Farmingdale, New York: 56th Fighter Group Restaurant (Closed)

Replicates a bomb-scarred World War I aerodrome. Next to the airport.

Closed in August 2012

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56th Fighter Group Restaurant

They have a restaurant that looks like a bomb shelter with sand bags, etc. There are old fighter jets outside, Republic Airport behind it, and a party room with no roof because it's supposed to be a bombed-out room. The restaurant inside is like a museum.

[Ilene, 04/14/2009]

Phyllis Herring points out: "The 56th fighter group wound up being the only WW II FG to fly Republic's P-47 Thunderbolt for the entire war. Hence the resturant's name and its proximity to Republic Airport."

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