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Mary Mac's Tea Room, Wednesday at Noon

Welcome back to Eater Scenes, in which Eater photographer Matthew Wong visits local establishments to capture them at a certain, specific point in time. Today, in honor of Classics Week, old favorite Mary Mac's Tea Room.

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Atlanta is lucky enough to boast many classic restaurants that have stood the test of time, and Mary Mac's Tea Room is one of the oldest. Dating to 1945, the restaurant is a Southern staple in this city, serving fried okra, chicken livers, catfish, and some of the best fried chicken in town, among plenty more regional specialties. Mary Mac's has expanded from one dining room to six, plus a full-service bar, over the decades, but diners still fill out orders by pencil at the table, and the cuisine is the same as it ever was.

Here now, a trip back in time and a look at Mary Mac's during a weekday lunch.

Mary Mac's Tea Room

224 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, , GA 30308 (404) 876-1800 Visit Website

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