Charlton’s Grill and Tap is a locally owned, family-operated and specializing in ‘Wings.’ Sure, not such a great culinary feat for a Chef but you have to be great at 1 thing before you can do more. Chef Robert inspired comfort food has a simple focus on quality, consistency, service and food that makes you want to have more. Chef / Co-owner Robert uses his culinary experiences as well as the feedback and input of all the patron’s who visit the restaurant. We also utilize the talents of Beth’s father, Chef Charles and his wife Donna who for 45 years operated Charles’ Seafood Garden and Angus Steakhouse. This experience, the proven customer recipes like our Seafood Bisque will provide you with a unique, enjoyable and consistent family dining experience that will make Charlton’s Grill and Tap Your Neighborhood Place!
Robert and Beth Charlton purchased the AWC so they could bring ‘that’ friendly, owner on the premise and family-operated AWC back to the area. Yet the years of decline, the tarnished reputation and social media reviews over the years made that impossible. Therefore, we decided to purchase the business, keep everyone’s favorite wing sauces and find a way to bring back those favorite dishes like the Grouper sandwich yet change the name so we can add new, unique menu items and local craft beers. Additionally, we wanted to offer a a pet friendly patio where dogs and owners can rest after a great workout at the Newtown dog park as nothing is better than a bowl of water, a treat and rest in the shade. This will be coming as soon as we get the proper umbrellas to provide shade for all our friends, furry and otherwise.
Draft and Craft Beers, Craft Beer Creations and Wine
Charlton’s Grill and Tap supports our local breweries with their beers on draft including Alpharetta’s Jekyll Hop Dang Diggity, Roswell’s Gate City Copperhead Ale, Buckhead’s Sweetwater 420 and Woodstock’s Reformation Union Reformed Belgian White as well as many locally brewed craft beers from Jekyll (Alpharetta), Southbound (Savannah), Eventide (Grant Park, Atlanta).
Chef Robert has also created one-of-a-kind menu of Black and Tans, Dirty Hippie and Snakebites that are found nowhere else in the area. These are great drinks to have while we get into the meat of the seasons for watching the SEC, ACC, College and NFL football.
We look forward to seeing you. Stop by to say hi to our family, there will always be a Charlton at Charlton’s Grill and Tap.
Robert and Beth met on the last day of classes of their last semester at West Chester University in PA and married 7 months later. As the story goes, they then dated for 2 years before having children and that was 25+ years ago.
Beth grew up in a restaurant, literally. Her bedroom was above the kitchen of her parent’s 85-seat restaurant in Ship Bottom, NJ. A few years later her new house was attached to a 220-seat, 5 dining room restaurant called Charles’ Seafood Garden and Angus Steakhouse in Beach Haven Crest, NJ. It was here that Beth worked through school, marriage and the birth of our two oldest children, Wil and Emma, who grew up in the restaurant.
Robert is an Eagle Scout, had a lawn business with his younger brothers and interned with the Philadelphia 76ers for his Bachelor’s degree. Shortly after the wedding, he received a Culinary Arts Associates degree working as a Co-Partner / Sous Chef of Charles’ Seafood Garden and Angus Steakhouse in the spring and summer. Once the restaurant was clean, packed up and prepped for a winter nap, the family traveled south to sunny Sarasota, FL where Robert was the Executive Sous Chef at Laurel Oak Country Club.
Robert and Beth left the culinary arts at the turn of the century (always wanted to say that) with Beth focused on raising the children and Robert in technology. In a three-year period, they lived in Beach Haven Crest, Sarasota, Palo Alto, Cincinnati and arrived in Roswell just in time to welcome their third child, Donna.
While in Roswell, Robert and Beth continued to use their culinary talents to benefit the Atlanta Area and Milton District Boys Scouts, Venturing, Wood Badge, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, youth group fundraisers and multiple Centennial high school band and athletic organizations.