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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2010-03-24 4:39 pm   Permalink

Swanky,

Nice score on the menu and Mai Tai glasses. I am assuming you got the ones that Uncle Trav posted earlier.

Does the menu have any reference to Dobbs?

DC


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2010-08-29 08:38 am   Permalink

Here is a photo of the interior of the Luau Room from a menu I saw on ebay a while back.





DC


 
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tikijoeandthebambooband
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Posted: 2011-07-02 10:53 am   Permalink

anything new happening here?

 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2012-09-24 4:08 pm   Permalink

Picked up a menu from the Luau Room on 4th.








It also came with one of the flyers with the interior photo





And a letter announcing the move to 4th Street from Standiford Field.



DC


 
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BambooRadley
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Posted: 2013-03-20 7:05 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-08-29 08:38, Dustycajun wrote:
Here is a photo of the interior of the Luau Room from a menu I saw on ebay a while back.





DC



Spent my youth here...nothing says Mid-Century like a Tiki Restaurant at the Airport.
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Betty Boop
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Joined: Nov 03, 2014
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From: Louisville, KY
Posted: 24 days ago; 08:14 am   Permalink

Just to set the record straight...The Luau Room was definitely owned and operated by Dobbs House Inc.the home offices were in Memphis TN.
In the early 70's I knew John Shanchuk when he was the General Manager of the Luau Room, I was (at the same time) the General Manager of another of Dobbs theme restaurant in Louisville.
FYI:
The Luau was Memphis' answer to the Polynesian-themed restaurant craze of the 1960s. In 1959, Dobbs house transformed an older restaurant at this location into the Luau, where diners walked past a 12 foot Tiki God at the entrance and then entered a lush tropical paradise with tables framed by palm fronds. It was extremely popular. The postcard on the left states "A unique experience in dining. The exotic setting of a Polynesian paradise with the exquisite flavor of authentic Polynesian dishes imported from the islands". Eventually the novelty of Polynesian-themed restaurants wore off and the Luau closed in 1982 - "... the end of an era". (See Photo)


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 24 days ago; 11:20 am   Permalink

Betty Booop,

Welcome to Tiki Central. An stories from the Luau Room?

I found a few interior photos of the original Luau Room that was located in Standiford Field.






Great scene of the suits at the Tiki bar!

DC


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 24 days ago; 11:45 am   Permalink

Another photo of the Luau Room with a Tiki.




And a story on the Standiford Field location.



DC


 
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