Pittypat's Porch Restaurant

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1452 reviews
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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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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat. Liked by our friends who were never here for dinner.

Recommendations from waiter.

It was very noisy. May have been caused by the large tables of out of town family conventioneers.

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LA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was quite good. We were there on a Sunday evening and our waiter seemed really busy with many tables, so our table didn't get as much attention as we would have liked, but that is the only "soft" complaint. Noise level is a little high. Overall, a good dining experience.

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TS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

The best part of Pittypat's Porch was the service; from the moment you enter the restaurant, you're warmly greeted. Our server Brice was superb! however, wish I could say the same about the food. If you love sugary cocktails, then these are for you, NOT us (Hurricane down P'Tree & Ankle Breaker). The shrimp and grits were bland and lackluster (and this is one of my favorite dining out dishes - I was so disappointed). The saving grace was the fried chicken & potatoes. Didn't acre for the sweet collard greens or crunchy black-eyed peas. Surely, dessert has got to be good right?! Nope. The peach cobbler dough was under-cooked and flavorless and the bread pudding (which is my husband's favorite dessert) was disappointing, too. We ended up going back to our hotel and dining at the restaurant there. We'll never forget our 23rd wedding anniversary "dining out" adventure.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The food was good but the restaurant is very old and in desperate need of a refresh. The wait staff were very nice and I liked waiting in the rocking chairs for our table. You get plenty to eat so come hungry.

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MR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My fried chicken was so gooooood and mashed potatoes are really terrific too! My son ordered filet mignon but it looked like chopped steak. He said it was no where close to filet and it had some sort of sauce on it which he did not care for that was not mentioned in menu. (Filet is his favorite so he ought to know!) Hubby got salmon. Said it was good but not great. The rolls, biscuits, and muffins are delicious!!! Chocolate cake was also very good. Bread pudding was cake not traditional bread pudding. I highly recommend making reservations on weekend and go for the fried chicken! The piano man was kinda of loud. Go for outside dining if available & weather is nice. The ambience is nice and place is really neat.
Service would have been great but huge party (75 ppl) came in so rest of customers already seated were forgotten. Can’t really fault them too much for that but hostess was extremely rude. So...

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Pittypat's Porch is admittedly Gone with the Wind kitsch but in a good way. Blackeyed Pea cakes were delicious. The rest of the meal was okay. Our waiter had a large party near us and forgot to ask us if we wanted bread or more drinks. The general manager took care of it though.

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DP
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time celebrating Mother’s Day at this cozy and southern restaurant. Excellent, knowledgeable and precise service. We were able to sit outside in the patio as requested and it was a fabulous experience. It even gave me a sentimental feeling during our dinner. I was worried about my order not being filling enough, but I was wrong! Great portion size, delicious entrees, salad and fixings. Can’t wait to return!

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I had been to PittyPat's before and it was excellent. This time-not so much. It started with the reservation. I was making reservations for Mother's Day. I was not told that there would be a buffet and that the regular menu would not be available. We arrived and were seated at a cramped table (party of 9) that you couldn't get out of your chair unless the person next to you got up and moved their chair out of the way. Our server took our drink order and promised to bring pitchers of sweet tea, since that was what most of us were drinking, and bread. The server brought some, not all, of the drinks and had to be asked to bring the rest, as well as the pitcher(s) of tea and the bread. The bread was cold (it was warm the previous time I came) and, more importantly, the food on the hot buffet was cold as well!! All of this, and the bill included an automatic 20% gratuity!! Not a good experience for my mom or any of the rest of us. I probably will not return.

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M
Atlanta
43 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, our waiter was very attentive and service was top notch! We will visit again; but about parking.....

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JS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice for a good southern feel and culinary experience!

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DW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just wonderful everything was perfect a very memorable evening

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Biscuits weren’t fresh
Ribs had to be sent back

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RB
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate on the porch and the noise level was fine. I don't know what it would be like if restaurant was full.

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m
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Probably used to be the spot. Feels like a tourist trap now. Near hotels and downtown

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M
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was a blast. The staff are so friendly and inviting and make the experience at Pittypat's amazing. On top of that, the food is incredible and the atmosphere is really cool. Highly recommend!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very loud screaming children. Ugh.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It was just ok. Food was good but not great. We sat on the lower level which is cramped and feels very dated. The porch would have probably been a better option. Staff was very friendly.

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DP
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The customer service was OUTSTANDING! We had trouble finding the restaurant and the hostess walked about a block to find us and direct us to the restaurant. The food was delicious and our waiter was so attentive. We loved it so much we ate there both nights of our weekend vacation. 5 stars!!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

There were many open tables; but, it was hard to capture attention of someone who would seat me. Once seated at a sticky table, no one came to take my order.
After 10 minutes, I left and walked down the street to a different restaurant.

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K
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a terrific experience. Drinks on the porch before dinner. JB was excellent to converse with. Dinner was great! If you leave hungry it is all on you. Portions were hefty and the sideboard was absolutely wonderful. Recommend here to everyone.

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Naples
13 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Fun atmosphere. Very casual. Servers were great. Move fast and very patient. Food was as good as all the reviews said.

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JT
New England
55 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Was just disappointed that I mentioned a birthday celebration when i made reservation and that was never acknowledged as it should have been

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RG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

George, our server, was outstanding. It was our 25 wedding anniversary and he was kind enough to offer a complimentary desert.

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PM
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The shrimp and grits were extraordinary. I appreciate the extra effort in the waiter providing details of the dish.

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MW
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great salad bar to start and excellent entrees of fried chicken (of course!!) and catfish. Both delicious. Great service; made to feel welcome and valued by all.

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JS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A southern gem right in downtown Atlanta. If you want to comfort food the south is famous for, make sure you reserve a table at Pittypat's on your next trip to Atlanta.

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G
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was delicious! Very unique and tasty!

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SC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great for large parties. Service and food was excellent.

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TJ
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

We had a reservation on a Tuesday night. The place was packed and it was very noisy. Our server was very nice. We found that you had to grab the server who came by to let them know if you needed something because they were busy. The drinks were very good. I had the Hurricane and my husband had Pittypat's Pitch. I ordered the Duo with both fried chicken and barbequed ribs. My husband ordered the fried catfish which is served over a bed of rice pilaf and has red peppers and onions over the top. He loved the catfish and said that it was crispy. There was a rack of about 5 ribs and the sauce was very good. The meat easily came off of the bones. The chicken was crispy and the coating was delicious. Blackeyed peas and collard greens are served family style. I love blackeyed peas, but these were nothing special. They didn't have any seasoning. My husband said the same about the collards which I don't eat. The bread is very good, with muffins, biscuits and cornbread in a basket. The bread is very light and fluffy. I really enjoyed the muffins.
Overall the food was wonderful. The place was too noisy for my taste. I would recommend everyone try it once.

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MS
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Service was wonderful and we sat ar the side porch area. Our waitress and the hostess were both great. The food was just not good at all. The chicken had an odd taste and the peas were not cooked enough. The collards had the taste of sugar and vinegar but not in a good sour/sweet flavor at all. We wanted to like the food but it was a waste of our time and money.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Great food. Good price. Famous watermelon rind was 76 this time, too bad. Great experience even though they forget to bring stuff (this time no black eye peas and greens). The food is good and atmosphere fun. Could be a little more organized.

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was my second visit and the experience was great.

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ST
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food great southern ambience

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TS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

fun place good prices enjoyed it! Glad we went the concierge tried to talk us out of going but we were glad we went.

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Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience with a large group. Great place to sample southern food with international guests.

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SS
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I would recommend Pittypat's Porch for someone who wanted authentic Southern comfort food and because it is an institution in Atlanta that you should experience. However, I would make them aware that the service we received was inattentive at best. The only time our waitress seemed to be interested in us was when she brought the check. Our water glass was never refilled. We ordered dessert and it took so long I thought she had forgotten about us. There are seats on a porch but essentially you go down to a dark lower room for dining. The shrimp and grits was really good, the key lime pie, not so much. When in Atlanta, order peach cobbler or pecan pie.

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CS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great service and delicious food. Largish group was given a private room that was also a blessing to help us be able to talk with each other.

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KD
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Salad bar was the best i have had. Lots of good southern choices. LOVED the sweet potates sticks. The corn bread and muffins were tops too. Entrees were not so good. I would go back for the salad bar. Too full to enjoy desert, but the peach cobbler looked yummy. Great decor. Super nice piano player. Not too loud. Very enjoyable to listen too. We northern girls enjoyed the southern experience

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o
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

The last available reservation slot was for 8:00pm, but the restaurant, which closes at 10, was empty when we came in, save for half a dozen tables, very quiet. Our appetizer, the pecan-coated catfish fingers, was probably the best dish of the evening, although it was served almost cold, with no pecans to be found, and remoulade straight from a jar. But it was tasty, at least. Then on to the salad bar (the Southern Salad Sideboard), with a couple of large, fresh Caesar salad mix bowls, another with a few slices of overripe tomatoes swimming in some vinegary liquid, and a tasty chicken salad. But that was the extent of the "bar". Speaking of bar, I ordered a Mint Julep, which turned out to be syrupy water with some kind of whiskey added, without any mint - they "were out of mint". My wife's fried chicken was huge, but lacked any crispiness or taste. Very bland, kind of mushy. Not the golden brown, crunchy, buttermilk-marinated and spicy thing of beauty that can usually be found in the South. The collard greens that came with it had the same provenance as the remoulade above, a store shelf. My pork chops (actually boneless loin) with curried peanut sauce both came in burned on one side. The cafeteria-style brown gravy lacked any discernible curry, but had plenty of cold, dry-roasted peanuts thrown on top of everything, like an afterthought. I left my plate pretty much untouched. On the positive side of things, the service was very good; our waiter was polite and professional. Soooo, if you are in the mood for a $100+ dinner that looks, smells and tastes like your high school memories, go ahead. Otherwise, do not fall for that tourist trap.

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HS
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. One of the hidden gems in Atlanta!

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