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
From the moment we sat down (party of 3 ...
From the moment we sat down (party of 3 we were being rushed to order, to eat and to leave. This very much detracted from what otherwise could have been a pleasant dining experience. The food itself was good. The salad bar was a bit lacking in variety. The entrees were good. The server seemed determined to turn the table in the shortest possible time and that made it unpleasant.
This restaurant is a must-see, but unfor ...
This restaurant is a must-see, but unfortunately some of their food fell short. The fried chicken came out soggy and didn't have any flavoring. The mashed potatoes are instant and they over-salt the beans and greens; however, their sweet potato muffin and biscuit are delicious. I wouldn't visit here for fried chicken as it's overpriced and just not good, but the staff are very friendly and it's a cute place on the inside.
We had the best waiter ever! Terrance wa ...
We had the best waiter ever! Terrance was fun, attentive & took amazing care of us! Originally we started out as a party of 11 & quickly grew to a party of 16 & it never phased him. Food was absolutely amazing...loved the crawfish dip, awesome salad bar & the ribeye was cooked perfectly. This is definitely a place I would come back to!
The ambience, the friendliness and the f ...
The ambience, the friendliness and the food were great!!! We were greeted warmly when we walked in and walked out. Our waitress Denise was great! The epitome of Southern Hospitality! Loved listening to someone playing the piano and people singing along. Great fun!
There were 28 dining in our party. It' ...
There were 28 dining in our party. It's hard to please everyone, but most agreed that the fried chicken was delicious. The shrimp and grits were not a hit, but I heard no complaints otherwise. The servers were attentive.
This was a get-together with friends we ...
This was a get-together with friends we hadn't seen in years. We had a largish group (9 people) and were seated on time. The hostesses and our server were super pleasant but the food and drinks came out extremely slowly. Also, the food was not as described on the menu - Sauces were different, sides were different, etc. Everything seemed to be very tasty; just some of it was a surprise! The salad bar/sideboard was fun and had some interesting items. Our main issue with this restaurant, however, was that the tables are very close together and there were a TON of people, so that it was very noisy (and hot). We could talk to the people next to us, but not the people across the table. If we had known about the noise level, we would have chosen a different spot for this type of gathering.
Great service by Kim who did a super job ...
Great service by Kim who did a super job of taking care of us. Drinks were good but the Mint Julep was overly sweet, black eyed pea appetizer just so-so (I would not order it again). We both had the fried chicken dinner - chicken was excellent, however the greens had way too much salt and the mashed potatoes tasted instant. Good atmosphere, pleasant staff
The ambiance of this resturant was marve ...
The ambiance of this resturant was marvelous...very historical....took me back to when I was a kid....the food was wonderful...the wait staff...everyo ne was the best I've ever had since living in Atlanta....I want to come back here many more times!
I had the chicken breast it very good. ...
I had the chicken breast it very good. It was like eating at a friends house, it was homey and the servers and hostess were very friendly. The piano player was very talented and it really set the mood for a great night.
Nice ambiance - looks like an old southe ...
Nice ambiance - looks like an old southern dining room . Live piano music was nice . Food was good but not spectacular - the salad bar was kind of disappointing as it advertised as 10 different salads . There was plain lettuce and Caesar salad , a plate of sliced tomato , potato and macaroni salad , hoppin john , jello , and two others I can't remember . Nothing original or to get excited about . Service was attentive .
The service was outstanding- Kelly, our ...
The service was outstanding- Kelly, our server, represented the restaurant extremely well. He was a true ambassador for Pitty Pat's and southern dining. If I ever go back it would be only to support Kelly. The food was average at best, although, I did not have the fried chicken as Kelly strongly suggested😃.
First time at Pittypat's Porch. Everythi ...
First time at Pittypat's Porch. Everything was wonderful! Made reservations but was stuck in traffic, called the hostess and she graciously held our table. The waiter shared the history of the restaurant and other staffers greeted us and talked with us as we ate and toured the dining room. Perfect location to take visitors because it is within (walking) 2 blocks of Centennial Olympic, Coca-Cola and the Aquarium. Perfect parking in the deck next to the front door of the restaurant. Lived in GA for over 30 years, and this was a great dining experience. Will visit again and again!
The food was excellent. However our wait ...
The food was excellent. However our waiter was the worst. He never asked if we wanted anything to drink. He didn't go over the menu even after we told him it was our first time. Then when we went to pay he whispered that cash would be better so that he didn't have to worry about the IRS.
Made a reservation for 5:45 got there an ...
Made a reservation for 5:45 got there and experienced the best food, service and music ! The salad bar was everything, and to mention it's included with every entree. It was my first time and definitely not my last! My server Terrance was awesome!
Gumbo was great. Really was hoping to s ...
Gumbo was great. Really was hoping to see more items from the movie Gone With The Wind and they have completely changed the inside from when I was there years ago. Didn't like the new set up. Miss the porch the way it was and no souvenirs to purchase. Disappointed in that
Amazing service. Mr. Richard was a delig ...
Amazing service. Mr. Richard was a delight. I had the fried chicken, 3 pieces were on the plate, almost half the chicken. Delicious! Meat was flavorful, crispy, tasty coating. Great ambiance, lots of interesting items. Live piano music - awesome! Try Aunt Pittypats Pie. I requested it to go and glad I didn't just forego dessert. Perfect treat for later. Chosen because it was something I'd never seen before.
1st time to Atlanta, and Pittypat's Porc ...
1st time to Atlanta, and Pittypat's Porch was recommended by several of our friends, as well as the concierge at the Marriot downtown.
The food was excellent. We especially enjoyed the "5 Star Grits", as well as the crabcakes & vegetables.
The libations were also 1st rate. I had a Mint Julep, and my wife had Melody's Lemonade. Both were superb.
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!
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