Mary Mac's Tea Room

Row 1

224 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 876-1800
Southern / Soul, American
$ $
Mon–Sun: 11:00 AM–9:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • 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!!!