MARY MAC’S TEA ROOM | ATLANTA
If you live in Atlanta, there’s a good chance that you’ve visited Mary Mac’s Tea Room and know all about the legendary restaurant’s colorful history, including its accolades for supporting the Civil Rights Movement. But
if you haven’t or are maybe just passing through, here are a few reasons you should head there. Tonight. Start with a cool, sweet mint julep or a smooth, three-rum N.O.– style Hurricane and a side of crisply breaded fried green tomatoes with a spicy parmesan dipping sauce. Move on to the crisp, moist fried chicken, seasoned to perfection, with what may be the best mac ’n cheese in the city or the creamy, cheesy grits. Need more convincing? The sweet potato soufflé is sinfully (and divinely) rich; and the seafood sampler, a smorgasbord of fried oysters, shrimp, crawfish and catfish, will make you a true believer—and a regular visitor (224 Ponce de Leon Ave., NE, Atlanta; 404-876-1800).
Words: Kym Allison Backer