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Pittypat's Porch Restaurant
Pittypat's Porch Restaurant

Pittypat's Porch Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pittypatsrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (404) 525-8228
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:00am-4:30pm
    Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 4:30pm-9:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 4:30pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern
  • Executive Chef: David Myree
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: All of Pittypats menu is available for take out and catering can be arranged by calling any of our managers.
  • Private Party Facilities: Pittypat's has several private rooms and areas throughout the restaurant to accommodate any size group from 2 to 400.
    Our upstairs Pine Bar and new outdoor Porch can be reserved for private groups. Downstairs we have the Pantry, UnderPorch, Drawing Room, Rhetts Game Room and Main Dining Room which all can be arranged to accommodate a variety of groups and seating arrangements. Ask about our new "O'Hara Family Style" menu which features our Fried Chicken, Ribs, and Catfish with all the sides, breads, salad bar and dessert for 29.95 per person.
  • Private Party Contact: Erica Smith (404) 525-8228
  • Entertainment: Southern themed music played throughout the restaurant and live piano on most nights. Special entertainment is available on request.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Peach-tree Center train station is only half a block away from us.

    Watch for the opening in late spring 2014 of the new "Atlanta Downtown Streetcar" which will have a stop at the end of our street located at the Andrew Young Park and Statue. Hop on and off to come to Pittypat's for lunch or dinner.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on site and we have a special $5 rate for our customers only. Be sure to get your parking ticket validated before you leave.
A word from Pittypat's Porch Restaurant
Pittypat's Porch is Atlanta's oldest restaurant serving guests delicious Southern food and beverages by friendly experienced servers in a warm and comfortable, old fashioned environment reminiscent of the old South during the time of Gone with the Wind. The menu features our famous fried chicken, ribs and other traditional Southern specialties along with great steaks, fresh seafood and daily specials. A sideboard/salad bar includes freshly made Southern salads and specialties including chicken salad, fresh tomatoes, and other fresh vegetables seasoned just right. All of our breads and desserts are made right in our on site bakery. Be sure to save room for our delicious corn bread, muffins, pecan pie, hot peach cobbler with cinnamon ice cream and Larry's amazing BlackBottom Pie! We have a full bar with specialty drinks and extensive wine selection at great value. Y'all come soon!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The Porch, as in the name is a good place to be. Not scenic, and lots of streetnoise, but pleasant nonetheless. Big salad bar comes with each entree, no appetizer needed. No spectacular dishes, but several interesting ones, all solid offerings, solid portions."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Food is average. Decor is average, not GWTW except for a few pictures hung on the walls. Service is not great. The only thing that is high is the price. Not on our list to re-visit."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The whole experience was wonderful. The setting and atmosphere were fitting. There was live piano music played. Salad bar had both iceberg lettuce and spinach, which was great for my wife. And the steak was perfectly cooked and delicious.enjoyed our meal at Pitty Pats porch."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Wasn't bad as some reviewed it. I had the fried chicken. Wasn't anything special. The fried green tomatoes were excellent as was the corn bread and biscuits. I won't be in hurry to back. There is a parking deck directly beside the place which would have been nice to know. Guess if I had called instead of using the Internet to make reservations I would have known. Speaking of reservations, we had 8 people for 6:30. We arrived at 6 and were immediately seated. Not to bad."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "One of my mothers friends had recommended this restaurant for a birthday lunch but because of mixed reViews we went elsewhere. Upon a return trip to Atlanta, I was still curious and so we made a reservation. We arrived early and were seated within 5 minutes. The hostess was pleasant as was our waiter. My son ordered the steak and I ordered the chicken. We both liked the steak and chicken but the sides bread and desserts were sub par. CrackerBarrel has better bread, sides, and desserts and is WAY cheaper. I would have to agree with other reviews that state that this is a place that was probably great in it's glory days. The glory is apparently long gone ."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The service was outstanding. The waitstaff was amazing , the cooks were funny, the hostess about her all I can say is Love here and the waitress. Made us feel at home. Everything was made from scratch, it was like you were really sitting in the middle of your great-grandmothers dining room table."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Pittypat's is not a fancy place, but should be required for any tourist visiting the south for the first time. This is home style Southern cooking at its best. We started with fried green tomatoes and black eyed pea cakes. The fried chicken or shrimp and grits are my favorites. Finish with Pittypat's cake and you will have had a great southern meal."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I have gone here over the years when working in Atlanta...this time I took an employee to enjoy what I had in the past. Not way thing as it use to be....sides were cold and drinks not even close to how they were described. Chicken was good. Just simply disappointed!,"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Good food, good service..... but as we left, waiter advised me that my 72yr old mother had not tipped him enough..... craziest thing I had ever heard from a waiter."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "When we first got there the restaurant was quiet and we were able to talk and hear one another. However, before we left a pianist came in a proceeding to play. We were on the lower level with the piano and it made it very difficult to carry on a conversation without screaming. Not so thrilled with the piano."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "If you did not know about Pitty Pat's Porch – you wouldn't know about PittyPat's porch! A true hidden pleasure in downtown Atlanta. Excellent Southern soul food with an unassuming ambience – not to be missed by anyone who loves authenticity and comforting food. I love this place. Long live PittyPat!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This place looked inviting on Google Maps - Inside View, but the place was a little dead for a Friday at 7:00 pm. The salad bar was over priced for what they offered, and the entrees were equally over priced since they all came with the salad bar. The vegetables were good (collard greens, black eyed peas, mashed sweet potatoes), but since we were sitting practically inside the fireplace with mediocre food and an almost dead / touristy environment it really detracted from a pleasurable evening dining out. The live pianist was very good, but all in all it felt like a tourist trap since the various options (music, food, stuffed birds on the wall, den with fireplace, etc) didn't blend together into a well-balanced theme."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Hostess was rude! Food was definitely not great - very mediocre. The restaurant seemed a bit run down."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Terrance (T) was our server, he was so nice. My cell phone was dead and he graciously offered to charge it up at the front desk. Just like Rhett would have done for Scarlett. This was myself and my friends first visit to Ms. Pitty Pat's porch, and we loved it! I'll come back again! The hostess was so gracious as well, very patient with us. Thank you again! Ms. Cheryl Paschal"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. I thought it was a little overpriced but I still thought it was a great restaurant. I would recommend it to anyone."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Tourist trap. Poor quality food at expensive prices. Salad bar had limited choices. Breads were dry. Fried chicken entree was overly-salty. I would not return."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We ate here after the bellhop recommended it to us as one if the best restaurants in Atlanta. We were not disappointed. This was true southern cooking at it's best. The only set back was that there was a large crowd that night since it was July 4th weekend. Even so, we had a minimal wait. The service was great, and the piano man let my 7 yr old son play a song. When he recognized it he even sat down and played with him. It was a great night."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Booked a reservation a month ahead of time. When I arrived was told there would be a 45 minute wait. This is inexcusable. People off the street who were in town for a convention were being seated. I was looking forward to eating here, arrived on time and had to go elsewhere."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great place to sample some local food with a group of people when in Atlanta on business."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "This was the worst decision that I made in Atlanta. We made a reservation for 6:45. Upon arrival it was apparent that we were not going to be seated any time soon. No one seemed to know what was going on. I was given a ticket for a table. And the restaurant was packed. It was as if no reservation was made. Apparently their open table account had been reset to the default settings and they had an overflow. However, the management should have just told guests this and suggested going elsewhere or offering free dessert or something. The service was terrible. Food was lukewarm or cold. Portion side was sad. And nothing was notable. I ordered the peach cobbler for desert - hard peaches and so disappointing."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We had reservations for 6:45. We showed up at 6:40. After being given a number by a very rude hostess, we waited. After waiting for over 2 hours we still were not seated. The hostess refused to talk to any of the people waiting nor did she give any reasons for the long wait. Several other parties were waiting as well and were given the same poor service. We ended up at Ray's in the City where received excellent service and food. Pass on Pittypat's."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We had made a reservation hoping to enjoy some southern comfort after a long day. The hostess was obviously in over her head, guests were standing all over the place with no clue how long the wait was or where we were in line. The hostess was trying to keep track of guests with a notepad and pen. No pager or system was used and it was chaos. Our reservation was ignored and after 35 mins past our assigned time we gave up and went elsewhere. Too bad because I had heard the food was good."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "This place has absolute southern charm and the food is outstanding. Excellent service rounds out the experience."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "This place was recommended by a few colleagues before we came to Atlanta. It lived up to expectations. The fried chicken and ribs were great! It was very busy and we had to wait a few minutes, even with our reservation on a Monday night. Overall a good experience. The only draw back I noticed was that the bar seemed a little disorganized."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Pittypat's Porch is a "must" when it comes to experiencing "old Atlanta" or for any fan of Margaret Mitchell's novel, Gone With the Wind and its film version. You will not encounter any culinary wonders at Pittypat's. However, the food is good, lovingly prepared southern fare, served with the most gracious of Atlanta hospitality. The scene is one ripped straight from the pages of Mitchell's book, with 19th century antiques and southern decorating touches on each wall and around every corner. Pittypat's is no new-comer to Atlanta, having opened in the early-1960s. So, the restaurant comes with its own storied history. Enjoy, ya'll!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great Southern food! I thoroughly enjoyed our evening and the food there. I felt that price was reasonable for the quality and quantity of for. The baked goods smelled so good when we first walked in!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Friends from Kansas were in town so we decided to show them a little southern hospitality. Our first visit to PittyPat's Porch was fabulous to say the least. Richard, our server, was great. We felt right at home. Food was very good and the menu had a verity of southern selections. Fresh fish, shrimp & grits, and the best fried chicken I have had in a long time. Would assuredly go back again. With the dinner, drinks, desert, and 20% tip, expect to pay about 50 bucks per person."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Deep south hospitality and decor , food was just OK and overpriced."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Back here after 25 years. Change in ownership has rendered the restaurant JUST OK. Food still very good. Ambience and service pretty average to fair. Once upon a time Pitty Pat's should not have been missed.... now.... not so much."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great and friendly service from Melba. Food was good. Tasty and fresh salad bar"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Over the years I had heard so much about Pittypat's Porch, but it did not live up to my expectations. The furnishings are old, and not in a good way. The tables are scratched, discolored, dingy. The fried chicken was overcooked and dry as sand. It reminded me of a theme park restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time. Good food. Friendly staff. String drinks in mason jars. Cool atmosphere. Amazing steak. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I will never visit again. This has been one of my favorite restaurants for years. Every time I travel to Atlanta, we had to make a visit. The service was horrible, the food was substandard, rolls were hard and cold. The fry chicken was fried in old oil, I didn't get a straw or my drink until 15 minutes after placing my drink order. My server was busy eating his meal, while I only received half of mine. We will never visit again. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This was a great Atlanta experience. Fried chicken, grits, great service, a homey atmosphere & y'all come back. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "My first visit. Overall experience was good, service I would rate a C. The primary reason for an overall rating of 2 is the server was ok, but not great and when we received the bill, I did not pay attention to the automatic gratuity added to my bill and added my normal gratuity which is 20% or more. I ended up tipping over $100.00. If gratuity is automatically added, the customer should be made aware of this! Not happy!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Pittypat's has just reopened after renovation. Restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside, but once inside you are transported back in time to the Old South. "Gone With the Wind" memorabilia abounds. Great Southern traditional southern cooking including homemade muffins and cornbread you may watch them make, too. I ate outside on the porch where it is best to not look out at the street as you lose the ambience."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "From the woods of New Hampshire, we were looking for a place with good southern fare- we found it at Pitty Pats! Easy to find ( across the street from the tall glass Westin hotel), we entered an historically decorated building on the second floor. The hostess greeted us in southern style, and, though we had a reservation, had to wait about 20 minutes for our table (who's in a hurry in the south, anyway?) We waited in rocking chairs, mint julep in hand, and listened to the piano player on the floor below. Finally escorted to our table, it was difficult to decide on an entree-they all sounded great. Advice- just pick one-you won't be disappointed. Best fried chicken, inspiring pork chops. Save room for dessert too!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Absolutely horrible. Food is awesome. Staff really sucks. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The parking deck adjacent to the restaurant needs work... I would not let my wife do it after hours. The wait staff are kind, friendly & eager to please. The menu is 1900 Southern with a twist. If you are Handicap (physically) do not come alone the ADAA entrance I s not identified and the restaurant is on the lower level. The meal on a 1 - 10 would rate a 8.5 with 10 being the top. Yes I will visit again to experience the Ribs."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Menu is limited, not too many choices if you are health conscious. Salad bar is limited . Not what it use to be.. Ambience not at all what it once was. I looked at their website and the menu how the menus are still on the fans, pewter serve ware, etc. Couldnt be further from the truth... Very disappointed. Doubt that we will ever go back. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014