Many women lost their husbands in World War ll … and their ability to provide for themselves and their children. The one thing they knew how to do was cook and so they opened restaurants. However, knowing people might be offended with ladies owning restaurants, they called them tea rooms. Since then 15 of the 16 tea rooms have closed, but Mary Mac Tea Room in downtown Atlanta is still open 70 years later and a popular place to go for Southern cooking.
If it is your first time visiting Mary Mac’s, you get a complimentary bowl of pot likker with crackling bread. Also, everyone writes down their own order – that way it’s not the server’s fault if the order is incorrect.
The walls are crammed full with pictures of famous people who have eater there: presidents, athletes, actors, etc.
Fun place to visit.