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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), 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
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
My family and I were highly disappointed ...
My family and I were highly disappointed with the restaurant. When we arrived there wasn't anyone at the hostess stand to greet us. We were seated after there was an altercation with another guest and a staff member. Once at the table we received bread that was cold and we were given water but they never asked if we wanted any other beverage. The food came in good time and our orders were correct and hot the food just wasn't good. The menu prices were too expensive for the food to not be tasty. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone we spent almost $400.00 for a group of 10 people and we didn't have a great experience.
I thought the poor service I received on ...
I thought the poor service I received on my last visit was an anomaly, but it was repeated on my recent visit. The salad bar was sad. My fried chicken was tasty, my ribs were disappointing. The side vegetables were overcooked (even for southern cooking) and their signature bread basket was nothing special. The main dining room is in a basement room and is in need of a serious refurbishment. The whole vibe I got from the restaurant was tired and dispirited. For the price, there are better choices available for your dining dollars.
Make sure you give the hostess,Miss Jean ...
Make sure you give the hostess,Miss Jean, a big hello! She is efficient and bubbly. ...warmly welcoming! Then,go to the bar and see Eric the bartender. ..worth your while! If you are lucky, ask to have Omar as your server, but I believe he is going back to school.
WE had great service - our waitress was ...
WE had great service - our waitress was Denise and she was very friendly and welcoming. She gave us lots of information on Atlanta and Pittypat's. The food was delicious but a bit pricey to come in on a weekly basis. Great location and the atmosphere is awesome. Thanks for discount on parking too!!
Unfortunately it was awkward as staff we ...
Unfortunately it was awkward as staff were extremely concerned about getting out to protests that night at 9:30pm & so if they had explained that immediately we would have not stayed. We got there at 8:30 due to traffic as we live 2 hours away. Was supposed to be a great night out to celebrate birthday/anniversary. It was expensive & rushed. Food was ok not spectacular & pecan pie completely fell apart in a million pieces. :( disappointed as I ate there 30 years ago & hoped to have a great experience. :(
I brought 4 teenagers who had never expe ...
I brought 4 teenagers who had never experienced true southern fare. Our waiter Hamid was very patient and knowledgable explaining some of the food, ie grits.
The portions are quite generous and the food very good. We had to take doggy bags so as to leave room for the peach cobbler. This is a must stop while in Atlanta
Pitty Pat's Porch is a rare find! The f ...
Pitty Pat's Porch is a rare find! The fried chicken was a reminder of when Grandma or Mama fixed Sunday dinner for the family- crispy and cooked to perfection. The ribs were amazing; fall off the bone, sauce running down your chin amazing. The young ladies I took there enjoyed trying true Southern dishes- sweet potato muffins with chocolate chips, pickled watermelon rind, slaw with apples and jicama, Cajun mac salad, hopping john, collard greens and so much more.
The staff was so welcoming and engaging. Top-rate service!
This is a MUST-DO in Atlanta!!!
There were nine of us in the party-8 wer ...
There were nine of us in the party-8 were high school students who can be a little difficult to please, especially a group this large.
Well, we all loved it!! The food was
plentiful and absolutely delicious.
The salad bar, which came with the dinner, was one of the best I've ever seen because of the variety. The only negative was the prices were a bit steep for a high schooler but we had budgeted for it so it all worked out. The kids loved the decor and our waiter was awesome. When one of the kids let a cuss word slip he calmly reminded her it was a family restaurant. This meal was one of the highlights of our trip.
Celebrated. my birthday,. We were impres ...
Celebrated. my birthday,. We were impressed by the Greeter, Ms. Jean , she welcomed us as if we were family coming for dinner! The food and the service were awesome. We sat in the main dinning area which was cozy and romantic. Very few places offers a live piano music while dining. I would definitely recommend.
I had a good steak at this place. The s ...
I had a good steak at this place. The salad bar was not that impressive, due to limited choices. I did not like the way the collard greens and black eyed peas were served in the same small bowl. I don't like my foods touching. So I was unable to enjoy the separate tastes of the sides, and it was very small amounts. The atmosphere does allow for the feel of a porch, with a lot of wood and outdated iron tools. If I visited Atlanta again, this place would not be a priority, but I would eat there again.
This is a great experience and true sout ...
This is a great experience and true southern cooking. The fried chicken was out of this world amazing! I even tried pickled watermelon rinds. Never had that before, and found it to be really interesting.
I always love to try something new, and the satisfied me as an experience rather than just another meal.
We brought our son who was visiting from ...
We brought our son who was visiting from California to give him a true southern dining experience. We were seated right away and our drink order taken. When we received our food, my ribs were hot and delicious. My husband and son ordered the catfish. It was barely warm and had very little flavor. We also ordered desserts which were very bland. The prices were very high for the quality of the food. It was not a good example of southern cuisine.
We made a reservation and thirty minutes ...
We made a reservation and thirty minutes later we still weren't seated. Meanwhile, the hostess seated three parties ahead of us. One of them was the same size as ours and was a walk-in. I finally approached her and asked, in a completely normal voice, "What's going on? I've never made a reservation somewhere and waited for thirty minutes to get seated." She proceeded to raise her finger to my face and said, "Don't raise your voice at me." I calmly replied, "I'm not raising my voice. If I were, you'd know it. But, I've decided I'm done here and we'll be eating somewhere else." The manager then apologized for her, saying, "I'm sorry, she has a way about her." We were basically then told it was our fault for misinterpreting her. Unreal. Please don't waste your time on this place! We instead went to Cuts Steakhouse and were seated immediately. The service was impeccable and the food was fabulous. Just for the record, I'm very patient when it comes to hospitality because I know that these people put up with a lot. This is the first negative review I've ever written about a restaurant so I hope it's taken seriously.
The good: Food was good and salad bar ...
The good: Food was good and salad bar had nice selections. Very friendly hostess. The bad: The meal took an hour to arrive and our server was nowhere to be found. My 6 year old was starving and after a while we actually had to get up to search for our server to inquire about the status of our meal. When the food finally arrived he was unapologetic about the unreasonable wait time. We were not the only table this happened to and we noticed some other parties were offered complimentary dessert because of this but unfortunately we were not. This was our first night in Atlanta after a very long travel day and this dampened the experience of what otherwise would be a good choice.
Had a great time. Waiter very attentive ...
Had a great time. Waiter very attentive to our every need. I recommend that anyone to Uber there. Parking downtown can be a pain in the a$$. Great southern cuisine. We were there for our 32nd wedding anniversary. Had a blast! Wife had filet and I had the sampler. Meals came with fresh bread and a salad bar. Wife had peach cobbler for dessert. Loved it. Don't forget,UBER!!
I enjoy local non-chain restaurants when ...
I enjoy local non-chain restaurants when I travel. PittyPat's Porch was a delightful find on my recent trip to Atlanta. The staff was awesome and the food was great. I would recommend to anyone visiting the downtown Atlanta area.
Loved, loved, loved Pitty Pats!! Still d ...
Loved, loved, loved Pitty Pats!! Still dreaming about the amazing sideboard with pickled watermelon. I can't wait to find an excuse to be in this area for dinner again. Delish! Probably one of our favorites in Atlanta. I just wish they were open for lunch also! My child ate beautifully and the bread basket was outrageous. It doesn't get any better than this.
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