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.