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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 (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
  • "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
  • "Hostess was rude! Food was definitely not great - very mediocre. The restaurant seemed a bit run down."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "Great place to sample some local food with a group of people when in Atlanta on business."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "This place has absolute southern charm and the food is outstanding. Excellent service rounds out the experience."
    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
  • "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
  • "We had a wonderful time. Good food. Friendly staff. String drinks in mason jars. Cool atmosphere. Amazing steak. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This was a great Atlanta experience. Fried chicken, grits, great service, a homey atmosphere & y'all come back. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I had to alter my reservation last minute, and they were able to accommodate us without any issues. I would suggest not filling up on too many appetizers because the salad bar is amazing in its own right. I can't speak more highly of the authentic Southern Cuisine. It was truly amazing!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Absolutely horrible. Food is awesome. Staff really sucks. "
    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
  • "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
  • "We discovered Pitty Pat's over 30 years ago on a trip to Atlanta with our children. We were delighted to find it was still there and were not disappointed in the food selections, some of the best we tasted on our trip thru the south. The piano was a bit loud and frenetic and we would have enjoyed some softer, slower music but it all added to another great experience! Not sure if we will visit again but we have added new memories of a great time."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I had been wanting to dine here for many years. My expectation was of a fine dining experience in an elegant setting. Instead it was like eating at a restaurant at Six Flags or Disney World. Over priced mass produced type food and a hokey setting. Not good at all. Compared to what I had always thought it was, I stepped inside to find an incredible disappointment. Total nightmare experience. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The restaurant itself is cute and appropriately decorated to represent what it is. The food was considered average by everyone in our group so the high prices stung a bit more. Salad bar was plentiful but had some very strange selections. None of the entrees were exceptional (i.e. fried chicken, steaks, catfish). The dessert portions are small for the price. The biggest complaint we had was that instead of adding on an 15-18% automatic gratuity for a large group, the server added 20%. If we would've received exceptional service (we had to get our own dessert menus and refills on drinks were not tended to at all) then no one would have had a problem with it. That wasn't the case however. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Food was excellent - the fried chicken the best. The server and hostess were also very friendly. Very good experience all around."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "The food was good, but for this type of restaurant the food was over priced. I only saw one item on the dinner menu under $24. We're used to paying over $40 for an entree at an upscale restaurant, but I expected a little better price here. Trust me, if the food is that good, I don't mind paying good money for it. The food was good, but not good enough for the price they charge. However, they are downtown ATL and directly adjacent to a parking garage so those factors do weigh in. Staff was friendly."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Made reservation for party of 17 3 wks before arrival for 7:30 pm. Our party was separated into 2 tables not even next to each other. Every other group that was there with parties larger than ours and parties that arrived after us were placed together. We were the ONLY party that had been separated. Purpose of making the reservation was for the group to SIT together. If we could NOT be accommodated, someone should have called to let us know. Everything else was excellent, but it ruined the experience for our group not being together."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Pitty Pat's porch was a wonderful night out for the ladies. We felt very at home with the staff. They were verybpersonable yet professional. We all said this is definitely a do over. Can't wait to go back. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Pittypat's Porch's atmosphere is charming, Southern, and a throwback to "Gone with the Wind." The fried chicken, southern gumbo and blackeyed pea cakes were fine. The Mint Julep was "abysmal." We asked them to go a little light on the simple syrup. It turns out that their juleps consist of very little bourbon, some ice, and mostly water. The brown coloring is contained within their version of simple syrup--water, very little sugar, and some brown mint. Asked for another shot of bourbon @ $9 to make it better, so the cost was $31 for 2 still very unsatisfactory drinks. What was truly terrible was the hospitality upon entering. Their front desk was not staffed and there was a line. It took about 20 minutes to get a table, an hour for food."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "My wife and I visit Pitty Pats every time we visit from DAYTON, Ohio. We brought our daughter & a friend who now live in Winder & work at Caterpillar. It was a great first experience for them. The only suggestion would be to add sweet potato pie to your deserts. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I didn't know what to expect. The food was average. The service was good. I was now wowed with the cuisine. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014