Pittypat's Porch Restaurant
Pittypat's Porch Restaurant

Pittypat's Porch Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pittypatsrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4045258228x
  • 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 4045258228x
  • 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!
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Pittypat's Porch Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
116 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (51)neighborhood gem (50)special occasion (33)fit for foodies (29)kid-friendly (25)great for outdoor dining (16)great for lunch (14)great for brunch (10)hot spot (7)romantic (6)scenic view (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Interesting
    SirDineOutAlot
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food goood, but not great. Service was excellent. As some have said in online reviews elsewhere, sothern fare that is perhaps tastier and certainly cheaper elsewhere.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Going downhill
    tngastronomer
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Service was very slow despite many open tables. The restaurant has lost much of its luster of the past. It now seems tired and in need of an update.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ok...
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I was disappointed in bringing my work group here as I thought the food would have been much better. We had outstanding hits the night before at another local restaurant so we were excited to try them here... no go. The appetizers were ok. Salad bar very interesting. Good selection on the menu but nothing to write home about. There are other good options in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not that great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We sat for a 5:45PM dinner reservation. Since it was early, the dining room was pretty empty and so it was not possible to truly assess the noise level when the dining room is full. Also since it was early, I think we were served warmed up lunch. My food did not taste fresh. I ordered shrimp and grits and fried okra. The shrimp was overcooked and hard. The okra was not crispy. The overall taste of the grits was good, but overall I did not enjoy my meal. We were served freshly made muffins along with hard biscuits and old cornbread. In addition, the dining room is crowded with tables and the ceiling is low so it felt a little claustrophobic.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced!
    Chicagogirl
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Absolutely nothing special about this place. Food average but WAY TOO OVERPRICED for what you get! I really can't stress that enough! Slow service and it was almost empty. The only reason we went is because we had little girls with us and it seemed the most kid-friendly of the other downtown dining establishments near Philips Arena (meaning not a sports bar or corporate steakhouse).
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    In my experience, the service brought the experience down. After we were seated, the hostess asked one of the other servers to handle our table because she could not "find" our intended server. Next, our drinks too WAY too long to appear. After that, bread service took easily 30 minutes after our order had been taken. Tables that sat after us got their food before we even had bread. Finally, our main course too nearly 45 minutes. The server did come by to say that the kitchen had run out of fried chicken and they were making another batch. As she said this, fried chicken was passing us on the way to other tables. When our entrees did arrive, the chicken was burning hot, while the sides were cold.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice country cooking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The setting was very nice for being in downtown. You felt like you were in a country home. The food was good, but not as good as I expected. I had the fried chicken which was very crispy, but needed salt. I do not like collards which come with every meal. The salad bar was very limited of salad ingredients. It did have side dishes, but I wasn't looking for more side dishes. Plenty of food and priced well. My husband liked his collards.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food in Southern style
    TeamBearCat
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This restaurant, of course, is "legendary." It's an Atlanta institution, and rightly so. It features a lot of decoration from the "Gone With The Wind" movie (since the name of the establishment is a direct reference to the film), but you get what you really came for: good food. We had a delightful bisque soup, and pork tenderloin on a bed of sweet potato.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little disappointed
    Jpt1VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I was so looking forward to eating at this restaurant. I love southern style food! At the beginning of the meal we received breads - the cornbread was very dry, the biscuit was like a hockey puck - but the muffin was tasty. We then moved on to the salad bar which was disappointing. The options for a salad were minimal and they kept pushing the chicken salad. The chicken salad was good but after I ordered a whole meal, I don't want that as a side?? I mean you could have made a whole meal out of that! I ordered ribs and chicken. The ribs were nothing special but the friend chicken had a great crispy coating and tasted great! I was disappointed in the actual chicken under the coating, there was not much meat to the breast I had.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Southern Food!
    steakluvr
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Overall, pretty decent experience. Food was top notch. Location was ideal and perfect considering other commercial and busy alternatives. Only real disappointment was the $9 splitting fee. Was a good thing we did split though cause the portions were HUGE! I had the fried chicken which was better than my grandma used to make but don't tell her ;) Came with 3 pieces of chicken! Looks like they were more than willing to accommodate groups of 20 or more. I'll be back, thats for sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Large Groups
    SherrieS
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Pittypat's Porch handle our group of 18 with ease. The food was fantastic and served piping hot! Lots of compliments discussed among the group after we left. I didn't hear one negative comment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great ambiance, nice diversion from conference hotels. Great service. Main couse (referenced on menu as the best damn southern bird) is ok but far from the best. The collard greens looked over cooked, very acidic, and were just inedible.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Wonderful Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We arrived with great anticipation and were not disappointed. The atmosphere and food delivered that the southern charm we were looking for! The four of us had the famous fried chicken and we collectively felt that it was the best we ever had. Our server, Cupcake, was so sweet and cute and made us feel at home. Our only disappointment (and it is a slight one) is that we thought the decor did not match the website description which also mentioned menus on Gone-With-the-Wind fans which were not give to us. But that is a tiny criticism compared to the memorable evening we shared.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average experience
    Nikki
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The place was average an appearance and we received average service along with our average food. The restaurant was a bit dirty and the floors were sticky. The waiter was not very enthusiastic and being we were tourists we needed him to step up.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • okay, but not fantastic
    sldmg
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I had the veggie bar -- which is their salad bar. i found the items to add to the lettuce was spare -- only 4 items. there were 6 different mixed salads available. i thought $14 for this bar was too costly based on what little was actually available. we sit on the upper level outdoor patio -- the street traffic was very loud and made conversation difficult. Mixed drinks were expensive -- starting at $11. colleagues split an entrée, and the restaurant didn't charge a splitting fee, which was very nice. overall the food was good, but not outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pittypat's Porch
    SROBBVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Nice dinner for our group of 5. A classic dining spot in downtown Atlanta. A must-do dinner spot.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Southern cooking at its best
    Traveler
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We visited Atlanta with friends to attend a Falcons game. We like to try to find restaurants with unique character and a flavor of the area. Pitty Pats was just that. Staff was friendly and food was great. We will be visiting again!,,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic southern cuisine
    Emimee
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The fried chicken is among the best this southerner has ever had. My first visit was in the Late 60's and the last before this visit was 1979. The wait staff was very friendly and it was impressive that the dessert maker had been working there 38 years. I only wish I had had room for dessert. Love PittyPats.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    RLS77
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Always a favorite when I have visitors to treat in Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Atlanta tradition
    michaelspringfield
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Pittypat's Porch is an Atlanta tradition. It has been in business for 50 years in the same location and claims to be Atlanta's Oldest. Technically is it the oldest, although Mary Mac's Tea Room on Ponce first opened in 1945 they closed for a while for renovations. If you are in Atlanta and you want true Southern food this is the place. Known for it's fried chicken they also have other Southern traditional foods like fried catfish. Always available are black eyed peas and turnip greens along with home made biscuits. Southerners and Damned Yankees alike owe it to themselves to give the place a visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Southern Charm in Downtown ATL
    Funkblastin
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We found this restaurant randomly on a food app, and walked there from the hotel. The whole place makes you feel at home. When they say they have the best Damn fried chicken, they aren't lying. Salad bar came with our entrees which was nice. We ate downstairs, and then stopped by the bar upstairs for a few drinks before leaving. Great place with great food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kiyo
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We enjoyed the southern tastes very much. I love deep fried chicken.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern Food at it's Best!
    1peachinoregon
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    After having Pittypat's Porch recommended by several locals, we decided to give it a try. Hands down, the best southern food and sweet tea this GA peach has ever eaten! I was born and raised in GA and have since moved to Oregon. You just can't find food this good in Oregon! I will eat at Pittypat's Porch EVERY time I am in ATLANTA!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Luvfood
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We enjoyed sitting on the porch for our dinner. Portions of fried chicken and rib entrees were huge and tasty. Sides of collard greens and black eyed peas were not pleasing to look at.
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  • heart of atlanta
    medme
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    an evening on the patio in downtown Atlanta could not have been better. specialty drinks were a treat and the food was great. Portions are generous and didn't mind splitting (including paying extra $9). The wait staff was very attentive and will be a go-to when visiting Atlanta in the future.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the price
    Visit2Atlanta
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    VERY pricey for the quality of the food. The black eyed peas were under cooked, the steak was under cooked, the sweet potatoes had too much sugar, the greens had too much sugar, and the check was too big! Also, the restaurant looked like it should have been remodeled 10 years ago. The bathroom was.... let's just call it dirty. Parking was difficult. Waitress got our order wrong. Drink was brought to the table as we were asking for the check. Wouldn't recommend and won't be back.
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  • Anniversay celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This was a special night for us as we celebrated our 59th anniversary. The southern ambience was a joy to experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtowneats
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great food, great ambiance. A downtown mainstay for over 40 years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not all that exciting
    Foodlover
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Pittypat's has a great atmosphere and delicious bread choices, but that's about it. The service was slow, we never received our sides, the AC was barely on, and the food was mediocre but expensive.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kid friendly; Must-do
    BamaLu
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My group enjoys eating at Pittypat's Porch after a great game at the GeorgiaDome. The food is great home style cooking that pleases everyone and is always on the mark. This last visit included a wonderful piano player, adding to a great dining experience. Will always seek to have a meal here whenever we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Never Again
    AwefulPlace1
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I will never come back to Pittypat's Porch Restaurant! The parking was extremely bad. We had reservations for 6:30pm and my husband dropped me off so I could go in to confirm our arrival and he drove around until 7:45pm trying to get a space. The parking lot attendants were extremely rude and very, very unprofessional. The food was barely average, for southern cuisine it was terrible!! I was there to celebrate my 38th wedding anniversary and I was so disappointed. I will not ever come there again and I'm telling all my family and friends not to dine there! I hated this place with a passion.
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  • Love it!
    Princess
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Recommended by a friend, we tried out Pittypat's and we have eaten here every day on our trip. It is a great layout with the whole Gone With the Wind theme and the staff are very friendly. The food is amazing and everything we have tried so far has been great. One of the best things about Pittypat's though is Big Mamma. Without her it is just a cute restaurant with good food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A gem!
    WVMountaineers
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Found this place in 2006. When I found out I was coming back to Atlanta in 2014 it was the only place I absolutely had to visit!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    There were six of us in our group. Eric, our waiter, was great. Others waiters also talked football with us and was very nice. Big Mama even paid a visit to our table. They were all very personable ans saw that we had a great time and great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Welcome
    Rick
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Ate at Pittypat's Porch early on a weekday evening. The supper crowd was slowly filtering-in so the place was a tad quiet. We enjoyed our drinks and food but mostly we enjoyed the warmth of the staff and superior service provided. The hostess and the waiter truly made us feel that they were glad we were there to dine. Pittypat's staff is "top notch"!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrible
    hayjbsg
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The service was slow and the food was cold. Not worth the money.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old Atlanta
    Jkw625
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    It is nice to find an old fashioned southern style eatery in downtown Atlanta. Atlanta has become so very cosmopolitan that you can find cuisine from any part of the globe but not many place with authentic southern flare. Some kitchy touches that make it endearing and the best fried chicken. EVER. I say that as someone who has had more than their fair share of fried chicken and all the fixins that go with them. Also a great salad bar. Warning. Portions are huge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Fried Chicken!
    HolidayBrunch
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Everything is delicious but the fried chicken is really hard to eat; plump, juicy, fried to perfection! The macaroni & cheese is a must as well. My family and I chose Pittypats on what would have been my mom's birthair 75th, had she lived another two and half months. We aalso thoroughly enjoyed the salad bar, especially the chicken salad. Needless to say, we were too full to entertain dessert -- maybe next time!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique
    jayhawk
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We loved the atmosphere at the restaurant. The rocking chairs on the balcony overlooking the dining area were fun while we waited to be seated. Our waiter, Richard, was great. The restaurant was very loud but we were seated near a large party and in the pathway between the salad bar and the kitchen. Other areas may have been more quiet. For us, the food was just average but we are not from the south and we tried some new things. When we were ready to leave, the stairs were blocked by customers so we were escorted out a private exit by a very helpful employee. We are glad we found and tried Pittypat's while we were in Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Butter
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Enjoyed our meal. Good Service. Disappointed that the black eyed peas were not available for dinner but the greens were outstanding! Better if the breads were warm. Overall very satisfying!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.