Ritter’s, Paper Mill Grill Close in Marietta

Sister concepts quietly shutter.

Sister concepts quietly shutter.

Marietta is short two restaurants.

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Ritter’s, at 4719 Lower Roswell Road #210, and Paper Mill Grill, at 305 Village Parkway Northeast, both shuttered Monday.

Doug Brandenburg, owner of Premier Grease, first made What Now Atlanta (WNA) aware of the closure Tuesday. Brandenburg recycles the restaurants’ cooking oil.

Ritter’s and Paper Mill Grill were owned and operated by husband and wife team Ritter and Brigid Jones. Together they opened Ritter’s in April 2004 and Paper Mill Grill in February of 2008, according to the restaurants’ website.

The Jones family was not immediately available for comment and the restaurants’ voicemail boxes are full.


Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc., the publisher of What Now Atlanta and What Now Los Angeles.
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Oze McCallum
5 years ago

I’m not surprised. From my experience, both were way overpriced.

5 years ago
Reply to  Oze McCallum

Oze, I’m sorry, but your negative comment is inappropriate and inaccurate. As a business owner myself, I grasp how difficult it is to keep a mom and pop endeavor running. These were great, well appreciated estaboishments.

John Keller
5 years ago

Ritter and Brigid—-thanks for so many great memories these past 10 years. You two always gave so much back to the community—-hoping somehow things can rebound and the restaurants can reopen

Nancy Gerber
5 years ago

We loved Ritter’s Tuesday Burger and Brew and went there last night to find them closed. Very disappointed as we were Tuesday night pretty regulars

Leah Barr
5 years ago

This is tragic! We are devastated! We loved both these restaurants and often used them to celebrate special occasions as well as just a nice meal out. Often our decision on “where shall we eat?” came down to a choice between which of the two! Can’t believe it, and hope it is something temporary. Food was fabulous, lots of healthy choices, and both drinks and food was very reasonable.

John Reynolds
5 years ago

Ritter has supported our Christian mens group that meets there weekly for years. Free room, coffee, and often he’d get up personally to come open the restaurant at 6:30 so we could meet. He’s been an amazing blessing to all of us and we are very grateful. It will be difficult for us to replace this quiet venue in the upper room there for our group of 20+ years. I don’t know anything about why his restaurants are closed but wish him and his family blessings from the Lord as he moves forward and hopefully returns to open. Regards, John… Read more »

Jill Hendon
5 years ago

Thank you Ritter and Bridgett. Our son worked there and loved it. He learned so much from you and your fine staff. We loved Ritters and frequented enough to have a frequent meal card. We were sad at the closing and will miss you and your amazing food and desserts. Thanks so much.
The HEndons.

Lois and Ed Taylr
5 years ago

We are devastated about the closure. We have been eating at Ritters since the day it opened. Paper Mill Grill and Ritters were our second kitchens i.e., we ate there a lot. Sad to see it go. We shall miss you!

L Dunn
5 years ago

Food was wonderful and VERY good value. Can’t believe anyone thought it was over priced. Hubbie and I are so sad. Hope the best for the Joneses.

5 years ago

You are an amazing part of our living in east Cobb. All of our friends who lived in North Fulton came to East Cobb to eat because we loved Ritters and Papermill Grill. We will desperately missthese great restaurants. I was just thinking the other day that the new subdivision that is going up on Johnson ferry will add lots of business to your two restaurants. Please please please reconsider and come back. We love you guys. Barbie and Ken

Eddie Hollier
5 years ago

I am sorry Ritters closed I have enjoyed eating there two or three times a week since it opened.
Hope it may be possible to re open.

Nancy E.
5 years ago

I am so sad to learn that Ritter’s has closed. I went by there today with a friend to enjoy their fish sandwich, which is the best I’ve ever had, and the door was bolted shut and the menus removed from the outdoor case. I do hope that one day we’ll see a reopening. It was a lovely restaurant, with great food at reasonable prices.

Angie H.
5 years ago

So sad to learn this news. I celebrated my 50th birthday at PMG, and I enjoyed it so. Ritter and Bridget, my son misses your son at school. We all will miss you in the community.

5 years ago

There’s a sign up now about an Italian Kitchen coming soon at the old Ritters location?

5 years ago

Nooooooo!!!! You will be soooooo missed!

5 years ago

According to Eater (http://atlanta.eater.com/2015/4/24/8490209/eric-ottensmeyer-chef-leons-full-servic-paper-mill-grill), Paper Mill Grill has recently reopened with a new chef. Same owners?

5 years ago

Karma is for real 🙂

5 years ago

I worked for Ritter when he first opened on lower Roswell rd. And I’m here to tell and tell the world that I could have not worked for a better human being thank you Mr.Ritter Jones for everything you have done for me and my family.

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