They quietly shut down sometime in the past few weeks.

The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille next to the Dulles Town Center mall has closed its doors. They were apparently opened up to the holidays, but according to an employee at the mall, they closed suddenly sometime in the past few weeks


A sign on the door reads in part: “The Greene Turtle of Sterling is now closed. It has been a pleasure and honor to serve you at this location for the past 7+ years, and we are grateful for your patronage.”

The Greene Turtle in Sterling first opened in 2011, taking over the building previously occupied by a Uno Chicago Grill restaurant. The brand dates back to 1976 when it was founded in Ocean City, Md. Today, there are more than 40 locations around the mid-Atlantic. The next nearest one is on Potomac Station Drive in Leesburg.

  1. Heidi 5 years ago

    That mall isn’t going to make it another five years, mark my word.

  2. Anonymous 5 years ago

    Not really a surprise. The place was a ghost town. Service was lacking and the food quality wasn’t too good. Hopefully they can fill the location and the former Macaroni Grill location at Dulles Town Center with quality restaurants.

  3. Nkki 5 years ago

    Worked there 3 weeks and they bounced my first paycheck. Hope the rest of the employees got paid.. I did, but had to threaten to call police… Place was filthy. You know it’s bad when employees don’t eat there…

  4. Anonymous 5 years ago

    The Leesburg location won’t last much longer. Service and interior are awful.

  5. Mike 5 years ago

    This was easily the worst restaurant I’ve ever visited in the area. It spoke volumes when it’s neighbor Red Robin had a line out the door at night and this place had 3 or 4 cars in its lot.

  6. Jim A. 5 years ago

    My wife, daughter and I went to that location around Christmas time, the mall was packed, and the Green Turtle was empty. We walked in and had to flag someone down to seat us. The lady who sat us said they were a little understaffed that day- and boy did she mean it. She and another lady and one cook were there. We ordered our food and it took over an hour to come. We wanted to walk out but the ladies kept apologizing and they looked so embarrassed that we waited it out. The poor girls couldn’t figure out how to get the TVs to work right either. We knew it would not be much longer before it closed.

  7. Anonymous 5 years ago

    I enjoyed it but nothing there distinguishes it from any other generic chain restaurant. I agree with the poster who said the mall is going to die within five years. The theatre is the only thing keeping the mall going.

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