Mary Mac's Tea Room

Southern / Soul, American
$ $
224 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 876-1800
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm



  • Serving up delicious Southern food since 1945. 1st time visitors be sure to ask for a complimentary pot likker! While there take a look at the photos lining the walls of famous folks who have visited.
  • The potlikker salty, oily and cloudy with mysteries of flavor, with a stray collard leaf floating within comes alongside a miniature cracklin corn muffin.
  • Enjoy authentic made-from-scratch Southern fare and then walk down two blocks to the famous Fox Theatre.
  • 1st time visitors get a comp pot likker. Mac + Cheese, tomatoe pie and the chicken and dumplings are a MUST! Come hungry bc they don't skimp on the portions.
  • Disagree with previous tip from others - the sweet potato souffl is great. Order it as one of you sides instead of getting a dessert.
  • Note to first time visitors: be sure to ask for a complimentary pot likker! Don't know exactly what that is? You'll just have to wait and find out!
  • Ribs and Chicken fried Chicken. Of course, a must is their Georgia Peach Cobbler!
  • Fried green tomatoes = amazing.
  • Lots of history here; however, the food can be hit or miss sometimes. Our waiter John was great though! He handled our group of 25 like a champ!
  • For over 60 years, Mary Macs has set the standard in Southern cooking in Atlanta.
  • What you get when you go: a friendly hello at the door, a sheet that you scribble your order on, a complimentary cup of collard green pot likker, and an array of Southern classics.
  • The chicken pot pie is awesome!
  • Save room for the banana pudding.
  • Avoid the sweet potato souffl, it's got way too much nutmeg. Apparantly the peach cobbler also is over-spiced.
  • Please do not get the greens! Other then that everything else is great!!!
  • Had really high expectations from the hype, but honestly I don't think I'd go back. The fried okra and green tomatoes were delicious, as well as the cinnamon rolls but everything else was just okay
  • If you're a vegetarian/pescatarian, in addition to the vegetable platter, their fish options are pretty varied and tasty. The blackened tilapia was as good as it gets, especially with some hot sauce!
  • It was crowded but didn't have to wait always the food was great!
  • Fried green tomatoes. Yum!
  • Try the Pot Likkers!!!

Nearby places

660 Peachtree St NE (at Ponce de Leon Ave NE)
121 Baker St NW (at Pemberton Place)
3393 Peachtree Rd NE (at Lenox Rd NE)