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Hawaiian Gardens, San Pedro, CA (restaurant)
Dustycajun
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4272
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-08-12 11:57 pm   Permalink

Name:Hawaiian Gardens
Type:restaurant
Street:Gaffey @ 6th Street
City:San Pedro
State:CA
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:defunct

Description:
What a great looking old place. Has to be one of the first Hawaiian style restaurants with a drive-in in Southern California.

Love the Aloha Room bar facade and interior.



A matchbook.




DC



 
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Bora Boris
Mr. Unreasonable

Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2571
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2009-08-13 02:54 am   Permalink

Charles Phoenix has a great night time exterior slide of this place and it's neon sign where Squab is lit up as one of the draws to this place.
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Tom Slick
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 26, 2005
Posts: 1092
From: The Beaches of South Bay, SoCal
Posted: 2009-08-15 12:42 am   Permalink

I want to say this place was located right off the 110? And it was a strip club and a truck stop up until "about" 10 years or so ago??? Not sure if it is the same spot I used to see from the 110 or not..?

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I am an idiot, thank you!
I re-read DCs address he posted, and def not same location. The place I was referring to was visible from the 110 fwy, and was located in the Wilmington area. It was also a roundhouse drive-in like the pic above, but later converted into a strip club, then truck stop from my understanding....

[ This Message was edited by: Tom Slick 2009-08-15 00:45 ]


 
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Dustycajun
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4272
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2010-09-05 11:28 am   Permalink

Here is another matchbook from Nick Oreb's Hawaiian Gardens that I saw on ebay.



Looks like the same classic volcano/wahine concept used at Gene's Hawaiian Village.




DC


 
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Dustycajun
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4272
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-07-09 9:06 pm   Permalink

Another matchbook with a nice rendering of the buildings.




And some close ups of the postcard.





I seem to remember seeing the "Squab" sign somewhere before.

DC


 
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Dustycajun
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4272
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-07-09 9:45 pm   Permalink

Found a few more ads from the Hawaiian Gardens.







And two pages from a San Pedro history book.





DC


 
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