On your next girls trip, take your friends to Mary Mac’s Tea Room. Positioned squarely in the middle of Atlanta’s famous Ponce De Leon Avenue, Mary Mac’s has been serving up Southern Hospitality since 1945. Recently declared “Atlanta’s dining room,” Mary Mac’s is an experience that can’t be missed. In a time with very few women entrepreneurs, Mary McKenzie established the tea room after WWII. Since then, her restaurant has been a community gathering space for foodies from all walks of life; from civil rights activists to politicians and celebrities.
The cozy space invites guests to get comfortable and enjoy the company of friends and family for a meal that feels like home. The walls are lined with generations of history and photos of famous guests.
Through Mary Mac’s tradition, guests fill out their own order slip and pass it on to the server. Be sure to ask for their famous sweet tea and fried okra.
For first-time customers, Mary Mac’s also serves a complimentary cup of pork pot likker and a cracklin.
Because the culture at Mary Mac’s is so sweet, the bread basket also includes their delicious cinnamon rolls.
We recommend trying their famous chicken fried chicken, pot roast, or catfish fillets. For dessert, pick up some more cinnamon rolls to go.