About Pittypat's Porch Restaurant
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!
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:00am-4:30pm
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 4:30pm-9:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 4:30pm-10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Southern themed music played throughout the restaurant and live piano on most nights. Special entertainment is available on request.
All of Pittypats menu is available for take out and catering can be arranged by calling any of our managers.
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.
Peach-tree Center train station is only half a block away from us.
Watch for the opening in late spring 2014 of the new "Atlanta Downtown Streetcar" which will have 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 lunch or dinner.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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!
Pittypat's Porch Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Visited the restaurant with four coworke ...
Visited the restaurant with four coworkers. Two had fried chicken, one a steak, one the crab cakes, and the last one went for the shrimp and grits. All main courses were cooked well and flavorful. The chicken came out with three beautiful large pieces on the plate, delighting the two who ordered it (and requiring doggie bags at the end). The shrimp and grits were a good interpretation of this southern staple, and the crab cakes were definitely above average with enough crab to please the palate and justify the appellation. The salad bar was sufficient for a basic salad, but it's a minor player in this show. The staff was exceptional and we were greeted in fine Southern style. I'd visit again.
Often I go out for "fine dining" when I ...
Often I go out for "fine dining" when I take clients out. But sometimes big platters of family style comfort food is much more fun. Such was the case at Pitty Pat's. This casual dining spot was not for those looking for organic veggies and farm to table, but it sure is for those who are looking for delicious Southern Cooking. Loved the appetizer platter, particularly the catfish fingers and fried green tomatoes. We were so full from that, we barely ate our dinner. Fabulous, juicy fried chicken with a great batter, delicious ribs and nice steaks. None of us even made it to the salad bar, but we hear the pickled watermelon rind was great. Lots of food, not bashful prices. Good wine list at decent prices.
I arrived 20 minutes before my reservati ...
I arrived 20 minutes before my reservation and was seated immediately. The hostess was AMAZING! The evening went down hill from there. We waited awhile for our drinksdrinks, I was given something I didn't order. Our appetizer took forever to come and it wasn't very good (pecan catfish bites). And we never got bread!
Our dinner took more than 40 minutes to come. I ordered fried chicken, it was VERY greasy and luke warm. I took one bite and that was it. My boyfriend ordered ribs. He wasn't pleased. He only ate one. I asked for my food to be taken off the check.
We decided to try dessert and more disappointment. This is Atlanta, if you don't get nothing else right the peach cobbler should be right! It wasn't, nor was the key lime pie.
The manager took care of the check, so that was nice.
The restaurant was wonderful. We had a p ...
The restaurant was wonderful. We had a problem with are taxi and were more than an hour late. I had called earlier but they thought we were a no show. When we got to the hostess she sat us as quickly as possible. From that moment everything was great: food, service, atmosphere.
Heard great things about PittyPat's. It ...
Heard great things about PittyPat's. It had a great salad bar. Loved the ambiance and servers/hostess casual manner. The food is great if you like "southern style" food but as most restaurants of this type in the city, if you know the difference between southern style and real southern its just ok and a little pricey. Having said that, it is still good food and a fun place to eat.
I have eaten Southern cooking all my lif ...
I have eaten Southern cooking all my life, and this had to be the some of the worst I've ever had, not to mention grossly overpriced. An extra $6 if you want white meat chicken? Really? The decor was dated and "tired" looking, and the entire place was dark and dingy, not at all what I expected. I'd heard about this restaurant for decades, and expected much more. Perhaps years ago it was better, but not now.
Before a show at the Fabulous Fox, we we ...
Before a show at the Fabulous Fox, we were celebrated as we entered PittyPat's front door! We found true southern flavor in a classy atmosphere mixed with excellent Mint Juleps, crab cakes and bread pudding that would have had my south Georgia grandma dancing! Beautiful live music provided a relaxing and mellow space to unwind from a busy work week. Cheers to our server, Richard! He was amazing as he made us laugh and feel welcome! He even guessed my husband was a Florida Gator! (How did he know?) We will be frequent visitors to PityPat's Porch- a true Atlanta destination!
I go to Atlanta once a year and always g ...
I go to Atlanta once a year and always go to Pitty Pat's Porch. And we always ask for Big Mama. She is the best and will take care of you. The food is good, but if you are worried about calories, then share a meal.
The quality of the food except for the r ...
The quality of the food except for the ribs was very poor. Salad bar was less than ordinary. Much of the food was very sweet. Menu said pork tenderloin I received pork chops. Watermelon drink tasted like liquid jello, very sweet. The waiter was good. Otherwise a disappointing experience. Will not go back or recommend to friends.
The service was really bad. I had famil ...
The service was really bad. I had family and friends from out of town. We ordered fried green tomatoes for appetizers but never got them, sweet tea but the waiter gave us unsweetened. Then we had to wait because he said they ran out of glasses. The salad bar was good but had to wait for clean dishes. The fried chicken was delicious. The menu said the chicken came with side dishes but the waiter forgot to give us the side dishes. We had to request for it.
I am new to Atlanta and went out to dinn ...
I am new to Atlanta and went out to dinner with my parents. The staff was super friendly and showed us " yankees" true southern hospitality. The side board gave us an opportunity to try some traditional southern dishes and the staff kept us entertained. By the end of the night I was offered a job by the manager.
I took a group of 9 to Pittypats after ...
I took a group of 9 to Pittypats after attending a taping of Family Feud. Needless to say I was very disappointed! The restaurant seemed dirty...especially the bathrooms! The food was ok but nothing to go back for.
I had been there years ago and the overall experience was worth a second trip...it had been several years since my first two visits. No plans to go back!!!
I wanted to return after being there 35 ...
I wanted to return after being there 35 years ago. The salad bar was excellent and the food was kept at the correct temperature. The dinners were good but I think a little overpriced. I think the stairs were a little hard to go up and down but was not given any options. Our service was outstanding.
Just because they're the oldest restaura ...
Just because they're the oldest restaurant in Atlanta doesn't make them the best. The sideboard that comes with the entree is a buffet. Cocktails were average. Shrimp and grits were fine but nothing special. I do wish the chef would take the tails off. Staff at reservation desk was ethusatic and friendly l.
Forty yrs since I'd been here. Fried chi ...
Forty yrs since I'd been here. Fried chick/potatoes were reported by my guests to be top notch. My food only ok.
Atlanta, now being the hip hop capital of the world, should really not have anything but a museum to glorify the pre-Civil War days.
This is normally our favorite restaurant ...
This is normally our favorite restaurant but this time it was subpar. The service wasn't that great and the food came out Luke warm instead of hot like it normally is. Maybe we just had a bad experience this time. But the food is normally excellent.
Our trip was the first in nearly 40 year ...
Our trip was the first in nearly 40 years. It was not as good as I remembered. The salad bar was the best thing about the restaurant. Fried chicken was great! There was an odd seasoning in the fried green tomatoes, which I normally love, but the flavor didn't appeal to me.
Christy M. Quinn
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