The name Horse and Cow has a mythological pedigree. Neptune, god of the sea, is often portrayed as accompanied by a small horse and a small cow (or bull). In world Wars I and II, merchant sailors, terrified of being sunk by submarines, tattooed a horse on one ankle, and a cow on the other, in hopes of ensuring safe passage.
Dedicating this establishment to serving submarine sailors, Jimmy Looby the “Godfather” created an atmosphere that submarine sailors can call home. The wild antics of the crews of the “Silent Service” that visited the bar became notorious throughout the entire Submarine Force and the US Navy. He continued to run the “Cow” until 1997 when he retired to provide care for his wife Jeanette Looby. He maintained a close relationship with the submarine community and become known as “the Godfather.” The traditions and legacies he established are upheld and cherished. Every now and again some traditions are still carried out. Today the Horse and Cow Pub and Grill has evolved into a family friendly restaurant with one of the largest private collections of memorabilia from WWII up until present day. To all who knew Jimmy The Godfather — this is “From the Heart.”