It’s fall y’all! And that means one thing: it’s comfort food season! Warm and hearty, these dishes are often tied to childhood memories and feelings of love, which is part of the reason they make us feel so good. Pull up a chair and get cozy, we’re digging into all our favorite Southern comfort foods!


Pimento Cheese Fritters


Gumbo is a classic Cajun stew that’s perfect for rainy days and chilly afternoons. Heavily seasoned with spices and loaded with flavorful vegetables like celery, onions, and bell peppers, our dark roux is slow cooked and smothers tender crawfish, chicken, and andouille sausage.


Pimento Cheese Fritters

Pimento cheese is a southern staple, and one of our favorite picnic spreads. This isn’t grandma’s sandwich tray, though. At McCray’s, we’ve kicked it up a notch with our pimento cheese fritters, featuring sharp, creamy, homemade pimento cheese that’s deep fried until crispy. These tasty treats are served hot with tomato jam and a roasted garlic aioli, for a sweet and savory, crunchy, creamy bite.


Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and grits is a traditional dish found throughout the low country of coastal Georgia and the Carolinas. Delicious for brunch, lunch, and dinner, our shrimp and grits come loaded with house tasso ham, andouille sausage, and pickled sweet peppers. Warm, velvety grits and a spicy Cajun cream sauce make this dish perfect all year round, but it’s particularly good on cool days and rainy afternoons.


Southern Fried Chicken 

Fried Chicken is a centerpiece of Southern cuisine, making appearances at everything from Sunday dinners to family reunions and church potlucks. There’s nothing like the salty, satisfying crunch that gives way to flavorful, tender chicken. We serve the best fried chicken in Midtown, with a smoky chipotle aioli and our own homemade pickles. 


Mac and Cheese 

Macaroni and cheese is the ultimate Southern comfort food. Warm and creamy, delightfully cheesy, there’s something about this dish that delivers all the homemade comfort and flavor we crave. We make mac and cheese from scratch everyday in our Midtown, Atlanta restaurant, with a decadent cheese sauce and perfectly tender pasta. 


Head to McCray’s for Southern Comfort Food Classics

Cold weather and rainy days are no match for our favorite Southern comfort foods! These delicious dishes taste just as good as they make us feel.  Join us for dinner in Midtown throughout the week and enjoy authentic southern comfort food and cocktails in the heart of Atlanta!