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Beachcomber Hotel and Restaurant,, Harrisburg, PA (restaurant)
uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2009-06-20 6:22 pm   Permalink

Name:Beachcomber Hotel and Restaurant,
Type:restaurant
Street:3500 Walnut St.
City:Harrisburg
State:PA
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:defunct

Description:
Not much to go on again with this one but maybe we can fill in the blanks. The interior decor of the restaurant is right up there with the big names. Looks like it was classic all the way.
Here's the interior shot.


A photo of the staff


A couple of menus from Mimi's collection. Fantastic mugs on the cocktail menu.






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puamana
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From: Seattle, WA
Posted: 2009-06-21 12:40 pm   Permalink

Cool ! Thanks for posting uncle trav! I've never seen an interior pic of the Beachcomber before (my home town!). Here's another menu pic, and a few of the mugs...











 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-06-21 4:20 pm   Permalink

Trav,

Great pics from the Beachcomber, always nice to see the inside of these old poly pop restaurants.

Puamana,

Thanks for posting the menu and mugs.
DC

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uncle trav
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Posted: 2009-06-21 5:34 pm   Permalink

Thanks DC.
Puamana those are some fantastic mugs. Are they marked? They look like they were designed after OMC mugs but by a different maker. Thank you for posting those.


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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-07-20 4:54 pm   Permalink

Picked up a matchbook from the Beachcomber Hotel.






Here is the inside of the matchbook.



This is one of those cool hidden Tiki gems.

DC


 
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rugbymatt
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Posted: 2009-07-20 6:11 pm   Permalink

Cool! I have those same two mugs as well as the large ceramic tiki that is in the drink menu photo.
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2009-07-20 7:00 pm   Permalink

They have the "three Tiki" table lamps as well. And those table tops are reminiscent of Nakashima tables with the use of the heartwood and sapwood.

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steflink
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Posted: 2011-06-04 4:51 pm   Permalink

That's so cool to hear about the Beachcomber. I remember being a very small child and watching people dance on tv. For some reason, the tiki revolution was televised back in the day.
For how long and on what channel? I have no idea.
Does anyone remember this?
Stephanie


 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2013-03-12 4:32 pm   Permalink

I scored the menu that Puamana had posted some years ago with the drink photos.



The menu comes with a coded drink chart, some great names and stories here.



There certainly were a few crypto mugs on the menu.

The mugs for drinks 1 and 2, the Impatient Virgin and Cafe Grog are intriguing.



And the number 11 snake mug - Suzie Snake. Also 14, the killer Moai volcano bowl - Mystery Volcano.




Number 5 the Headhunter is also cool.



And finally, the signature Tiki.



DC


 
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Or Got Rum?
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From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2013-03-12 4:50 pm   Permalink

Very cool DC....I spent some time in Harrisburg and "who would have thought" that this place existed on Walnut St. Funny how Uncle Trav mentioned Nakashima, as he was living and had a studio in NEW HOPE, PA...Perhaps a connection?

 
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Trader Tom
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Posted: 2013-03-12 4:57 pm   Permalink

Some of these look familiar...

The Suzie Snake Mug looks like an Oceanic Arts Cobra Mug:

http://www.ooga-mooga.com/cgi-bin/all/mug.cgi?mode=view&mug_id=3873

The unnumbered Tiki statue presiding over the mugs is this one from the Ken Ocorr mold:

http://www.ooga-mooga.com/cgi-bin/my/mug.cgi?mode=view&mug_id=5566&ind_mug_id=56529

The #14, the killer Moai volcano bowl - Mystery Volcano - is a different color variation but looks much like this one:

http://www.ooga-mooga.com/cgi-bin/all/mug.cgi?mode=view&mug_id=2924&ind_mug_id=15525


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