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Luau, Atlanta, GA (restaurant)
Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2008-08-23 2:45 pm   Permalink

Name:Luau
Type:restaurant
Street:1999 Peachtree Rd.
City:Atlanta
State:GA
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:defunct

Description:
This is the Dinkler Luau in Atlanta. Was across from Piedmont Hospital. That probably doomed it. Built by southern hotel magnate Carling Dinkler before he put "Surf Rider" Lounges in his hotels. The Luau was a huge hit and the talk of the town. I think it opened in 1959, but may have been 56. Within a couple of years, it was sold to the Dobb's family for a huge profit, and they went on to open many Dobb's House Luaus.



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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2008-08-23 2:48 pm   Permalink


Images from the postcard.



 
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ukutiki
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From: Michigan
Posted: 2009-03-16 4:36 pm   Permalink

Here are two menus from the Luau Restaurant in Atlanta. One is a Dinner menu and the other is a Tropical Drinks menu. The Tropical Drinks menu is copyrighted 1957. The photos show the front, back, and inside of each menu.




 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-03-16 5:22 pm   Permalink

Ukutiki,

That is one of my favorite menu covers. I laminated a copy of the one I have and stuck it on my motorhome freezer door!



Here is a postcard showing the interior of the The Luau in Atlanta.


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ukutiki
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From: Michigan
Posted: 2009-03-16 5:25 pm   Permalink

Is your menu the Dinner or Tropical Drinks menu?

 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2010-03-24 4:52 pm   Permalink

Saw this old matchbook from the original Dinkler Luau on ebay (did not win it).



They had a Tonga Room for parties!



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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2010-04-21 09:57 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-03-16 16:36, ukutiki wrote:
...


Is that the "Fog Cutter" there? Can't read it.

Well, as it turns out, that is a unique mug for The Luau:






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Tiki-Atari
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Joined: Aug 06, 2007
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From: Atlanta
Posted: 2010-04-22 05:31 am   Permalink

Do those Atlanta Luau mugs have an ooga-mooga entry yet? I'm totally wishlisting them when they do. Where'd you find 'em?

 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2010-04-22 10:45 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-04-22 05:31, Tiki-Atari wrote:
Do those Atlanta Luau mugs have an ooga-mooga entry yet? I'm totally wishlisting them when they do. Where'd you find 'em?


Indeed there is! I got 2, so, one is going on Ebay soon.
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2010-04-22 2:43 pm   Permalink

Swanky,

Great score, you must have been stoked to find two.

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Mr. NoNaMe
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Posted: 2012-05-23 11:58 am   Permalink

I just rec'd a Luau Fogcutter mug in the mail.


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Pittsburgh pauly
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From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-04-26 3:11 pm   Permalink

Somebody recently shared this article with me:
http://www.atlantatimemachine.com/misc/tiki.htm
1961 ad:

1962 ad:

1963 ad:


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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-04-26 11:31 pm   Permalink

Also discussed in my SOUND OF TIKI booklet as a the perfect example of the evolution from Pre-Tiki to Tiki, accompanying the "LUAU" jingle on the CD:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxX-Sfu-I_0





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Pittsburgh pauly
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From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-04-29 07:36 am   Permalink

Missed adding the oddest ad:

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tikilongbeach
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From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2014-02-24 10:14 am   Permalink

It's not my listing. There is a Luau fog cutter mug for sale on Etsy for $50.00.

www.etsy.com/listing/171069988/vintage-tiki-mug-the-luau-atlanta-ga?ref=sr_gallery_1&ga_search_query=luau+atlanta&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all







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