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About 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!

25 andrew young international blvd
Atlanta, GA 30303
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southern

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 4:30pm-9:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 4:30pm-10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 525-8228

Website:
http://www.pittypatsrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Southern themed music played throughout the restaurant and live piano on most nights. Special entertainment is available on request.

Catering:
All of Pittypats menu is available for take out and catering can be arranged by calling any of our managers.

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.

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

The new "Atlanta Downtown Streetcar" has 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 dinner.

Executive Chef:
David Myree

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Pittypat’s Porch is motor-coach friendly with convenient parking, and complimentary meals for the driver and group leader. Ask about our specialty accommodations and menus for your event! From rehearsal dinners, to business meetings, we’re happy to make the arrangements!

Pittypat's Porch Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (43)
Authentic (19)
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Special Occasion (18)
Cozy (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Fun (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Business Meals (12)
Good for a Date (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Live Music (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Happy Hour (4)
People Watching (4)
Romantic (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Seasonal (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great Beer (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 2 days ago

Fabulous Southern cooking in a gorgeous venue.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Service was HORRIBLE!!! Prices were outrageous for fried chicken and a sm portion of mashed potatoes. Never received our corn bread, drinks were empty throughout meal, and food was nothing more than what I could have received at a fast food place. For my family of 4 our bill was over $130 for fried chicken and ribs SERIOUSLY and a 20% automatic gratuity for HORRIBLE service!!!! We would NEVER go back!!!

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·Dined 4 days ago

So disappointed. My daughter and I came to Atlanta to go sightseeing and I was really looking forward to Pittypat’s porch. I set aside several hours for leisurely southern dining. Well right from the start we were rushed through. Rather than being welcomed and asked where we would like to sit, the hosted shouted “deuce!” And pointed down the stairs. We were given a table directly beside the salad bar and heard the same loud speech about 30 times “come back as much as you like, we want you to fill yourself not hurt yourself.” We we’re not even offered drinks so no mint juleps for us. Our waiter (who coughed into a tea towel the whole time he spoke with us) rushed us into ordering by hovering while we looked at the menu. My plate was cleared while I was in the restroom. Finally the waiter dropped off the bill without offering desert (not that we had room) and said “if you could, please tip me in cash so I don’t have to see Uncle Sam”. On the positive side, the fried chicken was indeed excellent. This was a once in a lifetime trip so I suppose it doesn’t matter that I won’t be coming back.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 5 days ago

Enjoyed the fried chicken!

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 (Detroit)·Dined 7 days ago

Old traditional Atlanta joint. Basically it has a lot of the same characteristics as when I first ate there 40 years ago. Really good food and very fair prices.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

Very friendly staff. Excellent food. Desserts were less than hoped for.

Tags: Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great casual dinning with friendly wait staff. Great Southern food.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Having wanted to come here for decades, and finally getting to Atlanta, I was very excited to have the chance to finally visit. Unfortunately my experience was sadly extremely disappointing.
Secret recipe fried chicken? It was tasteless and a bit greasy.
The sideboard was, however, very good. Excellent chicken salad. The side dishes accompanying my meal were also quite good. Peach cobbler was all peaches, not one bite of actual cobbler. For the price, just not worth it. Two entries, one ice tea, two coffees, one dessert...78 bucks.
The restaurant needs a serious face lift. The carpet actually smells. Is threadbare. Entire establishment was dank, dusty, and creepy.
Service was fine. Nothing outstanding.
Overall, I have decided it is just a tourist trap, building off the Gone with the Wind theme, and failing miserably.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 11, 2018

My boyfriend and I were on a dinner date. We were on a vacation and this restaurant showed up in our search. We read good things and I have to say, the food was fantastic. I also had the bourbon drink and that was perfectly mixed. The portions here are large so I’d go light on the salad bar. Great night, great atmosphere, great food, great service. Could not ask for more.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Pitty Pats is my favorite restraurant. When I visit Atlanta, either on business or on personal travel, I always try to plan the trip so that I can eat at least meal here. When I come to market, I eat every dinner here during my stay. I love the food and the atmosphere. My dad brought me here when I was around 7 years old. I never forgot it and I’m now 51.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I am so glad I was able to have dinner at this restaurant. The food was wonderful and the wait staff very attentive. However, we were seated near the piano and literally could not carry on a conversation with each other due to the noise level. I found that very frustrating.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Had a great experience! Good food and outstanding service. Thanks for a wonderful evening!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Wish they cooked Camellia Blackeye Peas. Everything was excellent.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 6, 2018

My daughter and I enjoyed our meal at Pitty Pats porch. The hostess and staff were attentive and helpful. We felt liked we stepped back in time and enjoyed some true Southern comfort food. The shrimp and grits were scrumptious.

Tags: Cozy
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We had the fried Green Tomatoes for appetizer and they were very good. I had Blackened catfish and it was delicious along with the sides. Topped off with delicious Pitty Pat's Pie. Wish I had room to finish! Server was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Fabulous! We were in Atlanta for a business meeting and I was charged with making dinner plans for the group. Everyone loved it! The food was great and our server was on top of everything for the evening. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Live Music
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Overall I was disappointed considering that this is a Southern Black owned Restaurant. there was no sweet tea and for the price of $25 for an entree and a limited salad bar just did not do it for our group. Quite misleading to be southern cuisine. Could have done better at a buffet venue. Salad bar was eclectic and reduced to 6 items excluding the lettuce. We left wondering what just happened!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Had a great time. It’s a bit on the pricier side for me, but by no means unreasonable. LOVE the food. Wish the water and drink refills had been a bit more on point.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very nice place for dinner with friends and family southern comfort food . I would drive miles to eat here . The owner was very friendly and the Waiter was alot of fun and very helpful. the piano player was fantastic.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Fun, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We were visiting Atlanta for the weekend and wanted to eat somewhere that wasn't the "norm". We were very pleased with our choice! Megan was our waitress and she was very personable and kind. She made our experience even better! The food was fantastic and we walked away feeling full and happy. We will definitely visit again when we are in the area!

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The restaurant is truly one that my family and I will
dine with again when in the Atlanta area.

Dr. S. Wilson

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (East Texas)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great service and food. I would highly recommend to anyone

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Fantastic service and food. The salad bar was so good and our entrees were delicious!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 21, 2018

I have been wanting to try Pitty Pat's Porch for many years. It has been a long standing member of the community and I respect that. It's got staying power for sure. It could however use a bit of a spruce up. It is showing its wear for sure. I wonder if the Juke Joint around the corner has affected the crowd as it was very quiet for a Sunday afternoon when the Fox Theater had just let out a show. The food was good, the fried chicken and Mac n cheese were excellent. The black eyed peas were served luke warm but they were good. The greens were a bit to vinegary but doable. The bread was luke warm and could have been more moist. The salad bar was good but I found it strange that they had a Caesar salad but no Caesar dressing...hmmm. The chicken salad was excellent and the kids seemed to like their meals. I hope the Pitty Pat Restaurant can continue to stay in business. It just needs some revitalizing.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Very attentive wait staff. Awesome salad bar. We enjoyed the crab cakes and filet mignon.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Service was attentive but never asked if we had everything etc. food arrived lukewarm. Could be really fun atmosphere but instead sad and run down.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Terrance was our server. He was very knowledgeable of the menu and recommended items that we would enjoy. I recommend the Hurricane Down Peachtree for starters. The fried chicken was seasoned and very tasty. The sideboard salad bar was well stocked with amazing items to include pickled watermelon rind. The bread pudding was outstanding. Put this on the list of places to visit while in Atlanta.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Very good food, and plenty of it. Service was outstanding for a very busy, Sunday evening. Glad we found it.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Took my wife for date night and she loved it! I did too! We will be coming back soon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We had 6 people, we all had a great experience.
Darlene

Tags: Live Music, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We were there on a very busy night , had a reservation and were told to sit in the rocking chairs and they would call us. It was very hard to hear with a piano playing below, but noticed the hostess would walk down the row and call people if they didn't come right up. evidently this didn't happen for us. After 30 min we went to check and the girl at the computer was quite rude and told us we were called and they had checked the bar (we were not at the bar) and they had moved on. We were luckily seated at this time. Our waiter was busy, spent time chatting up his larger parties, but had little time for a party of two. Did not ask if we wanted anything to drink and took our order and moved on. Realized after we were done eating that we did not get the side dishes that are supposed to come with each meal when we noticed them being put on the other tables as people received their dinners. Food was wonderful! But service, for us, was non existent.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was great, as usual, but service was terrible. Waited way to long for drinks and dinner. Had to ask for the basket of bread, never got the side dishes, and didn't see our waiter again until we got the check. Bad first impression for my business associate, but I know I will give it another try because the food is really good and I have had good experiences there before. Bad night, I guess.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Fun, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

1st return after several years. Shows her age! Scuffs and scars, average entree’s. Service was great, but that is the high point!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Southern comfort food! Great chicken and sides, but it was dirty. Table was sticky, floor was gross

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I have attended the gift show for about 10 years. I have eaten at Pittypats for the majority of those years. I LOVE TO VISIT HERE!! The food is always wonderful; he gentleman playing the piano is great too.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We arrived on time for a 6:30 reservation and were seated quickly. The owner, Guy, wakes us to our seat and chatted for about 5 minutes. He sent us a sample of the catfish to try. That was our favorite part. The salad bar is just ok and the dinner portions are huge. Luckily we knew about the “shared plate” and decided to go that route. Neither one of us were able to finish our shared portion. We did order dessert but were too full to enjoy. Great comfort type foods, just way too much.

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Music, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I went back and had a great experience .

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Went to Pittypat’s Porch for Friday night family dinner. From start to finish it was a great experience. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Of note, no matter how amazing your food is, make sure you save room for dessert :-)

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Made a reservation on Zomato and were seated five minutes early despite the fact that there were at least 20 people who arrived before us and were waiting for a table. Definitely recommend having a reservation.
Hostess and the waitress were both friendly and the waitress always had a smile.
Previous reviews were mixed concerning the food which seems difficult to comprehend as we thought the fried chicken and the ribs were very good. In fact, the ribs were outstanding and I am a big fan of BBQ anything. The sauce on the ribs was also amazing, some of the best I have ever had.
The portions of meat are big, three pieces of chicken for the fried chicken meal and a short rack of ribs and two pieces of chicken on the combo.
SO, go light on the salad bar, or at least on the bread and corn bread while you wait for the entree if you hope to enjoy all the meat. The peach margarita is also really good, but a bit spendy.
Prices a little more than I would have expected, but you are downtown and right next to the AmericasMart. Definitely would recommend this restaurant

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 11, 2018

I loved it here!!! I loved the food. I would have liked to be in one of the side rooms. We sat in the middle section and it was very hard to hear when the piano being played.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Fun
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