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Peter's Clam Bar Back After Sandy Devastation

Peter’s Clam Bar, a 75-year-old restaurant located on the South Shore, is back after devastation from Superstorm Sandy rendered the building unusable.

The restaurant, located on Long Beach Road in Island Park, sustained severe water damage during 2012’s superstorm. At one point its dining room was submerged under six feet of water and it’s been struggling to recover since then.

Now, two years and millions of dollars later, the restaurant is restored and once again ready to serve the public.

Photo caption: Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano is joined by Peter’s Clam Bar owner Butch Yamali; Legis. Denise Ford; Island Park Mayor Michael McGinty; Island Park Deputy Mayor Stephen D’Esposito; Island Park Trustees Joseph Annarella, Irene Naudus, and Matthew Paccione; Ray Donnelly of NY Rising; Chief of the Island Park Fire Department Anthony D’Esposito; members of the Island Park Business and Residential Chamber of Commerce; and members of the Island Park Chamber of Commerce

Bob West June 21, 2014 at 06:03 PM
Yeah, it was closed. Doors were just locked. No reason to put up a big "closed" sign as it would have kept people away from the clam bar side which was open. You could look in from the rear deck and see that the former dining room was empty except for some stored stuff. Waitress said they weren't sure if they'd ever reopen it, maybe as an Italian restaurant.
Bob West June 21, 2014 at 08:15 PM
When this article first went up, there was no caption on the photo. I thought was a refreshing change. Now it lists dozens of politicians (fire chief?!) there to bask in the glory of the owner's hard work. The editor's phone must have been ringing like crazy when there were no names. Too bad this group didn't go nearby on Long Beach Rd to show the other IP restaurants that are still empty since the storm. Good photoshop opportunity, pasting Mangano and the red ribbon in front of that restaurant next door that was rammed by a runaway boat sticking out of its side and will never reopen. QUIZ? How many insulting things can you find about that photo? #1) NY Rising official there.
J June 24, 2014 at 08:39 AM
Went there this past weekend as we like to support local establishments affected by Sandy. Food was excellent, however the service was lousy. And too many people running around speaking Spanish. Sorry, but for their prices the service should be outstanding! Won't be going back.
RF June 24, 2014 at 06:54 PM
I also had brunch there this past Sunday. First the good news, great Lobster salad sandwich! Really good clams on the 1/2 shell but tasteless cocktail sauce & not even an oysterette served. Now the rest...although tons of waitstaff, they were crashing into each other & still managed to ignore our table. The iced tea was more like tea colored water. Not sure I would go back sorry to say.

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