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08/19/11Provided by Citysearch
Living in Atlanta I have been to Pitty Pat's as a child. My husband who is from Texas had never been so we did the tourist trap thing and went for our date night. Upon entering Pitty Pat's we noticed big oscillating fans and it was quite stuffy. The neat freak in me immediately noticed how dusty the nick knacks were and wanted a vacuum cleaner to tidy up. They open at 5 so we were the first ones there. We we're promptly seated and noticed there were fruit flies everywhere. I mean on the walls , on the nick knacks, on the table and flying around. I didn't let this deter me, it's summertime in Atlanta so fruit flies aren't uncommon. My drink was brought in a dirty glass, it has lipstick around the rim. Then my husband ordered chicken which is really hard to screw up. It was sub par. The salad bar that comes with all the meals for free had salads on it that looked like they had been there awhile, one even had a film on top of it as if it had been out for hours, when they had just opened for business. I ordered the mixed grill of sliced pork and chicken. What I got was sliced fat covered in barbecue sauce. Did I mention the fruit flies, well by this time they were hovering in our face and the people behind us were even swatting at them. The Collard Greens which are also free with your meal had not even been sorted properly and have black spot all over them! No true Southerner would ever serve those! The people behind us had to return their food twice because it was wrong and tasted terrible. There were maybe 20 people in here on a Friday night and I know 2 tables were disappointed. The owner was there as I recognized him and I asked to speak him. He never came over. The manager came over apologized and offered a free meal. We refused as people have bills to pay and families to feed. HOWEVER, we will never go back. What a waste and disgrace to Atlanta and Scarlett O'Hara.
12/09/10Provided by Citysearch
The service was awesome as well as the food. The cup we had for our water was made out of metal and boy did it keep it cold :). The biscuits were warm and wonderful, I wish I would've been able to take some home!! The only down side is it is a bit pricey.
09/28/10Provided by Citysearch
I loved this restaurant! The whole premise was built around Scarlet's Aunt Pitty Pat. There a plenty of pictures from the movie Gone With The Wind too. I had Pork Tenderloin with curried Peanut Sauce which made my mouth do a happy dance!! It was topped with a curried peanut sauce and fresh peanuts. Also on my plate was a
sweet potato and apple dish that was to die for! I wish I had the recipe. My friend and I shared desserts so we could have more than one type. The Georgia Peach Cobbler and the Bourbon Street Bread Pudding were indescribably delicious!! If you are in Atlanta, you've got to eat here, I promise you won't be sorry.
09/23/10Provided by Citysearch
Tucked away in downtown Atlanta, it's sometimes easy to miss Pittypat's Porch. But when you're in town - visiting Pittypat's is a MUST! They are easily the best restaurant in the Atlanta area if you are looking for traditional Southern cooking. The salad bar, the entree, the bread, the speciality drinks... everything is excellent. My favorite is the Bourbon Bread Pudding... you have to save room for dessert at Pittypat's! The atmosphere is great and the service is always second to none! Take the time to find it - it's a dining experience and I NEVER go to Atlanta without making time for dinner at Pittypat's Porch.
09/17/10Provided by Citysearch
We went to Pittypat's Porch on August 31, 2010. This was a return to great memories for us. All of our trips to Atlanta included this restaurant for many years. We were immediately greeted by a host who found the perfect table for the two of us. The menu was explained in detail. All of the staff smiled, took care of us, and acted as if they were genuinely concerned and happy about us being there. And...the live music from the piano just topped it off!!! Even he looked up from the piano keys to greet us. The food was perfectly prepared along with the presentation. Totally out of this world!!!! We were constantly being monitored by the staff to make sure that we had enough of everything. This is a great place to eat, relax, and/or entertain. If we lived in Atlanta, we would have to go at least three times a month!
09/07/10Provided by Citysearch
I don't understand the reviews on this place at all... This restaurant was great! If you like Gone with the Wind you'll definitely love this place.
The decor is very southern as is the ambiance...
Our waiter was great considering the place was PACKED and they were understaffed. We were in no way in a hurry so we didn't care.
To drink I had their moonshine punch which was very good!
For an appetizer we had Fried Green Tomatoes and they were so good! I could have just made a meal out of those! For dinner of course had to try the fried chicken and it came with yummy cornbread, muffins, or biscuits of your choice, mashed potatoes and gravy and a trip up to the sideboard which had a spread of several different Southern Salads. It was terrific!
To top the night off we had a piece of their Classic Pecan Pie which could have been legally termed a candy bar it was heavenly!
If your in Atlanta definitely check this place out! It's a great place to eat if your looking for a little bit of Country in the City!
09/02/10Provided by Citysearch
Whoa, I forgot about this place. It's one of the first resturants I tried when I first came to Atlanta.
It is a bit difficult to find, since it is tucked away across from the Westin - so it is best to slow right going west on Andrew Young and watch your right until you see the sign. FYI, I am not sure if there is free parking.
When you come in, you are greet with a nice Southern, Antebelum environment (could be a good or bad thing, depending on what side your ancestors were during the Civil War and whether they were owned or not). From there, you walk downstairs and then get seated.
The food is quite good, AFAIR, no complaints with the service.
08/27/10Provided by Citysearch
Damn I am surprised how badly the previous reviews slammed this place. I used to go here as a child with my very Southern mother when the Peachtree Plaza was just built.
I think this place is great if you are looking for good Southern Food in a very pleasant piano player filled surroundings.
Calling this place touristy is funny since it is surrounded by chain restaurants and is located in a very touristy area. Of course this place is touristy, but that still doesn't mean that it isn't good and it isn't like their web page says ' an Atlanta institution'.
I had a great time here. The restaurant is full of last century kitchen implements and pictures of the cast of Gone with the Wind. I agree that it is tasteful, but bordered enough on camp to inspire me to do my best Ret Butler, Scarlet O'hara, and Sally Cato (Auntie Mame) impressions. The waiter put on his best Southern accent too. (The Scarlet O'hara punch helped fuel my inspiration no doubt too).
The sweat potato biscuits were to die for. You must have some with your obligatory helping of corn bread. The pecan encrusted Cat fish fingers and the black eyed pea cake appetizers took me back to my childhood travels to my relatives in Charleston. I loved the fried chicken and the Savannah crab cakes that reminded me of what my mother used to make when she felt like cooking and not ordering out.
We finished our meal with some very good pecan and key-lime pie. Overall a very satisfying experience. Yeah I am sure if you are a local Atlantian you are way too 'sophisticated' to admit you would like this place, but if you are a tourist this place should be on your list of places to eat.
05/21/10Provided by Citysearch
My family and I went here for the first time on Mother's day 2010. My mother really loves southern food. The restaurent was running a special where mother's eat free. The food's quality didn't match it's price. My mother couldn't even finish her fried chicken, which is her favorite treat usually. We asked our server if we could use 2 free dessert coupons my father had. She said yes. She returned after she brought us the desserts (to go) and our bill and said the manager wouldn't let us use the coupons and the Mother's day promotion together. I went to speak to the manager having faith that they would honor what the server had told us. I went to the woman at the cashier and began to ask if she was the manager and she cut me off stating they couldn't use the coupons. My server saw this and redirected me to the manager. He was a very old gentleman sitting in a chair so I approached and knelt next to him and began to explain my problem. He also cut me off stating they would not honor the coupons. The coupons, by the way, had no disclaimers stating that they could not be combined with any other offers nor did they have any kind of expiration date. I restated that I thought he should honor what his server had told me and he cut me off a second time stating that he could not ""give away the house"". Our coupons were for 2 free $6 desserts. He began to tell me he was going to give me a choice when I thanked him for his assistance and decided to go back to my family and just leave. As I walked away he began shouting at me about how he couldn't give things away etc etc etc. I stopped listening. He was completely unprofessional and was not conducting his business with integrity. All this was topped off when they convinced my sister to initial on my father's receipt where he had given a $30 tip on top of the 20% gratuity placed on our check of 6 people. My father clearly didn't see the gratuity already taken. He had to go back in the restaurant to correct this after we had already left the building and my sister told him what happened. All in all, this was the worst restaurant experience of my life.
03/03/08Provided by Citysearch
Following the advice of the guy in the information booth on the corner, we went to Pitipat's last night. Not only was it overpriced, but the food is mediocre at best. $18 dollar fried chicken comes with a scoop of fake mashed potatoes and a cold, tasteless biscuit. I hope that people who don't live in the south don't think that this food is actually what southern food is all about. Save your money.
03/28/07Provided by Citysearch
I can definitely see how people would Poopoo Pittypats. The biggest drawback (well only drawback for me) was the value. I am almost positive that you can get better or comparable southern food elsewhere for much cheaper. However if you are eating on a company per diem as I was, I highly recommend it.
The service was very good. I don't think the european accent was historically accurate, but he was quite knowledgeable and helpful. The fried chicken was without a doubt the best i have ever tasted, but I'm from Oregon so I have a limited scope of fried chicken. The bread basket was very tasty and diverse. I wasn't sure what some things were, but they tasted really good. Vegetarians and cheapskates would probably be happy with the all you can eat salad bar type thing. Sorry though, I didn't like the Watermelon Rind. I gave it a try, not for me. I was going to kick myself if I didn't get the cobbler, but as good as it is, it was really small. The key lime pie wasn't quite like the Key Lime pie we were expecting, it was good, but...different.
03/12/07Provided by Citysearch
Waiter wasn't very caring or professional. Ordered an $18 item, was charged $25 and a 20% gratuity although was with just with one friend. Were charged for items we didn't order. Cornbread and biscuits weren't good nor special. Wouldn't recommend, very disappointed in the experience.
- General Info
- Downtown Atlanta's Oldest Southern Dining restaurant since 1967. We are a "Gone With the Wind" themed restaurant, a place where the characters presence are felt from the menu to the overall decor to the memorabilia on the walls. We have created a menu of Southern classics that have been enjoyed by groups large and small from the moment we opened our doors. Dishes such as, Aunt Pittypat's Fried Chicken, 12 Oaks BBQ Ribs, Georgia Catfish, just to name a few. Our menu also includes delicious appetizers and tempting desserts made fresh in our bakery daily. We have a full bar, plus draft beer by local breweries and a Specialty Drink menu to wet your whistle. So come on by and let us show you our Southern Hospitality!
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- Downtown Atlanta, Peachtree Center
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Parking: Garage, Lot, Free
Bike Parking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average