The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille in Smithtown closes for good


The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille in Smithtown has shut its doors permanently.

First opened in 2017, this was the third location of the Maryland-based franchise planned to open on Long Island. The first two opened in East Meadow and Franklin Square.

People began talking about the restaurant closing this past weekend in Long Island foodie Facebook groups saying they were told by waitstaff that the location would be shuttered permanently as of Aug. 29.

The closing at 716 Smithtown Bypass was confirmed by email by the restaurant. No reason for the closure was given.

As of the publication of this article, the official Facebook page of the restaurant’s Smithtown location hadn’t been updated since Nov. 2021 and there is no official announcement on the website.

According to reports, brothers and fast food franchisees John and Jeff Froccaro — who are best known for their Burger King empire on Long Island— signed up to bring The Greene Turtle here with a 10 restaurant deal back in 2012.

Only the East Meadow location remains in operation at this point. Overall, there are 33 Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grilles scattered across the Mid-Atlantic region.

Top: Exterior of The Green Turtle location in Smithtown. (Credit: Google Maps)