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Mary Mac's Tea Room

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant and American Restaurant$$$$
Midtown, Atlanta
268 Tips and reviews
  • Southern food
  • fried chicken
  • fried green tomatoes
  • pot likker
  • mac & cheese
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  • Bobby N.
    Bobby NooromidMarch 18, 2013
    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!
  • Nikki C.
    Nikki CookseySeptember 2, 2012
    Wine sauce for the bread pudding is a little strong but the Mac n' Cheese was delicious and the greens were to die for!! Roast pork was very tender minus a few cart shards....get you an Arnold Palmer!
  • Alex G.
    Alex GrismerJuly 3, 2015
    I got the chicken fried chicken, broccoli soufflé, cheese and veggie soufflé and macaroni and cheese and was INCREDIBLY impressed. The staff was all very kind, even though the restaurant was swamped!
  • Ettanah C.
    Ettanah CMarch 29, 2014
    Definitely try the Turkey and dressing and the complimentary cinnamon and yeast rolls are amazing! The mac and cheese could use some work but overall a great meal!👌
  • Adna
    AdnaJuly 14, 2015
    First timers get your free potlikker and corn bread! Portions were massive here and extremely buttery. The wait staff was very nice. Get an assorted bread basket!
  • Oakland Cemetery
    Oakland CemeteryNovember 5, 2010
    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.
  • G's
    G'sApril 21
    Simply the best. Fried chicken, sweet potato topped with marshmallow, Mac and cheese. peach cobbler for dessert hey your in Atlanta you might as well indulge in all the southern goodness 😋😋
  • Katie F.
    Katie FontenotMay 22, 2013
    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
  • Heydy S.
    Heydy StefannyJanuary 8, 2014
    Absolutelyyy amazing foood! Anything you try will be delicious... So go for what you're craving! I asked what a tomato pie was and they brought me a sample! GREATTT service! Will def go back!
  • Ravey B.
    Ravey BabyJanuary 22, 2015
    Food's pretty good. Some items are hit & miss tho. Fried chicken, sweet potato soufflé, broccoli casserole, oysters & greens are good money. Bread & cinnamon rolls are delicious 2. Good service too
  • Craig R.
    Craig ROctober 20, 2014
    Lots of dining rooms makes this feel like people kept coming for the traditional southern food, so the restaurant kept adding rooms. When you go to the restroom, remember what room you came from.
  • Julie
    JulieAugust 22, 2015
    Service is wonderful and food is pretty darn good. Fried chicken is all you want with fried chicken. And the biscuits are pretty good, too. Tight waiting area and a considerable wait.
  • Kristopher W.
    Kristopher WeissJune 11, 2015
    I'm sure it's because we had a big party, but the fried chix, green beans, grits and stuffing were all just OK. Didn't try the fried green tomatoes because they never made it to the table. Too bad.
  • DeAndre J.
    DeAndre JonesMay 15, 2013
    I got fried chicken, sweet potatoes, greens, & Mac n cheese. Everything was good (especially the sweet potatoes) but the Mac n cheese. Tasted bland to me. The banana pudding was hot also.
  • Dee T.
    Dee TynerJanuary 20, 2014
    Wow! We waited 45 min for a table placed orders 15 mins to get silverware entrees came server disappeared never saw her again. Mgr checked us out with free dessert! Probably won't go agn anytime soon.
  • The Daily Meal
    The Daily MealJune 8, 2011
    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. Read more
  • AJC
    AJCMarch 20, 2013
    The potlikker — salty, oily and cloudy with mysteries of flavor, with a stray collard leaf floating within — comes alongside a miniature cracklincorn muffin. Read more
  • Maritza M.
    Maritza MayaJanuary 2, 2015
    Everything was amazing! The service, the food... We went on New Year's Day so the menu was limited and they were super busy. We were told one hour wait but waited only half.
  • Umika P.
    Umika PMarch 19, 2011
    Yummy selection of Southern food. For vegetarians, you can always order the Vegetable Platter which allows you to choose from a variety of sides like mac and cheese and okra!
  • Cynthia T.
    Cynthia TurnerApril 17, 2014
    Words cannot express how delectable the food was! Whew! Pot likker, crackling cornbread, old fashioned banana pudding, fried green tomatoes, and that good ole southern hospitality! A must in ATL!
  • Dominador G.
    Dominador GuillermoOctober 10, 2011
    When I crave for fried green tomatoes, fried chicken, and the freshest creamed corn, this is the place! Granny hostess never fails to entertain and gives the warmest back rub.
  • Justin O.
    Justin OrdovezaOctober 16, 2014
    Friendly service with a private parking lot. The fried green tomatoes are really good especially with the spicy dipping sauce.
  • Michelle K.
    Michelle KacerAugust 10, 2014
    The atmosphere was very unique, the service was great, good team effort and the food was super flavorful!! Try the meatloaf and yeast rolls with the sweet tea!!
  • Denise R.
    Denise RuizMarch 16, 2013
    currently sitting here & been waiting over an hour a half 2 get my food We are with a group the server keeps saying he's by himself now im told they forgot it I work for a hotel i will not reccomend
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLiveOctober 18, 2010
    Mary Mac’s is known for such Dixie classics as Brunswick stew, pot likker with a cornbread muffin, and chicken with dressing. Macaroni and cheese is not to be missed.
  • Nicole S.
    Nicole SAugust 14, 2014
    Everything is wonderful here! My personal favorites are the fried green tomatoes and black eyed peas. Best place in Atlanta to get true Southern home cooking.
  • Deanna M.
    Deanna MingoMay 13, 2011
    Marlan is the best waiter of all times. Quick, personable, and super sweet! Sit in his section when you come. You may even get hooked up with some cinnamon rolls.
  • Holger L.
    Holger LuedorfDecember 13, 2011
    Yeah, not so sure about this place. The food was ok but not amazing. I like the collard greens and creamed corn but the fried chicken was not crispy and the mint julep was weak.
  • favthingsatl
    favthingsatlMarch 28, 2011
    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.
  • Lesleann
    LesleannAugust 18, 2014
    One of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta. I always bring visiting family and friends here. Cream corn and broccoli soufflé are hands down the best!
  • Garett P.
    Garett PressFebruary 18, 2014
    J Smoov is the best waiter in Atlanta. Try the tomato pie. Kinda blew my mind. Chicken fried chicken also absurdly good.
  • Marcel R.
    Marcel RAugust 18, 2011
    omg .... their food is amazing .... i had the fried talapia with mashed potatoes and mac&cheese and a sweet tea .... but their peach cobbler was not that good to me
  • Keith B.
    Keith BramwellFebruary 9, 2015
    Always busy, I had fish(Tilapia) but was not impressed for the second time visiting. Sides are good, but entres needs huge improvement.
  • Francisco R.
    The fried green tomatoes are fantastic. The fried chicken was the best I had in years. Get some sweet tea and you're good to go. Super friendly service
  • Chelsea M.
    First time visitors get a free pot likker. Eat fried chicken, mac & cheese, fried okra, green beans, etc. The cinnamon rolls are SO good too.
  • Rednificent J B.
    Food was better than the last time I was there (still don't care for the cheese on macaroni but great friendly service
  • John Travis B.
    John Travis BrumfieldJanuary 15, 2011
    Everything is already pre-cooked and not fresh. The clientelé is blah and servers are GHETTTO. There have also been food poisoning from the seafood dishes. Beware. The mudbugs are good tho.
  • Babatunde F.
    Babatunde FahmJuly 6, 2015
    Every item I had was delicious. I would highly recommend Mary Mac's, it's arguably one of the best southern cuisine restaurants I've been to.
  • Ana R.
    Ana RamosMarch 22, 2013
    Must have the fried chicken! Delicious!! Staff was super friendly and on check with our order - we were a group of 20 and they were great to us!
  • Cathy F.
    Cathy FlandersFebruary 15
    Everything was great.Fried chicken was great. First visit and you get a complimentary cup of pot licker soup. GREAT!!!!! Can't wait to go back!!!
  • Davinci Virtual
    Davinci VirtualApril 19, 2011
    It doesn’t get any better than Mary Mac's. With the perfect touch of Southern charm, this traditional menu will certainly make an impression. Try the Spicy Deep-Fried “Mudbugs” while you’re here.
  • Explore Georgia
    Explore GeorgiaMarch 15, 2013
    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!
  • Antroine M.
    Antroine MajetteMay 18, 2013
    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!
  • Don
    DonApril 23, 2014
    Went while at a conference. Restaurant very clean, very friendly. Had the deep fried oysters and fried green tomatoes. Excellent and reasonable.
  • Gayle M.
    Gayle MacciaJanuary 24
    Just outstanding. Great menu. Fried chicken is moist and delectable accompanied with a side of collard greens like you've never tasted!
  • Deep
    DeepSeptember 7, 2012
    Try the Fried Green Tomatoes - Served with a Parmesan Horseradish dipping sauce. Simple yet Amazing. I could drink this sauce its so good.
  • Cynthia
    CynthiaSeptember 18, 2013
    Southern food & Hospitality at its FINEST !!! Yummy ... The fried Green Tomatoes are excellent !!!! 5 stars
  • Deep
    DeepSeptember 7, 2012
    Try the Fried Pork Chops - With Tomato Pie & Squash Soufflè. Crispy yet tender...Could care less about the difribulator for dessert.
  • Clark M.
    Clark MJuly 17, 2015
    Fried green tomatoes are the best I've ever had. The broccoli soufflé was better than expected - a must if you like broccoli.
  • Cameron J.
    Cameron JonesSeptember 5, 2011
    Don't be afraid to ask if you can sample a dish. I got to sample the chicken & dumplings and it was excellent! A hearty dish indeed.
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