it very much. I also like the segments of Joey and Marcy cooking. Do you have a cookbook with recipes from Marcy Jo’s cafe???? If so, I would like to know how to acquire one. I really would like to make the cinnamon buns with the cream cheese in the middle you showed how to make last week. If there is a way for me to get some of your recipes or a cookbook with them in, I would like to know where and how to get them.
    Keep doing what you are doing—we really enjoy all parts of the show. It’s a good show, with good music and down-to-earth “real” people–they don’t put on “airs”. They make us feel like part of them.
    Thanks, for your time.
    Dee White

  14. Barbara ochs says:

    We visited Marcy jo’s today for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. When we visit Tennessee again, we will surely go again but a different day for a different special. A trip so worth taking. They don’t stint oin the meal or the friendliness. Thanks to all at marcy jo’s for their service

  15. Vela Davis says:

    I would like the receipe for your Sticky Buns.

    My husband and I watch the Joey + Rory T. V. Show every week and love it. That is where I saw the buns being made and they looked so delicious and also easy to make.

  16. Dee White says:

    Does Marcy Jo’s have a cookbook???

    • Bev says:

      Love your show I watch it every week the 2 of you are so sweet I was wondering do you have a cook book out I love all the food you make. I would like to make some of the things . Keep up the good work.

  17. KEN WILSON says:


  18. Martha Dobbs says:

    Enjoy your show and music very much. Can’t wait to eat at Marcy Jo’s. This is the kind of restaurant my husband and I look for when traveling.

  19. Kathy Eggl says:

    Looking for the Pecan Praline banana bread recipe that was on the Joey & Rory cooking show on RFD TV just last week.

  20. Julie says:

    Hi. My and in-laws and myself are planning a trip to Nashville for my daughter to spend some time with her father who lives in Nashville aspiring to be a country music singer. My mother-in-law loves Joey and Rory’s music and she has spoke many times about coming to y’alls restaurant. I’m definitely going to take her there while we are there. I was wondering if there was a way to find out if Joey and Rory would be around there then so she could be suprised? We will be in Nashville the week of June 19th. Thank you so much and much so succes to all of you!

  21. Betty Smith says:

    Do you have a cook book and how much is it?
    I watch you on t v when you make things, they look real good.

  22. Lonnie G.Lawson says:

    Saw the Joey and Rory show ,today and was trying to keep up with a reciepe ,, love to cook. ,, Meat loaf , sure sounded good , would you share again for an old guy in Missouri, Love the show , i play and sing myself breaks the time for me . Thanks for your time ,, Lonnie Lawson

    • JOYCE RAABE says:




      • Patty Ross says:

        Love the show, and how U all @ each other when U sing, U all R truly blessed by God. I seen your show the other night and loved !!! and the 4 layer peach cake, that U and your Sister -in law made, with the cream cheese frosting looked so good, that I want to make it for my Family for Christmas, But I have looked @ all the recipes, and can’t find it Would U be so kind and send it to me PLEASE !!!! P.S. really love your show, God Bless U both. and I’ll be watching.

  23. sara says:

    Best T.V. show we cain’t wait until Friday night to see Joey and Rory it is good christian programming. God bless and have a Merry Christmas from Georgia.

  24. pat yargo says:

    I have the recipe of your Elvis cake and plan on making it next Sunday. I have a question for you. What size of can of crushed pineapples do you use? It just says a can of crushed pineapple. I did buy the large one. I will let you know how it turned out and I know that everyone at our church will love it… I truly enjoyed the Joey & Rory show. I live here in a small town north of Houston, Tx. I just wish we could come and see you both in December at Branson at the Starlite Theatre… Hope you and all of your family have a blessed Christmas holiday.. May God bless you all…. Thanks Pat

  25. John Ledford says:

    Please send me Joey’s mom’s meatloaf recipe, love yall love your show. I tell everyone I talk too about yall and your music. Thanks

  26. Laura Dunbar says:

    We are coming to Columbia over Christmas. We would like to know what your hours at the restaurant are going to be, from Sunday until Christmas? We love the Joey and Rory show on RFD! We also love the cooking segment from MarcyJo’s.

  27. Ron & Janet Walter says:

    We recently started receiving RFD-TV in our area and your show became an immediate favorite.Hope to visit Marcy-Jo’s this spring and also see you perform live this summer.

  28. Carolyn says:

    Was watching the Joey and Rory Show tonight. 1/4/13..and they made a Strawberry Cake and I would like the recipe for it…Do you share..? Couldn’t find it anywhere here on your website…It looks so good and I have a friend who want Strawberry cake made for her Birthday and I would like to make yours that was demostrated on The Joey and Rory Show tonight…at Marcy ‘s Jo’s…

  29. mary wagner says:

    Hi, Love the show and would like to know if you sell a cook book. I would buy one.

  30. wayland nelson says:

    what nice people and can sing

  31. WAYNE WILSON says:


  32. Linda Justice says:

    Just love the Joey and Rory Show and the segment of the show when they visit your restaurant. We watch every week!!! Would not miss it!!!

    I tried your meatloaf recipe and it was delicious!! Thought I would not forget it and I am having a senior moment – should have written it down.

    Would you be so kind as to share it with me?

    Thank you and see you next week!


  33. ann and richard marcus says:

    We were in Nashville over New Years, and drove down on Sat to Marcyjo’s. We really enjoyed the food especially the cinnamon rolls. We also enjoyed the warm atmosphere and the really nice people… We are coming back for Fanfest in June and we will be down again to visit and eat… See you then…. Ann and Richard

  34. Vivian Lee says:

    I just watched your show on RFD…Your show is so down to earth I love watching your show, I can tell you are so in love and so connected to each other…I hope your show stays on for a long time, it is hard to find something good to watch on TV these days. God Bless you all…

  35. Barbara Haynes says:

    Hi Marcey Joe By the way I love your name. I wanted to come eat at your cafe for my birthday Jan 27 but I also wanted to see Joey & Rory while I was their could you tell me if they will be . I think they will be on a cruise with Family Reunion gang . Could you tell me when will they be on the farm, any time soon. We will be coming from Louisiana..Is the weather cold their in Jan or Feb. What about March ? I love it when you show the farm and the cafe . All that country side looks so beautiful. Hope to see you all soon Barbara

  36. Mary Brooks says:

    We watch your show all the time. Would love to have your recipe for the chicken casserole dish that you serve at your resturant all the time. Keep up the good work. It is a Blessing to watch your show. God Bless You Both.


  37. Cheryl Davis says:

    Love the show–also love the cooking segment. I have been on the computer all morning trying to find the chicken soup receipe that aired Jan 18th . Please can you help. Thanks, Cheryl

  38. carla says:

    would love to have your chicken and nacho soup recipe that aired on

  39. Linda Kauffman says:

    We watch your show every week…….and I would love to have your pork chop recipe. I couldn’t find it on the web site. Thanks in advance for you help. We love your show.

  40. Phyllis Winningham says:

    It would be a dream of mine to visit you all. My husband and I watch Joey + Rory every fri night. We love the show! and enjoy the Marcy Jo’s segiment of the show too!
    That looks so beautiful around their home and Marcy Jo’s. But if we never get to visit; sure hope you stay on the RFD Channel forever! Muncie,IN

  41. Debra Beckwith says:

    I think the world of you two, love your music, your t.v. show and your wholesome, loving ways! Hope to dine at your restuarant soon and maybe meet you and some of your family…………….

  42. Melba Collett says:

    My sister saw your show and you make a soup of chicken and potatoes. We would
    love to have that receipt. I have looked for about 30 minutes trying to find it and cannot. Your help will be appreciated so much.
    Melba and Betty

  43. JB Cook says:

    I watch you all the time. Would like Marcyjos receipe for the Thursday night menu of pork chops. Thank you very much.

  44. rose pouzar says:

    i would like the receipe for the pork chops that you had on friday nite show thanks rose pouzar

  45. Hazel (aka Hays) Williams says:

    Just want to let you know that my hubby and I watch Joey & Rory and love it. One of my favorite parts of the show is your cooking and recipes. I’m saving many of the recipes.

    Hazel (aka Hays) Williams

  46. Gertie Williams says:

    We love your show . My husband and I will be celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary on July 28, 2013 and would love to be at Marcy Jo’s . Could you let me know if Joey and Rory will be there that day or around then. (Louisiana)

  47. Fran Wells says:

    Ate there this past Fall with some relatives. We really enjoyed it. Would love to come back and try something else.You feel like you are friends of these people already.
    Would love to see Joey or Rory there sometime. Please keep me posted on what is going on with them.

  48. joanne kuhlers says:

    Looking for the recipe of your pork chops you had on your last show on RFD

  49. Fern Hampton says:

    Can you share your recipe for chocolate daffy cake. Can’t find it and am curious about the ingredients, especially 2 cups of water in the batter.

    Thanks. Love your show.

  50. Sheila Smith says:

    I love watching the Joey and Rory show. Marcy Jo’s is an added treat. If I am working, I tell my husband please watch and see what they cook. I hope to visit Marcy Jo’s Mealhouse one day. I have tried some of the receipes and they were a hit

  51. Lorraine Boulware (Laurie) says:

    Hi Marcy Jo and Joey,

    We watch the show every week and really love it. It’s nice to have such a family show
    to watch. Love the cooking and sharing part at the restaurant also.
    I have a couple receipes that might interest you. Feel free to try them out and use them in your restaurant if you like. If you’d like to have them, email me as this page
    will not hold the entire receipes.
    God bless all of you.

  52. glendona hunt says:

    I have been trying to get some of your recipes and get redirected to other sites. Do you have a cookbook available?

  53. sharon wentzel says:

    I was trying to look up your recipe for baked pork chops that I recently say on the Joey & Rory show.

    All I ever got was a large bunch of pop-ups that didn’t tell me a thing.

    Would still like the recipe if you could e-mail me back

    Thank you

    Sharon Wentzel

  54. karen blow says:

    Love the Joey and Rory Show. Looking for the hush puppy recipe with crushed pretzels.


  55. barbara haynes says:

    We plan to come to Joey and Rorys concert June 1 ,2013 should we make reservations foe breakfast, lunch, or supper before we go. Thank You Barbara

  56. barbara haynes says:

    Hi . My husband ,my brother and I plan on coming to see you all June 1 for the Bibs and Buckle show We also plan on having lunch at Marcy Jo’s .We watch your show every week and love it. . Can’t wait to see that part of Tennesse and visit your town of Pottsville. See You Then

  57. Jim&Bonnie Haney says:

    Love the Joey+Rory show, we usually don’t get through an episode without laughing or crying.
    We always love the cooking demo’s, got to get down there and taste some of that!
    Wish you great success and many years of country singing.
    First saw you on Country Family reunion, love that also.
    BTW today was my birthday, and also as of June thisyear Bonnie and I will be married 50 years WHEW WEE.
    Jim and Bonnie Haney
    MGySgt USMC (R)

  58. irma downs says:


  59. Cheryl says:

    Love the music!! Love the show!! It’s so “down home” and sincere.

    Could I please have your cinnamon rolls recipe?

    Don’t change anything – Y’all are doing a terrific job!!

  60. Margaret says:

    I was wanting to make your meatloaf for dinner this afternoon but I can’t get it to pull up. Can you please send it to my email address? Thank you! I love your show

  61. Terry says:

    Is there a cookbook for Marcy jo’s. If so I’d like to purchase one

    • Jessy Yancey says:

      Hi Terry,

      I’m not sure if there is a cookbook for Marcy Jo’s. To find out, I’d recommend contacting them directly at or (931) 380-0968. Hope this helps. Thanks!

      Jessy Yancey
      Tennessee Home & Farm

  62. Julie Comstock says:

    Can I get your recipes on line? And if so how do I do it?

  63. Pete Peterson says:

    I would like the recipe fot the pork chops which I saw on RFD 4-26-2013. It sure looked great.

  64. Jessie Dyson says:

    Have you published a cook book. I would love to have the potato salad recipe

  65. Karen says:

    I was watching “Larry’s Country Diner” and you were on there. He mentioned he was going to tell how you made your Peach Cobbler, and the secret ingredient. I never did hear him mention it again. Can you give that recipe to me? Thank you so much!

  66. Judi Cooley says:

    I can’t find your recipes.

    • Jessy Yancey says:

      Hi Judi,

      This is actually the website for Tennessee Home & Farm magazine. We published a story about Marcy Jo’s, but we do not host their recipes, though we do have many of our own. To visit their website, please go to Unfortunately, I don’t believe they have their recipes available online, but you may be able to contact them directly for more information. Hope this helps!

      Jessy Yancey
      Tennessee Home & Farm

  67. Donna Whisenand says:

    Cinnamon roll receipt please
    And thank you

  68. Marlene Anderson says:

    I am trying to locate the site that has your recipes from your TV show. I had it posted in my computer but lost them when my computer got a virus. I now have a new computer but I am unable to find the site. I have tried many of your recipes and enjoy them all. I hope you can help me.

  69. Ruth says:

    My husband and I were very happy to be taken to the popular Marcy Jo`s by 2 of our grandchildren Saturday, July 6, 2013!
    After a nice wait, sitting in the porch swing, we enjoyed a most delicious breakfast, which included sausage gravy and angel biscuits, bacon, egg, bacon and egg sandwiches, potatoes, coffee, and Dr. Pepper!
    Of course, we ate the most delicious huge cinnamon rolls!
    We were badly wanting a picture of Marcy Jo, we saw her waiting on tables which included ours..
    My grandson asked her if she had time for a picture (they were extremely busy). She graciously accepted! That was the icing on our cake!
    Thanks, Marcy Jo!

  70. Susan Hurlburt says:

    I love this couple! I heard them for the first time in a Maxwell House commercial several years ago. I was hooked! I wanted to hear more and I did. I watch their show too. I hope to get to the restaurant one day as I live in Tn. now. They are so loving towards each other. You can’t fake the look they have in their eyes. Thanks for the article on them.

  71. Dennis says:

    I have heard about this place from my 70 year old mom! I may load her up and take her to your place to eat one day!

  72. Rita Sidwell says:

    Just watched your show and would like to have your sticky buns recipe, but couldn’t find it . Could you please send it to me. I just got your new CD for my husband and we both just love it. We are going to try to come down to your show and to Marcy Jo’s this fall. Hope to see you thank you, Rita Sidwell Corning, Ohio

  73. Mary V. White says:

    I was trying to find the recipe for the cake you made 8/30/2013

    Peach 4 layer cake.

  74. brenda heath says:

    I saw the show to make the easy hamburger buns. Please send me the recipe. I can`t seem to find. Love your show we watch every Friday night on DVD tv. Thank you. Also. Just bought your gospel album inspire it is wonderful.

  75. Helen Ketchum says:

    Marcy, On Fri. Sept.13th , you and Joey did a Taco Receipe thinking my daughter would love this for the boys, i can’t seem to bring it up on the computer. is it possible to get it. the picture of you both with you hair down is BEAUTIFUL, we love the show and i especially love to watch you both cook and bake. If we EVER get to travel out your way, we sure will stop. we are all country. continue to do what you are blessed with. H Ketchum —–3 Maple Street, Bath< New York 14810

  76. Starleen Lieder says:

    My husband and I just love the show and someday would love to visit. Love the cooking part. Think it is wonderful to have all the entertainment and cooking all in one. So appreciate the family setting and friendliness.

  77. Maria Myers says:

    We are so happy about the new baby. God is showering you with blessings and
    I truly believe because you both live your lives so pure. Love your songs and
    inspirational messages you bring with each show.

    I have not been able to find the Stroganoff recipe from last weeks show.
    Are you still putting them on Joey and Rory. com?

    Just need to find a copy.
    Thank you for all you do. God’s blessings for the new baby.

    • Jessy Yancey says:

      To contact Marcy Jo’s Mealhouse directly, please visit or call (931) 380-0968. You can also find some of their recipes at, though I don’t see the stroganoff recipe. We aren’t affiliated with them, we just did a story about them, but I would imagine if it aired on Sept. 27 then they may just not have updated the website just yet.

      Thanks for reading Tennessee Home & Farm!

      Jessy Yancey
      Tennessee Home & Farm magazine

  78. Deborah Graves says:

    I sure would like to have the Beef Stroganoff receipe ya’ll made on Friday, Sept. 27th show. It looked so good and simple!

    Congratulations to you both on your February 2014 arrival.

    Thank you,

    • Jessy Yancey says:

      Hi Deborah,

      To contact Marcy Jo’s Mealhouse directly, please visit or call (931) 380-0968. You can also find some of their recipes at, though I don’t see the stroganoff recipe. We aren’t affiliated with them, we just did a story about them, but I would imagine if it aired on Sept. 27 then they may just not have updated the website just yet.

      Thanks for reading Tennessee Home & Farm!

      Jessy Yancey
      Tennessee Home & Farm magazine

  79. Linda says:

    Sure would love to have your Beef Stroganoff recipe you presented on Friday night, September 27, 2013. I have baked the Elvis Cake several times and get raving reviews and people want to know where I got the recipe. Thank you so much. Linda

  80. Carol Kaye Blum says:

    My husband and I enjoy the Cafe spots on the Joey and Rory show on RFD-TV. We hope we are close enough to visit when we camp in middle Tennessee this month.
    Carol Blum

  81. BETTY PHILLIPS says:


  82. Mike says:

    What a great place to eat. The staff is wonderful. A bit crowded when we were there, but that adds to the charm. Food is delicious! Stay away from the stove – it’s HOT! :-)
    When in the area – please stop in – you’ll be glad you did!!

  83. Sue Lofton says:

    I love all of your shows. Joey, you are a fantastic singer. You are really blessed.Your and Rory’s voices blend so well. I watched a Christmes Specil of your last night. Guess it was a re-run, but it was fantastic. Loved it. Looking forward to your 2013 one. And by the way, congratulations on your baby on the way. You and Rory are special people. Would love to come to Pottsville, but we are elderly, and probably won’t get to. Our traveling days are probably over. Will watch on RFD TV.

  84. Marilyn Abbott says:

    I just watched you make cinnamon rolls. Look so good. I would like the recipe and try them myself. Thank you

  85. linda smith says:

    watch u all the time..good old home cooking don’t just feel the stomach but the heart an soul…only about hour south of you…planning on seeing you soon..i know you will not disappoint us…love your show…

  86. bunny harris says:

    love to have the reciepe for stick buns

  87. Helen Ketchum says:

    Just can’t wait until Friday evening to here the show, Love the picture of you and Joey at the restaurant, Hoping some day we can get to Tenn. and if it the only place to see it will be you ( Marcy Jo) something about all 3 of you is so touching. good Luck and Best Wishes with everything and the Holidays.

  88. DONALD WILDER says:


  89. Bonnie Stanley says:

    How do I get your cookbook? I can’t seem to find it on the webpage.

  90. Joann Herrell says:

    Marci and Joey,
    Everytime you allow a customer to sample a food, I just lose it! I mean, you have plenty of food there and you give 2 (and maybe 3 people) ONE plate! Now come on, you can surely afford to hustle up 2 plates of free food for your customers, right?
    I just don’t understand this, could you please explain it to me?
    Thank you. Joann

    • Jessy Yancey says:

      Hi Joann,

      To contact Marci and Joey directly, please visit Hope this helps!

      Jessy Yancey
      editor, Tennessee Home & Farm magazine

  91. Doris Burdette says:

    Love the show and everything about it. We listen to the music and think how it fits into the old country music, not like most that is called country. Plan to come to Tennessee in April for mule days and hope to visit the restaurant then. My husband and I are from the old school, he grew up playing the older country music and it stuck. See you in April.

  92. Jeanette Payton says:

    Love your recipes; someday I am going to eat at Marcy Jos. How do I get your cookbook? We are fans of the Joey and Rory show. I am a big fan of Heidi’s voice; does she have a tape in the stores? Thank you for your time.

  93. PAM says:

    I’ve been trying to find your recipe for the ice cream cake that you made on the Jan. 10th or 11th 2014 episode. I know that you all are very busy, but could you possibly e-mail it to me? Thank you so much. Love the show and your music. God bless you all and your new baby!


    • Rachel Bertone says:

      Hi Pam,

      Thanks for your comment. To contact Marcy Jo’s Mealhouse directly, please visit or call (931) 380-0968. You can also find some of their recipes at Hope this helps!

      Rachel Bertone

  94. Ray & Justine Thomas says:

    Love your show & love your music & songs. Both of you are so down to earth & so real.It is easy to see love in your hearts. Hope to visit soon. May GOD bless both of you.

  95. Bette says:

    We were told by our son that Marcy Jo’s was terrific. He was correct, the food was wonderful, the atmosphere was friendly and nobody rushed us out the door. I look forward to going back next time we are in TN.

  96. TRECA LUCKADO says:

    love ya show and would love to come and meet y’all in person.

  97. Everett Gould says:

    I love the show. If you ever are in the state of Iowa. Stop and ask for a breaded Pork Tenderloin. They are so much better than one made with the loin. It is a different piece of meat. Probabley why they are not found in most other states because it is such a small part of the hog. What you had on your show is called a Breaded Pork Loin, in this part of the midwest.

  98. Cindy says:

    We really enjoy having meals at Marcy Jo’s and I love love, love your Elvis Cake. Your hospitality is super and your food is delicious.
    We also watch Joey/Rory on Fridays nights on RFTV.

  99. Sandra says:

    Hello gals,

    My husband and I watch the Joey & Rory Show faithfully and love every bit of it…and especially the segment of Marcy Jo’s Mealhouse and Bakery and the great recipes that you share with all of us country folks. We love to listen to the music and see the country home living that we all love so much. I’m gardening, raising chickens for the eggs and meat…and looking forward to my canning this spring. I would love to be able to purchase one of your cookbooks. Please let me know how to get my hands on one. Keep up the great work that you all do…it inspires us all to get back to our roots and get our country back to what it’s supposed to be all about. Washington has it all wrong! God bless you all.

    Dennis and Sandra Snyder
    PO Box 178
    Vanderbilt, TX 77991

    • Jessy Yancey says:


      To contact Marcy Jo’s Mealhouse directly, please visit or call (931) 380-0968. You can also find some of their recipes at Hope this helps, and thanks for reading our Tennessee Home & Farm article about them!

      Jessy Yancey
      editor, Tennessee Home & Farm

  100. Barbara Maddox says:

    My husband and I visited Marcy Jo’s in November. We really enjoyed the food and getting to meet Marcy, Heidi and Hope. We were hoping that Joey and Rory would be there also, but maybe next time. Every one was very friendly. I would like to know how to order Marcy’s cookbook, Changing Lives. Also we love watching Joey and Rory’s show. Wynn Varble is so funny. We hope to get to visit again soon.

    • Jessy Yancey says:

      To order a cookbook, you’ll need to contact Marcy Jo’s Mealhouse directly, please visit or call (931) 380-0968. You can also find some of their recipes at Hope this helps, and thanks for reading our Tennessee Home & Farm article about them!
      Jessy Yancey
      editor, Tennessee Home & Farm

  101. daria gray lester says:

    my MOM an I love to watch the joey and rory show she loves to here them sing and its such a good clean family show. our whole family is watching them now and I’m trying to find all their newest cd”s for my MOM. I hope to take my little MOM to MARCY JO’S on pork chop day we will have to plan it, we love MARCY’S diner on the show and her and JOEY’S recipes. MAY you all continue with your very successful family show and keep on singing, laughing, cooking, and enjoying everything WE LOVE YOUR SHOW AND WILL CONTINUE TO WATCH IT, THANK YOU SO MUCH…A TRUE FAN OF LIFE AND A GOOD CLEAN FAMILY LIFE AS WE WERE RAISED. WE LIVE IN VIRGINIA…… YOURS TRULY DARIA

  102. HAROLD DOUTT says:



    • Jessy Yancey says:

      To order a cookbook, you’ll need to contact Marcy Jo’s Mealhouse directly. Please visit or call (931) 380-0968. You can also find some of their recipes at Hope this helps, and thanks for reading our Tennessee Home & Farm article about them!
      Jessy Yancey
      editor, Tennessee Home & Farm

  103. Deborah says:

    I would like to have your cinnamon roll recipe please

  104. betty phillips says:


  105. Vern Clawson says:

    I would like to see more of your recipes, they look real good. Also my wife and I

    think the new baby Is beautiful.

  106. rev.charles conley says:

    hi my name is rev Charles conley, I pastor westside full gospel church in Muncie ind

    I thought it a thrill just to meet jody as my nurse a ball hospital, that is joey”s sister

    watch the show all the time enjoy the cooking part and the music

    Rev. Charles Conley

  107. Susie McClelland says:

    I just love your show the singing and the cooking.

    On the show you both are so kind and friendly that’s what this world needs more family.
    Thank you,

  108. kathy egner says:

    I love watching the shows and getting new thing to cook. One of these days i will get to visit tenn also visit and meet joey and rory and also meet marcyjo and here great cooking. and the music the two of them do together is super. Glad that you had the baby and doing so well.

  109. Jane Winkfein says:

    I am looking forward to coming to try out the wonderful food, entertainment and the place. I have lived in Columbia for over 20 years and had not heard of you until a friend from Southern Illinois told me about it. She says her friends love your place and told her she just had to try it. Now I just have to bring her and come for a visit. The pictures and food both look great.

  110. Melody Kuhn says:

    I am looking for the recipe for cinnamon rolls you showed on RFDTV. Thanks

  111. Martin & Winona Bridges says:

    We admire you for taking time for the new baby. The babys welfare and early years will be worth more than all the touring you could do . We love your show and don’t miss a single one!!!!

  112. Barbara Haynes says:

    Our names are Dick and Barbara Haynes .We came to Pottsville 2013 . We love that part of the country . Your concert was just wonderful . We were there when Bill Anderson was there and the big storm came up but the show went on . They had a big tent and it was a great show. Thank you for being good people like you are . I love little Indiana pictures she is a blessing from heaven . Also we prayed for you Joey when you had the bad news about your problem . So happy that you are doing great . Hope to see you all soon ,. All our love D&B

  113. mike whorrall says:

    enjoy your show want to come to the rest.

  114. bill burgy says:

    Went to marcy jo’s today, loved it. Joey was there with her baby, she sure is cute. Also joey was a lot thinner, and prettier than she is on her show. food was great, sticky buns are to die for

  115. daniel bills says:

    visiting Nashville for 25 year anniv. trip the first part of oct. staying in Columbia for our second night in area. looking forward on seeing you guys!!!! dan and clare bills,, Pinconning mi.

  116. Vivian decker says:

    I love your show I have a husband that has a recipe for peanut butter cookies I hope I could send you the recipe.

  117. Margaret says:

    We are in the Nashville area and would like to eat at Marcy Jo’s, but can’t find any information about the hours it is open. It would be nice to make the drive there, knowing if the restaurant will be open.

  118. loraine stclair says:

    we are coming to your restaurant the 12 and 13th of dec i had spoke to you and said the 17th but we are very excited to be eating there as i have watched you on RFD SEE YOU THEN can you let me know your hours for those days thanks a fan

  119. Ruth Ullery says:

    Just bought tickets for farmhouse concert on dec 13 for Christmas surprise to my husband. Can’t wait to come to marcy-jo. We have used several receipes featured on the show. Love everyone on the show.
    god bless
    Ruth.& vernon

  120. debbie jackson says:

    Can hardly wait till nov 29 to see roye an joey but also marcys cafe.

  121. Fritz & sherry james says:

    What a joy to hear your music. We saw you in concert in filer idaho. From that day on we have enjoyed watching your show. We love all the videos of your life with Indiana.She is so beautiful God did bless you.Hope someday we can see you in concert in TN. Thanks for blessing us with your music. May the lord be with you always. Fritz & Sherry James