Pittypat's Porch Restaurant
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 4:30pm-9:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 4:30pm-10:00pm
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.
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!View Private Dining Details
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
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.
Fabulous pecan coated catfish and even more fabulous service. Thanks, Denise, for making our evening extra fun!
Great down-home Southern-style cooking. We loved the catfish and fried chicken. Old South Antebellum ambiance.
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.
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.
I am so sad to say it did not meet up to our expectations from its previous (though years ago) reputation.
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!
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.
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.
Wonderful home style cooking with wonderful salad bar and sides. Loved the mint julep!
The fried chicken is among the best I have had, every entree comes with unlimited access to a very well stocked salad bar.
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!!
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.
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!
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.
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!!!
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.
Awesome as always. Great food and great recommendations from our waitress.
Our second time to visit Pittypat's. It was as enjoyable this time as it was the first time, 3 years ago.
Good food with excellent waiter......we were never served any collards and black eyed peas, but everything else was fine
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.
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.
Every time I am in Atlanta I visit hear. My wife misses proper fried chicken and loves it from here.
Great service. The food was ok. The restaurant was empty, makes you wonder why. My husband loved the peach cobbler.
Dinner before concert.
Fun place, southern hospitality and great food.
It was a busy night and service was quite slow but our waitress was very pleasant and the food was good.
Best Gumbo soup I ever ate! Chicken and rib combo was very well done and the salad bar!!!
Very cool place to enjoy a meal!!!
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!
Took 3 times to get my drink done correctly.
Felt rushed, busboy always reaching to remove plate before my companion was finished.
The fried chicken was good the vegetables were cold the mint JULIO was watered down the service was atrocious
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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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!
The food was average and the service was fair to average. For the price and given our experience, I wouldn't go back.
Wow what a great time we had the full tourist experience but the chicken was first class
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.
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.