Tiburon Tommie's

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Opened in circa 1955
Closed in the late '90s/early '00s
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
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Original owners Tommie Cox and chef Johnnie Won at Tiburon Tommie's in Tiburon
January 1960, photo by Snoopy
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Humuhumu’s description:
Tiburon Tommie's was initially called "Tiburon Tommie's Pier 41" when it was opened by Tommie Cox and Johnnie Won sometime around 1955 or so (Won was a former Trader Vic's employee). In later years, it was taken over by its restaurant manager, and renamed "Tiburon Tommie's Mai Tai." Won remained as chef. The building was large, and situated on the water on historic Main St. in Tiburon, across the bay from San Francisco. It's upper level was the "Maori Sky Room," used in later years only for storage.

Tiburon Tommie's lasted longer than many of the grand tiki places, closing around the late '90s or early '00s. When it went out of business, many of its items were reportedly found in a dumpster, and then sold at auction. Many members of the then-burgeoning San Francisco tiki scene were able to purchase items from the decor. In the early '00s, the building was torn down, and now condos are on the spot.

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June 9, 2009, 11:23 PM
I use to go to Tiburon Tommie's as a child. I loved that place! he first time I went to Tiburon Tommie's I was so excited. I remember pulling open the huge doors with the diamond shaped peek-a-boo cut outs and being amazed with what I saw inside from the outrigger canoe hanging from the ceiling to the huge tikis all around to the waterfall under the stairs and so much more! I instantly feel in love with this place and all it had to offer. From that moment on, I knew that when I grew up I wanted to have my very own tiki bar in my house one day.

I loved the Cantonese Chinese food they served and all the great drinks they had. Their butterflied shrimp were so tasty and I would usually order some kind of frothy orange drink to wash all the great food down with. The staff were so friendly and didn't mind children wandering through the building to see all of it's spender.

tiki kupcake was a semi-regular at Tiburon Tommie's.

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