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Mary Mac's Tea Room Restaurant Review: Firmly clinging to the rails of authenticity, Mary Mac's veritable rabbits warren of spaces remains bright and lively, with good lighting and vivid colors. Order a meat and two, three or four vegetables. The house specialty is fried chicken, but other homey offerings include country-fried steak, meatloaf, and chicken and dumplings, the latter simply the benchmark version of the dish. Rainbow trout and fried catfish are draws with seafood lovers, and roast chicken, pork roast or turkey with cornbread dressing are guaranteed chill-chasers. Among vegetables, you'll find sweet potato soufflé, turnip greens, black-eyed peas, okra and fried green tomatoes, and don’t bypass the tomato pie. While the Southern view of vegetables is to use meat as a seasoning, many of these are vegetarian friendly. Breads made on-site include addictive cinnamon rolls (get some to go by inquiring at the check-out stand), cornbread and yeast rolls. For dessert, choose the peanut butter pie without fail. Complement your meal with good sweet tea, although there is a basic wine list. We advise early arrival as you may encounter lengthy waits at peak times.