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The Castaway, Oakland, CA (restaurant)
Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4275
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-07-10 03:14 am   Permalink

Name:The Castaway
Type:restaurant
Street:Jack London Square
City:Oakland
State:CA
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:defunct

Description:

Trad'r Bill recently posted this clip from the Gourment Guide under the Zombie Village thread.

Quote:

On 2011-07-09 18:53, Trad'r Bill wrote:
and here's a little mention in this "Gourmet Guide":






I couldn't help notice The Castaway restaurant reference in the Gourmet Guide. Turns out this was another one of the Specialty Restaurant Castaway locations to go along with San Mateo, Burbank and Stockton. Found this postcard and matchbook online that confirm affiliation with the same logo and font.





Funny how things pop up.

DC



 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-07-10 03:54 am   Permalink

Found a newspaper reference to The Castaway, it was scheduled for construction in late 1962.

Oakland Tribune 11/30/1962 Page 23
by Perry Phillips

CLOSE ON THE heels of the new Mikado opening!
comes word that shortly another fine restaurant will
grace Jack London Square. Located in the Port of Oakland
building, as is the Japanese dinery, the new addition,
called the Castaway, will feature Polynesian dishes.
An outside elevator will take diners to the rooftop restaurant
which will overlook the Estuary and San Francisco
skyline.

These two new restaurants should do much to help
make the Square the type of dining area it is supposed
to be. After all, if a reputation for being a restaurant
area is to be enjoyed down there, then the more eating
places the better, providing that variety in foods and
settings is followed through. I can't help but feel that
there has been something missing on Jack London Square
in the past and now with the Mikado and Castaway part
of the scene the Square won't be so square.


I also found this reference to the location of The Castaway within Jack London Square.

Castaway Restaurant and Bar was on one of the upper floors of the Haslett Warehouse Company building on Franklin and Embarcadero.

You can see the Haslett Warehouse Company building in this old postcard map.



I found an article discussing The Castaway that was dated 1980, so it was around for a long time. Wonder why we have never seen it here on TC before.


DC


 
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Trad'r Bill
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From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2011-07-10 09:57 am   Permalink

Great info DC!

 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-07-10 11:59 am   Permalink

With all his finds on the subject, Dusty Cajun is quickly becoming "Castaway Cajun"!

 
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Molokai Mike
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Joined: Jun 26, 2003
Posts: 505
From: the birthplace of the Mai Tai
Posted: 2011-07-10 12:48 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-07-10 03:54, Dustycajun wrote:
Found a newspaper reference to The Castaway, it was scheduled for construction in late 1962.

These two new restaurants should do much to help
make the Square the type of dining area it is supposed
to be. After all, if a reputation for being a restaurant
area is to be enjoyed down there, then the more eating
places the better, providing that variety in foods and
settings is followed through. I can't help but feel that
there has been something missing on Jack London Square
in the past and now with the Mikado and Castaway part
of the scene the Square won't be so square.




Wow! It's 2011 and they're still saying the same thing!


 
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abstractiki
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Joined: Aug 29, 2009
Posts: 604
From: Lodi, CA
Posted: 2011-07-11 07:52 am   Permalink

Great work TB & DC! now it's expedition time!

 
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Dustycajun
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Posts: 4275
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2014-04-30 10:59 pm   Permalink

Here is a nice little tropical drink menu from the Castaway in Jack London Square spotted on ebay.






DC


 
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