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Football Fans Flock to Greene Turtle in Gambrills

The restaurant at Waugh Chapel Towne Centre opened on Sept. 4, the day before the 2012 NFL season began.

Spaces to park outside the Greene Turtle in Gambrills were hard to find on Sunday afternoon as football fans were forced to seek out parking behind the Panera and near the .

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The restaurant reportedly opened on Sept. 4, the day before the New York Giants took on the Dallas Cowboys to kick off the NFL season.

The patio was packed on Sunday afternoon. Locals said they're happy to have a new place for watching sports as well as enjoying live music and American food.

The address for the Greene Turtle is 2383 Brandermill Blvd. in Gambrills and hours are 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Sunday. For more information, call 410-451-7544 or see their website.

Have you been to the new Greene Turtle yet? Tell us in the comments.

Patrick H. September 09, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Typically a great place to meet and eat. I've tried them in other locations and out-of-state and always found it a memorable experience.
My Opinion September 10, 2012 at 11:23 AM
Bad location to put such a rowdy and noisy crowd of people.....shopping will be difficult with all the noise from the Green Turtle and the race cars at the speedway roaring in the "background"....seems that someone did not think this one out too much and therefore they removed/ cut all the buffer trees down and now the sound from the raceway travels like lightning throughout the area....Panera customers not so happy about this one.......
Brian C. September 10, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Really???? Where else would you propose they put these establishments. I guess the rowdy crowd that will be coming from the movies will be too much too... Hmmm....Glass half full ....Glass half full, dude. SMH
B. B. September 10, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Stopped at the Turtle for lunch on Sunday, I’m hoping to see this place succeed but my first experience was awful. I’ll be sticking to the Turtle at the mall. When I arrived I love the setup with all the TVs, no matter where I sit, I was going to be able to watch the game..but it went downhill quickly after that. Our waitress was hardly ever seen due to management giving her tables in every section of the restaurant. My food came out missing a side, I mentioned it to the girl who brought it out and she just rolled her eyes at me. I never did see the side. I saw one server delivering meals to a table and the customers actually had to take the food off the tray themselves. This place has so much potential, but management needs to work out the kinks real quick. I’m sure other customers had a great experience, but my first one was awful.
B. B. September 10, 2012 at 12:18 PM
I had no issues with the crowd at the Turtle…I’m expecting it to be loud since it’s a restaurant/sports bar. The one thing that will be awful is parking.
Patrick H. September 10, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Development=fewer tress and natural buffers. We got what we deserve. From the looks of things it appears as if there will be no shortage of DUIs in the future. Never did like Panera Bread. The race track can now serve as a reminder of what 'prgress' and the drive for $$$$ does to the environment. Think about the impact this has on all the houses there. What happended to the impact studies that were supposed to be done prior to permits being granted? We had diner at the Italian Market in the old shopping center, sat outside as we usually do, and listend to the race cars - never heard them before. THANK YOU PROGRESS. Keet the racetrack and hang the developers. Moving here appears to be less and less of a good idea.
Chris W September 10, 2012 at 12:51 PM
I love how people from a sprawling area like Crofton seem to think that the land west of route 3 is there for their buffer etc. perhaps you should be more concerned abut the lack of trees on YOUR side of route 3
Tracy September 12, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Mine was not so great either on Saturday. Wrong orders, wrong happy hour pricing quotes, long waits for waiter and food. I love Greene Turtle but I will not head over for a while to give them time to work the kinks out.

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