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Pittypat's Porch Restaurant

4.1
1062 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
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  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
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 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!

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What 1062 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Pittypat’s was exactly what we expected. Good food, down-home atmosphere and friendly service. I was most impressed with the bread pudding— it was perfect! Cookie provided great service. Well worth a visit.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Very good food. The waitress we was terrible. She just brought us our check and didn’t even offer us dessert. Figure that, they are known for thei pecan pie😕

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Good for groups. Have the Fried Chicken. Yum!

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

Ordered the Ribs and 1st rack was okay the 2nd rack had little to no meat on the bones! Have not eaten there in several years and so I was looking forward to it. Plus the gumbo had more rice than anything else in it.......Then they ran our of corn bread and biscuits.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

I saw the reviews on Yelp and they were mostly positive so my husband and I went for it. For southern food, most was bland and under seasoned. Chicken was average and fried green tomatoes weren’t good at all. Two star rating for the pickled watermelon rind rind salad on the salad bar and the collard greens.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food & atmosphere. Our second time there both while visiting in Atlanta.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I really enjoyed my meal. I have food allergies and they were very accommodating. I couldn't eat everything I would have liked but that's my gut's fault and they were very helpful guiding me to a very enjoyable meal.

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1.0Dined on April 14, 2018

There’s a American Manager there that sucks and needs to me fired. My first visit was on Saturday the 14th wedding anniversary. I seen the pastry chef use rubber gloves in taking out the trash and use those same gloves to put rolls and bread into a baskets to serve to the customers....yes I saw the behavior and more as I sat in front of the pastry kitchen and watched him...manager told me that he has been there for 41years and that the health department had approved this behavior. The door ledge that was painted was an approved work station, while every work put there dirty hand on it and to include the pastry chef, who filled the baskets with bread and rolls to be served to customers. If did end well after another manager corrected the pastry chef behavior and spoke with us and genuinely gave us his apology.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Service was slow. Food was decent.

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2.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The staff are wonderful but the food is so salty that it's almost inedible and it's overpriced. This is cafeteria type food (overcooked, low quality and salty) at four times the price. Other than the staff being wonderful, I don't know how this place stays in business. I will not return.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Pittypat's Porch is an Atlanta institution. The southern cooking especially the fried chicken should not be missed. The hostess "Cookie" was very charming.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We had a group of 19 and everyone loved it. Cupcake was great!!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great all around southern cuisine! Had Shrimp and Grits with the salad bar.

Catfish bites and fried green tomatoes as an app.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

True southern comfort food & atmosphere at it's BEST!!! My father and I were in town on business. The Embassy Suites recommended your restaurant and they were spot on! The salad bar and all the yummy sides were Delish, loved the Orka and , the fried chicken was fantastic, those chocolate chip and blueberry muffins were OUT OF THIS WORLD!!! We liked them so much we bought some to take home to Chicago and Cleveland. Our service Alexis was OUTSTANDING, she was very informative, helpful and welcoming, we loved her!! Thank you I will definitely recommend your fabulous restaurant!! This is a gem for sure!!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great location, nice interior design although i expected something like out of a Southern plantation decor. This is not a complaint; solely a perception. Food was excellent, especially the chicken, catfish and salad bar. Loved the staff except for the first hostess at the door. Plopped on a stool at the reservation desk, she was wrapped in some sort of wrap or coat and was neither friendly nor personable. She detracted from the otherwise wonderful staff.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Although we had a reservation and the place wasn't at full occupancy, we did have a wait 10 minutes to be seated. However, we were greeted right away and our server was very friendly. The service was quite slow, but the food was good and my group was happy.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The table we were seated at had all six of us sitting on one side of the table and was not easy to talk. Also our waitress did not bring us our collard greens and black eyed peas.

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Not a great experience. This restaurant is clearly dying. The food is overpriced and not great. Greens were incredibly salty, fried chicken was not anything special. The restaurant needs a good cleaning. Bar services is also lacking.

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I had a horrific experience. I waited 15 min for my waitress. The worst thing ever was I waited an hour for my food and when I got it, the chicken was burnt. I was very disappointed with my experience. Not sure if I want to give them another chance.

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1.0Dined on April 6, 2018

This restaurant is a piece of local history but I would not return. Kids menu was misleading- ordered the "beef" and was brought a plain burger. Our server never offered toppings or asked how we'd like it prepared. Our kid wouldn't touch it and we didn't blame them. We had better service at the Waffle house down the street. The ribs were dry, never got a refill on the sweet tea for the table. Fried green tomatoes were flavorless despite a thick breading. It was just an overall disappointing experience for our last meal in Atlanta.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Fun, old-timey place in the Gone With the Wind motif. Good service, good food.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Visiting Atlanta Hubby and I Wanted to say hello hi old friend Graham

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Salad was good, blue cheese dressing was great. We had fried chicken and ribs. Neither were good. Chicken was very dry and ribs way too sweet and not meaty. Black eyed peas were good and the pickled watermelon and the slaw were very good. Service was average. The ambiance is good. I would not recommend the restaurant because of the food.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great food and friendly service! Fried chicken perfection.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Vaulter fun place to eat . Live piano and very friendly staff . The food was unbelievable!!

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1.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Wow. Where to start. While we were waiting to be shown to our table the hostess was yelling "SALAD BAR AND COLLARDS AND BLACK EYED PEAS COME WITH ALL MAIN COURSES." Amazing lack of personal skills. The five of us ordered but 4 of us were finished before the 5th even got her meal! Salt/pepper were sticky and disgustingly dirty. Waitress was pretty calm and polite considering how overworked she was. Made the automatic 20% tip not hurt so much. Food was a huge disappointment to all of us-5 different entrees....5 disappointed diners. Food tasteless or overcooked or just plain bland/boring.
DO NOT EAT HERE. And lest you think I don't understand Southern food must tell you that I have lived in Middle Tennessee for almost 50 years.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Everything at the restaurant was amazing. I would definitely dine here again. The occasion was my mother’s birthday

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

It was a great family friendly resturant. I Love the chicken salad

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Large group (22) and we really enjoyed ourselves. Wonderful food but even better hospitality.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Nice Georgia southern food. Nicely themed.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great experience, fried chicken and pork chops were both a big hit. Salad bar unique and was well liked by all.
Large portions

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food was wrong twice and salmon had no flavor. Steak was amazing was charged for an entree we didn’t order

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Delicious! It was my first time and I’ll definitely be back. My husband had previously gone once with some family and suggested it that night. My expectations were high with southern comfort food as a description, but it was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We have eaten here many times. Loved the piano music and excellent food. Love eating here when we are in Atlanta. One of our all time favorites.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent southern food with a good variety of options. It's a bit pricey for an entree but worth it based on the quantity you get plus salad bar and bread included. Our group loved everything we got- filet, chicken, ribs, shrimp & grits, Mac and cheese, and the full salad bar (we could have filled up on the salads alone). And don't skip dessert! The peach cobbler and bread pudding is fantastic!

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Despite having a reservation, I had to sit at a table that was part of the downstairs room divider that felt like I was sitting in a closet. Salad bar was run of the mill and the fried chicken was good, but overpriced at $25. Wait staff was average - nothing special. Outstanding hostess tho - she made sure everyone was taken care of as soon as possible.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Portions were large and food was very good. Southern cuisine and ambience were a pleasure. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. Overall a very good experience.

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2.0Dined on March 22, 2018

While the food was good, it took 2 hours to get it. The restaurant seems to cater to large parties so there were tables of 20 to 30 people at various parts of the restaurant. It was extremely loud to the point where you could not talk to
people at your table unless you shouted. We were not kept informed of delays except for one time at the 90 minute mark where we were told a large party was ahead of us and we were next. Unfortunately 8 other tables were served after the large party and before us. I would not recommend this place unless it was empty. It is hard to imagine it empty though as it looks line it can seat 300-400 people.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Overall the food and atmosphere was great. The service was slow - we had a large group that may have contributed to it. However the table next to us that also had a large group arrived about 20 mins after us and received their food about 40 mins before us. Yes I said 40. We arrived at 6:30 and received our meal at 9:15. Good thing we ordered appetizers it carried us over - that plus the salad bar. Oh and note to large parties - if you want your bill separated REMIND the waiter because they will not ask. Will try again but with fewer people.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Amazing experience as always! The service was amazing. The food was even better. Can’t wait to eat here again!

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