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Samoa, Cocoa Beach, FL (restaurant)
Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2008-04-12 07:25 am   Permalink

Name:Samoa
Type:restaurant
Street:A1A (100 Feet South of Cocoa Causeway)
City:Cocoa Beach
State:FL
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:SUnset 3-2540
Status:defunct

Description:
Samoa Restaurant in Cocoa Beach, Floriday. Also a location in Vero Beach.



 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2008-04-12 07:34 am   Permalink

Here are pictures from the postcard. I had posted this in the Collecting Tiki forum and got a lot of interest, so I thought I would put it here as well to see if anybody has information on this (thanks Swanky).











 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2008-04-12 11:22 am   Permalink

Forgot to put the entire postcard in, here it is. Hope to hear more about this place.




 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2008-04-19 11:45 am   Permalink

Here is a matchbook from the Samoa in Cocoa Beach.
A bit different in style from the menu seen on the table in the postcard.




 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2008-05-09 06:59 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-05-08 08:44, McTiki wrote:
I believe that the Samoa (Cocoa Beach) is now the Wakulla Suites. It is literally ~100 ft South of SR 520.









Thanks for the information McTiki. It looks like they added the hotel building next to the old restaurant building. Is there still a restaurant there?


 
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tikiyaki
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From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2008-05-09 08:43 am   Permalink

Man. that looked like a cool place.

 
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TikiHardBop
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From: Rockledge, FL
Posted: 2009-02-21 12:09 pm   Permalink

I think that it is the current Wakulla as well. The Wakulla is about 7 blocks south of SR520, close to a mile south. Still a very cool place. The little restaurant on the right as you look at the picture has some really bitching propane torches that they spark up at night. The inner courtyard is cheek-to-jowl with tropical plants and concrete tikis that are pictured above.

 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-03-12 09:09 am   Permalink

A menu from the Samoa has surfaced! Its not the same one that is shown on the table in the postcard however, so at least one more style exists out there somewhere.

The cover


The food


The menu does have same graphic shown on the menu in the postcard and on the front entrance of the building.


Last but not least the drinks.



Love to see new stuff show up out there.

DC


 
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dannydonqui
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Posted: 2009-06-24 12:39 pm   Permalink

The Samoa used to be where Ron Jon's now stands. I used to go there with my parents in the 60s. Wakulla Motel (before it was suites) was where it is today, but was a plain two story motel. It was there when the Samoa was open.

 
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JackLord
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Posted: 2010-04-05 12:25 pm   Permalink

<Bump>

I grabbed wooden Tiki carving off of Craigslist this past weekend. The lady said she got it from the Samoa in Cocoa Beach back in 1967.

Its 3 feet and change and looks exactly like the one on the matchbook (right side) and menu that Dusty posted.


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2010-04-05 12:30 pm   Permalink

JackLord,

That's fantastic, please post a photo of the Samoa Tiki.

DC


 
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1961surf
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Posted: 2010-04-05 12:47 pm   Permalink

What a cool looking place.I have not heard much about this place in the past .

 
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JackLord
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Posted: 2010-04-06 12:27 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-04-05 12:30, Dustycajun wrote:
JackLord,

That's fantastic, please post a photo of the Samoa Tiki.

DC



In time, Dusty. I am the lone holdout when it comes to digital cams. The wife has one but the manual has disapeared and I am useless without instructions.


 
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TikiTomD
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From: Flagler Beach, FL
Posted: 2011-06-05 2:44 pm   Permalink



Here's a vintage street photo from the Mosquito Beaters website (
www.mosquitobeaters.org) showing the Samoa's sign...



And one person's memories of another era that included the Samoa (from http://www.angelfire.com/fl/boardheads2/trivia6.html)...

Quote:
Cocoa Beach

My family moved to Cocoa Beach in 1958, A1A was a two lane dirt road and Ron Jon's was located next to the Samoa lounge.

Graduated from Cocoa Beach High school in 1972, played football, basketball, wrestled and threw the shot put. I was the first state record in the school history in track and field. But that's not what I proud of, I'm proud of the fact as to where I was raised.

I tell people of the stories of Cocoa Beach and they just say, "sure". Nobody knew that Hulk Hogan worked at the Anchor club, with Don "The Dragon" Wilson and myself. People don't understand that you didn't have to lock your house when you went to work or school. Our police force would correct your behavior, not arrest you.

- Ricky A. McIntosh - 5/17/07



The Samoa specialized in unique island entertainment...

Florida Today September 17, 1968



It ensured tiki played a memorial role in early Space Coast history, as told by TC's own TornadoTiki in the following article...

Florida Today July 1, 2009

















-Tom

_________________


***Original post edited to include missing byline credit for "US space history began in Brevard" article

[ This Message was edited by: TikiTomD 2011-06-06 14:32 ]


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TikiHardBop
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From: Rockledge, FL
Posted: 2011-06-06 09:37 am   Permalink

You forgot to include the by-line for that last news story. It was written by TornadoTiki. Here's the link to the original article online:

http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20090701/BREAKINGNEWS/90701002/U-S-space-history-began-Brevard

And here's her great video about the Apollo 11 launch "Moonstruck on the Space Coast":

http://www.floridatoday.com/VideoNetwork/61863938001/30-MINUTE-SPECIAL-Moonstruck-on-the-Space-Coast



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