About Us

We have not always been Old Whitten Tavern (OWT). In 1981 Charlie Grisham opened Goodtime Charlie’s on Old Summer Road. The establishment was small, friendly, and possessed one kick-ass pizza – ‘The Charlie’s Special’. It was simple, it consisted of six popular ingredients that have withstood the test of time. In 2007 Ronnie and Bonnie Coletta took over Goodtime Charlie’s and they continued to use the recipe for business success that was set forth by Charlie Grisham. Ronnie and Bonnie have been an integral part in our transformation to Old Whitten Tavern.         …AND WE’RE STICKIN’ TO IT!

Whether it’s our ‘batter from scratch’ hand cut chicken tenders, home made barbecue, or our famous Charlie’s Legendary Pizzas, everything at Old Whitten Tavern is made to order daily. Our burgers are made with 100% 80/20 hand pressed beef patties, seasoned with our ‘House Seasoning’. We also use fresh baked bread in our Philly sandwiches.

OWT’s loyal customers have been frequenting our establishment for years. We offer a ‘10% off Lunch Menu’ Mon. – Fri. (11am to 2pm) ‘Weekday Happy Hour’ Mon. – Fri. (11am to 6pm) Many of our customers enjoy our ‘Late Night Happy Hour’ specials after working a long shift. If you are a sports nut, we have 9 UHD TV’s. NFL, NBA, NCAA, Hockey-what ever you love we can put on a TV. We are your local sports hang OWT. We have a large assortment of liquors and offer wine as well. We have a good beer selection featuring local Memphis brews including Ghost River and Wiseacre.