A TALE OF TWO
RESTAURANTS (IN ONE)
Acworth’s 1885 Grill
BOASTS A BAR CONCEPT AND A RESTAURANT
CONCEPT IN ONE NEW, HUGE, IMPRESSIVE SPACE
DON’T LET THE OLD NAME FOOL YOU — 1885 Grill in
Acworth is all about the new.
The massive, 8,200-square-foot bar, restaurant and chef ’s table
officially opened in late November for those wanting quality food and
spirits in an impressive new environment that embraces the old.
Restaurateur Michael Schroeder (who many might know as the
owner of Kennesaw’s Carrabba’s Italian Grill for nearly 18 years)
partnered with Chattanooga restaurateur Miguel Morales to create the
new concept for downtown Acworth.
He said they hope 1885 Grill will bring a neighborhood spot to an
area that is seeing massive revitalization.
“We want to be a staple in the community,” Schroeder said. “We
don’t want to just be another restaurant or business. This is a place where
you can come to see friends, watch a game, get a great meal, and we
want to be a resource and a good partner in the community.”
The restaurant also features about 1,700 square feet of patio space,
making it the perfect spot for those wanting a respite from nearby Logan
Farm Park or to simply enjoy the outdoors in a safe and covered
environment. Of course, that may be a little difficult in the winter
months but Georgia’s mild springs and summers will make it the place
to be for those who like dining al fresco.
Schroeder acknowledged that opening a restaurant in the middle of
a pandemic was no easy feat, but it also allowed him to get more creative
with his concept. One of those new concepts came to fruition when he
received a retail alcohol license from the city so he can cater to the city’s
allowance of open drinks in the downtown area. Those walking around
the park who want to have a picnic in the grass can pick up a bottle of
wine, a growler of beer and plenty of food easily and legally from 1885
“We really wanted to have all of these windows to take advantage of
overlooking the park and we hope to eventually turn some of the area we
have into a greenspace,” Schroeder said. He also said that, since they
own the parking lot and wouldn’t have to go through a great deal of red
tape, they hope to eventually host festival-type events outdoors in the
STORY AND PHOTOS
BY KATY RUTH CAMP
10 COBB LIFE | JANUARY 2021