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1955 Courtesy of Stan Meade

1955 - Delano Hotel, Wolfie's Restaurant and diLido Hotel on Miami Beach

Lincoln Road and Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida view map

Thank you to Stan Meade for contributing this great old image and to Jeff Levine for identifying the year and photographer as Ernie W. Skog. Note the "B" in Bache & Company is missing from their corner sign.

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Tony Z 25-Apr-2015 15:54
As a small boy I would travel every year to Miami Beach with my Mother and relatives in the 50's, stay at the Arlington Hotel and eat often at wolfies, im now 68 and this site is bringing tears to my eyes just thinking of what Miami beach was back in the day.
Don Boyd16-Jul-2013 01:28
Marie, they are not for sale. The numerous people who scanned the old photos did the vast majority of them at low resolution and in small sizes so they don't make great prints like high resolution and large file sizes would be to make prints.

Marie 16-Jul-2013 00:01
I am looking to purchase a picture of Wolfies Restaurant in Miami Beach 1955
Guest 07-Jul-2012 15:52
"Rosie" the waitress used to squeeze the fresh oranges into the juicer each morning for the freshest glass of orange-juice around, pulp and all! I also saw Don King (fight promoter) eating there one day in the 70s. I am sure he had many meals there over time.
Tom Flanagan 19-Mar-2012 05:32
I was in the Marine Corps, stationed in Opa Locka, 1954/'56. Spent a lot of time in Miami Beach. I remember the Fountainbleu wouldn't let us in unless we were in uniform. A friend of mine had a fight in Wolfie's. The friend was a pro wrestler whose partner's stage name was Don Eagle. The tight ended with my friend tossing a guy through a window at Wolfie's. Also, there was a USO type place down the road, off of Collins we used to go to a lot. Had a lot of good times on Collins Ave way back when.
Luis 10-Feb-2011 22:57
In 1977 i spent two weeks in Miami Beach, we stayed at the Seven Seas. The last day my sister and cousins set out to find some where to eat and we found Wolfies, I remember how busy it was inside. Our breakfast was hearty and the waitress was so nice to us, even though we where under 15 years old. I have always wondered what happend to this place, great to see it.
Verna Braddock (Mia.Jax) 31-Mar-2010 21:26
Wow! Wolfie's looks exactly like I remember it. I ate there many many times with my Aunt Georgie. She was a night owl and we would get the notion to go there and have a sandwich. Roast Beef, of course, with all you can eat delicious cole slaw and pickles. Yumm!
Don Boyd12-Dec-2009 03:04
Thank you Martha, that's what I thought instead of new construction.

Martha Pierson 12-Dec-2009 00:52
Hey Don,
The Ritz did a major renovation of the DiLido. Gutted the bldg completely. Wolfie's became a Dennys for a while in the 80's until the Ritz Carlton bought the bldg and began renovations.
Don Boyd03-Nov-2009 04:29
Martha, I've been in the Ritz Carlton when friends were staying there. Did they demolish the di Lido and build a new hotel or just refurbish the di Lido? I'm thinking the latter but I'm not sure.

Martha Pierson 03-Nov-2009 01:04
The hotel is now the Ritz Carlton , Wolfies became a Dennys in the late 80's.