Mary Mac's Tea Room in United States

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Mary Mac's Tea Room is a classic restaurant in Atlanta that attracts locals & tourists for the Southern comfort food in a homey space.



Mary Mac's Tea Room was established in 1945 just after World War II. This restaurant has served the best Southern cuisines for over 70 years in Atlanta, GA. This restaurant has become one of the top recommendations for tourists and local visitors. In March 2011, Mary Mac’s was officially declared to be Atlanta’s Dining Room by The Georgia House of Representatives.

The restaurant only focuses on making made-from-scratch true to southern cuisines of Atlanta menu. They believe the restaurant has long last for years because they always stick to the belief and always serve the customers with genuine southern hospitality. Now owned by John Ferrell, this 1945 restaurant still remains the same although time has passed by and new food trends have changed.

The food served in this restaurant still sticks to the original recipes and cookbook exactly just like over seventy years ago. Mary Mac's Tea Room also attracts locals & tourists for its homey atmosphere and space. Once you step in this 1945-era restaurant, you will see some pictures of celebrities and famous people on the restaurant's walls. Those people once came or even have become their loyal customers.


The Mary Mac's Tea Room is famous for its Table Wine of the South (Sweet Tea) menu. Besides the menu, this restaurant also has a full bar with the famous house specialties like The Whiskey Lemonade, Mint Julep, and Georgia Peach Martini. And for the foods, the famous ones are fried chicken covered of buttermilk and flour, country-fried steak, and chicken pan pie topped with thick giblet gravy.

The chicken cuisine will make you want to eat them all, instead of leaving anything on the plate. Some people even make the second order. Mary Mac's Tea Room also serves several side dishes such as black-eyed peas, fried green tomatoes, whipped potatoes, fried okra, macaroni and cheese, and sweet-potato soufflé.

You can order peach cobbler and banana pudding for the desserts. They are super delicious. But if you are a vegan, don't worry because this restaurant is vegetarian-friendly. They have several popular vegan cuisines that are made of fresh vegetables only.

Open hours, reservations, and location

This historic Mary Mac's Tea Room restaurant opens from 11 am to 9 pm. Located in the Midtown district at 224 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, the parking lot is located in front of the restaurant. The restaurant is walk-in only at the weekend.

But don't worry, you can still dine in on weekdays. Customers are allowed to make reservations on Monday through Thursday for parties of 8 – 25. Remember that the reservations can not be made by phone. This long-running restaurant is always crowded as soon as it opens.

Mary Mac's also has a strategic location in the city center. Thus, it makes the restaurant is easily found by the customers. Make sure to come early as the restaurant is easily crowded with a long line queue outside.

It is never enough to visit the restaurant once. Anytime you visit this restaurant, they will welcome you with open arms and big smiles. Have a wonderful dining experience in this 7 decades restaurant,  Mary Mac’s Tea Room. Enjoy!


Address 224 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, United States

Phone +1 404-876-1800


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