One Eared Stag chef Robert Phalen finally debuted his long-awaited second restaurant in East Lake, Mary Hoopa’s House of Fried Chicken & Oysters. The restaurant’s opening at the Hosea + 2nd complex was pushed back several times over the course of 2017.
But, that wait is now over.
The restaurant’s name is inspired by the caretaker of Phalen’s mother-in-law, Mary Hoopa, who often cooked what the chef calls “yard-to-table” meals; including the fried chicken for which Phalen has become known at his Inman Park restaurant One Eared Stag.
The bright and open dining room seats up to 54 people with an oyster bar in the front of the restaurant, another bar toward the back entrance, and tables throughout which can seat between two and eight people. A back deck seats an additional 32 people and will be open during the warmer months.
Beverages at Mary Hoopa’s, located next door to Poor Hendrix, include beer, wine, sparkling wine, and champagne as well as beer-centric cocktails from Mikey Kilbourne, One Eared Stag’s beverage director.
Take a look inside Mary Hoopa’s House of Fried Chicken & Oysters now open at Hosea + 2nd in East Lake.
Sunday - Wednesday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday - Saturday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
2371 Hosea L Williams Drive SE, Building 1, Atlanta. maryhoopas.com.