Tony Harper's started in 1992 at their original location in the Hamilton county hamlet of Raquette Lake, nestled in the Adirondack Mountains. Prior to the opening of the restaurant, the Legere Family rented a camp on Tony Harper's property for many years. The property was purchased by Leo Legere after Tony's death in 1972. Leo opened a pizza and sub restaurant in Tony's roadside shack (which served as his lifelong home) and named it Tony Harper's Pizza & Subs.
Lisa Murphy, Leo's daughter, took over the Raquette Lake restaurant in 2001 rebranding it as Tony Harper's Pizza & Clam Shack. She renovated the building, enclosed the porch to create a dining room and added a roadside Tiki Bar that still operates today as a seasonal business.
In 2009, Lisa opened a second location in the heart of downtown Old Forge NY that operates year round. The location quickly became a popular spot with tourists and locals alike, offering two styles of pizza, "world famous" wings, steamers, popular lunch and dinner specials, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and entertainment.
In the fall of 2013, a rooftop bar was added and licensed separatley as The 46 Lounge and Skybar. In 2017 both business's have merged under one roof giving our guests what they have always wanted, Tony Harper's food on the rooftop! The 46 Skybar is open seasonally and is a great place to enjoy food, drinks and a beautiful view! It is also available to be leased out for private events and weddings.
In 2019, a third location opened downtown in Lowville NY. The project was spear headed by Lisa's son, Chris Murphy, who worked tirelessly on the design and build out of this location.
The Lowville location encompasses the family friendly vibe and includes all the great menu and drink items from our other locations.