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Atlanta Classics, Mary Mac’s Tea Room

Credit: Becky Stein

Credit: Becky Stein

It wasn’t a matter of if Mary Mac’s Tea Room would make the list of Atlanta Classics, but really it was just a matter of when. This Atlanta institution has been around since 1945 and remains one of the city’s most popular restaurants. The traditions on which Mary Mac’s was built – Southern hospitality, using only fresh ingredients, and making everything from scratch – are alive and well some 68 years later.


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May 9th, 2013
8:53 am

meh, their fried chicken is bland and the food is average


May 9th, 2013
2:11 pm

It’s a classic, but the food has been pretty average for the past 10 years or so, def have to agree the fried chicken is bland. I usually tell my out of towners for old school southern cooking check out Busy Bee or The Colonnade.


May 9th, 2013
4:07 pm

just love Atlanta’s good southern food.Taste just like my Big Mama’s and Mama Granny’s home cooking…Soon I will have my own Fresh Fruit Homemade Jams and Preserves in The Markets…Delicious.


May 10th, 2013
10:52 am

Tried to go there on a Sunday recently. The hostesses were rude, so I left… never to return.


May 11th, 2013
4:06 pm

I think the only people who think Mary Mac’s is still good came from homes where the mama or grandma were terrible cooks. Way past its prime.


May 12th, 2013
8:12 am

Edward… may be right but on occasion it is fun just to stop in for a quick tea and a side of cornbread. You are also right my mom could not cook a lick.

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