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Mary Mac's Tea Room

224 Ponce de Leon Ave.
Atlanta, GA, 30308, United States
TEL: (404) 876-1800

If you only have one meal out in Atlanta, make sure it’s in the yellow-painted, country-kitchen-style dining room of this 60-year-old Atlanta institution. The chicken and dumplings and the country-fried steak and gravy (dusted in seasoned flour and sautéed before being dolloped with savory sauce), enjoy a multigenerational and well-deserved cult following; sides and appetizers—fried okra with Parmesan cheese-horseradish dipping sauce, fried green tomatoes, hand-cut collard greens simmered in chicken stock—are as authentic as they come. Though you can’t go wrong with any of the desserts, missing the peanut-butter pie would be a tragedy of Southern Gothic proportions.

Insider Tip:

Come hungry—portions are big here—and come early. Since reservations are only accepted for groups of eight or more, there’s always a wait later on. And be sure to take home a pan of Mary Mac’s famous cinnamon rolls for tomorrow's breakfast.



Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Dinner
  • Family-Friendly Dining
  • Full Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Large Groups
  • Lunch
  • Private Room Available
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Parking Available
  • Take-Out Available

Cuisine Type:: Southern/Soul


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