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LIC's Waterfront Crab House Closes After 38 Years

The restaurant shuttered three weeks after the death of longtime owner Tony Mazzarella.

Waterfront Crab House
Waterfront Crab House
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Long Island City institution, the Waterfront Crab House closed its doors for good last Sunday after almost 40 years, reports Gothamist. The seafood restaurant, which was a favorite of the neighborhood was resilient. The team managed a come back after a devastating fire and six feet of flooding from Hurricane Sandy, but the recent death of longtime owner Tony Mazzarella forced the spot to shutter. Signage posted on the restaurant's door thanked customers for their patronage and for making the restaurant "the institution it has become."

Waterfront Crab House

203 Borden Ave, Queens, NY 11101 (718) 729-4862