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Polynesian World, St. Louis, MO (restaurant)
Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4431
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-03-11 12:29 pm   Permalink

Name:Polynesian World
Type:restaurant
Street:Executive International Inn
City:St. Louis
State:MO
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:defunct

Description:


I tried to win these two dinner and drink menus from the Polynesian World restaurant on ebay a while back and grabbed the images. From the menu graphics and fonts used, it was obviously a 1970s era place.





The back of the menu indicated that the restaurant was located at the Executive International Inn. I could find no info on this place.



The drink menu starts with the old-school Romance of Rum Story.



And uses the classic Mild, Medium, Strong and Large categories with a great variety of mugs.





Some interesting twists on the drink names

Rain Killer
Dr. Fumanchu
Mystic Lamp
Aku Aku Coconut
Tiki Bowl

The dinner menu with some nice graphics





Now here is an interesting little twist. I spotted this matchbook from a strange sounding place called La Coney Island that was also located in St. Louis. It used two of the same graphics from the menus.








Maybe someone out there knows a little more about this one?

DC



 
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Johnny Dollar
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Joined: Oct 01, 2003
Posts: 2965
From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2012-03-13 06:38 am   Permalink

interesting, that would have been 10 blocks from the trader vic's and operating at the same time. http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=32481&forum=2

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Deech
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Joined: Sep 12, 2013
Posts: 2
Posted: 2013-09-12 1:24 pm   Permalink

Hey All! Came by to bump this back up.

Google now has a tour of the inside of India Palace. Lots of the original tiki architecture is still there.

Check it:
Google View


It's still open, the food is good and it's totally worth seeing.


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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11266
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-09-13 12:57 pm   Permalink

Ha! Pretty amazing, all the bones are still there. Looks like an Orchids of Hawaii job.

 
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