Pittypat's Porch Restaurant
Pittypat's Porch Restaurant

Pittypat's Porch Restaurant

  • 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 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
131 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (59)neighborhood gem (58)fit for foodies (36)special occasion (34)kid-friendly (25)great for lunch (17)great for outdoor dining (13)great for brunch (10)hot spot (10)romantic (8)scenic view (5)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Great example of southern cuisine
    Taggs
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Our family thoroughly enjoyed our meal and experience at Pittypat's Porch. Food was a superb example of southern fare. Family friendly with southern flare!! Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Southern Food and Service Around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Big Mama was our waiter and she is just awesome....makes the experience even better than it ordinarily would be. The food is outstanding...shrimp n grits, fried chicken, ribs, trout...you name it, it's good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation wasn't honored.
    Dschmit
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We made a reservation for 5 and walked in to find 50 people waiting in front of an empty hostess station. Some of the other people had reservations that were 45 minutes past their seating time. After 15 min without a hostess, we decided to leave.
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  • Love Pittypat's!
    breadbasket
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Pittypat's Porch is a fun, iconic, Atlanta institution. The fried chicken is their signature, but I have never had a menu item not prepared well. The sideboard (Very fancy salad bar) boasts a bountiful selection of standard and nouveau selections.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Not Great Service
    PatrickHenson
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I am in town for a trade show, drawing approximately 50,000 people in to town. Service at this restaurant was slow & just lacking, the food was amazing , but service is just a huge negative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Group Dinner at Pittypat's - ok
    Svetlana
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Interesting place with a lot of rich southern heritage including serving meals for the cast of Gone with the Wind! They handle larger groups (10-20) very and have an excellent staff. Some of the meals our group had were good and others not as much. My fried chicken dinner was somewhat dry.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Impressed - Overall
    ConciergeVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Held a casual baby shower at PittyPat's this past Saturday, the server Cupcake was unpleasant to work with. Our guests overheard her attempting to pass the table along to another server and rolled her eyes when he declined. We had to ask repeatedly for water refills, food delivery took an incredibly long time to come out to the table, and most of the guests stated the food to be salty or over seasoned. The manager did come over an compensate the table with a discount. We chose this venue due to it being a "neighborhood gem" serving southern cuisines. We all were overall not impressed.
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  • Delicious Southern Cuisine
    Pedsnurse
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My first time in Atlanta and my friends told me "you have to eat at Pittypat"s Porch". We liked it so much we came here twice in our week in Atlanta. Food was delicious Southern family style food. Art was wonderful with sketches from Gone with the Wind. Decor felt like home with fireplaces and rocking chairs on the "front porch". Service was excellent. We would highly recommend going here! Came here with family and friends. Also, live music most nights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Loved this restaurant! The food was amazing and the staff was very friendly..Loved the piano player playing in the background and the overall feel of the place..will definitely be coming back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    Awesome3some
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Would recommend Pitty Patch Porch. The food was excellent in taste and abundant in portions. The staff was wonderful from the hostesses, waiters to the manager! Such a wonderful experience! Had never been before and guest in from out of town they knocked it out of the park! Will return!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ridge
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Food was great and a really neat place with the porch and view. Larry and the cornbread was spectacular - the hostess gave us samples! Our server seemed preoccupied with something else and we were an afterthought, but rest of staff were wonderful. Salad bar alone is worth the trip!Would recommend to one and all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Home Cookin'
    SkipinSC
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Fried chicken, fried catfish, and gumbo were all outstanding. Desserts to die for, especially bread pudding and pecan pie. Real corn bread and outstanding baked goods. Overall an outstanding "home cooked" meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Be Hungry
    AikenFox
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The waiter kept reminding us that the Southern style was to have a lot of food. The salad bar was varied and could very well have been the meal all by itself.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 25 years later, just as good
    sanjosespain
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The last time my partner visited this restaurant was at least 25 years ago, and we've been trying to get back ever since. He says it is just as good, if not better. Great food, fantastic service, and very good value. We hope it's not going to be another 25 years before we can return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Love to visit Pittypat's porch. Great food and great service! You need to check it out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • spur of the moment
    3blubirds
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I read about Pitty Pats in the Atlanta magazine quickly ask my daughter about it, and the next day we were having lunch there. We loved it. The staff hung around and talked to us, told us about the history of the building. We will be back. Food was great too homemade chicken salad. Great place.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Nice Atlanta Treasure
    FoodCritic
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    This restaurant is a nice, hidden treasure for Atlanta. It is in a great location. The downstairs' hostess is exceptional, I love her! She has a warm and friendly spirit, and she never meets a stranger! She is definitely a people person. The food here is excellent; I love the fried chicken dinner and the chicken salad on the side board is awesome.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Atlanta classic
    jmlinva
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    This place is a landmark in Atlanta. The food is traditional southern fare. Very heavy and lots of it. Flavors are good. Need a long walk afterwards to work it off.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ample Servings
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Serving sizes are " more than one serving" so I'd suggest springing for $9 split plate up charge. Had the ribeye and barely ate half.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Georgian food gem
    Ballardite
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Great atmosphere, friendly owner-host, and delicious traditional southern food. Not to miss when you visit Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Service, Mediocre Food
    DiningRoomObserver
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    In town for a convention, this place was recommended as one of the oldest bars in Atlanta. Very disappointing. Waited 30 minutes to be seated and we had a reservation. Waiter was THE WORST. We were seated at 8 and by 8:45 we still hadn't placed our order. Salad bar that was included in the meal was almost completely empty, the basket of cornbread, muffins, and biscuits that was included was never brought out, and we never saw the black eyed peas or collard greens that we also included. The food was medicore, dessert was basic chocolate cake since they were out of most of their classics. Overall an awful experience, won't be going back.
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  • Major Disappointment
    getitright
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    It had been quite a while since we last ate here and were looking forward to the southern food. We made a reservation for 7:00 (for 2), arrived at 6:50 and were put on a waiting list which offered no priority for those with reservations. After checking back several times, we were finally seated at 7:40. The waiter seemed promising at first and promptly took our order, yet we did not get our meal served until 9:00. We were told that they were out of their traditional side (collards), and then told that they were also out of the black-eyed peas. It took forever to finally get their traditional breads (corn bread). The experience wore us down, so we quickly ate dinner and upon leaving saw that other guests were receiving their black-eyed peas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No greens
    Susie
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I went here many years ago and it was wonderful. Took colleagues this week and very disappointed. No greens as advertised, no Mac and cheese on the menu or fried okra. Not any southern food I was brought up on.
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  • worth the money
    travelingfoodie
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    great food with a real southern flair. A terrific salad bar with an impressive variety of differing salads and vegetable dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal, Great Food
    BJKC
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The fried chicken was every bit as good as our waiter described. The Salad Side Bar had some of the best tasting salads including the marinated tomatoes. We had to also try the fried green tomatoes which were very good as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bad service
    dinerdame
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We arrived at 7:20 and had a reservation for 7:30. It was 10 minutes before the hostess was even at the desk. We told her we had a reservation - she gave us a number and said we would be called. We watched groups with the same number of diners as ours (2) who walked in with no reservation after us be seated before us. When we approached the hostess at 8:20 to ask when we would be seated, she said it would be at least 20 minutes. We left.
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  • Neighborhood gem in the Deep South.
    Cherokee28
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    PittyPat's Porch has great Southern cooking and hospitality. The bar and wait staffs were quite accommodating. The food and the service were excellent. I had the ribs and fried chicken; my wife had the rib eye steak. The pork was so tender that it fell off the bone; the chicken was very moist and flavorful; the vegetables were all fresh. My wife's steak was very tender and juicy. I had the pecan pie and my wife had the Bourbon Street bread pudding. While my pecan pie was chuck full of pecans with a hint of rum and bourbon sauce, the bread pudding was just as good (if not better) than that of the Commander's Palace in New Orleans' Garden District. I give PittyPat's Porch an A+ for location, service, ambiance and Southern hospitality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
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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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  • 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).
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    kid-friendly
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  • 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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  • 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.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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  • 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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    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.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • 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.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • 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
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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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  • 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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