Fire Destroys Popular Pub 199

Mount Arlington eatery burned down in Friday morning fire.

A well-known Mount Arlington restaurant caught fire Friday morning, the roof collapsing as flames spread to the basement, according to nj.com.

Pub 199, on Howard Boulevard, specialized in seafood.

Firefighters said the blaze, which broke out around 4:15 a.m., appeared to have started near the fireplace in the rear of the restaurant building, nj.com reported. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The restaurant was somewhat of a landmark, with patrons traveling from near and far to experience crab legs and lobster dinners. The restaurant was also known for its exotic mounted animal heads that lined the walls.

Customers and restaurant patrons gathered in the parking lot next to the restaurant Friday to catch a glimpse of the destruction, according to the Daily Record. 

RJ January 19, 2013 at 02:14 AM
Went there once. Food was decent but the owner treated my girlfriend very poorly.Also did not appreciate all the dead animals. Nevertheless thank God no one was hurt.
ron wolf January 20, 2013 at 10:36 PM
are you serious? this is not livingston
John Lee January 21, 2013 at 02:06 PM
My kids liked the animals although my 2 year old was scared of them. But if u don't like that kind of atmosphere, then don't go. Cash only... I know tons of places that are cash only. Bring cash or don't go. ATM fees are your own fault since you should know it's cash only. The service is sometimes really bad. The waitresses always seem very tired and they only come by three times, once to order, once to serve, and once to give you the bill. I would order more beer but they never come by. I usually go with at least four guys and we order pitchers. We would probably order at least three more pitchers if the waitresses come by more often. Bad service=less money for the establishment. If I'm only with my three kids then I don't go there since water is 6 bucks to start off with for the kids so I go down the block to the hot dog/ice cream place. I'm not giving my kids soda or any sugar filled drink. Point is you always have a choice to either go there or not. I would go more often if they didn't have the one drink minimum for kids. Maybe the owners can see the criticism and make changes or maybe not. Don't like it then don't go!
Mike Durbak January 24, 2013 at 05:59 PM
Well I can tell you that my wife and I would always stop there to eat when I came to pick up my Ranger Boat at North Jersey Marine . We loved the place ! Ignorant people sure love to talk about other people don't they ? dont like it stay out I am sure they will not miss people like you . Can not wait until they open back up . GOOD LUCK !!!
Dick Hertz January 25, 2013 at 06:16 PM
The place was a dump. Animals on the wall disgusting. And the steak? Low grade dog food. Otherwise, fun for the whole family.


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