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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:
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, 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
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
Granted it was Saturday night and crowded, but the experience started off rough. The hostess was by herself in a huge restaurant with walk=ins as well as groups with reservations. There was no attempt to distinguish between the two and those of us waiting in line to simply tell her that we had a reservation were frustrated that she kept seating walk-ins without checking with us first. There should have been 2 hostesses. The waitress was very nice and efficient but it took a very long time for the food to come out of the kitchen. It was also pretty loud, which made talking among friends less than ideal. All that said, the food was good (not great) and it is an interesting place to go.
Had an early reservation time 5:15 but when we arrived at 4:45 seem like no one cared we were there. No bar service and just generally ignored until we went to table. So lost out on four bar drinks. Since we were basically first seated you would have thought we would have quick service but was not the case. Finally we ordered. Ordered Ribeye and was the worst piece of meat I have ever had. Ended up eating maybe four bites and gave up on it. Others with us was disappointed with their food as well. Chicken was only thing that was good. Over all disappointed with total experience had been 8 yrs ago and this time was a completely different experience and feel of a restaurant as before. Will never return and will tell others to avoid. Seems to be just a tourist trap now. No care for the people anymore.
My opinion?: Horrendous food. I'm actually writing this while sitting in bathroom as I'm sick to my stomach after my meal. Neither me nor my partner finished it.
One has to wonder who in the hell gave this restaurant positivr ratings and the dining options where they must live.
I'll guess that it survives because it is close to a bunch of downtown hotel with no repeat guests needed. IMHO it was overpriced crap food. Ugh, so regret this visit.
Made a reservation days in advance for our anniversary dinner (marked as such via OpenTable note as well, but it was never acknowledged by the restaurant...). Got a table near the back corner, it was a bit dark. Only realized later they had actual outdoor porch seating but that wasn't presented as an option. Our server was slow getting over to us, but made it around and took our order. Since we had time prior to his first visit to our table, we ordered drinks + food on the initial order. He brought over our drinks (overpriced albeit decent Mint Julep).
Then...we waited. We got salad from the underwhelming salad bar, then sat and waited. 45+ minutes we waited. Our waiter apologized stating that "the kitchen is backed up". Meanwhile, another table was sat next to us 20 minutes after we arrived, and their food came out. It seems they must've forgotten ours or made a mistake, but no one ever owned up to this. When it finally came, they forgot my side substitution (mac 'n cheese). He said it'd be right out. We ate, and the waiter avoided contact with us for the most part. Food was decent, but too pricey for what it was. And how long it took.
We had to request a free dessert as compensation for our long wait, which was granted (I wish they would've been more proactive, though). We got it to go as we were ready to get outta there. Took a bit, but it came out and we got the check. The check included the mac 'n cheese (which, by the way, had never arrived). I had to call this out, and clearly the waiter had forgotten to follow up on the mac altogether. He updated the check, and we got out of there.
When I first stumbled upon this place I was surprised I'd never heard of it. Now, I see why. It was overpriced, poor service, and seemingly a place that survives on its legacy. I would not recommend this place. If you must, just go for dessert or something quick. And sit outside.
I had eaten at Pittypat's before and had a better experience. Unfortunately, this experience will likely cause me to stay away. We had a reservation but the America's Mart was happening so the restaurant was swamped. My husband and I have worked in restaurants for years, we get it. However, the bartender was very unprofessional, even after the bar cleared out and it was just a few guests at his bar. I tended bar for 6 years in Atlanta, this fellow seemed to be annoyed by everyone and complained about his manager to us. Our server was really off. We tried to order appetizers and he said we wouldn't need them because the side board is so filling. We were celebrating and wanted some appetizers! I had to go to the service bar to get us drinks because our server disappeared. The food is very good. Not amazing, but really good. The side board is fun, full of classic southern sides and more. I recommend going on a slower night - avoid convention season!
July 12 called made reservations for the following day for 6:30. Walked in and based on prior experience you must check in at counter because they take walk-ins over your reservations. Then due to only having 2 in my party they felt that someone with 4 came before me. I was still very patient as I been coming since 2011. Then as I waited another 30 minutes they called a party of 2 and I asked that party what time was there reservations they said 7:00. That's all folks!! I will never be back they pushed my buttons beyond limits. I acted a fool and that is not my style and not worth it!! YOU LOST MY BIZZ FOR GOOD!!!! DO NOT MAKE RESERVATIONS!!!
We had a reservation and still waited a while. It seemed like one lady was running it all and she was uncommunicative and unorganized to say the least. No one in the wait line knew what to do. People left just bc they were confused and it seemed like no one was in charge. Food was good but really loud and we sat at a family table with strangers. I thought it was overpriced for the quality.
Pittypat's Porch is an iconic downtown eatery that is a must for anyone visiting Atlanta. It's like being taken back to Tara in Gone with the Wind. The fare is Southern comfort food and is quite delicious. All entrees come with unlimited visits to the "side board" which is filled with salads of southern variety. It reminded me of old fashion dinner on the grounds where church ladies would try to outdo each other with their side dishes.
We did have a few issues. Because we had a large group of 9, it took a while for the entrees to arrive. One in our party ordered steak which came much too rare (her meal ended up being comped) and the greens and black eyed peas (which were the best I've ever had) that come complementary were not delivered until the end of the meal.
All in all, it was a great experience and I'm glad we went.
It has been a while since we were at Pittypat's Porch, it is as I remembered it! We had made reservations since it was Market days. We were seated within 3 minutes of arriving. The waiter was prompt and took our drink and dinner orders. We would love to visit again and will recommend this to others. It is very close to our hotel and so welcoming after a long day.
Was seated 25 minutes after reserved time. Host said to sit anywhere and he would find us when the table was ready. He failed to do so. I finally went to see what the problem was. The host admitted skipping us. He stated that he could not find us. We were in the bar area where he had directed us.
Meal service was very slow.
The server was distracted by other table of guests activity therefore the service was not so great .
The food was not what I would want to be called World Famous as I could have got better chicken at Church's or Popeyes .
Salad Bar is not what I say was an addiction to our meal but not good at all.
The decor was okay however I will never recommend this to any of our businesses partners.
OMG! This was the best dining experience I have ever had. It was true southern style. There was spacing between meals. The live music was awesome. The food was on point, (no salt or pepper required). The desserts was mouth watering and delicious. Plus, they kept our pitcher of ice cold sweet tea full. I would recommend this to anyone who has a hankerin’ for some southern food and good ol' fashion southern hospitality. :D
Food was great. Service was top notch. Your darling hostess set a wonderful tone when we arrived. Even the unsung heroes of a restaurant aka the Server Assistant made an impression on us. We Dined here tonight for the first time for my birthday and couldn't not have been happier. :)
The food was good, southern-style comfort food.
The service was good, but lacked attentiveness and overall personality. I particularly wasn't fond of seeing servers taking turns sitting at a pair of chairs adjacent to the dining floor. The hostess was polite and personable but forgot to log that this was a OpenTable reservation.
The decor is meant to have an older feel, but comes off as simply dated.
We'd probably visit again, but with lower expectations.
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