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Miami area and South Florida restaurants, drive-ins, clubs, bars, etc. gone, but not forgotten

South Florida

Thank you to George Young for forwarding an e-mail list of some of these restaurants, author unknown and numerous posters, notably Steve with the memory of an elephant, who have commented with many more establishment below the image. Please feel free to add more restaurants, drive-ins, bars, dairies, etc. in the comments section below and I will add them to the list as time permits.

This list is Copyrighted 2012 through 2017. I compiled the list, I composed the words and you may not copy and paste the below list on forums or wherever like some scumbag a-hole with a username of ray1945 did on I don't mind links to this page but the scumbag failed to credit this site as the origin and even deleted my links to photos of the restaurants that are next to the names and locations of the restaurant.


1800 Club, The, Bayshore Drive, Miami
27 Birds, (1970's) SW 27th Avenue and Bird Road, Coconut Grove
36 West, west of the airport, Miami (now Doral)
6 West, Royal Poinciana Boulevard, Miami Springs
7 Seas Restaurant, SE 1st Street and 2nd Avenue, Miami (photos at and )
747 Lounge, Royal Poinciana Boulevard, Miami Springs

A Night Club In The Air, 1610 Alton Road, Miami Beach (photo at )
A&W drive-in restaurants, numerous locations throughout the county
Abe's Deli (1950's-1960's), Kwik Chek Shopping Center, W. 4th Avenue and W. 65th Street, Hialeah
Abner's Bar, 2200 SW 57th Avenue (Red Road), Miami (now 7 Seas Bar)
Aldoros Bar, NW 27th Avenue and approximately NW 77th Street, across from Funland Park
Ale House, The, 5830 South Dixie Highway, Coral Gables (matchbook photo at )
Alley Cat, Coral Gables
American Embassy, Bird Road, Miami
Andalusia Bakery, Coral Gables
Ark, The, Stirling Road, Broward County
Armando's, 1201 Coral Way, Miami (now Mykonos Greek Restaurant)
Arthur Maisel's, NE 79th Street and Biscayne Bouvelard, A1A and 183rd Street in Sunny Isles (photo at )
Arthur Wilde's Seafood Harbor Restaurant, 19201 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles (photo at )

Bahamas Steak House, NW 36th Street and NW North River Drive, Miami
Baileys, (French/Continental) in the woods east of US1 in North Miami
Barnaby's, barbecue restaurant on W. 49th Street, Hialeah
Bar-B-Q Barn, NW 7th Avenue and 117th Street, North Miami (photo at )
Barry's Restaurant, 8700 NW 7th Avenue, Miami (photo at )
Batista's Italian Restaurant, Douglas Road (SW 37th Avenue) between Flagler Street and Ponce de Leon Avenue, Miami
BBQ Spot, two locations in Broward - North US 1, and US 441 in Plantation
Bea Morley's Mouse Trap
Beefsteak Charlie's, several locations in Dade and Broward
Beefster, The
Beer Barrel/Village Keg, The on Campbell Drive, Homestead
Bella Napoli
Belle Hop Drive-In, (1940's, later Miami Diner in the 1950's) 8301 NE 2nd Avenue, Little River (photo at )
Bennigan's Restaurants, chain, several in South Florida
Betty's Restaurant and Lobo Lounge, 1440 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami (1940's) (photo at and )
Big Wheel, The, 2356 SW 32nd Avenue, Miami (before Paley's Big Wheel?) (photos at and )
Bill Ross' Frosty Freeze, 1812 NW 36th Street, Allapattah (photo at )
Bill's Drive-In, 3100 SW 8th Street, Miami
Billy's Hamburgers Drive-In, formerly Kelly's Drive-In, 79th Street Causeway, Miami (photo at )
Billy's Seafood, Miami Springs and then 79th Street Causeway
Biscayne Baby, Coconut Grove
Biscayne Cafeteria, Miracle Mile, Coral Gables (any other locations?)
Black Angus, numerous locations in Dade and Broward (photos at and )
Black Caesars Forge, SW 67th Avenue and 152nd Street, Miami
Black Eyed Pea Restaurant, Sheridan Street, Hollywood
Blue Grotto, The, SW 57th Avenue (Red Road), Miami
BM Diner, (later the Golden Nugget Diner), Biscayne Boulevard and NE 52nd Street, Miami (photo at )
Bobby Rubino's, Miami Airport Inn, LeJeune Road, Miami (after the Playboy Club closed)
Bodega, The - chain, various locations including 9801 S. Dixie Highway and 5911 NW 36th Street, Virginia Gardens (later Cisco's Cafe) (photo of ad at )
Bonanza Sirloin Pit, 3231 W. Broward Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale (ad photo at )
Bonfire, The, 79th Street Causeway, North Bay Village (photo at )
Bottle Cap Inn, 1293 NW 119th Street, Miami (photos at and )
Boulevard Cafeteria, Biscayne Boulevard, Miami (photo at )
Brasserie, The, LeJeune Road between Royal Poinciana and NW 36th Street, Miami Springs
Broadway Joe's, various locations in South Florida
Brothers of Brooklyn, Royal Oaks Shopping Center, Miami Lakes (opened October 1987 - closed 12/22/13)
Brothers Two, Pinecrest
Brickell Emporium, SE 2nd Avenue and 11th Street, Miami
Brook Lounge, 1755 79th Street Causeway, North Bay Village
Brothers Two
Burchfield Restaurant, 10898 NE 6th Avenue, Miami Shores
Bud Nardis Bar, 1523 NW 79th Street, Miami (photo at )
Burger Boy, 6475 W. 4th Avenue (Red Road), Hialeah
Burger Castle, at least 11 locations in South Florida (photo at ) (Locations listed at )
Burger Giant, various locations in South Florida
Burn's Grill, 1944 NW 17th Avenue, Miami
Burt & Jack's Steakhouse, Port Everglades, Ft. Lauderdale (photo at )
Burt's Kitchen, 2130 NW 1st Avenue, Miami
Bushwhacker Lounge, Douglas Road across from the Coliseum (now Publix), Coral Gables

C & C Luncheonette, 310 NE 2nd Street, Miami
Cafe Chauveron, relocated from New York in the 1960's, Bay Harbor Islands?
Cafe Europa, Coconut Grove
Cami's Seafood and Pasta, several locations in Dade and Broward
Candlelight Inn, Commodore Plaza
Cannon's Steak House, 21010 N. Federal Highway, Dade County (photo at )
Capt. Tom's Seafood Restaurant (1930's through 1950's) NW 1st Street on the Miami River, Miami (photo at )
Car Hop Drive-In, Red Road and Flagler Street, Miami (photo at )
Carino's, Biscayne Boulevard and NE 107th Street, Miami
Carousel Lounge (later Trader Vic's), 12001 NW 27th Avenue, Dade County (photos at and )
Casanova's, 740 E. 9th Street, Hialeah
Cats, Coconut Grove
Cattleman, The
Champ Burger, owned by Muhammad Ali, 3268 Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove and 6155 NW 17th Avenue, Miami (photo at )
Champaign Steakhouse, unknown location (photo at )
Champion Bar, Bird Road, Miami
Charades Restaurant, Coral Gables
Charcoal Charlie's, NE 4th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale
Charcoal Hut, 9000 Bird Road, Dade County
Charcoal Smoke House, NE 4th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale
Charcoal's, (early 1990's to mid-1990's) (later Cafe Casablanca), Royal Oaks Shopping Center, just west of Miami Lakes at the time on NW 154th Street just west of the Palmetto
Chary's Restaurant, 7904 West Drive, North Bay Village (photo at )
Checkmate Lounge, The, (a Tony Roma's at some point in time) 6601 S. Dixie Highway, Miami
Chesapeake Seafood House, (later New England Oyster House) NW North River Drive and 36th Street, Miami (photo at )
Chez Nous, Coral Way between 22nd and 23rd Avenues, Miami
Chez Vendome, SW 8th Street, Miami
Chez Vivien, (1970's), south side of SW 8th Street, about 70th Avenue, Miami
Chez Phillipe, North Miami
Chicagoan Bar, The, great neighborhood bar in the 1950's, NW 7th Avenue and about 85th Street, Miami
Chick Inn, 1000 SW 27th Avenue, Miami
Chicken Skillet, Coconut Grove
Chimney Chain Drive-In, 79th Street Causeway, Miami Beach (photo at )
China Maid, Bird Road across from Bird Bowl, Miami
Chippy's Restaurant and Pantry, 101 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables (matchbook photo at )
Christine Lee's Steakhouse, in the Thunderbird Motel, Sunny Isles
Chuck's Bar, NW 7th Avenue and 142nd Street, North Miami
Cisco's Cafe (originally The Bodega), 5911 NW 36th Street, Virginia Gardens (photos at and )
Cius's Buffalo Bar / Cius's Clam Bar, Biscayne Boulevard and NE 139th Street, North Miami (photo at
Clifford’s Restaurant & Lounge, 10801 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami Shores
Clock Restaurants, chain of them, several in South Florida
Club LeSabre, Cypress Village Shopping Center, Miami Lakes
Coffee Pot Restaurant, Palm Avenue, Hialeah
Cookies, Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
Cooper's Restaurant, west side of US1, Princeton
Copa Lounge (originally called Tropa or Tropi Copa), Bird Road across from Tropical Park, Miami
Coralway Cafeterias, 147 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables and 110 NE 79th Street, Miami (photo at )
Corky's, NE 167th Street, North Miami Beach and then Pembroke Pines
Cotton Club, 1251 Dade Boulevard, Miami Beach (1950's)
Country Store, The, Coconut Grove
Crab House, The, 79th Street Causeway on the Bay
Crackers, Eagle Nest Terrace just east of Ludlam Road, Miami Lakes (opened around 1980, burned down in 1984, abandoned 10 years, remodeled and opened as Don Gambrinos for a year, re-opened as Mad Jack's owned by DJ Louis Puig and closed 3 years later, re-opened as Arena Sports Bar which closed and then it became Club Rendezvous for about 4 years until it closed. Building torn down in late 2012/early 2013).
Crazy Horse Saloon, 16410 Biscayne Boulevard, North Miami Beach (photo at )
Crazy Lobster, SW 8th Street, Miami
Creighton's Restaurant, on the Intracoastal Waterway in Ft. Lauderdale
Crown Burger, Flagler Street, Miami (photo at )
Crown Lounge, The, US1, Homestead
Cue & Cushion Billiard Club, 512 NE 79th Street, Miami (1960's)
Cye’s Rivergate, south side of Miami River, 444 Brickell Avenue, Miami

Daisy May Bar-B-Q, Tamiami Trail and SW 65th Avenue, Miami (photo at )
Dan Dowd's Steak House, 601 S. State Road 7 (US 441), Plantation (photo of menu cover at )
Dalt's, Kendall Drive at 117th Avenue, Kendall
Dancing Dollar Club, Hialeah (1959 time frame)
Daphne's, River House, across from Miami International Airport
David's Cafeteria, Biscayne Boulevard and NE 82nd Street, Miami
Dean's Waffle Shop
Dean Martin's Pub, 1850 79th Street Causeway, North Bay Village (photos at and )
Delaney Street, Cypress Village Shopping Center, Miami Lakes
Depot, The (formerly The Ale House), 5830 S. Dixie Highway, Miami
Derby, The, NW 1st Street north of the Courthouse, Miami (photo at )
Diamond Inn, The, W. 12th Avenue and 68th Street, Hialeah
Dino's Pizza, deep south Dade
Diney's Drive In, NE 4th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale
Dixie Belle Inn
Dixie Cream Donuts, Caribbean Boulevard in Cutler Ridge
Dixieland, (1962), W. Dixie Highway at NE 163rd Street, North Miami Beach (photo of serving tray at )
Dobbs House Restaurants, several in Dade and Broward
Dog & Suds Drive-In, Homestead
Don Arden's, near Coral Gables High School
Don Gambrino's, micro-brewery restaurant (1994-1995) (previously Cracker's), Eagle Nest Terrace east of Ludlam Road, Miami Lakes
Don Julio’s Mexican Restaurant
Donzantis Italian Resturant and David's Room inside Donzantis, US1, Homestead
Double Header Bar & Grill, Redland Road and Silver Palm, Homestead
Down Under Restaurant, The, Oakland Park Boulevard at the Intracoastal, Ft. Lauderdale
Dream Bar, The, in the Johnina Hotel, 71st Street and the Ocean, Miami Beach (matchbook photo at )
Dressel's Dairy, Milam Dairy Road west of MIA
Dubrow's, Miami Beach
Duffy's Bar, Red Road, Miami (photo at )
Durty Nelly's Stone Crabhouse & Pub, just east of S. Dixie Highway at SW 181 Street (Wayne Avenue)

Earl's It, south side of W. Flagler and 54th Avenue, Miami (great fried chicken, 1950's)
East Coast Fisheries, NW North River Drive, Miami (photo at )
Edith and Fritz Restaurant, 3236 N. Miami Avenue, Miami (photo at )
El Cid, LeJeune Road and Flagler Street, Miami
El Segundo Viajante, Palm Avenue and W. 28th Street, Hialeah
El Toritos, The Falls
El Toro Cafe, (early 1940's, managed by Andrew J. Corbett)(also 79th Street Tavern at another time), 709 NE 79th Street, Miami
Embassy Bar, 4400 Peters Road, Plantation (1959 - 1984)(Frank Macaluso, family owner)
Embers, Miami Beach
Ernie's Bar-B-Q, 1843 S. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, in operation from 1957 to March 25, 2017 - 60 years! Sold to a new owner and closed.

Faces in the Grove, Coconut Grove
Famous, The, 671 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
Farrell's Ice Cream, Westland Mall in Hialeah and other locales
Fiesta Tacos, 13921 N. Kendall Drive, Kendall
Figaro's, NW 167th Street, Uleta and the Kmart shopping center on W. 49th Street, Hialeah (owned by Pete and Dorothy Figarada) (photo of the Uleta location at )
Firehouse Four, Miami Avenue and SW 10th Street, Miami
Fish Peddler, The (owned by Mike Gordon), in a former Royal Castle at NE 86th Street and Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
Five Dames, The, Kosher- style restaurant, Kendall (closed around 1980)
Five O'Clock Club, Miami Beach (photos at and )
Flame, The, Sunniland Shopping Center, 11415 S. Dixie Highway, Miami 56, FL, phone CE5-2424 (photos at and )
Flick, The, S. Dixie Highway near UM
Flip's Drive-In, NW 79th Street, Miami
Flynn's Dixie Ribs, 15295 S. Dixie Highway, Miami (photo at )
Formico's Restaurant, NW 27th Avenue south of the Palmetto Expressway, Dade County (photo at )
Food Among The Flowers, owned by David Harrison, Coconut Grove
Frank 'n Bun Drive-In, SW corner of NW 79th Street and 27th Avenue, Miami (photos at and )
Franklin Steakhouse, Treasure Isle
French Connection, The, 1930 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables
Frolic Club (1940's), Biscayne Boulevard and NE 13th Street, Miami (photos at and )
Fun Fair, 79th Street Causeway, Dade County (photo at )
Fusaro's Italian Restaurant, W. 68th Street and 12th Avenue, Hialeah
F. W. Woolworth Luncheonettes, various locations in South Florida (photo at )

G. C. Murphy's Luncheonette, various locations
Gaiety Club, Biscayne Boulevard and NE 78th Street, Miami (photo at )
Gallagher's Steak House, Biscayne Bouelvard (US 1), North Miami
Garden, The, (upscale dining) 2255 SW 8th Street, Miami
Gaslight Inn, US 441 and N. W. 5th Street, Plantation
Gatsby's Speakeasy, Palm Springs Mile, Hialeah (photo of ashtray at )
George’s Super Sub Shop, 4580 SW 8th Street, Miami (menu photo at )
Georgia Pan Fried Chicken
Gioseppi's at W. 12th Avenue and 84th Street, Hialeah
Glorified Delicatessen, The, owned by Abe Berkowitz, 2101 Coral Way, Miami
Gold Coast Diner, (later a Royal Castle, Gulliver's and Long John Silver) southwest corner of Collins Avenue and 72nd Street, Miami Beach (photo at )
Golden Buddha Chinese Restaurant, NE 123rd Street and Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
Golden Lady Bar, The in the old Homestead Plaza, Homestead
Golden Nugget Diner, (formerly the BM Diner) Biscayne Boulevard and NE 52nd Street, Miami
Golden Nugget Pancake House
Golden Steer Steakhouse, northeast corner of Biscayne Boulevard and NE 130th Street, North Miami (photo at )
Governor Cafeteria, The, Miami Beach
Grables Bakery, numerous locations throughout the county
Granada Seafood Restaurant, (formerly Salad Bar Restaurant) 7370 Bird Road, Miami (photo at )
Grandma's Kitchen, Biscayne Boulevard and NE 116th Street, Miami (photo at )
Grandma's Receipts, Kendall Drive and SW 122nd Avenue, Kendall
Great Gables, The, (1950's) Tamiami Trail and Ponce de Leon, Coral Gables (photo at )
Grentner's Barbecue Restaurant, NW 36th Street, Miami Springs (half a dead roach in my BBQ sandwich turned me off forever - wonder where the other half went)
Grentner's Restaurant, South Miami
Ground Round, (owned by Howard Johnson's) 17th Street Causeway, Ft. Lauderdale and others in South Florida
Grove Inn, The, 1480 NW 27th Avenue, Miami (photos at and )
Gusto's Grill & Bar, US 1, Florida City
Gypsy Pub, (early 70's) Bird Road a couple of blocks east of the Palmetto Expressway

Hackney's Restaurant, Biscayne Boulevard and NE 133rd Street, North Miami (photo at )
Harvies Restaurant, 1751 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami (photo at )
Hasta, The, 2665 S.W. 37th Avenue (Douglas Road), Coral Gables (previously Oscar's Hasta Manana Grill) ( photos at , , and )
Harvest House Cafeterias, various locations
Headquarters, Doral area near Herbets
Heidi's, Red Road at SW 16th Avenue, Miami
Henry's Drive-In, NW 27th Avenue and 69th Street, Miami (photo at )
Herbets, west of Palmetto and near NW 36th/41st Street, Doral
Hi-Hat Cafe, 10000's block of Biscayne Boulevard, Miami Shores (photo at )
Hickory House Steak House, 23rd Street near Collins, Miami Beach
Hideaway Bar, 2214 NW 79th Street, Miami (photo at )
Hitching Post, The, Okeechobee Road near E. 4th Avenue, Hialeah (name changed in 2011)
Hoffman's Cafeteria, (1930's and 40's) Collins Avenue and Espanola Way, Miami Beach (photo at )
Holleman's Restaurant, NW 7th Avenue and 79th Street, Miami (photo at )
Holsum Good Food Restaurant, NW 7th Avenue and 22nd Street and S. Dixie Highway at Sunset, South Miami (photo at )
Honey for the Bear, Coconut Grove
Honky Tonks Bar, deep south Dade
Hooligan's, first location at US1 close to Dadeland Mall, others in Briar Bay, Fort Apache Marina, Miami Lakes (1989-2001 time frame)
Hot Shoppes, 3500 S. Dixie Highway and 950 NE 167th Street, North Miami Beach (photos at and
Howard Johnson’s Restaurants various nationwide locations (photos at and )
Hud's Restaurant / Famous Hot Dogs, 18315 W. Dixie Highway, Ojus (photos at and )
Hungry Hound Hot Dog Restaurant, The, South Dixie Highway near 120th Street, Miami
Hurricane Harbor Lounge, 24 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne (photos at and )
Hurricane Inn, The
Hurtak's Bar, 3699 NW 7th Street, Miami (ad photo at )

Interama Restaurant, 15950 W. Dixie Highway, North Miami (ad photo at )

Jack Perry's Sidewalk Cafe, W. 17th Street and Okeechobee Road, Hialeah (later became "Little JP's")
Jack's Hot Dogs, NW 54th Street and 13th Avenue, Miami (photo at )
Jackie Gleason's Restaurants, various locations in Dade County
Jahn's Ice Cream Parlors, 249 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables and 17262 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles (photo at )
Jamaica Inn, Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne (photo at )
Jano's Sandwich Sub Shop, 1500 block of W. 84th Street, Hialeah
Japanese Steak House at Miami Springs Villa, Miami Springs
Jeff's Grill, inside various Jefferson Department Stores
Jerry & Joe's Pizza, E. 4th Avenue and 40th Street, Hialeah
Jerry's Drive In, E. Sunrise Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale
Jet Bar, NW 27th Avenue south of the Palmetto Expressway, Dade County (photo at )
Jimmie's Cafe, S. Federal Highway, Dade County (photo at )
Jimmie's on the Trail, 3651 S. W. 8th Street, Miami (photo at )
Jimmy's Hurricane Drive-In, Bird Road and Douglas Road, Miami (photos at and )
Joan's Galley on Quail Roost just off US1, Homestead
Johnnie's Drive In Restaurant, Biscayne Boulevard and NE 109th Street, Miami Shores (photo at )
Jon's Steak House, Red Road at W. 9th Street, Hialeah
Jordan Marsh Gulfstream Restaurant, various locations? in Dade County
Julius Caesar's Broasted Chicken, E. 49th Street and 4th Avenue, Hialeah
Juniors Restaurant, various locations in Dade County (photos at ) and )

K's Pizza, NW 7th Avenue near the Bar-B-Q Barn (NW 117th Street), North Miami
K. C. Cagney's, South Dixie Highway near UM (formerly The Flick, now Titanic Brew Pub) and Kendall Lakes shopping center
Kahna Hura Chinese Restaurant, Coral Way just east of SW 37th Avenue (owned by Chippy's Chippy Diamond)
Kapok Tree, west Broward
Kelley's Drive-In, LeJeune Road
Kelly’s Drive-In, (later Billy's Drive-In), 1200 NE 79th Street, Miami (photo at )
Kelly’s Seafood House, 17550 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles (photo at )
Kelly's Seafood Restaurant, south side of Kendall Drive just east of SW 107th Avenue, Kendall
Key Hole Lounge, The, Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne (photo at )
Key Note Bar & Lounge, 10917 Bird Road (SW 40th Street, Miami (photo at )
Kim's Cabin Restaurant, W. Sunrise Boulevard & NW 3rd Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale
King Arthur's Court, Miami Springs Villas, Miami Springs
King's Bay Yacht and Country Club

L&N Seafood, The Falls
La Belle Epoque, Bal Harbour
La Lechonera
La Paloma, 10999 Biscayne Boulevard, North Miami
La Villa Italian Restaurant, SW 56th Street at 94th Avenue
Lagoon Restaurant & Lounge, on the Intracoaastal at 488 Sunny Isles Boulevard, Sunny Isles
Larry's All-American Restaurant, US1, Homestead
Larry and Ernie's Pan American Room, (1940's) 27 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami (photo at )
Latta's Restaurant (cooked in sight, must be right), N. W. 7th Avenue, Miami
LB's Eatery, South Dixie Highway near UM (formerly The Flick and K. C. Cagney's, now Titantic Brew Pub)
Le Festival
Ledges, 3101 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables (now occupied by the great Christy's)
Leisure Lounge, deep south Dade
Lemon Twist Bar, NW 7th Street and 57th Avenue, Miami
Leo's Pizza, NW 7th Avenue near NW 55th Street, Miami
Leonard's LaPena, upscale steakhouse at Bird Road and SW 70th Avenue, Miami
Les Jardins, LeJeune Road, later the Playboy Club and then Bobby Rubino's, Miami
Les Violins Supper Club, 1751 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
Lighthouse Restaurant, The, Haulover Park, Dade County (photo at )
Lila's, home of the 'montana de papas fritas', SW 8 Street near 22nd Avenue, and also at Coral Way and 84th Avenue, Dade County
Lions Share Subs
Little Joe's Barbecue, 12 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne (photo at )
Little JP's, Hialeah (where?)
Longshot Lounge, The, Holiday Inn, southeast corner of Palmetto Expressway and W. 49th Street, Hialeah
Luau Polynesian Restaurant, 79th Street Causeway, North Bay Village
Lucky Lady Lounge, Bird Road and SW 112th Avenue, Miami
Ludway Bar & Grill
Lums Restaurants, numerous locations in Dade and Broward (photo at )

Ma Grundy's, 4400 NW 79th Avenue, Miami (now Doral)
Mac’s Bar-B-Q, Key Largo
Mae & Dave's, Palm Avenue and E. 13th Street, Hialeah
Majorette Hamburgers, a 1950's drive-in at 511 NW 79th Street, Miami (matchbook photo at and photo at )
Mansene’s Spaghetti House, 291 NW 37th Avenue (Douglas Road), Miami (photos at , ) and )
Marcella's Italian Restaurants, various locations in Dade and Broward (photos at and )
Marina Bay, Ft. Lauderdale
Mario the Baker Italian Restaurant, W. Dixie Highway at NE 138th Street, North Miami ( photo at )
Marshall Major's, South Miami
Marty's Italian
Mary's Italian Restaurant, 13914 NW 7th Avenue, North Miami (photo at )
Maurice's Steak House, 2705 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach (photo at )
Mei Yin Chinese American Restaurant, (1950's) 1660 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach (photo at )
Merry Go Round Restaurant, The, on S. Dixie Highway across from the U of M
Mexico Lindo
Miami Diner, (1950's, formerly the Belle Hop Drive-In), 8301 NE 2nd Avenue, Little River (photo at )
Miami Shores Bakery, owned by Fred and Bernard Cox, Miami Shores (my wife tells me that our wedding cake came from them in June 1982 - it was great!)
Mike Gordon's Seafood Restaurant, 79th Street Causeway, Miami (photos at and ). Current photos of what used to be Mike Gordon's are at and
Mike's Lounge, NW 36th Street, Miami Springs
Miles Restaurant, northwest corner of E. 25th Street and 6th Avenue, Hialeah
Millers Restaurant, South Dixie Highway across from the University of Miami
Mister Donut, numerous locations in South Florida, my favorite was at the 700 block of Palm Springs Mile, Hialeah (photo at )
Monk's Inn, Coral Way
Moores Allapattah Cafeteria, 1500 NW 36th Street, Allapattah (photo at )
Morrison's Cafeterias, various locations in South Florida
Mosely's Bar-B-Q (1950's), southeast corner of NW 79th Street and 17th Avenue, Miami (photo at )
Mouse Trap, The, Miami Beach
Moy's Chinese Restaurant, Young Circle, Hollywood
Moy Lee's Chinese Restaurant, Miami Beach
Mr. Clyde's, 16780 NW 67th Avenue, north of Miami Lakes and 7700 N. Kendall Drive, Kendall
Mr. Pip's, 3485 N. Federal Highway, Ft. Lauderdale
Mutiny, The, Coconut Grove
My Apartment, Miami Springs Villas, Miami Springs
My Friends, W. 49th Street, Hialeah
My Pi, Sunny Isles on 163rd Street, US1 around Kendall Drive and another further west on Kendall Drive (featuring Chicago-style Deep Dish Pizza)

Neba's Roast Beef Restaurants, several locations in Dade and Broward
Nelly's Fish House, Castaways Marina, NE 163rd Street and Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles
Neon Leon's, South Miami
New England Oyster House, numerous locations in Dade and Broward (photo at )
New Hickory Bar-B-Q
New York New York, 9017 SW 107th Avenue, Kendall
Nick and Arthur's Restaurant, 1601 79th Street Causeway, telephone UN6-9759 ( photos at , , and )
Night Owls Lounge, on US1, Cutler Ridge
Numero Uno Pizza Parlors, run by Joe Clemente, a couple of locations in Miami

Ole Hickory Bar-B-Q, Bird Road and SW 75th Avenue, Miami (photos at and )
One Coney Island, North Miami Beach
One South, 8099 S. Dixie Highway, South Miami
Oscar's Hasta Manana Grill (early 1950's - later became The Hasta), 2665 S.W. 37th Avenue (Douglas Road), Coral Gables (matchbook photo located at )
Other Place, The, northwest corner of NW 103rd Street and Palmetto Expressway, Hialeah Gardens
Outpost Bar, LeJeune Road (E. 8th Avenue) and E. 57th Street, Hialeah

Painted Bird Restaurant, The near Giralda Avenue, Coral Gables
Painted Horse, The, 11495 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami (photo at )
Paley’s Big Wheel Drive-In, 2356 SW 32nd Avenue, Miami
Paley's Restaurant/Kentucky Fried Chicken - photo at
Pallas Athena Greek Restaurant (late 1940's into the 50's), W. Flagler Street just west of the SW 1st Avenue FEC railroad tracks
Palm Bar, deep south Dade (destroyed by Hurricane Andrew '92)
Palmer's Cafeteria (1940's, 50's, 60's?), 545 NE 125th Street, North Miami
Paoletti's, (1970's) Italian, on the circle by Arthur Murray, Coral Gables
Paramount Soda Shop, (1940's-50's) 243 E. Flagler Street, Miami (photo at )
Parham's Restaurant, Collins Avenue and 73rd Street, Miami Beach (photos at and )
Park Avenue, across from old Miami Beach Library, Miami Beach
Pasquale's Italian Restaurant, Red Road and W. 71st Street, Hialeah
Patricia Murphy's Restaurant, Bahia Mar on A1A in Ft. Lauderdale
Patsy's Pizza Palace, 1965 E. 4th Avenue, Hialeah
Peppermint Lounge, 79th Street Causeway
Pezio's Drive In, on South Federal Highway (US 1), Ft. Lauderdale
Phone Booth Lounge, East Drive and NW 36th Street, Miami Springs
Picadilly Pub, old Homestead Plaza, Homestead
Picciolo Italian Restaurant, 136 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach (photo at )
Pickled Herring Charlie's, southeast corner of East 8th Avenue and 9th Street, Hialeah
Pieces of Eight (8) Lounge, SW 8th Street and SW 49th Avenue, Miami
Pig and Whistle Restaurant, NW 7th Avenue near NW 45th Street, Miami
Pickin Chicken, Miami Beach
Pine Tree Bar, SW 67th Avenue and SW 11th Street, Miami
Pink Banana Bar, basement of the Argosy Motel, 17425 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles (hotel photo at )
Pirate, The, NW 183rd Street, Country Club of Miami area
Pizza Loft, The, W. Flagler Street around 72nd Avenue, Miami (owned by good guy Jeff Cohen) (he moved to 3514 S. University Drive, Broward County in the late 1990's and is still in operation) (if he had stayed in Miami I would weigh 400 pounds by now!) their website is at
Pizza Palace Drive-In's, several locations in Dade County (photo at )
Pizza Patio Drive-In, Bird Road, Miami
Place for Steak, The, 79th Street Causeway
Plantation Pit BBQ
Playboy Club, 7701 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami (photo at )
Playboy Club, Miami Airport Inn, LeJeune Road, Miami
Playboy Plaza, Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Polly Davis Cafeterias, several locations in South Florida
Porky's Hide Away, N. Federal Highway, Ft. Lauderdale
Pot Licker's, Homestead
Port of Call Seafood
Prince Hamlet, Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
Promenade, The, Miamarina, 5th Street and Biscayne (opened 1971, operated by Restaurant Associates who also owned The Four Seasons in NYC)(later Reflections on The Bay
Pub, The
Pumpernik's, Collins Avenue and 67th Street, Miami Beach (photo at )
Purple Grotto, The, Red Road (SW 57th Avenue) and SW 16th Street, Miami

Quintessence, 15801 S. Dixie Highway, Miami
Quinty's Italian Restaurant, Hook Square off the Circle, Miami Springs

Ranch House Restaurants, various locations in South Florida (1 original left at 1548 W. 84th Street, Hialeah) - numerous locations, and became Neighbors Restaurant but they shut down years later
Rancher Motel, The, Biscayne Boulevard and NE 126th Street, North Miami
Randy's Restaurant & Lounge, 13420 NW 7th Avenue, North Miami
Rascal House, several locations in Dade County (photos at and )
Raymond's Steak House, NE 163rd Street and Federal Highway, North Miami Beach
Red Bird Bar, northwest corner of Bird Road and Ludlam Road, Miami (photo at )
Red Coach Grill, various locations in Dade County (photos at , and )
Red Diamond Italian Restaurant, 327 NW 42nd Avenue (LeJeune Road), Miami (ad photo at )
Red Over Italian Restaurant, Dolores Castillo, 4660 Palm Avenue, Hialeah 888-5011
Red Road Lounge, W. 4th Avenue (Red Road) around W. 20th Street, Hialeah
Reef Restaurant, The, 2700 S. Andrews Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale
Reflections on the Bay, Miamarina, east of Biscayne Boulevard at NE 5th Street, Miami (originally The Promenade)
Regent Emporium, The, 3500 NW 17th Avenue, Allapattah (1920's) (photos at: and )
Remo's Italian American Restaurant and Lounge, 17350 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles (photos at and )
Rib Cage (former Stephen's, later Daniel's & O'Quinn), W. 18th Street and W. 4th Avenue (Red Road), Hialeah
Rick's Bar, inside the Sheraton Hotel, NW 103rd Street and Palmetto Expressway, Hialeah Gardens (1989 and later) (lated named "Club Escape" in 2005-2009 time frame)
Robin Hood Inn and Forest Lounge, 3601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami (photos at and )
Rocco's Italian Restaurant, Red Road and SW 16th Street. This restaurant then became Heidi's German Restaurant in the late 1960's/early 1970's
Rocky Graziano's, North Miami and SW 32nd Avenue, down the street from the 'Studio'
Ronnie's Lounge, Miami Skyways Motel, 2373 NW 42nd Avenue (LeJeune Road), Miami
Rosebud's, Oakland Park Boulevard near the Intracoastal, Ft. Lauderdale
Rosedale Deli, N. W. 5th Street around 4th or 5th Avenue, Miami
Rossini's Italian-American Restaurant (1950's), 71st Street and Bay Drive, Normandy Isle, phone UN6-9361 (photo of dining room at )
Round Table Restaurant, S. Dixie Highway across from UM, Miami
Roy Rogers Restaurants, numerous locations in south Florida
Royal Castle, numerous locations throughout Dade and Broward counties
Rudy's Sirloin Steakburgers (1984-1991), locations at Kendall Drive and SW 127th Avenue, South Dixie and SW 67th Avenue, Biscayne Boulevard and NE 126th Street, University Drive and Pines Boulevard, and in Boca at Glades Road and Lyons Road (photo of coupon ad located at )
Ruffy's Restaurant, Palm Springs Village Shopping Center on Palm Springs Mile, Hialeah

Salad Bar Restaurant, (later Granada Seafood Restaurant) 7370 Bird Road, Miami (photo at )
Sam and Carl's, South Miami
Sambo's, numerous locations throughout Dade and Broward counties
Sand Bar Restaurant & Lounge, 301 Ocean Drive, Key Biscayne
Santacroce, on S. Dixie Highway (US 1) across from the U of Miami
Sausalito Club, Coconut Grove
Scaramouche, Commodore Plaza
Scotty's Drive-In, 16301 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles (photo at )
Sea Boilings, US 1 in Homestead (became the now gone New England Oyster House)
Seahorse Lounge, 3200 block of N. Miami Avenue, Miami (photo at )
Seminole Bar, Hialeah
September's Restaurant and Nightclub, 2975 North Federal Highway (US 1), Ft. Lauderdale (photo at )
Seven "7" Seas Seafood, SW corner of SE 1st Avenue and 2nd Street, Miami (photos at and )
Shell's, 7390 SW 117th Avenue, Kendall
Shenanigans Bar, deep south Dade
Sherrard's Dixie Belle Inn, S. Dixie Highway between SW 120th & 124th Streets, Dade County (photo at )
Shinto Temple, in the Castaways Hotel complex in Sunny Isles
Shirley's, in front of Miami High School
Shrimp Place, The
Sid's Pub
Sir William's Pub, later "The Spirit", Milam Dairy Road and SR 836, Miami
Skippy's Drive-In
Sloppy Joe's Juice Bar, next to Town Theatre
Smith Brothers Lounge and Package Store, (prior to Smitty's Barbecue and Smitty's Wishing Well), 3601 N. Miami Avenue, Miami
Smitty's Barbecue, 3601 N. Miami Avenue, Miami (photo at )
Smitty's Wishing Well, 3601 N. Miami Avenue, Miami (photo at )
Smokey's Family Restaurant, 1450 N. State Road 7, Hollywood (ad photo at )
Snowden's Bar, Richmond Drive (SW 168 Street) and and Old Cutler Drive, Miami
Sonny's Pizza, Miami Beach
Sorrento's Italian Restaurant, 3059 SW 8th Street, Miami (photos at , , , , and )
South Pacific Polynesian Restaurant, (1959-1975) Federal Highway US1, Hallandale (later Sum Wah Imperial Polynesian Restaurant) (ad photo at )
Spiced Apple, The, 3281 Griffin Road, Ft. Lauderdale
Spirit, The, (originally Sir Williams Pub) Milam Dairy Road and SR 836, Miami
Sports Page, The, Campbell Drive, Homestead
St. Clairs' Cafeterias, numerous locations in Dade (photo at )
St. Clairs' Moores Allapattah Cafeteria, 1500 NW 36th Street, Allapattah (photo at )
St. Regis Restaurant, North Miami
Stagecoach Inn (later a Bobby Rubino's), 4520 W. Hallandale Beach Boulevard, Hollywood
Stampede Bar
Steak & Ale, numerous locations in Dade and Broward
Stephen's Restaurant (later Rib Cage and Daniels & O'Quinn), W. 18th Street and W. 4th Avenue (Red Road), Hialeah
Sterling House Country Kitchen, Kendall Town and Country Mall (1980's), Kendall
Stewart's for Steak, 5859 SW 73rd Street, South Miami (photo at )
Studio, The, 2340 SW 32nd Avenue, Miami 443-2536
Su Shin, 79th Street Causeway near Mike Gordon's (believed to be first sushi restaurant in area)
Submarine Sam's, 5th Street and Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
Sum Wah Imperial Polynesian Restaurant, US1 south of Hollywood Dog Track (site of the South Pacific), Hallandale
Sunday's on the Green, Key Biscayne Golf Course
Sunset Country Club, SW 72nd Street and 97th Avenue, Dade County
Sunset Lounge, 7312-7316 SW 117 Avenue, Dade County (photo at )
Suto's Wine Garden (mid-1970's), Hungarian restaurant with a roving violinist, on Ponce Deleon, a few blocks south of Coral Way, Coral Gables
Suzanne's, Coconut Grove
Sweden House Restaurants, several in Dade and Broward including South Dixie Highway, Plantation and North Miami
Swiss Chateau Restaurant, 2471 SW 32nd Avenue, Miami
Sword & Marlin Club, US 1, Miami

T-Bone Charlie's, Hialeah Gardens
Tabatchnik's (formerly Bemelman's circa 1978 - 1980)
Taco Viva, one on Red Road north of W. 68th Street, Hialeah, and numerous other locations in South Florida
Tastee Inn
Taurus Steak House, 3540 Main Highway, Coconut Grove
Teddy and Larry's Pasta Nosh, 13940 Biscayne Boulevard, North Miami
Tepee Club, The (1950's & 60's), 5722 S. W. 8th Street, Miami (matchbook photo at )
Texan Steak House, 4050 NE 9th Avenue, Oakland Park (ad photo at )
Thurman's Restaurant, two locations on South Dixie Highway (former Holsum Restaurants)
Tiffany's Restaurant and Night Club, Sunny Isles
Tiffanys Tea Room, off Krome Avenue and Kings Highway, Homestead
Tiger Tail Lounge, Coconut Grove
Tiger Tiger Teahouse, 5716 S. Dixie Highway, South Miami and 14059 N. Kenall Drive, Miami
Time Out Restaurant Lounge (1960), (later became the Peppermint Lounge, formerly Little Abners, ran by Eddie Brooks until Al Cap claimed the name)
Tina's Spaghetti House, west side of Federal Highway south of the tunnel, Ft. Lauderdale
Toby's Cafeteria, N. W. 54th Street near 7th Avenue, Miami
Toddle House, numerous locations in Dade and Broward
Tomboy Club, Miami's first topless club, 1430 NW 119th Street, Miami (photo at )
Toni's Casa Napoli, North Miami
Tony Roma's, the original one on Biscayne Boulevard (US1) by the railroad tracks in North Miami (photo at )
Tony's Donut/Sub Shop on Flagler Avenue next to the old railroad tracks, Homestead
Tony's Fish Market
Top of the Columbus Hotel Restaurant, Biscayne Boulevard and NE 1st Street, Miami (photo at )
Trader Vic's, (formerly Carousel Lounge) 12001 NW 27th Avenue, Dade County
Travelers Lounge, The, NW 36th Street across from the airport, Miami Springs
Trio Diner, Tamiami Trail, Miami
Trocodero Restaurant, Liberty Avenue and 23rd Street, Miami Beach (photo at )
Turf Bar & Grill, The, 2 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach (photo at )
Tyler's Restaurants, various locations in Dade County (photos at and )

Uncle Tom's Barbecue, 3988 SW 8th Street, Miami (serious fire in July 2013) (photo at )

Valenti's Italian Restaurant, 1300 NW 7th Avenue, Miami (ad photo at )(night photo at: )
Varsity Inn, S. Dixie Highway, Coral Gables (matchbook photo at )
Vesuvio's, SW 8th Street and 6th Avenue, Miami
Victoria Station, NW 36th Street in Virginia Gardens, Dadeland Mall and NE 185th Street at NE 15th Avenue in North Miami Beach (photos at , )
Villanova, E. 25th Street, Hialeah
Village Diner, Naranja
Village Inn, Commodore Plaza
Vinton's Townhouse, a French restaurant at 116 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables
Vito's Pizza

Wag's, several locations in south Florida
Watson's Restaurant, NE 2nd Avenue at 82nd Street, Little River (ad photo at )
Whale & Sail Club, S. Dixie Highway, Miami
Whiffenpoof, on the circle on Ponce de Leon, Coral Gables
Whip Inn Barbecue, The, 717 S. Dixie Highway (1940's and 50's) (photo at )
White Castle, SW 27th Avenue near 1st Street, Miami
White Horse Bar, near downtown Miami
Williams City Drugs Luncheonette, NE 26th Street, Wilton Manors
Winchell Donuts, numerous locations in South Florida
Wolfie's Deli, Collins at Lincoln Road, Collins and 20th Street, Miami Beach, NE 79th Street & Biscayne Boulevard, and E. Sunrise Boulevard in Ft. Lauderdale (photos at and )
Wong Kai Polynesian Restaurant, Omni Mall, Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
Woolworth’s Lunch Counter, numerous locations in Dade and Broward
Wreck Bar, The, Castaways Hotel, Collin Avenue, Sunny Isles (photo at )

Yesterday's Restaurant, northwest corner of the Intracoastal Waterway at Oakland Park Boulevard, Oakland Park (photo at )
Yorkshire Inn, Bird Road and SW 65th Avenue, Miami
Yumbrella Restaurant, South Miami (matchbook cover photo at: )

Zachary's, Coral Gables
Zink's Diner, NE 2nd Avenue and 79th Street, Little River (photos at and )
Zips Ice Cream, W. 4th Avenue and 71st Street, Hialeah plus numerous locations in South Florida

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Erik Arnold 16-Feb-2023 14:01
Is this site still functioning?
Guest 13-Apr-2022 13:43
Hi Don, do you have any pics of the Yorkshire Inn restuarant on bird road and 65ave????
Guest 30-Sep-2021 17:27
Kendall Inn on US1 by Shorty's. Good little cheeseburgers and cold beer. There was an old pool table in the back. I think it git closed down a couple of times and finally burned down.
Ron K.25-Jul-2021 15:38
Does anyone remember the Par Tee Lounge on S. Dixie Hwy, Miami...South close to Cutler Ridge? And the address or approximate location of it. I can picture it in my mind, but can't remember how far South it was. It was located on the East side of Dixie.
Guest 19-May-2021 00:11
I don’t see a reference above for a bar or club on Lejune Road called Mother’s. There was a group there called The Paxtons who sang a great rendition of Little Anthony’s and the Imperials song Goin’ Out of My Head. At least that is the way I remember it. I was only in the Miami area for six months in '67 while learning to fly at Burnisde-Ott. Lived one of the apartments at 1115 Sharazad Blvd. in Opa Locka with a group of other fellows learning to fly at the time. Good times that I remember well. Perhaps I will get back there some day, or it could be best to only remember it as it was.
Gary Kilbride 25-Dec-2020 04:16
In my prior comment I meant in conjunction with visits to Bird Bowl. Gad, I'm in need of an edit feature at younger age than I anticipated...

My question is the name of another burger joint in the same early '70s era. It was on the southeast corner of Coral Way and 87th Avenue. Maybe 50 yards from the intersection. That building has subsequently been a Miami Subs and I believe it is now a Starbucks. But in the early '70s it was a Burger King-type restaurant but not a major chain. It was the first burger joint I ever saw with an isolated condiment bar. That's why I loved it and encouraged my parents to take us there. I could shovel gobs of relish onto my burgers. Short lived. It definitely wasn't Burger Chef. I've seen the name Burger Giant on these pages but that doesn't ring a bell. I have asked this on City-Data and elsewhere. Nobody has summoned the name.
Gary Kilbride 25-Dec-2020 04:03
Linda from December 2014 asked about a circus themed restaurant on the south side of Bird Road west of 87th Avenue, circa 1972-1973. I remember it very well, but maddeningly not the name. It was across from Bird Bowl. The building has houses many businesses subsequently...Chinese restaurant, flower shop, gym, hub cap shop. The '70s restaurant was a small counter-order burger joint with an extremely unique feature...a long tall multi-tiered multi-lane slide just east of the building and maybe 20 yards further back from Bird Road. You could earn rides on the slide via purchases in the restaurant. My friends and I loved it and did it in conjunction with visits to Bird Road all the time. They gave you a burlap sack to ride the slide.
Pat Green 14-Nov-2020 22:28
The Ladybug Club was a great place for us Grovites in the late 60’s and early 70’s.
It was located where Berries in the Grove is now on SW 27th Ave. in the Grove. Great snacks table, bar and bands. Lots of dancing and good times. I’m not sure, but Monty Trainer may have been the owner?
Guest 14-Sep-2020 17:38
Hi there! Does anyone have an image of Ma Grundy's or have an ad for them? My parents are getting ready to celebrate their 40th anniversary and they met there. :) I'd love to have some tees made up for them and incorporate an image. Thanks!
Susan Pearson Gunter 10-Aug-2020 23:10
Does anyone remember the Barrister on Flagler late 70’s?
Orr Rivero 13-May-2020 23:11
Does anyone remember a high-end Italian Restaurant off Biscayne Blvd and Around 24th valles San Remo?
Guest 16-Mar-2020 12:38
I remember a club named The Penthouse. Did not see it mentioned here. It was on 79th Street Causeway to the beach.
Natalie 19-Aug-2019 01:21
I'm rather surprised and dismayed to not see such an iconic, historic Miami landmark as TOBACCO ROAD listed here! It was Miami's oldest bar, around since 1915! The address was 69 SW 7th St, Miami, FL 33130. It closed in October 2014. Another place I was surprised to not see on the list was Fox's Sherron Inn, again, another old establishment, around since 1946, and which closed in July 2015. It was very divey but certainly a Miami institution, located at 6030 S Dixie Hwy, South Miami, FL. Nearby, another restaurant that failed to make the list, was the New Chinatown, which closed its doors after more than 30 years of business, in May 2014. It was my family's favorite restaurant, and we still drive by its former location and mourn the loss. How about the Sizzler seafood restaurants in the 80s? I also feel like there used to be a Chinese restaurant at The Falls outdoor mall, maybe in the 80s? I was just a kid and we moved to Europe for a while, so I cannot recall its name, but it was gone when we moved back to Miami in the mid-90s. Maybe someone here remembers and can provide a name?

Susan P. Gunter 07-Jun-2019 19:23
Does anyone remember The Barrister on Flagler?
Guest 14-May-2019 11:55
who remembers THE FLAME in Sunniland Shopping center
or The Red Lion? which later became Steakhouse Charlies?
Emily Hession 30-Jan-2019 12:08
Am I imaging spending my childhood waiting for the day we could go to "The Pie Factory" in Miami/Coral Gables area? It was "smelling distance" from the Holsum Bakery on S Dixie Highway. They had a huge sign on the wall inside with all the different (fruit/dessert) pies they had. It was a proper restaurant, I thought.
Howard23-Sep-2018 22:44
Hi Don, the "Bahamas Steakhouse" should be "Bahama Steakhouse" or "Bahama Steak House". My parents were the original owners, and they ran the restaurant until they sold it to "Southern Caterers". The cover of the menu says "Bahama steak house and cocktail lounge". The dinner plates simply have "Bahama" on them. I can send you photos of the menu and the original dinner plates, if you like.

Howard Warshaw
Sheryl 19-Jan-2018 03:13
My sister is trying to find a restaurant that had a good brunch, located near Baptist Hospital back in the 80's.......the only one I can think of is Razzle's, but I think that was in a hotel closer to the Palmetto.
Keith 09-Dec-2017 21:32
Dear Don,
When we were kids our parents used to love to take us to the Old Scandia in Opa Locka. It was a great Smorgasbord style restaurant similar to the Prince Hamlet. We also went to the Continental Gourmet on Young circle in Hollywood. My parents used to take clients to the Top of the Home, atop the Home Federal building, also off Young circle in Hollywood. Another favorite of ours was Bud Dickey's Club House on 163rd Street near Eastern Shores and The Lime House Chinese Restaurant in Sunny Isles. By the way, there was also a Wolfies owned by Bernie Schandler across from 163rd Street shopping center. And our other favorite was Seymour Paley's Corky's on 167th Street! Mr. Paley had opened another Corky's in Pembroke Pines which closed about 5 years ago. He most recently owned Roasters and Toasters, before passing away 2 weeks ago. Corky's had the most delicious potato latkes-YUM!!!
Don Boyd13-May-2017 17:26
Livingood, thank you for the Little JP's in Hialeah addition. Do you remember where in Hialeah it was? I ask because virtually all of the restaurants on this list have a location to help job people's memories.

Don Boyd13-May-2017 17:24
Sandy, you missed both Tropical Acres and the Rustic Inn because both are still alive and doing great business and thus neither one is "Gone But Not Forgotten" as the gallery name states.

Livingood 28-Apr-2017 15:39
The very best place to hear live music (Mop Tops) while dancing the night away, eating while playing pool and getting loaded in NW Dade was Little JP's in Hialeah. In the mid 60's there was no place that could compare.
sandy 28-Apr-2017 03:42
Did I miss Tropical Acres and the Rustic Inn in Lauderdale...Rustic Inn had a pig that was blind from too much beer for awhile
Don Boyd23-Apr-2017 15:14
Erik and Robert, your restaurants are now listed. Thank you for your valuable contributions!

Guest 30-Mar-2017 22:11
Hi, what was the name of the seafood restaurant located at the Falls Shopping Center before Hurricane Andrew . located over the water?
Don Boyd30-Mar-2017 05:38
Thank you Erik and Robert for posting a bunch of restaurants that are missing from my list. I'm sorry for the delay but I've got 50 million things going on and sometimes I fall behind but I will get them on in the near future.

Robert Cohen 29-Mar-2017 21:52
I moved to Miami Beach in 1957 when I was 21 years old and am enjoying your nostalgic website. I lived in South florida for 25 years and often return. Several restaurants I used to frequent missing from your list include Franklin Steakhouse on Treasure Isle, Cookies on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, The Famous at 671 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, Carino's on Biscayne Blvd. Santacroce on US 1 across from UM. BTW, Wolfie's was located on Collins and Lincoln Road and Collins and 20th Street, Marina Bay in Ft. Lauderdale, Christine Lee's Steakhouse in the Thunderbird Motel and so many more. They were the best times in Dade and Broward.
Erik 27-Feb-2017 01:07
This is a fascinating site. I have some new establishments to add to the list. Sterling House Country Kitchen was located in Kendall Town and Country when that mall first opened its doors but is long gone. There was The Five Dames, an excellent Kosher- style restaurant based in Kendall which closed around 1980.

A guest entry from March 9, 2014 mentioned Grandma's Receipts on Kendall and 122nd, which was not added to the roster for some reason (He also mentioned Tabatchnik's which similarly remains absent from the list). My great uncle, Albert Goodstein, was associated with the former as well its predecessor in the same location, Bemelman's (circa 1978 - 1980).

Mention should be made of The French Connection at 1930 Ponce de Leon Blvd. in Coral Gables, Fiesta Tacos at 13921 N. Kendall Drive, Taco Viva (numerous locations), La Paloma at 10999 Biscayne Blvd., New York New York at 9017 SW 107th Ave, Cami's Seafood and Pasta (several locations), WAGS, Shell's at 7390 SW 117th Ave, Dalt's at Kendall and 117th. and the Roy Rogers restaurants. Also, K.C. Kagney's had a restaurant in the Kendall Lakes shopping center.
Guest 16-Feb-2017 15:09
Does anyone remember the name of the manager of the Bird Bowl Skating Rink in the early 70's? I believe he had a daughter named/called " SISTER ", they moved to California in the late 70's.
Don Boyd23-Jan-2017 02:14
Richard, thank you for the addition and description. I've added it to the list.

Richard 19-Jan-2017 03:25
One of my favorites when I was first married in the mid-70s was Suto's Wine Garden, a Hungarian restaurant with a roving violinist, on Ponce Deleon, a few blocks south of Coral Way.
Don Boyd29-Dec-2016 04:28
Thank you Myra, great restaurants and I have added them.

Guest from 15-JAN-2016, I have added Paoletti's and Ledges to the list. I apologize for taking so long in adding them but time is flying by like a whirlwind.

Kat from 8-DEC-2015, I have added the Trio Diner, thank you. I apologize for the delay in adding it.

Nick from 30-OCT-2015, thank you, I have added the Bushwhacker Lounge and Abner's Bar. I apologize again for the delay in adding them.

Myra 29-Dec-2016 02:22
Prince Hamlet was the Restaurant in Biscayne Blvd with a large salad bar and seafood
Chez Nous was on Coral Way between 22 and 23 Ave.
La Belle Epoque was located in Bal Harbour
George Wilkens 09-Dec-2016 22:50
Barry, my parents were Yorkshire regulars. friends with owner Jimmy Hymen. Maybe you knew them, Fred & Flossie Wilkens? Dad worked years as vp of Guaranty Bank next to Tropical Park Bird Rd.
Barry F Stinson 25-Mar-2016 15:48
I have fond memories of the Yorkshire Inn with Mac MacDonald at the piano bar - He had a slide projector that projected the lyrics on a screen above his head - A great intro to karaoke...
Guest 15-Jan-2016 16:48
Who knows the rest. On coral way that burned down in late 70s or early 80s. I think of Embers, but that might be wrong.
Guest 15-Jan-2016 16:46
Does anyone know the restaurant on biscayne blvd. That was sort of continental and had a massive salad bar in the front with lots of fresh seafood in salad bar.
Guest 15-Jan-2016 16:44
I at a Paoletti's in coral gables fir years in the 70s . Italian on the circle by Arthur Murray dance studio. Also, what about the Ledges in coral gables in the location where Christ's is now. There was a great restaurant
Don Boyd15-Dec-2015 23:46
Mary B, by any chance, was it Cancun Grill? If so the Miami Lakes location is still popular. If not I don't know the answer.

Kat Silvia 08-Dec-2015 03:03
Been trying to find out about the Trio Diner and what happened to it... I think it was on 8th ? Tamiami Trail not far from one of the Gables gateways. It was a silver dining car attached to a building, and had been there for a long time prior to the late sixties, early seventies when my mother worked there. Sorry to be so vague... any info or pics would be appreciated.
Nick 30-Oct-2015 16:07
No mention of the Bushwhacker Lounge on Douglas across from the colisum (now publix). Also, Abner's Bar now the 7 seas bar on SW 57th Ave. in West Miami.
Don Boyd25-Oct-2015 17:21
Robyn, if your image is digital you can send it to me at . Thank you very much. And thank you for your story behind how your parents met and how their marriage worked out, that was interesting.

Robyn Noelle 24-Oct-2015 16:16
Thank you Don, I have a photo of a match book which is sentimental to me as that is how my parents met. (How do I send you it?) The story my parents said was it was love at first site, My father was in the teepee club when he saw my mom (Who was a hostess and singer there at the time) as she was trying to light a candle on the table, he was watching her and got a giggle out of how she was trying to avoid the fire from the match. He walked over to her and asked if he could show her without hurting herself. He turned the candle upside down and lit it for her as the fire had drawn up to the wick and like magic, they were together from that point on. My father with his slick jet black hair and my mom with long jet black hair were a 'match' made in heaven :) They traveled all over the world together and were the best of friends from 1956 to 1991. Let me know if you'd like a copy of it and I can send you it. Thanks, Robyn
Don Boyd09-Oct-2015 06:50
Thank you Robyn, I corrected the spelling error and added the address as you have it. I see why the lounge was important to you from your description of your mom and dad. Thanks!

Robyn 09-Oct-2015 04:37
Don, the complete address for the tepee lounge was 5722 S.W.
Joan, my mother was a singer there in the mid to late 1950s and in 1958 she met my father there, they were best friends, married and were together until my mom passed away in '91
Don Boyd28-Aug-2015 06:06
Henry, thank you for your comment and the restaurant has been added to the list.

Henry 26-Aug-2015 18:34
Pickled Herring Charlies was located in Hialeah on the SE corner of East 8th Avenue and 9th Street.
Don Boyd19-Aug-2015 20:54
Guest, I have added the Luau to the above list and I thank you for remembering it. I remember it but never added it to the list. I don't know whatever happened to it but perhaps some of this site's viewers know and will comment on this matter.

Karl, thank you for posting. Jack Perry's is on the list. Congrats on your 40th anniversary.

Karl A Innes 05-Aug-2015 03:57
Another mention of an ol' haunt! Jack Perry's at 17th and Okeechobee Road. That is where I met my life partner of 40 years. He was a bartender. Looks like it is a strip club now.
Guest 15-Jul-2015 00:51
Whatever happened to the "LUAU" Restaurant on 79th St. Causeway - 50's-60's timeframe?
Don Boyd06-Jul-2015 16:34
Carlos, thank you very much for posting all those items which I will add in the near future to the above. What a great memory you have and thank you for the additional background information which I will also add. Again, thank you very much!

Carlos Dj Sonic 06-Jul-2015 07:33
Great page.
My name is Carlos Dj Sonic(
Holligans first location was on US1 close to dadeland mall.Then is opened locations in briar Bay,Fort Apache Marina,Miami Lakes(the first sports bar/nightclub venues opened in 1989-2001 I Djed there for about 5 years)
Ricks Bar inside the Sheraton Hotel in Hialeah(palmetto and nw 103 st)I Djed there as my first club gig in 1989 and then for 3 years from 2005-2009 while it was called Club Escape.
TreeTop Lounge on the penthouse of the holliday inn at lejune road and nw 36 st miami(nightclub still open).
Zipps ice cream parlour in Hialeah on Red Road next to pascualies italian restaurant.
The Omni International Mall(had a carrousel and small theme park whwere many Miamians were taken by their parents and have pictures taken there back in the late 70s early 80s).
Tropical roller skating rink on w 49 st just west of the palmetto in Hialeah.
Crackers burned down in 1984.It was abandoned for 10 years then in 1995 it was remodeled and made into a restaurant and micro beer brewery called Don Gambrinos which closed after 1 year then it became Mad Jacks(owned by Dj Louis Puig who owned clubs 609 in the grove and miami beach.After about 3 years he closed Mad Jacks to go on and open the legendary club space).The same location then was closed for about 1 year then it was once again remodled and opened as Arena sports bar and didnt last long.It was once closed for about 2 years and then opened with the name rondesvous nightclub which was the last name it had and lasted for about 4 years until it closed and was torn down.
In the early 1990s there was a great place called Charcoals in miami lakes in the shopping center on miami lakes drive and the palmetto.That same location then became cafe casablanca in the mid 1990s and had another location in south broward(the owner had a jetski accident and died and the clubs closed in the mid/late 90s).
Don Boyd01-May-2015 15:24
Mark, I think it was in the 90's but it could have been late 80's. I remember stopping to take two or three photos of the place from different angles in the mid-afternoon one time while they were still open, which I need to find to put on this site.

Mark Lincoln 30-Apr-2015 15:52
Anyone know when Mae & Dave's closed?
Don Boyd31-Mar-2015 02:40
Bill Bray advised on another page about the El Toro Cafe:
The El Toro was a tavern / liquor joint in the mid-to-late 1940's located at 709 NE 79th Street - there still is a night club / lounge / bar located at that address today. That location was a liquor-serving tavern from the late 1930's under other names (ex. 79th Street Tavern) and previous owners before becoming the El Toro managed by Andrew J. Corbett about 1944 or so.

Don Boyd24-Mar-2015 17:55
Richard, I will add the Chez Vivien in a few minutes. Thank you for your post and for your memories of getting the phone call there and your second daughter's impending birth.

Folks, please see these comments about the El Toro Cafe from Bill Bray that were posted on another page on this site:

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Bill Bray 24-Mar-2015 15:09

Don, Have you ever heard of an "El Toro Café" in the Little River Area of Miami, not far from the NAS Miami at Opa-locka? This would have been in 1945 when my father-in-law was stationed at the airfield during WWII. Supposedly he rented a garage apartment just around the corner from the café and I would like to know the street address of the café to help determine the general area to search in census records. Thanks to anyone who could help! Bill

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Richard 19-Mar-2015 04:08
One more I don't see listed is Chez Vivien, on the south side of SW 8th Street, about 70th Avenue. I was a waiter at Chez Viven Saturday night, November 29, 1975. The bartender called me over just before midnight to take a phone call. My wife said "Get home NOW!" About 2 hours later, our 2nd daughter was born at Baptist Hospital.
Don Boyd14-Mar-2015 05:53
Rob: I'm sorry but no luck on either the restaurant or the apartment house. My source has a 1956 phone book and she said there is no listing for either place.

Manny 14-Mar-2015 01:53
Alex :
The Coral Way Restaurant across from the Burger King ,around 30th ave ,was Villa Italia.
Don Boyd13-Mar-2015 04:33
Hi Rob, thank you. I don't know off-hand but I know someone who might be able to look it up for us. Give me a day and I'll let you know.

Don Boyd12-Mar-2015 20:51
Richard, thank you for your kind words. I do remember the Eddie Kendricks Trio name but I don't think we were there when they were performing. We have always tried to avoid dining out on Friday and Saturday nights unless it's a birthday, anniversary, etc. Thank you again for posting your comments and memories. I might have photos of The Promenade somewhere in boxes upon boxes of prints I haven't seen since the 70's and 80's and someday I'll scan what I have to put up on the site.

Richard 11-Mar-2015 18:34

Just wanted you to know that, like so many others, I really, really appreciate you compiling all these memories. You are a gem. And since you & your wife ate at Promenade, you may remember that on Fri & Sat nites, they had live entertainment ... the Eddie Kendricks Trio. Kendricks was one of the original members of The Temptations. And most nights they played, there was one guy I knew would be in the bar ... Clem Labine, the old Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who won a couple of World Series games. For me, working at The Promenade was never work.
Don Boyd11-Mar-2015 05:55
And it time to catch up with everyone again. Thank you for posting here.

Linda: I don't know the name of the restaurant on Bird Road that you mentioned but someday someone will post the answer for you. Hang in there!

Alex: Thank you for the My Pi additions, I'll add them when I get done with the comments. Like with Linda, hopefully someone someday will post the answer you are looking for regarding the Coral Way restaurant.

Joe: thank you for the Chez Phillipe and Headquarters additions! I will add them soon.

Richard: thank you for the 27 Birds addition, and a huge thank you for the Promenade Restaurant, later Reflections on the Bay. My wife and I dined there a few times before it became Reflections on the Bay and we couldn't remember the name of it for anything despite loving the food and view there.

Richard 10-Mar-2015 06:03
Also, I worked at The Promenade Restaurant when they opened in April of 1971. Some years later, it became Reflections on the Bay. Promenade was owned by Restaurant Associates, who also owned The Four Seasons in NYC. Promenade was a fun place to work, with a 360 degree view of the Bay and the city.
Richard 10-Mar-2015 05:47
27 Birds was a pretty popular bar at SW 27th Ave & Bird Road in the Grove. Don't see it mentioned here. Back in 1971, I had a girlfriend who lived about 3 blocks away.
Joe 07-Jan-2015 19:21
I believe it was Chez Phillipe in North Miami and also Headquarters near Herbetts mentioned above--many more haunts buried in my brain, need time to rewind the archives. Great Site, Thanks Joe
Don Boyd30-Dec-2014 03:06
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Joan 29-Dec-2014 03:10

I was a cocktail waitress at The Teepee Lounge on 8th Street around 1964. Even did some "gogo dancing" on top of the piano at the end of the evening. Wish I had a picture of me from those. Does anyone remember anything about the lounge? Big sigh : )
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Alex 14-Dec-2014 12:36
I am looking for the name of an Italian restaurant on Coral Way at approximately 24 or 25 ave, on the south side, directly across from the Burger King that still exists there. This was 1970's. Please help!
Alex 14-Dec-2014 12:34
late 1970's and into the 80's - My Pi (as in the mathematical symbol). At least 3 locations. Sunny Isles on 163rd st, South Miami at US1 around Kendall Drive and one on West Kendall Drive, I think. At the time, one of the only places that made Chicago style Deep Dish Pizza.
Linda 13-Dec-2014 19:14
I'm trying to remember the name of a restaurant on Bird Road west of 87th avenue on the south side of the road and it had a circus theme. My friend and I frequented it during 1972 & 1973. Do you know what it is?
Don Boyd20-Nov-2014 08:22
Thank you to everyone who has posted comments and inquiries. I think I am caught up on the list again. When you send in names that are not on the above list please try to provide the location of the establishment that you remember, and time frame such as "late 40's", "early 50's", "mid-60's", etc. Locations and time frames help others remember the restaurant/bar/lounge/whatever. If the restaurant/bar/etc. was in the 90's or after I prefer not to list them because "that was like yesterday!"

Don Boyd19-Nov-2014 23:59
Guest from 15-NOV: my wife says it was "Sundays on the Green."

Guest 15-Nov-2014 21:39
Please help.....we cannot remember and it is driving us crazy. Does anyone remember a restaurant on Key Biscayne named _________ (something) on the Green?
Cheech70 08-Nov-2014 03:00
Does anyone remember the Numero Uno Pizza parlors?. A couple of locations in Miami, run by Mr. Joe Clemente.
GUEST 07-Nov-2014 20:07
Guest 02-Oct-2014 01:41
Anybody remember the Gypsy Pub on Bird Rd a couple of blocks east of the Palmetto Xway? They had good food and a piano bar in the early 70s featuring Lani, a pretty Asian girl who could really sing. I think the Pub was "connected", likewise the Yorkshire Inn a couple blocks east.
Guest 18-Sep-2014 09:45
Does anybody here have any pics etc, or anything with the logo on it for the Varsity Inn, US 1, Coral Gables. Please respond if you do!
Mel Stephens 01-Sep-2014 03:35
Lila's, SW 8 Street near 22nd Avenue, and also at Coral Way and 84th; home of the 'montana de papas fritas'
Guest 29-Aug-2014 03:06
How about Miami Shores Bakery owned by Fred and Bernard Cox?
Ileana Maestri 26-Aug-2014 22:21
Do you remember Armando's where Mikonos is located now
Also Food Among the Flowers was located on 36ST and Biscayne Blvd not in Coconut Grove
Guest 24-Aug-2014 21:00
Hi, do any of you remember the Time Out restaurant lounge 1960 , it will later become the Peppermint Lounge, It was Little Abners, ran by Eddie Brooks until Al Cap claimed the name.This is Sunny. If any of my friends are out there I would love to hear from them. PS, those sure were the days.
Jose 26-Jul-2014 21:11
I would like to know if anyone remembers an American type chain restaurant like a Denny's now that was located on the NE corner of 87 av and Coral Way. I used to have breakfast there with my dad and I can't remember the name. They tore the building down and there is a cvs now. Please help
Don Boyd24-Jul-2014 06:01
Thank you Sabu and E. J. Zazulak for your additions. EJ, I presume you meant 13940 Biscayne for the Pasta Nosh since 3940 is not in North Miami? All of your additions were added to the above list.

E.J. Zazulak 23-Jul-2014 20:59
What about the Taurus Steak House 3540 Main Highway CoConut Grove Fla. and Teddy and Larry's Pasta Nosh at 3940 Biscayne Blvd. North Miami Fla.
Carlos 19-Jun-2014 01:53
I used to love Monk's Inn, great food and a nice place to take a serious date. My folks would take us to a place (near Gables?) called Thrifty Swifty, does anyone remember it? They served burgers & wieners, etc. Their long hot dog was called the Mile Long, LOL.
Elizabeth 07-Jun-2014 01:19
Does anyone recall a 'Norfolk' hotel & lounge?
My 83 year old aunt , once a dancer for June Taylor, says she used to date the owner, Maurice Stein. I thought she would get a kick out of seeing photos ofit, but cannot find any kind of reference to it. ( she has some dementia)
Sabu 21-May-2014 12:19
Hickory House steak house 23rd street near Collins, Park Avenue across from old MB library,Pickin Chicken, Sonny's Pizza (MB), Submarine Sam's (5th & Washington), Dubrow:s, The Governor Cafeteria, etc., etc., etc.
Don Boyd30-Mar-2014 16:22
Thank you Lynda, I added Vinton's to the list.

Lynda 29-Mar-2014 20:45
I worked at the Sausalito Club in Coconut Grove, The Bodega in So Miami and Vinton's Townhouse ...116 Alhambra was french, expensive and we made a fortune there! All in the '70's
Guest 23-Mar-2014 20:04
Since found it was the Rustic Inn Crab Shack or Crab Miller Rd, not Bird
BobW 20-Mar-2014 03:24
There was a crab place somewhere near Bird Rd off 87ave I believe. They had paper covered tables and a worker would come over the loud speaker and say "Lets hear those knockers" and everyone would pound the table with their mallets. They specialized in Blue Crabs I believe from Maryland. Does anyone remember the name of this restaurant because for the life of me, I can't!!
Guest 09-Mar-2014 17:11
Where Samari is across from The Fall's there was a restaurant with entertainment, probably around 1975, it was rather expensive more like a dinner club. Can't remember the name. also I remember a restaurant called Grandma's Receipts on Kendall and 122nd and Tabatchnicks there too.
Mel Stephens 18-Feb-2014 16:12
Did a web search for 'Flicks' (because it was in the news today) and 'Cagney's' and yours is the only result! To chime in, Heidi's on Red at SW 16th, Zum Alten Fritz off Biscayne by the Omni at 16th or 17th, andbBill & Ted's a block west of Red at about 68th, by the high-tension power sub-station all get a nod. BTW, KC Cagney's technically hasn't closed: they re-opened on SW 137th near 112th Ave. Cheers.

PS The name of the Mexican restaurant in the Greenery Mall's northeast corner on Kendall (where the fabric store is, now) escapes me.
Don Boyd18-Feb-2014 07:00
Harold, in what year time frame? I lived in that area in the early 50's but I was only a little kid and can't remember things like that. I'll ask my wife tomorrow but she's 5 years younger than me. Perhaps someone reading this page will remember and provide you with the answer if my wife doesn't know.

Guest 18-Feb-2014 00:21
Do you by any chance remember an Italian restaurant on Biscayne Blvd. and about 81 st St. (next to the Little River Farm Store)? It's killing me that I can't remember it.
Thanks Harold Siegel
Don Boyd30-Jan-2014 19:17
Thank you Jarrell, sounds good to me and I've added the White Horse Bar to the above list.

Jarrell Morell 30-Jan-2014 14:34
When I was six years old we lived next door to the White Horse Bar. Bar had a neon sign of a horse running. Do not remember the address, but it was near downtown Miami
Don Boyd08-Jan-2014 03:14
Thank you Kim, they have been added.

Joy, good luck on someone responding to your inquiry but it would help tremendously to give a little more information as to what cross street or at least the town (Miami, Miami Shores, North Miami, North Miami Beach, etc.) of where the restaurant was on Biscayne. Biscayne Boulevard runs from the Miami River up to the Broward County line or about 220 blocks.

Kim 06-Jan-2014 03:31
We have fond memories of Neon Leons in South Miami. Also, Crazy Lobster on SW 8th st had the BEST stuffed lobster with fried zuccini.
Joy Kahn 29-Nov-2013 01:12
there was a continental restaurant on Biscayne Blvd. that had ceramic figurines and ceramic pieces (rather large pieces) in the lobby...I remember they had a wonderful salad (each thing was separate on the plate)...they had chairs with big round was my mother's favorite place to was many years ago and I just can't remember the's making me nuts!!!...can someone help me???
Don Boyd25-Nov-2013 03:58
Thank you Elissa for your additions to the list. Chippy's and Sambo's (numerous locations in Dade) were already on the list.

Elissa Gerzog 25-Nov-2013 01:07
Chippy's on Miricle Mile. (Now it is Hillstones and Houstons before that.)
Sambo's Miricle Mile (now Denny,s)
Kahna Hura Chinese. on Coral Way just east of 37th Ave. (Owed by Chippy's -Chippy Diamond)
Elissa Gerzog 25-Nov-2013 00:59
Rocco's Italian Restaurant. SW 16 Street and Red Road. Rocco was hit by a car and died in front of the restaurant in the latev60s or early 70s. This location then became Heidi's German Restaurant.

La Villa Italian SW 56 Street at 94th Ave.
Don Boyd06-Oct-2013 14:46
Fabian and Marty, I remember those places now that you've mentioned them and they are now listed. Thanks for your additions.

Fabian Forte 29-Sep-2013 17:42
I spent a lot of time at the Peppermint Lounge on the 79th Street Causway in Dade County way back in the early sixties.
Don Boyd22-Sep-2013 01:33
From a Guest in the Guestbook on 18-Sep-2013 19:53:
Sorry, I don't know how to enter, but could you make an entry for Randy's Restaurant & Lounge at 13420 NW 7th Avenue North Miami? I used to get and great steak, potato and veg for 1.99 there for an early dinner before going to work at Biscayne Kennel Club as a lead-out in 1972. Went to NMSH at the time. It now serves Haitian cuisine?

Randy's is now listed, thank you for the addition.

Don Boyd15-Aug-2013 19:44
That was prior to Smitty's Barbecue and then Smitty's Wishing Well on the same corner (the northeast corner of NE 36th and Miami Avenue), correct? Thank you for the addition to the list.

Hap 15-Aug-2013 16:27
Smith Brother's Lounge & Package Store, 36th Street and Miami Avenue was THE place to be, WAY back in the late 40's and early 50's. I had the best pina colada I have ever had there, and I can still remember it after all these years,
Don Boyd08-Aug-2013 23:06
These nice comments came to me via e-mail and I am reposting them here with permission of Bev Jacobson Lefcourt (MHS class of 1960):

The Studio was one of my favorites. I remember that we always had to wait-------they would serve cheese to encourage purchasing drinks at the bar.

Then, it was a fantastic Ceasar salad, their wonderful onion soup, and marvelous choc mousse! Did I omit the main course~~~~~~MANY times! :-) I had to have room for all the above mentioned courses.

My VERY favorite was the Whiffenpoof (on the circle on Ponce)..........the very best of everything! I still remember the "banana fish"...........snapper with bananas on top.

Bev Jacobson Lefcourt MHS 1960


Thanks Bev!

Don Boyd08-Aug-2013 21:08
Carol, thank you for posting your memories. I added The Country Store to the list.

Carol 31-Jul-2013 23:14
Fran, I had my sweet 16 luncheon at Tonys Fish market! In my opinion they had the best fried grouper ever! I remember every single spot you listed. What fun this trip down memory lane :)
Carol 31-Jul-2013 23:04
Thank you for the memories! I also remember a cool restaurant in coconut grove called The Country Store. They had an eclectic collection of place settings and they were all different. The Yorkshire Inn on Bird road had a great piano bar and their duck l'orange was the best!
Don Boyd26-Jul-2013 03:54
Everett, thank you for your addition of your first drinking experience. : )

miamidon, thank you for the information on Shiver's (removed from list) and on the Checkmate Lounge/Tony Roma's. I'll change any wording regarding the Davie Lums to say the last Lums in Florida or the Southeast or something.

miamidon23-Jul-2013 17:18
Shiver's BBQ is still open at 28001 S Dixie Hwy. The mailing address is Homestead, but it is actually in Modello near Princeton (unincorporated Miami-Dade County). Was there another location that someone is referring to?

Yikes! I didn't realize the Tony Roma's at 6601 S Dixie Hwy closed (I checked). It was housed in what used to be the Checkmate Lounge.

For what it's worth, the Davie LUMS was not the last. As of 2012, there was still one in Nebraska, and one in Massachusetts.
Everett 17-Jul-2013 16:42
I'll never forget the Dancing Dollar Club in Hialeah, where I got loaded for the first time. I think it was in 1959.
Don Boyd16-Jul-2013 01:32
Thank you miamidon for the address on Ma Grundy's and the correction regarding the Trysting Places chain and correct name for One South. I appreciate it because accuracy is important to me. : )

miamidon15-Jul-2013 16:44
You have a listing for "Trysting Place" at S Dixie Hwy & SW 80th Street. Trysting Places was a chain that included 6 West, 27 Birds, 1800 Club and One South (and maybe more). My sister was the manager for a while in 1970-1971 at the One South, which was located where the Payless Shoe Source is at 8099 S Dixie Hwy. Anyway, it should be One South, not Trysting Place, at the above-mentioned address.
miamidon15-Jul-2013 16:13
Ma Grundy's (on your list) was at 4400 NW 79th Ave, in the then-clubhouse (it's been bulldozed) for the Country Club Gardens apartments. I'll check to see if I have a useful photo for you.
Don Boyd15-Jul-2013 05:55
Thank you to Stingaree Fred Darwick for sending me an e-mail with these restaurants:

Leonard's LaPena Bird Rd and 70th Ave, upscale steak house
Vesuvio's~SW 8th St and 6th Ave - a pizza & Italian rest with outside and inside dining. My 1st pizza in 1949 after an MHS football game in the Orange Bowl
Bill's Drive In~ 3100 SW 8 St. Ice Cream over a Brownie (called cake ala) their specialty. Also in the early 1950s. Right next to the original Sorrento's, which was in a storefront, before building their 2 story place across the street.
Chick Inn ~ 1000 SW 27 Avenue, Miami - fried chicken etc
The Garden~2255 SW 8 Street, Miami - upscale dining
Glorified Delicatessen ~ 2101 Coral Way, Miami
Batista's Italian Restaurant ~ on Douglas Rd between Flagler St and Ponce de Leon Ave., Miami

Don Boyd22-Jun-2013 20:40
A big "Thank You!" to CaptGaryon May 8th, Guest on May 8th, Guest on May 23rd, Parks Masterson on May 25th, UM alum on May 27th, and Jeff on May 30th, for all your contributions of restaurant names and locations. I believe I'm caught up again - sorry for the delay.

Don Boyd16-Jun-2013 16:52
It was, and is because it's still in operation, the 94th Aero Squadron. Until recently it was owned by Specialty Restaurants which had numerous same type restaurants at or next to airports all over the country. A new company recently bought Miami's 94th Aero Squadron from Specialty Restaurants after 35+ years of operating on Perimeter Road and their future plans are unknown.

Specialty Restaurants closed most of the military group restaurants in the past decade but a few remain in operation. Specialty also owns the Rusty Pelican and Whiskey Joe's on Rickenbacker Causeway in Miami, the Proud Bird in Los Angeles, the Sunbird Restaurant in Colorado Springs and others throughout the country. This is their restaurant location link:

Guest 16-Jun-2013 02:14
the 82nd aeroquadron restaurant at the airport.
you could listen to the air traffic control on headsets and watch planes land and take off. In the back of the restaurant were half round booths that would sit 4-6 people easily. The waitress would pull the table out to seat you. They had curtains that you could close for privacy. Fond memories!
Jeff 30-May-2013 15:08
I wish I could go to the Coffee Pot Restaurant on Palm Avenue in Hialeah. Oh, it was such a wonderfully friendly place to eat and smooze.
UM alum 27-May-2013 16:47
LB's Eatery immediately preceeded Titanic.
Parks25-May-2013 01:19
K.C. Cagneys in the same location where the Flick had been. The Titanic Brew Pub is there now.
Guest 23-May-2013 17:37
Don't forget the The Flame in the Sunniland Shopping Center. US 1 and 112th. Anyone remember Bodega?
Guest 08-May-2013 21:43
Dirty Nelleys Crab Shack
Guest 08-May-2013 21:41
Grentner's In South Miami
Thurmans (Old Holsum Restaurant) Dixie highway 2 locations
Marshall Major's South Miami
Tony Roma's South Miami
CaptGary 08-May-2013 16:07
First sushi resturant in Miami (I believe)
Su Shin on 79th st causeway near Mike Gordan's and David's cafeteria on Biscayne and 82nd, also Place for Steak also on the 79th st causeway
Don Boyd28-Apr-2013 04:35
Joe H. and Blake, thank you very much for your additions to the above list.

Blake 27-Apr-2013 20:08
The Chicagoan Bar on NW 7th Avenue and about 85th Street was a great neighborhood bar. You could go there and just be with your friends and neighbors and forget everything else. I was a regular there way back in the fifties. I sure miss those guys (and gals).
joe h 18-Apr-2013 19:57
I sorely miss the Chicken Skillet in Coconut Grove, the Place for Steak and the Mousetrap in Miami Beach, Shiver's in Homestead, Sam and Carl's in South Miami, and the Andalusia Bakery in Coral Gables.
Site Patrol 27-Mar-2013 16:27
You got that right, SS. It does not fit here.
Syndey Schwartz 26-Mar-2013 20:29
And on a page of restaurants that are Gone and Not Forgotten? Is he nominating Mi Ami for the page? He should have put the location of it for people still in Miami if he wanted to promote it.
Site Patrol 26-Mar-2013 15:23
Mi Ami, sounds like a commercial to me.
Locom 25-Mar-2013 23:35
In my opinion Mi Ami italian Cafe is definitely worth mentioning. The dishes which are served there set new standards for culinary sector. Nobody can stay indifferent towards the gnocchi, ravioli, crunchy crisp crusts and toppings. The clients of " Mi Ami Italian Cafe" do not need to worry about their home budgets – their wallets and portemonnes will not suffer from the visits in this remarkable Italian restaurant. My sincere recommendation.
Fran 25-Mar-2013 04:03
Does any one remberTony's Fish Market on 79 street causeway on the water in the 1960's and The Luau also on the 79 st causeway IThey were near The Peppermint Lounge where Wayne Cochran used to sing. It was near Fun Fair on the causeway also. Also The yacht South Seas , it had a cocktail lounge and live music, a quiet atmosphere. Also The shark and Tarpon in North Miami Beach. Also Fun Land on 27th Avenue It was like a permanent carnival with rides, The Wild Mouse rollercoaster.
Fran 25-Mar-2013 03:53
Someone mentioned Pickin Chicken . I remember eating there on Miami Beach as a child or a teenager. Also Parhams on 71st street beach,. We lived in Miami, and I still do, and we would take a room at the Ocean Surf Hotel for a few days with my family and walk around the corner to Parhams restaurant and across the street was Cock Robin restaurant . Near by was Mitch's Steak House and Currys. Great memories. Someone also mentioned BBQ Barn. We lived near by and ate there often. I miss there cole slaw and BBQ sauce. not to mention the great sandwiches, keylime pie and ice cream cake roll with chocolate sauce. Also someone mention M&M it was on 101 Street and n.w. 7 ave. Does anyone remember Puritan Ice cream in the same neighborhood back in the 1950's
Guest 25-Mar-2013 03:42
The Cattleman Restaurant was on the corner of 125th street and Biscayne Blvd. I worked there as a cocktail waitress in the f1970's. I had previously worked at The Mouse Trap Restaurant on Biscayne Blvd and 71st street. and After the Cattleman at El Capitan on 4th Street and Alton Road. Does any one remember those places.
Passed Out 15-Mar-2013 20:18
I remember (well maybe not) getting plasterred at the Keyhole Lounge in Hialeah, I think I almost got lucky there.
Guest 20-Feb-2013 18:18
Let's hear it for the Coffee Pot in Hialeah on Palm Avenue.
Bill 09-Feb-2013 03:52
Cacciatores Italian restaurant , S. Dixie Hwy. South Miami I think. ate great chicken marsla there in early 60's.
Don Boyd22-Jan-2013 16:12
Guest of 21-JAN, thank you but it's already listed with the address on Miracle Mile but I received it as Coralway Cafeteria, not Coral Way Cafeteria.

Guest 21-Jan-2013 21:58
Coral Way Cafeteria on Miracle Mile. Yes, it was there in the early and mid 50's.....................My family and I ate there frequently.

Don Boyd20-Jan-2013 17:45
Randy, thank you for Phone Booth Lounge addition. I remember it now that you mentioned it and it was quite unique and very popular at the time.

Guest of 29-DEC-12: thank you for your comments.

Randy 20-Jan-2013 17:05
I will always remember the Phone Booth Lounge on NW 36th Street and East Drive in Miami Springs, Florida. What a neat and unique place . . . if you saw someone you knew or someone you would like to get to know, you just picked up the phone on your table and called the phone on their table, their number was hanging above their table. There were also phones all along the bar, so it made it very easy to meet people. I wish I could go there tonight.
Guest 29-Dec-2012 01:48
THis is a real walk down memory lane. Thank you so much for this. What a great list!
Don Boyd21-Dec-2012 06:11
Thank you for your patience, everyone. I believe I am caught up now. But a big thank you to all of you who have contributed restaurant names to add to the list. I'll try to be faster in my responses in the future.

Don Boyd15-Dec-2012 07:10
Thank you everyone for your comments. I will catch up on all your additions this weekend. I've been slowed down by two operations and radiation treatments five days a week and I'm trying to catch up.

Radio 14-Dec-2012 16:18
Gioseppi's in Hialeah on W 84th Street & 12th Avenue, the very best. We held my daughter's forth birthday party there, that was many years ago.
EARL 17-Nov-2012 09:00
Guest 16-Nov-2012 20:25
Pizza Patio (Bird Road)
Guest 16-Nov-2012 20:23
Chez Vendome (8th Street); Cafe Europa (Coconut Grove); American Embassy (Bird Road); Zachary's (Coral Gables; Daphne's (River House, Miami Airport)
Guest 16-Nov-2012 20:18
How about: Yorkshire Inn (Bird Rd. and 67th Avenue); Sunset Country Club (97th Ave and 72 Street), The Wreck Bar (Castaways Hotel, M.B.); The Checkmate Lounge (67th Ave and S. Dixie Highway); Trysting Place (80th Street and S. Dixie Highway); Village Inn, Scaramouche, Candlelight Inn (all in the same space on Commodore Plaza); Faces in the Grove; The Mutiny; Cats; Biscayne Baby; Suzannes in the Grove; Regine's; Kings Bay Yacht and Country Club.
Tommy 29-Oct-2012 14:35
Guest 27-Oct-2012 08:05
Does anybody remember Pickin' Chicken?
Tiny 04-Oct-2012 15:23
The Spiced Apple Restaurant was located somewhere in South Broward County.
I went there many times as a youngster, and the thing I remember most is that their salad bar was in an old bathtub, the kind with claw feet and all.
JC 02-Oct-2012 15:27
M & M Restaurant was on NW 7th Avenue around 95th Street in Miami. I went there many times, mostly for take out (great breaded veal cutlets) in the mid to late 50's.
Gary 29-Sep-2012 22:38
I remember Chippy's on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. I ate there a number of times when I was in college visiting a friend at Univ. of Miami. We ate there so much because it was inexpensive, but good food. We didn't have much money back in those days! Anyway, I guess Chippy's is gone, because I can't find too many references to it. Thanks for providing so many historical images of Miami and the general area. I had an uncle who attended the Univ. of Miami in the early 50's. He lived with his mother, my great aunt, on Douglas Rd. while he was a student. They often talked about how beautiful Miracle Mile was in those days.
Sandy 25-Aug-2012 20:42
The Mop Tops played at Jack Perry's for a long while.
Phil 23-Aug-2012 15:33
I think some of these restaurants are still open, I know I've been to a couple of them fairly recently.
Tom 22-Aug-2012 16:18
It later became known as "Little JP'S" and is now operating as "Stonewall's".
Robert 21-Aug-2012 15:46
I went to Jack Perry's many times in the early to mid 60's, he had some great bands playing there.
Guest 19-Aug-2012 16:32
Jack Perry's Sidewalk Cafe located at W 17th Street and Okeechobee Road in Hialeah, Florida
Don Boyd28-Jul-2012 21:25
Thank you Guest and thank you Yvonne!

Yvonne 28-Jul-2012 17:10
Born in 1943 in Miami. Remembering the Pig and Whistle Restaurant on N.W. 7th Av around 45th St. Best fried chicken ever! Also Leo's Pizza on N.W. 7th Av around 55th St. First time I ever heard if pizza! Yvonne
Guest 17-Jul-2012 01:34
Hello, sorry it took me so long to reply. Raymond's was on the corner of 163rd and Federal. I don't remember exactly where the Cattleman was (I only ate there once).
Raymond's was better----but the Cattleman actually gave out cigars with the check!
Don Boyd22-Jun-2012 05:06
It's a different George Young, Guest. One of my first contributors and a frequent contributor, our George was in the tire business for a career and not in the restaurant business except as a good customer.

GUEST 21-Jun-2012 23:21
Oh my this the REAL George Young who owned Hemingway's Restaurant in Hollywood Florida and the Hemingway's Restaurant on the beach on North Ocean Blvd?! Your ex-wife's name was Elaine? Snow White and her band played in the Hollywood Restaurant Lounge and Joey D'Anna was the head bartender on the restaurant side. Blond Eddie was your Maitre D' on the restaurant side. I remember the entire staff! Is this You, George?!?
George Young 04-Jun-2012 02:25
Splitter: The doughnut shop on Caribbean in Cutler Ridge was Dixie Cream Doughnuts. 17-May-2012 19:27
Does anybody know the name of the restaurant owned by Tony Roma's original partner---started after they split up?
Guest 08-May-2012 15:23
Dont for get the original Tony Roma's, : A place for Ribs" in No Miami Beach...and Tiffany'sRestaurant and Nightclub in Sunny Isles which is now the Causeway Bridge !
Don Boyd23-Nov-2011 21:07
Okay, I think I'm caught up again with restaurant names in the comments below.

Mitchell, which restaurant was at 163rd and US1 - the Cattleman or Raymonds? The location is in between your comments about Raymonds and the Cattleman.

Guest, where was Sam and Carl's? If you notice, I put the address and/or city or area where the restaurant was and not just the name. Thanks.

guest 30-Oct-2011 14:44
Sam and Carl's was a favorite
splitter29-Oct-2011 18:19
Few more to add...This donut place did not last long from the West Coast it was called 'Winchell's Donuts',then there was not sure of the name Mr.Donut or was it the Donut Hole off Carribean Blvd.Cutler Ridge(Bay),also the Golden Buddha Chinese Restaurant NE 123rd St Biscayne Blvd. and in South Miami the Yumbrella Restaurant... some more RG,BNF
donb24-Oct-2011 18:30
Ahhh, alomst forgot...The 9.A. with meat sauce at George's Super Subs on the many times on so many occasions....
Lisa Morgan 20-Oct-2011 18:21
After my Mother died in 1974, my Dad took me to eat at Charcoal Charlie's on NE 4th Ave in Fort Lauderdal at least once a week. I loved it. A large man named Moze was the grillmaster. Do you know the restaurant was at another location on South Federal Hwy before the one on 4th Avenue?

Also, the very best burgers in east Fort Lauderdale were at Von Essens Drugstore: one on Sunrise Blvd near the Intracoastal (across from Jordan Marsh/Saks in the Sunrise Shopping Center), and one on either Commercial or Oakland at Bayview Drive.
Michael Kaplan 21-Sep-2011 20:22
Do you remember "Monks Inn" on Coral Way? All the waiters were dressed as monks. Quite a Hoot. I am also trying to remember the name of a restaurant my family used to eat at on 32nd Ave near US1 in Miami. It was french and it was famous for its dessert table and its Chocolate moose. Anyone?
Mitchell Blanken 13-Sep-2011 04:43
Hello. I remember some very good restaurants that are not on your list. What happened to Raymond's Steak House? Fong Sha Noon's? The Cattleman? Bailey's?
The Shinto Temple?
Raymond's was fantastic! I heard that the owner was charged with cattle rustling and disappeared. (163rd and US1) The Cattleman actually handed out cigars to the men after dinner! Baileys was a great French/Continental place somewhere in the woods east of US1 in North Miami. The Shinto Temple was the main restaurant in the Castaways (intracoastal side), their oceanside "coffee shop" had the best deep fried french toast that has ever been made on earth.
The Sunny Isles area was a place of magic for me in the early 1960's. You could get a FRESH pina colada from a vendor who grated coconut to order and added it to a blender full of fresh pineapple and crushed ice. No alcohol to ruin it. Men sold palm frond hats at all of the hotels. Tourists would go "lobby hopping". There was miniature golf complete with trampolines. What great times they were!
Don Boyd27-Aug-2011 21:32
Thanks Steve, they're added now.

Guest 27-Aug-2011 14:57
(Steve),Who could forget,'Beefsteak Charlie's' where you could drink all the Beer,Wine or Sangria with your meal...
Don Boyd20-Aug-2011 00:23
Guest and Steven, thank you for the additions. I'm caught up again.

Steven Dayan 19-Aug-2011 14:52
Hi you left off one of my favorites--Toni's Casa Napoli in North Miami, I can still taste all the food they individually brought out in the skillets they cooked with.
Guest 13-Aug-2011 00:18
Does anyone remember the St. Regis restaurant? I think it was in North Miami somewhere. Last ate there in 1964 to celebrate my high school graduation.
Mike Keith 10-Aug-2011 01:19
Thanks for adding my hang out's... Brasserie and Ronnie's Lounge! Keep taking those great pictures Don~ -mike keith
Don Boyd09-Aug-2011 23:17
Steve, thank you again for your latest editions! I'm caught up again.

Regarding Carvel Ice Cream stores, I don't know about the rest of the county but there are two in Hialeah that I still patronize when I'm in an ice cream eating mood. One is across from Hialeah High at E. 4th Avenue and 49th Street (103rd in Dade) and another on W. 49th Street around 14th Avenue, east of Westland Mall.

Guest 06-Aug-2011 09:49
Here are some more,(Steve) Rocky Graziano's N.Miami and down the street from the 'Studio' on SW 32 nd Ave.Then in deep south Dade there was, Leisure Lounge,Honky Tonks Bar,Dinos Pizza,Shenanigans Bar,Palm Bar (which was destroyed by Andrew '92) and the Sea Boilings on US1 Homestead which became the now gone New England Oyster House,and the old A&W drive-in which were all over Dade...Don, what about Carvels ice cream stores?
Don Boyd01-Aug-2011 17:45
Thank you very much Steve, Marty and Lee for the great additions to the list. I'm now caught up for the time being.

Lee Martines (MESHS '57) 01-Aug-2011 02:29
There was also a Wolfies at NW 79th Street and Biscayne Blvd. At another time, the same restaurant was called Arthur Maisel's. Great Kosher fare! Most of all I miss Howard Johnson's and Royal Castle.
Marty Little 24-Jul-2011 19:25
Dobbs House restaurants were similar to Huddle House and were several in Dade and Broward. There were several Sweden House restaurants other than the one listed in South Dade - North Miami and Plantation for sure. There was a smaller Corky's in Pembroke Pines after the one on 167 St. closed but it too closed. How about Wolfie's Deli? One in Dade the other on E. Sunrise Blvd. in Lauderdale. Jerry's Drive in on E. Sunrise Blvd. in Lauderdale and Pezio's Drive In on S. US 1 in Lauderdale. Neba's Roast Beef. A few locations in Broward, not sure about Dade. The Down Under restaurant on Oakland Park Blvd @ Intracoastal in Lauderdale; luncheonette at Williams City Drugs on NE 26 St in Wilton Manors; Gaslight Inn on US 441 & NW 5 St. in Plantation; BBQ Spot - two locatons in Broward - North US 1 and US 441 in Plantation; Charcoal Smoke House on NE 4th Ave in Lauderdale; Diney's Drive In on NE 4th Ave in Lauderdale; Kim's Cabin restaurant on W. Sunrise Blvd & NW 3 Ave. in Lauderdale; Patricia Murphy's Restaurant @ Bahia Mar on A1A in Lauderdale; Clock Restaurant - chain, several in South Florida; Burt & Jack's Steakhouse @ Port Everglades, Ft Lauderdale; Bennigan's - chain, several in South Floirda; Black Eyed Pea restaurant, Sheridan St., Hollywood.
Guest 10-Jul-2011 20:48
Don,I'm the guest(Steve) from June 28,I'm from Miami but have lived in Homestead for over 40 years.Get ready to add some more "gone,but not forgotten". Here we go,The Picadily Pub in old Homestead Plaza,Donzantis Italian Resturant,David's Room inside Donzantis US1 Homestead,Tony's Donut/Sub Shop on Flager Ave next to the old R/R tracks Homestead,The Crown Lounge US1 Homestead,Gusto's Grill & Bar US 1 Fl. City,Double Header Bar&Grill Redland Rd and Silver Palm,The Beer Barrel/Village Keg on Campbell Dr.Homestead,The Sports Page on Campbell Dr.,Pieces of Eight (8) Lounge on SW 8th St and 49th Ave Miami,The Golden Lady Bar in the old Homestead Plaza, Night Owls Lounge on US1 in Cutler Ridge (Bay),Joans Galley on Quail Roost just off US1,Tiffanys Tea Room off Krome Ave and Kings Hwy Homestead,there are more just need time to remember.I'll post again ...
Don Boyd06-Jul-2011 14:19
Thank you guest on June 28th for all of those.

Guest 28-Jun-2011 22:09
Here is more than a few,' gone,but not forgotten'...Burger Giant,Broadway Joe,Shirley's in front of MHS,Don Ardens near Gables High,Chippy's on Miracle Mile,Pot Licker's in Homestead,Poly Davis Cafeteria Gables,Morrison's Cafeteria US1 Suniland,Larry's All American Resturant US1 Homestead,Jeff's Grill inside Jeffersons Dept.Store,Village Diner in Naranja,Cooper's US1 west side Princeton by Pole Bean packing house,L&N Seafood in the Falls,EL Toridos in the falls,just to name a few...
Don Boyd22-Jun-2011 01:08
Thank you Bob and other contributors! I think I'm caught up for the time being.

Bob Sara 21-Jun-2011 19:54
Hey Don...this is the list that never ends. Guess we all liked eating out back then. I have three more for you. Let's see if anyone else remembers them......Lattas Restaurants (cooked in sight, must be right) on NW 7 Ave, Rosedale Deli on NW 5 St about 4 or 5 Ave, and Toby's Cafeteria on NW 54 St near 7 Ave.
Guest 19-Jun-2011 02:28
El Cid, Le Jeune Road
Bruce 01-Jun-2011 10:45
Robert, I believe you are thinking of Sweden House on Dixie
Guest 23-May-2011 23:42
Snowdens Bar. On Fridays all the fried fresh catch dolphin you could eat. Or I'd have a basket of fresh steamed shrimp in the shell. At the end of Richmond Drive (SW 168) and Old Cutler Drive.
Robert Bride 23-May-2011 23:24
There was a Scandinavian Buffet restaurant near the Dixie Drive-in on South Dixie Highway (US 1) that had the best Swedish meatballs. Plus there used to be a fruit stand up the the road with real pina-colada without the alcohol to die for.
Don Boyd21-May-2011 16:15
Bruce, good ones! Thanks for remembering and sending those in.

Bruce 21-May-2011 00:35
Don't forget the Embers on Miami Beach, Figaros in North Miami Beach.
Don Boyd18-May-2011 20:47
Done. Was that in Hialeah or not?

Guest 18-May-2011 19:52
If possible, please add Villanova to the list. That was a great Italian & Pizza Restaurant at least thru the 1960's.
Beril Kruger 05-May-2011 20:43
You forgot two more restaurants. One Coney Island, 163 St was mentioned earlier, and Moy Lee's Chinese Restaurant on Collins and 1st or 2nd Street. In the 50s my brother went to school at South Beach Elementry with her son. Moy, was a big gambler and used to spend each evening at the Miami Beach Kennel Club on Biscayne Street.

Another couple of hang outs on the Beach in the 50s, Dairy Treet, NW corner of Espanola Way and Washington Ave. near the Old Beach Hi, and the
Don Boyd21-Apr-2011 03:07
Thanks Bob, I added them.

Guest: was that Airport Drive-IN a restaurant or a drive-in theatre?

Bob Sara 20-Apr-2011 17:19
Here's a few more: Plantation Pit BBQ, Monk's Inn, Cafe Cheveron, Quintessence, Bella Napoli, Marty's Italian, Vito's Pizza, Port of Call Seafood, Lions Share Subs, Georgia Pan Fried Chicken, La Lechonera, Bea Morley's Mouse Trap, Arthurs, The Place for Steak.
Guest 20-Apr-2011 02:48
Airport Drive-In (Fort Lauderdale)
Guest 14-Apr-2011 19:40
I remember Pumpernik's from the early '60s. They had ashtrays that said "Nicked From Pumperniks". Guess they assumed people were gonna take them as souvenirs. We obliged and took one.
Louis 12-Mar-2011 04:37
We must also add Sloppy Joe's Juice Bar, next to the Town Theatre! That place had awesome hot dogs steamed in beer! On one of the pictures of the Town Theatre it is slightly visible, the sign is readable if you remember the name of the place. I used to love going there when we went downtown back in the 60s. Not sure when that place closed down.
Don Boyd06-Mar-2011 05:17
Thanks Guest. It's added. Don
Guest 05-Mar-2011 18:35
George Young 01-Mar-2011 20:30
Arbetters hot dogs are the best around today but did you ever have a dog at Sid's Pub on SW 8th Street just east of 27th Av? They were oversized weiners & buns and the weiner was steamed in beer and the sauerkraut was steamed in sherry wine. Then you could add mustard & chili all for .30 cents. They also had ice cold draught beer. What a combination! Went there many a Saturday afternoon. Then Johnny Collins and I would stop at the Hurricane Inn and watch football on color TV.