Pittypat's Porch Restaurant

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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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R
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service as always.

FG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Charming atmosphere. Sit on a rocking chair while waiting for your table. Feels like you were invited over to dinner at a Southern family's house. The food came out quickly - I think the food is Southern authentic. The "sides" bar was fun and gave us a chance to try pickled okra and other southern sides we would probably never order on our own. The staff was hospitable and the piano player added to the overall southern charm of this restaurant. If we're back in Atlanta, we will make sure to eat at Pittypat's Porch again!

CK
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent southern food for a reasonable price! Fabulous salad bar & great service!

N
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was not as expected given the price. Small portions and “family style” sides were small. Wait time was long.

CB
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Fried chicken cooked very well, with excellent seasoning and pretty good salad bar. The only drawback was the House was out of hot sauce. Weird, but stated to be due to a large event.

G
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Janine was our waitstaff. Wrong at three counts! I told her that we will have three separate checks. Second, I want my gumbo with no rice. Third, I wanted dark meat for my fried chicken. She got it all wrong. When I pointed it out, she said, “it was a long day” with no apologies!!!!Otherwise, every thing else was just fine. Nothing special.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

The ambiance was really nice...we had a party on 17/18

1 waitress and 1 waiter working both sides of the table.

We ask for straws. The waiter literally stood at the end of the table and threw the straws at us to the other end of the table

Next we were served our meals..but the shareable black eyed peas came after we were finish with our meal and the turnips never did come

Portion size was horrible...

d
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Despite the reservation it still took almost 20 minutes to be seated. Our reservation was for 6:45. They were out of ribs and they only offered us one bread item. They didn't leave the basket on the table or return to offer more. We noticed that they left baskets on surrounding tables so perhaps we didn't look like bread eaters. Idk. This was my third visit and I had a first timer with me. It's a part of the Atlanta experience to eat here so I would probably return again with someone who's never been but otherwise I'll choose another dinner location next time I'm downtown.

LD
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and very knowledgeable staff with impeccable attention to detail.

JN
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was charming and easily accessible, and the food was delicious, homemade, and authentically southern. These type of local legacy restaurants are so important to the character of a city and make visiting the area something special.

RB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to take a group for dinner. Great food and service as always.

b
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend and I went to dinner on our girls weekend getaway! The food was fantastic! We had a great time and enjoyed absolutely everything!

p
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I have always wanted to visit this restaurant when I have been in Atlanta before. This time, I finally made a reservation and got to in. All of the food, the breads, salad bar and entrees were excellent. We went back to our hotel stuffed and satisfied.

CR
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice, friendly and attentive service. The cocktails were delicious, the salad bar was nice and fresh.
The food was delicious, though the crabcakes could have been a little crispier from the outside. Very nice atmosphere.

OT
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great ambiance, definitely a place to go in Atlanta!

BS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My first dining experience at Pittypat's Porch was 25 years ago when Atlanta was preparing to host the Olympic games. Ever since I've been telling friends visiting Atlanta to experience the awesome fried chicken and mashed potatoes. My 2nd visit was on Feb 20th, 2020. The chicken and mashed potatoes are still awesome. The service is quick and very friendly. If you are in Atlanta and love to eat comfort food Pittypat's Porch a must.

BC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live music was a little loud, adverse to carrying on conversations but the atmosphere was great and food excellent. I was trying to stay away from the loud trendy places.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice and friendly staff. I loved the atmosphere. Very welcoming.

SG
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We had reservations for 7:30pm and checked in with our entire party present on time. We were not seated until 8:15pm. We were never told they were running behind or to expect a wait, or even thanked for our patience. We were excited to try the restaurant as we are from Colorado and wanted to experience Southern food. We sat for another 10 minutes until someone brought our water and took our drink order. We placed an order for fried green tomatoes with our drinks as we were pretty hungry. When the appetizer arrived, we were finally told we could visit the sideboard. I wish we had been told that earlier as we were beyond hungry!! After we visited the sideboard our waiter brought a bread basket which was yummy-- but again would have been nice much earlier. After we ordered we were told they were out of ribs. Most of us got the fried chicken. It was good fried chicken, but not worth a 45 minute wait. When we placed our dessert order we were again told they were out of what we wanted. Overall it was an okay meal, but nothing special. Service was middle of the road. I would hesitate to return.

TG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Ribs under cooked, no collar greens or black peas, pork fatty

AR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My husband and I wanted to try something new and different. I found Pittypat's during an online search for such a place. We decided to give it a try be cause I am absolutely obsessed with Gone with the Wind. I can say that it was well worth our time. We were seated promptly and our server was phenomenal! We got the history of Pittypat's, suggestions from the menu BUT the most important thing...he knew when to pop by the table to check on us or chat for a minute and he knew when to leave. You don't get that balance at many restaurants. The decor was interesting and all of the photos of the stars that have visited and the GWTW memorabilia was grand, I didn't have time to look at everything.
The food was great! I will say that the sauce was a little to salty for me but I don't like salt much, my husband likes it and he was well pleased. The rest of the meal was on point. The meats tender and flavorful, the vegetables cooked to perfection. I left with a to go plate but the husband left with a full belly because he had to have a piece of pecan pie...I tasted a bite of his and it was the best I have ever had...Please don't tell my Mom(LOL) We will definitely be making another visit to Pittypat's!

PA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience2

Nice to try at least once. Unfortunately my greens and peas were cold and received the wrong steak

TT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first visit and myself and my companion really enjoyed our meals. Ambiance was nice and great atmosphere. I will definitely return.

SE
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Like eating at Six Flags or some other amusement park

G
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Was disappointed in the Pittypat Porch. In the end it was simply and higher priced version of Po Folks

ST
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

For Northern's visiting Atlanta a good place to eat. For real southerners not so much.

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fried chicken was amazing!

I
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening

WH
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We had to have both mine and my wife’s meal returned because it was not what was ordered. I was offered either rice or mashed potatoes. I ordered rice but got potatoes. My wife asked to sub the jambolia for rice and George said not a problem. She got jambolia. He took my plate with the silverware and returned without silverware. He was not concerned one bit. George asked if wanted desert and we chose pie to go. He comes back and says they were out of that pie. Horrible experience.

JM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was spot on! Highly recommend

J
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience, unique decor, great service and food!!

OT
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our 1st stop when in Atlanta! Best service, food and experience around!

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lunch was delicious. We had the smoked turkey sandwich and gumbo. Our waiter was entertaining and told us ghost stories while we waited for our food to be prepared. The desserts were made on site and were marvelous.

M
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, lots of it! Loved the decor, service and the southern side board!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Good food, nice wait staff. Interior needs an update and a good cleaning.

B
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pittypat's is like stepping back in time. Southern hospitality and great Southern food.

RC
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Very disappointing experience. Restaurant was dirty. The men’s room floor was wet, dirty, greasy and slippery. Specialty drinks were overpriced. The food and presentation was poor. I have had better salad bars at gas station diners. The cost was 5 star for 2 star diner food. Will never return or recommend to others.

SS
Detroit
33 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Lots of empty tables during Mart should have been a sign. SLOW service. Cold food. Used to be a "must have" during our week in Atlanta. Won't be back.

P
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the most charming place. Delicious food, attentive, fast service, and utterly charming. Will go over and over again.

OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was very good. The service was a bit slow - our waitress had disappeared for a while but we made the assumption that they were very busy that evening.