Peter’s Clam Bar, an Island Park staple since 1939, was rated the number-one restaurant in the News 12 Long Island 2018 Food Fight contest on March 5, garnering more than 21,000 online votes. Last year, Peter’s came in fourth. The next winner is slated to be announced on March 12.
“Out of left field, we won,” Peter’s owner and Island Park native Butch Yamali said by phone. “It’s great.” He added that business — which had been down due to disruptions caused by reconstruction of the nearby Barnum Island Bridge — was up after the announcement.
It was proof Yamali said, that, “Island Park is alive and kicking, that’s for sure.”