Come early May, The Greene Turtle should be coming out of its shell in the former Franklin Square digs of Boulder Creek Steakhouse. The Maryland-based franchise specializes in regional “comfort food” and features flat screen TVs everywhere — even in booths.
Because of the Maryland influence, crab figures prominently on the menu. There’s a Maryland crabcake ($14.49), a Chesapeake burger made with Old Bay seasoning and topped with crab dip ($11.99) and “Eastern Shore” mac & cheese ($10.49) laced with lump crabmeat. Also featured: a mushroom Swiss burger ($9.99), crab flatbread pizza ($12.49), fish tacos ($10.99) and baby back ribs ($17.99).
There are already 36 Greene Turtle restaurants nationwide. On Long Island, brothers John and Jeff Froccaro — who also have a string of Burger King eateries — say they plan to develop at least 10 restaurants in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
The Greene Turtle will be at 700 Hempstead Tpke., Franklin Square, thegreeneturtle.com.