Pittypat's Porch Restaurant

3.9
1219 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Southern
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 4:30pm-9:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 4:30pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(404) 525-8228
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
David Myree
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Catering
All of Pittypats menu is available for take out and catering can be arranged by calling any of our managers.
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Neighborhood
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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.
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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.
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Entertainment
Southern themed music played throughout the restaurant and live piano on most nights. Special entertainment is available on request.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/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!

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Let Aunt Pittypat worry about Thanksgiving and let us do the cooking for you and your family! We are offering a special packaged meal feauturing a Cajun Deep Fried Turkey.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 1219 People Are Saying
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Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

I booked this restaurant for our anniversary dinner after reading the good reviews online since it was close to the hotel where we were staying. We were quite disappointed overall. The entrees were good (pork chops and fried chicken) but the "Sideboard" was so underwhelming. I would have been extremely upset if I had paid separately for it ($15) rather than it having been included with our purchase of an entree. On the Sideboard I found limp romaine lettuce and spinach and stale croutons. There were two or three other salads including marinated vegetables, pasta and one other that I can't recall. The server had touted this as a "salad bar" but I really couldn't believe the low quality and puny choices. The waitstaff seemed a bit harried even though they were not very busy. My husband didn't want the veggies that were listed with his fried chicken and so asked for double mashed potatoes instead (we would have happily paid for that option). The server told him no problem but his plate came with a single order of mashed potatoes and the veggies he didn't want. While some may like the collard greens they served, I do not like greens sweetened with sugar so did not enjoy them very much. I prefer collards with a savory/vinegar taste. This restaurant was way overpriced for the quality of the food we received. Also, I knew the restaurant was in a "historic" building but it was pretty grungy. I would have been willing to overlook that had the food been great but it just wasn't.

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Anchorage
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous pecan coated catfish and even more fabulous service. Thanks, Denise, for making our evening extra fun!

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AR
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great down-home Southern-style cooking. We loved the catfish and fried chicken. Old South Antebellum ambiance.

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RM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Food was very good as well as service. Parking too expensive and walked around to corner of Ptree & AYI blvd. Stench was horrible city should hose down the streets,ran back to garage and left the area.
Interior design needs updating didn’t dig old plantation decor.

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JC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Been dining at PittyPat's Porch for over 40 years.....usually service is good. Tonight it was terrible. Sat outside on the porch and the waitress was beyond slow - she was inert. We gave the tip to other personnel who helped us.

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ME
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I am so sad to say it did not meet up to our expectations from its previous (though years ago) reputation.

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ST
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I had in Atlanta- if you are looking for real Southern cooking, PittyPat's is the place to go. Portions are extremely generous, cocktails are delightful and I'm just sad I was too full for dessert. 10/10 would recommend and can't wait to go back!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were staying at the American Hotel by DoubleTree, and Pittypat's Porch is about a block away. They have an unmarked accessible entrance just to the left of the porch steps. I don't know how well a wheelchair could maneuver once inside, as it seemed like the tables were kind of close together, but my husband uses a cane and the ramp was much better than the alternative steep steps to the front door and then down to the dining room once inside. All the staff were courteous, and our waiter was very attentive. My silverware was dirty, and he replaced it right away. I had the Ankle Breaker specialty drink (sweet but not too sweet), the Savannah Crab Cakes, and key lime pie for dessert. The meal came with an unlimited salad buffet and various breads. The 2 crab cakes were large and delicious. They came with a bland sauce, lumpy grits ("stone-ground") and sautéed vegetables (didn't try them). My husband had the Low Country Shrimp and Grits (good shrimp, lumpy grits), with Bourbon Street Bread Pudding for dessert. The meals were served with little platters of black-eyed peas and collard greens, both of which were over-sweetened but made better with hot sauce and eating it with the cornbread. The key lime pie tasted more like a gelatin than the cream pie I am used to, but the bread pudding was very good.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

It has always been hit or miss with this place. The last experience was terrible. The hostess just didn’t care about the customers. She would not verbally greet customers. Then would just walk customers to their table and throw down menus as she continued to walk. Service was slow, our waitress had way to many tables and was frantically running around with no help. Then the food was terrible. I don’t plan on returning.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful home style cooking with wonderful salad bar and sides. Loved the mint julep!

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DS
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fried chicken is among the best I have had, every entree comes with unlimited access to a very well stocked salad bar.

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IG
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We were excited to eat here as it’s a historic restaurant. Our waitress Angelia was horrible. The food was good, but not great. In Chicago dining out is a sport, and while I expect good service, I also tip very well, but not in this case. Disappointing!!

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M
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

This is old school southern cuisine - MEDIOCRE at best. Way overpriced, which one would expect considering location - but the food is not great. Not awful, either. If you want to impress folks with some greens and fried chicken consider Colonnade or Mary Mac's.

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SC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are in Atlanta Downtown every year for Dragoncon, and we always make Pittypat's Porch one of our dinner choices--sixth year in a row for us. We had heard about the restaurant from friends, but you have to be there to really appreciate the unique style of the restaurant. The servers are friendly and efficient (and this year, my home girl from the Midwest and I had a great time), and our friends were mightily impressed. They are locals and had never been, so they will be back! The food was excellent, served hot and the breads, oh, my! So good. Love that salad bar that has all the really good stuff on it, too. The food is down home cooking if your Auntie or Mamaw were a really, really good chef. Fantastic!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Service from wait staff was slow and bare minimum. Staff seemed overwhelmed by high volume of multiple large events in downtown during Labor Day weekend. I know they’re not always this bad.

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ML
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Don’t eat here is my advice. We waited an hour and 45 minutes to get our meal. Food was cold and soggy from being re-heated. Couldn’t get the attention of our waiter and only got our water glasses re-filled after speaking to Manager. The dinner was a special occasion and the rudeness and poor quality of the food ruined our evening. The Manager said they were under staffed and wouldn’t charge us. I explained it wasn’t the money but the experience and poor customer service. I REPEAT DONT EAT At PITTYPATS PORCH!!!

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CT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst service ever! We ordered the exact same food. Mine came out first, his ONE HOUR LATER!!! No explanation, no reason why. We didn't get our side dishes either but after waiting that long for chicken that had absolutely NO FLAVOR, we didn't care. We sat in that dirty, filthy room for over two hours for bad food. We were over charged but didn't dispute it because we just wanted to get out! Almost walked out without paying and I'm sure no one would have noticed because the wait staff is so uninterested in their customers. People at nearby tables were having the same experience, you could see the misery on their faces. Table was dirty and sticky. Ceiling had water damage from years ago. Air vents were so dirty I'm sure they didn't work. I didn't dare look at the floor for fear of what I might see. Pictures on the walls were cloudy and had food splattered on them. They need to close down for a week and clean it or just knock it down. Even if it were spotless it wouldn't make up for the worst wait staff ever. No smiles. No pleasantries at all. Just blank looks on their faces. She took our order and said, "Okay" and then walked away. Other tables were getting their food at different times too. Everyone was waiting for something. They weren't that busy, empty tables here and there. No reason for incomplete orders. We should have listened to the people that were leaving as we were waiting for our table. They were complaining about rude staff also but we just thought they were being picky. They were being honest. Please, please don't fall for this tourist trap. I beg you - go to KFC if you want better chicken! Can't say it enough - PLEASE DON'T GO! Please don't waist your TIME and MONEY.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always. Great food and great recommendations from our waitress.

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C
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time to visit Pittypat's. It was as enjoyable this time as it was the first time, 3 years ago.

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J
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food with excellent waiter......we were never served any collards and black eyed peas, but everything else was fine

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BB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I really felt that after all of the good food we have had in Atlanta, this was just average. The service was very good, the staff was very friendly. The fried chicken was the best thing that we ordered.

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Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made a reservation for 20 (business trip) not only did they accommodate my whole group the food and the service surpassed all of our expectations. I will recommend this place to everyone I know.

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BM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Every time I am in Atlanta I visit hear. My wife misses proper fried chicken and loves it from here.

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CM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service. The food was ok. The restaurant was empty, makes you wonder why. My husband loved the peach cobbler.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner before concert.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place, southern hospitality and great food.

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DV
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was a busy night and service was quite slow but our waitress was very pleasant and the food was good.

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G
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best Gumbo soup I ever ate! Chicken and rib combo was very well done and the salad bar!!!

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RB
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool place to enjoy a meal!!!

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RO
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic. Great southern cooking with all the trimmings. The waitress was a Gem! She made us all feel right at home. Would definitely go there again next time I'm in town. Thanks for a great time!

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RG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Took 3 times to get my drink done correctly.
Felt rushed, busboy always reaching to remove plate before my companion was finished.

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DF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The fried chicken was good the vegetables were cold the mint JULIO was watered down the service was atrocious

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HL
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Really loved the Southern Comfort food. Our waitress was outstanding even though the place was crowded due to a number of events going on in town. The place was swamped! The only down side was that the hostess/manager was rude and shrill. In her defense she had no one to help her but still should have been polite to people. Some folks walked out because of her attitude.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience!!!

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RB
London
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

FOOD del sud della Georgia. Una tappa da fare per gustare nuovi sapori. Da provare

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L
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here was AMAZING!! Everything we had was great. I will definitely be back (especially for the chicken salad!) Our server Denise was AMAZING too!

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CW
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was average and the service was fair to average. For the price and given our experience, I wouldn't go back.

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H
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wow what a great time we had the full tourist experience but the chicken was first class

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s
Atlanta
44 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

An acceptable option if attending the Tabernacle for an event. Food isn't amazing, but is fine. Fried chicken was good. Prices for food & drinks are on the high side, but with only a few, overly-crowded neighborhood dinner options, this served our purpose well before a comedy show at the Tabernacle. Open Table reservation worked great and they had plenty of seating, although moderately busy. A short walk; about 4 blocks away. I'd go again next time we go to the Tabernacle for an event. Service was friendly and good.

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CM
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You know a restaurant is good when you refer to it is "your place". That's what happened when a colleague and I visited while on a business trip. I wanted some comfort food and this place had it all going on. From the wonderful staff to the delicious food, I will always come back to Pittypat's porch. Good old fashioned southern cooking. The fried chicken was cooked to perfection with just the right amount of salt. And I would give anything to be able to make mashed potatoes and gravy like they do. The cornbread was awesome, but you definitely have to top off your meal with their delicious peach cobbler. I can't wait to head back to Atlanta. This place will always be my go-to restaurant after a long day of business.

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