The Magnolia Room in Tucker is bucking a trend. At least two cafeterias in this part of town have closed in recent years. Magnolia Room recently opened to uphold the Southern cafeteria flag. The steam table line is classic, starting of course with dessert. The dining room is nicely decorated in colors that are lively but not loud. The staff is extremely gracious and helpful.
I ordered the roast beef and black eyed peas. There is something luxurious about a giant side of beef just waiting to be carved. The beef was good; the au jus had a touch of tomato which gave it a very nice twang. The black eyed peas were perfectly cooked and delicious.