Being a Californian, I have a rule that I must eat fried chicken when I'm in the South. I had decided on one Atlanta landmark restaurant but the concierge persuaded me to change my choice to Mary Mac's. When he told me about its history, I knew I had to give it a try. I was expecting a dive but this restaurant is very large & filled with hundreds of photos of dignitaries & celebrities who've eaten here. The wait was 25 minutes so we opted for bar seating. Once seated the bartender handed us a menu & slip to fill out our choices of appetizers, soups/salads, entrees, dessert & drinks. The process & atmosphere reminded me of Mrs Wilkes in Savannah, where I had one of my all time favorite meals. The food came out quickly & was very good-- I had fried chicken, collared greens, vegetable & cheese souffle, & a peach martini. Everything was delicious. Portions are huge so I didn't finish anything, but when I told the manager I had never had a bread pudding I liked, she insisted I try theirs...and it was amazing!! Overall, it was a wonderful "southern" experiece & we enjoyed it immensely!
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