Symmes Tavern on the Green, which has been a part of Fairfield’s Village Green from the beginning, will close after Saturday. Butt Shack BBQ Grill has agreed to purchase the building and will open after a couple of weeks to renovate.
Photo: Michael D. Pitman
Photo: Michael D. Pitman

Fairfield restaurant closing this weekend

Symmes Tavern on the Green to be replaced by barbecue restaurant.

The news from Symmes Tavern on the Green was announced Facebook: “After all these years proudly serving the community of Fairfield, we’re saddened to inform you, our wonderful customers, that Symmes Tavern on the Green will be closing its doors … so make sure to stop in and say ‘Hi!’ at least one last time before then.”

The eatery at 500 Wessell Drive, which served its first diners on Jan. 23, 2003, will offer an 8 a.m. breakfast buffet on its patio Saturday. An after party scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday will feature music, beer, grilled hot dogs and hamburgers and entertainment by Rock Out Inc and Outta Here.

Symmes Tavern on the Green is set to be replaced in mid-October by Butt Shack BBQ Grill, which has been around for four years, the past three in Greenhills and the year before than in New Baltimore.

The restaurant is owned by Andy Castle, a graduate of Fairfield High School.

“Our lease is up at the end of September and for a variety of reasons outside our control, we’re taking our low and slow smoked ‘cue to a new location,” that restaurant posted on its Facebook page.

Butt Shack BBQ is set to hold open interviews for all positions from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at its new Fairfield location.

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