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!
Atlanta, GA 30303
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
The food at Pittypat's Porch was amazing. I never had classic Southern cuisine before, did not know what to expect - the fried foods were light and delicious, and there were lots of vegetarian options, too. However, the most outstanding memory of Pittypat's was the service. From the moment my group entered, we were warmly welcomed and looked after. Our hostess and servers went out of their way to meet our every need. I hope to return to Atlanta for a vacation with my family someday, and Pittypat's will be a must.
This is our 3rd trip to Pittypat's Porch, and sadly, it will be our last. The quality of the food has gone down with each visit, and our service has gotten continuously worse, too. Our appetizers (fried green tomatoes) should be standard at any Southern Restaurant, but these were very poor. Honestly they didn't taste like fried green anything and were very pale in color. The side board was blah - and really lacking in any thing that really stood out. Our entrees were OK - nothing to get excited about for the price. My son in law had the salmon with "onion rings" on top - and I promise the onion rings were a very pale color and were still very crunchy. Was their fryer not working properly Saturday night? For a dinner bill for 4 people, bill totaled over $140. We should have gone to Ruth Chris' for that much money and had a great meal. We won't be back.
Made sure to try this during our visit to Atlanta for cheer. They were open during the day for lunch, which they generally are not. It was buffet style, so maybe not the same menu that we'd expected. Food was good, good collard greens and chicken and the peach cobbler was really amazing. Only issue was that we were charged a 20% gratuity for a party of 6, during the middle of the day, it wasn't crowded, and it was a buffet. The only thing that had to happen was someone bring us drinks. Didn't expect this for a buffet.
This was our second experience.....what a COMPLETE let down from the first..I understand it was a busy night but we had early reservations. The food was HORRIBLE...no season, overcooked, and flavorless. I WAS hoping for this restaurant to be my new favorite spot...instead it was my last visit.
This was awesome! The food was delicious and there was plenty of it. The salad bar had a variety of salads, and authentic southern items such as pickled watermelon rind.
The hostess and server were extremely professional and friendly. Will certainly go back!
Went in with high expectations for a wonderful meal only to be disappointed. The service was bad and the food even worse, the entire staff had attitude. We waited over an hour for our food even though the restaurant was not very busy. Don't waste your money, you can get better fried chicken at a fast food drive through!
What to say about Pittypat's Porch? It is authentic Southern cuisine and it is done well. Their fried chicken is good. Our waitstaff were quite nice. Validated parking right next door is a plus downtown. But... The restaurant interiors are tired and worn. It's hardwood chairs and floors are noisy. Their food is competent, but somewhat expensive. The menu is limited to 'what sells' according to our server, which is a logic trap - which means for example I could not order fried pickles. Which is to say, if you want Southern food and you are stuck downtown, then this is an OK place.
I was hoping to have a good Southern Food experience so I thought this restaurant would hit the spot. However, I was really disappointed. The food was overpriced for the quality. The location (downtown) probably dictates the prices. The decor although "down home" and southern, needs an update and refreshing. I would suggest other restaurants.
Just a great place to eat their crawfish dip is the cat's meow and that alone made the trip downtown worth the trip. I don't normally eat downtown because it's too congested and lacks flow.But Pittypat's Porch was as I said worth the trip and time, the food is good and the service was exceptional.
We went here after visiting the Georgia Aquarium. It has a Gone with the Wind Theme. The food was very good and the service was excellent. There was a piano player who played continuously throughout our meal. I am glad that our table was not near him. That part of the restaurant seemed to be very loud.
I love the fried chicken and the deserts. The salad bar was small but outstanding. I recommend the pickled watermelon rind highly. The peach cobbler was a little dry but the key lime pie was on point.
That being said....... My son was not crazy about the shrimp and grits and my daughter-in-law found a foreign object in her mashed potatoes.
Despite that i will return again and again.
We have gone here now in all three of our trips to Atlanta, beginning in the late 1970's. We have always loved the food - this time we discovered the pickled watermelon rinds in the salad bar and thought they were fantastic. My fried chicken was as good as any I've ever tasted. The service was wonderful. The original artwork from Gone with the Wind pre production gave an extra bit of atmosphere to a place that didn't even need the boost. Wonderful
We were welcomed when we arrived. Everyone was friendly and helpful. We both ordered fried chicken which came with the salad bar, collard greens and black eyed peas. The service was excellent.
We did not order dessert only because we were both so full.
Excellent food and a pleasant evening.
I was excited to dine there because I had been there back in the early 80's and thought since it was still in business it must be good. I told our concierge we wanted to go there and he asked, "Why?" However against his recommendation we went anyway. What an overpriced and simply horrible mistake that was. The service was far less than average, the food cold and totally disappointing: the fried chicken was cold, we were served white meat when we asked for dark meat, the black eyed peas and collard greens were sweet and cold, the gravy on the mashed potatoes was sweet and a far cry from anything resembling home made southern gravy. The ribs were cold and tough. I could go on, but in short we had an overpriced bill for lousy food and service. The only saving grace on the food was the salad bar, which was acceptable. The ambiance was excessively loud due to a neighboring table of intoxicated guests that were shouting and laughing the entire time with the hostess joining in!! I could go on but I think I've made my point. Will never go there again and definitely do not recommend.
I was really looking forward to this experience since the last time we were in ATL they weren't open yet. I am sad to say that the food was just okay. The bread pudding is the only thing that was great! Our server was inattentive. Lackluster service and okay food will not bring me back. There are too many other great restaurants.
I was visiting Atlanta with my wife on a short vacation. So we decided to go to PittyPats for the theme and food. The customer service was fantastic and they really welcome you. We had reservations but got there early and we were able to be seated right away. The waiter was surprisingly near our home town and he was outstanding. The food was so good. I had the fried chicken and Ribs and both were delicious. My wife had the cheesy grits and shrimp and she loved them. Overall great experience and we would return anytime we are in Atlanta.
The slang language from the Hostess was ridiculous "Make IT Do What IT Do" when your number was called to be seated. The food was warm, the collard greens and black eye peas dish presentation was horrific.
Too much was going on with the waiting with a reservation. The music through the intercom, the television, and the live music was way too much.
As you can see, I will not go back or recommend it to anyone.
While in Atlanta for business, I met a colleague for dinner at Pittypat's because it was near our hotel and sounded like a "local flavor" kind of place. It was overall a good experience, though not what I would consider outstanding. The salad bar was the best part of the meal, and an obviously Southern patron directed me on what I must eat... "You need to back yourself up right now and get yourself some pickled watermelon." Who knew? The rest of the meal was tasty (but not amazing) and the service was very good. The one thing you need to know is that reservations do NOT mean that your table will be ready... You will still be given a number and put into the line-up to wait for your table. I believe we were moved ahead a bit but it was hard to tell. With a 7:00 reservation we were not seated until 7:30. If time is an issue, consider yourself warned. Otherwise, go and enjoy and be sure to try the carrot salad thing from the salad bar... delicious.
I have been here once before and wanted to bring my friend back to experience your restaurant while we were there for The Altanta's Mart show.
We couldn't have been treated better by Terrence, our waiter, who made us feel as though we were in his own home. When we asked questions about the restaurant, he brought over George (?) who told us the history of PityPat's.
It was a wonderful evening and I can't wait to return when we travel to Atlanta again!
Thank you, Terrence, for a delightful evening!!
Pittypat's Porch is known for Southern cuisine -- and plenty of it. When I asked if I could get a half-rack of ribs instead of the full rack, I was given a resounding "No," after which our friendly server explained, "We do everything big here." She is correct. My entree of fried chicken (moist and delicious) included 3 pieces, along with a side dish of my choice, corn bread and biscuits, and for the table, collard greens and black-eyed peas. My husband enjoyed his shrimp and grits, and our friend also got the fried chicken. Both of them praised their pecan pies; I opted for the peach cobbler, which was okay but not outstanding. The black-eyed pea cakes we had as an appetizer were tasty, and the salad bar offered everything from the usual salad greens to okra, beets, and pickled watermelon rind (yummy). You can't leave hungry here.
Southern cocktails are a specialty here, and we each enjoyed a mint julep with our meal.
This was a fun, unique place. The decor is charming, and the porch would be a great place to dine when the weather is accommodating (temperatures werein the 40s the night we were there). If you're in Atlanta, Pittypat's Porch is worth a visit.
I asked the concierge at the Marquis Marriott for a suggestion for a "local restaurant" in two senses--the type of food, and within walking distance. He recommended PityPat's, so I walked there with a friend, and we both enjoyed our meals. (She is from Philadelphia, I from Minneapolis.) I particularly enjoyed the shrimp and grits, a very southern meal indeed. Being so impressed, I returned for dinner two nights later with friends from New York, Austin, and Charlottesville. All three relished the fried chicken, though not one could finish the sizable portions. I, on the other hand, tried the catfish. It was outstanding.
This restaurant seemed kind of old and dingy. The salad bar was laughable, but my fried chicken was pretty good. When we first walked in there was no one on the whole top Floor and we kinda thought the place was closed, after yelling hello someone from downstairs told us to come down. Overall not a memorable place.
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