Historic Mary Mac’s Tea Room set to reopen after storm damage

The iconic Midtown Atlanta restaurant, damaged during a severe storm in March, is now reopening.

Mary Mac’s Tea Room will reopen on Wednesday after repairs were made to a roof which collapsed due to heavy rain.

The news was posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page:

“Mary Mac’s Tea Room, Atlanta’s dining room, will reopen tomorrow, Wednesday, May 8th! We are so excited to see all of our loyal customers soon! It’s taken two long months and a lot of hard work and dedication from from our team, the city of Atlanta and all of our partners to come here, and we are proud to announce that we are reopening our doors as usual, starting tomorrow.

“We look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy your favorite dishes. We also have a special surprise for you: during our temporary closure, we took the opportunity to make some much-needed updates to the restaurant. Come on in and let us know what you think!

“Thank you to everyone near and far for your support during our closure and to our engineers and contractors for working to keep our restaurant safe, allowing us to gain approval from the city to reopen. Your best wishes Your warm and kind words have kept us moving forward during this difficult process, and we look forward to sharing our incredible Southern cuisine and hospitality with you again soon.

The History of the Mary Mac Tea Room

Founded in 1945 by Mary MacKenzie, Mary Mac’s Tea Room was one of 16 tea rooms in the city and served 75 guests.

Today, the restaurant is the only remaining tea room and has expanded to over 13,000 square feet with six dining rooms.

During its operations, Mary Mac’s has hosted the Dalai Lama, President Jimmy Carter, the late Congressman John Lewis and many other luminaries.