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“Indifferent food served by inexperienced staff in a noisy beer hall”
Review of The Greene Turtle

The Greene Turtle
Ranked #102 of 180 Restaurants in Towson
Cuisines: American
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Baltimore, MD
Level 6 Contributor
158 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Indifferent food served by inexperienced staff in a noisy beer hall”
Reviewed 5 January 2014

There's lots to drink here, but it's still hard to have a good time. The first floor has TVs everywhere, loudspeakers throbbing annoying music, a bar off to the side, and the patrons yelling at each other over the noise (if there are any patrons -- we went on a football night and the crowd was sparse for a sports bar). The menu is basic and should be easy to execute well, but the food ranges from just OK to below average. The new element is a roof bar up a few flights of stairs. Maybe drinking at a higher altitude will make all the difference, but the roof space is even louder, thanks to walls that are garage doors (the better to slide up and transform the place into an open-air bar). Maybe in the summer months that roof bar will be more fun. (Fun fact: the owners got a taxpayer-financed loan of over a half million bucks to build it, according to the local paper. Never heard of public money for bars.) Right now, there's very little reason to spend your money here.

  • Visited January 2014
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English first
Towson, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great place for a quick bite on a budget”
Reviewed 12 March 2013

I had one of their specials for their Angus burger, it was very tasty and juicy. They will cook your burger to order. Overall, I was pleased. The only downfall I found was the place can get rather noisy. Other than that, great place.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Dan B
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Houston
Level 6 Contributor
199 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Meh....burgers were good”
Reviewed 7 February 2013

This is a local chain i saw quite a few locations starting from the airport. My crab cake was not satisfying AND it made me sick. My sister's burger was rather good. They had lots of beer specials so maybe stick to the beer and burgers and you wont go wrong. But typical sportsbar atmosphere , family friendly, lots of booths and lots of tvs.

Visited February 2013
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Thank prissywanderlust
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Four Oaks, North Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very disappointed”
Reviewed 10 June 2012

The worst service I have ever experience. Came in for the happy hour specials. Waited 15 minutes for our waiter and missed the happy hour specials. The kicker was it was only two seated tables in the entire place. Waited 28 minutes for a order of buffalo wings, broccoli and 3 kids meals. Clearly I will not return.

Visited June 2012
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6 Thank Shugg6
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Towson, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Packed with college kids at all times”
Reviewed 16 April 2012

Packed with young people all the time, u feel young and happy.. My husband, his friend and I went just for drinks. The long island ice tea tht I ordered came right from the bottle- if they were to do tht, then I could have just bought the bottle and drank at home!!

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1 Thank trustme007
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