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Wonderful atmosphere, huge sideboard, yummy baked breads and the best mashed potatoes ever. The decor is just what any Gone with the Wind fan would appreciate. A terrific meal and experience.
Service was only so-so, but food was yummy. Good spot to try southern food in downtown Atlanta
The food was amazing, but we did have some trouble being seated. We had a reservation for 20, but 23 showed up. They put us on the front porch while they made adjustments, but then there were still only 20 seats when we went to be seated. Servers argued about how to solve the problem, and one server grabbed a guest from out of state by the arm to get him to follow her! Once seated, the experience was amazing!
We went to PittyPat’s after a matinee at the Fox. The overall experience was great! The food was excellent. The fried chicken was the best!!!
The food was AMAZING, but the service was seriously lacking. Trying to get drinks and sides that were supposed to have come with meal was a task.
First time in Atlanta had to try this famous places, didn’t disappoint.
Great souther food classics Juicy and crisp fried chicken, finger liking BBQ ribs and tasty collar greens and black-eye peas.
Atmosphere was awesome with a piano player in the background with good noise level to enjoy a conversation with friends...A+
Overall, it was simply amazing. From the host to the service to the food.
We got there early, about 4:15. The bar opened at 4:30 and dinner starts at 5:00. Hence we were the first customers of the evening. We were seated and ordered right away.... our food did not come until over an hour later. The waiter kept apologizing. We only ordered fried chicken which was their main dish. We were only offered a free dessert for compensation. He later decided to take off 10%. We could hardly eat after being full from water, bread and salad. I don’t know if this is the norm or not but it was an awful experience for my husband and I.
Entrées were great. Skip dessert and order a second drink
The last time I ate here was in 1996 and had always wanted to return and finally got to on a weekend in downtown Atlanta. We had to wait about 15 minutes for them to open at 5:00 pm but they have rocking chairs for you to pass time. Our waiter was great, food was delicious and we were to full for dessert but I sure wanted to try their bread pudding. I highly recommend this restaurant for great food and such a neat atmosphere to go with your date! I believe its better now than in 1996 except they dressed back then in the Gone With The Wind attire and did not this last Saturday 03/10/18. I think that would definitely add to the great experience of dining at Pittypat’s Porch Restaurant.
Where southern food goes to die. Super sad and dirty. I am local and this is a sad display of southern hospitality and food.
This place is a jewel. Will definitely visit again!!! Food was AMAZING!!!! Service was quick and our server was amazing!!! My favorite was the sweet potato muffin. OMG!!!!! Step back into time and visit a little taste of the south!!
The Staff was great! Such warm southern hospitality! The salad bar was nice - but not your typical salad bar - think more like composed salads. On a Saturday night at around 7:30 pm we did wait about an hour for our entrees to come out - so I would advise to not run right over to the salad bar - take your time..remember this is the south! We did have a few issues with our food when it came out, and we never did receive the black eyed peas and collard greens that were supposed to be family style for the table. The manager, Cliff, I think was his name, was quick to address the issues and promptly brought new entrees. I do think that pairing a marinara sauce with crab cakes is strange - I would not recommend. However, the pork chops were good and the sweet potato apple puree was divine. Portions are generous. Bus staff was on top of water and tea refills. Bryce, our waiter, was very nice. For dessert we tried the chocolate cake - my daughter ate the whole thing and the Pitty Pat Pie. This was not as expected - but nice and light - I thought it was going to much more dense. We were happy we ordered it.
I probably would have given more stars but the piano was so loud that I could not hear my friend speak or the waiter . We did have to wait for refills on water refills . Also ordered the gumbo there was way to much rice although the flavor was really good. And there were 2 pieces of shrimp and one piece of sausage . They did remove it from my bill as a courtesy... I would give them another shot next to time as the salad bar was great.
Great Southern charm. The wait staff were incredible - attentive, courteous, quick. Can't wait to go back!
The food was OK. The menu said every meal comes with a side of greens & black eyed peas right? So the server didn't bring them out so my friend asked and he brought out one small dish with greens and black eyed peas. We had a party of 4.... I think some of the menu items are very over priced for sure. The fried chicken was just OK- nothing special though. Mashed potatoes were really good.
First time and it was outstanding. The food and the live music was the highlight for me. I really enjoyed the whole experience.
Amazing food with great flavor. Fried chicken is everything you would dream of. Definitely a great atmosphere
Great food and great service! My first visit, but definitely not my last.
They were expecting us, since we'd made an Open Table reservation. Miss Megan, our waitress, was attentive, not overbearing. The Southern Cuisine was delicious. We had fried catfish and Rhett's Grill combo. The salad bar, bread variety, villa d greens, and black-eyed peas added to the total Southern meal. Great atmosphere and great service!
It really bums me out to write this review. Because for years I have been telling everyone to check out Pitty Pats Porch. Now I haven't been there in about 30 years. They used to dress in period cloths. That's gone. I was hoping not to agree with some of the reviews. But the rug probably has not been cleaned in years. The food is mediocre at best. I had the blackened catfish. That was over cooked. My wife had the southern fried chicken with mashed potatoes. What we couldn't believe about the mashed potatoes....think high school lunch. And nothing special about that. For dessert I had the Pecan Pie ala mode. It was...ok... and had a very small scoop of ice cream. My wife had the peach cobbler. One side was hot the other side almost cold. It has vanilla ice cream instead of the cinnamon ice cream. She didn't like the flavor at all. Had 2 bites and done. Maybe I have memory loss. As I said I've been here in the distant past about 4 times. It used to be a pleasure to go to.... not now. Very bummed!
Upon arrival we were greeted with a smile and seated right away. From that point on the service was very slow. It took over an hour to get good after ordering. They were not busy at the time. The food was terrific and we will be back. Hopefully next time the service will be better.
Fabulous Southern cooking in a gorgeous venue.
Honestly this restaurant was NOT what I thought it was going to be. Maybe because it was so crowded in there with the cheerleading competition going on that particular weekend, that might account for the poor service, but it DOES NOT cover the bad food. My fried chicken tasted like it had been cooked in 4 day old grease and the barbeque sauce on the ribs tasted like store bought sauce with a lemon squeezed into it. My husbands food was not good either and I was just highly disappointed overall and would have been happier going to Hooters right next door. I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone!!!
Service was HORRIBLE!!! Prices were outrageous for fried chicken and a sm portion of mashed potatoes. Never received our corn bread, drinks were empty throughout meal, and food was nothing more than what I could have received at a fast food place. For my family of 4 our bill was over $130 for fried chicken and ribs SERIOUSLY and a 20% automatic gratuity for HORRIBLE service!!!! We would NEVER go back!!!
So disappointed. My daughter and I came to Atlanta to go sightseeing and I was really looking forward to Pittypat’s porch. I set aside several hours for leisurely southern dining. Well right from the start we were rushed through. Rather than being welcomed and asked where we would like to sit, the hosted shouted “deuce!” And pointed down the stairs. We were given a table directly beside the salad bar and heard the same loud speech about 30 times “come back as much as you like, we want you to fill yourself not hurt yourself.” We we’re not even offered drinks so no mint juleps for us. Our waiter (who coughed into a tea towel the whole time he spoke with us) rushed us into ordering by hovering while we looked at the menu. My plate was cleared while I was in the restroom. Finally the waiter dropped off the bill without offering desert (not that we had room) and said “if you could, please tip me in cash so I don’t have to see Uncle Sam”. On the positive side, the fried chicken was indeed excellent. This was a once in a lifetime trip so I suppose it doesn’t matter that I won’t be coming back.
Enjoyed the fried chicken!
Not the Pittypat's Porch of old, salad bad very good but not the variety of the past, and that was a long time ago. Cuisine good, but not clear style - cajunk southern, creole?
Old traditional Atlanta joint. Basically it has a lot of the same characteristics as when I first ate there 40 years ago. Really good food and very fair prices.
Very friendly staff. Excellent food. Desserts were less than hoped for.
Great casual dinning with friendly wait staff. Great Southern food.
Having wanted to come here for decades, and finally getting to Atlanta, I was very excited to have the chance to finally visit. Unfortunately my experience was sadly extremely disappointing.
Secret recipe fried chicken? It was tasteless and a bit greasy.
The sideboard was, however, very good. Excellent chicken salad. The side dishes accompanying my meal were also quite good. Peach cobbler was all peaches, not one bite of actual cobbler. For the price, just not worth it. Two entries, one ice tea, two coffees, one dessert...78 bucks.
The restaurant needs a serious face lift. The carpet actually smells. Is threadbare. Entire establishment was dank, dusty, and creepy.
Service was fine. Nothing outstanding.
Overall, I have decided it is just a tourist trap, building off the Gone with the Wind theme, and failing miserably.
My boyfriend and I were on a dinner date. We were on a vacation and this restaurant showed up in our search. We read good things and I have to say, the food was fantastic. I also had the bourbon drink and that was perfectly mixed. The portions here are large so I’d go light on the salad bar. Great night, great atmosphere, great food, great service. Could not ask for more.
Pitty Pats is my favorite restraurant. When I visit Atlanta, either on business or on personal travel, I always try to plan the trip so that I can eat at least meal here. When I come to market, I eat every dinner here during my stay. I love the food and the atmosphere. My dad brought me here when I was around 7 years old. I never forgot it and I’m now 51.
I am so glad I was able to have dinner at this restaurant. The food was wonderful and the wait staff very attentive. However, we were seated near the piano and literally could not carry on a conversation with each other due to the noise level. I found that very frustrating.
Had a great experience! Good food and outstanding service. Thanks for a wonderful evening!
Wish they cooked Camellia Blackeye Peas. Everything was excellent.
My daughter and I enjoyed our meal at Pitty Pats porch. The hostess and staff were attentive and helpful. We felt liked we stepped back in time and enjoyed some true Southern comfort food. The shrimp and grits were scrumptious.
We had the fried Green Tomatoes for appetizer and they were very good. I had Blackened catfish and it was delicious along with the sides. Topped off with delicious Pitty Pat's Pie. Wish I had room to finish! Server was excellent.