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Rego Park’s Woodhaven House Restaurant to Permanently Shutter Due to COVID-19

Woodhaven House will not reopen when the pandemic passes. (Google Maps)

May 7, 2020 By Allie Griffin

An Irish pub and restaurant that has served Rego Park residents for nearly two decades will shutter permanently due to the coronavirus pandemic shutdowns.

Woodhaven House, located at 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd., is the latest small business to announce that it will not reopen when the pandemic and shutdown orders subside.

“To our Woodhaven House family, it is with a heavy heart we must inform you that Woodhaven House will not be reopening after this pandemic has passed,” the restaurant said in a statement posted to Facebook.

The owners said the financial blow of the pandemic was too great to reopen.

“It is not financially possible to continue,” they wrote in the statement. “These last few months have been devastating for us all in so many ways.”

Woodhaven House opened in Rego Park 16 years ago and served lunch and dinner daily with live music every weekend.

“The past sixteen years have provided so many memories and so many friendships made,” they wrote.

“Thank you for your support throughout the years. It was our privilege to have been a part of your life.”

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Dyan Vandino

I just can’t believe it! I was looking forward to going there again, to listen to all those great bands & see all my old friends! Where will we all meet up now, if the new owners do not want to have live bands & music on the weekends? I loved that place & I’ll miss it.

Bud H

I’ve been going there for over 30 years when it was Cassidy‘s now the Woodhaven house is leaving I just can’t believe it thank you John Gallagher for all the years of great food great booze great music


The cure is worse than the disease. I grieve for Queens. We brought this on ourselves.


I had great times there At Woodhaven house the food was good , the people John and the bartenders , were very personable , the bands were great and my Mom loved it when it was Kate Cassidys. I hope whoever leases the structure will have the same similarities.

Kay & Jack Robertson

So sad to see the Woodhaven House close. So many happy memories there. Wonderful owners and staff will be missed.

Marian B. Spatz

this is indeed very sad. It was a wonderful place, full of warmth. You will be missed.

Jack Beglane

Terrible news. I was there on opening night and many more nights and days since then. Great food, service and owners. Missed going there after Imoved to Warwick, NY.

Evan F. Boccardi

Technically, Woodhaven House is on the Middle Village side of Woodhaven Boulevard. Remember going there with the family; Yet another loss for the community.


I am so sorry to hear this. We had the luncheon there following my dad’s burial last August. They did such a wonderful job. Service with compassion.


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