The long-awaited arrival of chef Robert Phalen’s (One Eared Stag) Mary Hoopa’s House of Fried Chicken & Oysters has finally come. The restaurant located in the Hosea + 2nd development in East Lake is officially open for business.
The 2300-square-foot restaurant designed by Atlanta’s Square Feet Studio serves three types of fried chicken (house fried, hot, and sweet) by the half or whole bird, raw and grilled oysters, a fried chicken sandwich, and snacks such as a clam lettuce wrap, boiled peanuts, and chipotle and Serrano pepper wings. The beverage menu includes beer, wine, and champagne as well as beer-centric cocktails.
Mary Hoopa’s bright and open dining room seats up to 54 people with an oyster bar in the center of the room. A back deck will seat an additional 32 people during the warmer months. Mary Hoopa’s is currently BYOB while awaiting the final approval of their liquor license. Eater Atlanta has learned the license could be approved as soon as the end of this week.
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 restaurant One Eared Stag in Inman Park. He plans to showcase many of Mary Hoopa’s hand-written recipes on the walls around the restaurant.
Take a look at what’s on the menu:
Sunday - Wednesday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Thursday - Saturday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. The restaurant plans to be open late nights on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
2371 Hosea L. Williams Drive SE, Building 1, Atlanta. maryhoopas.com.