With Christmas coming, I never had time to share my birthday outing and this place is worth sharing. Callanwolde wasn’t the only stop we made that day.
Dining out in Atlanta is a fun event and one of the spots that I have only been to a couple of times is Mary Mac’s Tea Room. Not a tea room like you think of a girlie lunch spot, but that is what it is named. It has long been known for celebrities showing up and is true Southern dining at its best. Comfort food. My sis took me there for my birthday lunch and it was as good as I remembered.
On Ponce de Leon in downtown Atlanta, Mary Mac’s is a landmark in this Southern city of ours.
Step inside to the waiting area and check out the bar. Of course, it was all decorated for Christmas.
Lots of famous people have eaten at Mary Mac’s.
This wall of photos is on display, so you can check it out while waiting.
My shots are a little blurry, but work with me. You recognize this teen heartthrob, right? Yep, cute Justin Bieber has eaten at Mary Mac’s.
The king of soul has too, James Brown.
As well as Hollywood star, Richard Gere.
And Birmingham’s own, Taylor Hicks.
We sat on the left side of Mary Mac’s, in this dining room and there were plenty of others there that day, looking for some good Southern cooking.
The waitress leaves a menu and an order form that you fill in and then she turns it in and in a few minutes…..
This beautiful plate comes back to the table. Ready to be consumed by ME! Green beans, mac and cheese, fried green tomatoes, and sweet potato souffle. I ate every bit of it! Now, mind you, I get plenty of good Southern food at my parent’s house too, but it’s fun to have it out occasionally.
Renee and I enjoyed our lunch at Mary Mac’s and if you have never been there, you must try it out! I promise it is a Southern delight.
Have you ever been to Mary Mac’s?