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After founding and operating the restaurant company, Flat Top Grill, for 15 years, we merged with another organization in 2009 and looked to our next adventure. We jumped into the car with our then 5 year old son, and drove around the country with no schedule and no agenda. It was truly a special year—discovering and rediscovering so many interesting and beautiful parts of this great country, and in particular, the treasures of our National Parks.

During this journey, our next professional undertaking became clear to us. We founded Tortoise Supper Club in the fall of 2012 inspired to open the type of place that combined all the things we love in a restaurant. The best example of how we wanted the restaurant to feel is embodied in the scene from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” where Holly Go-Lightly’s cocktail party is stylish, sophisticated, and yet fun and energetic, but mostly warm and welcoming. 

Keene still has a flip phone. He has never had a smart phone and he is proud of it. He is the kind of person that wants to talk instead of text, and he doesn’t care if he is following the latest trends. In a way, that equates to how we feel about Tortoise, including our menus. Here you will find refined, American classics prepared with the highest quality ingredients from scratch.

We are delighted you are here and we appreciate the opportunity to serve you. Relax and enjoy!


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• Two Lights Seafood & Oyster•

Each summer we are fortunate to spend the month of July on the coast of Maine. Our days start with an early morning dip into the 55 degree salty ocean and finish with cocktails, oysters, and laughs with family and friends. It is truly a “Reset” and “Rejuvenation” for our family. With Two Lights Seafood & Oyster, we look to share a little of that special time with you.


Come visit us at 227 W. North Avenue, across the street from Second City in Old Town.