Trader Mort's Liquor & Deli

2904 Shelter Island Dr
San Diego, California, United States
Ph: (619) 224-3771
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Daily 8am-11pm
Opened in 1965
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
Humphrey's Half Moon Inn, San Diego 0.5 mi
0.8 km
Bali Hai Restaurant, San Diego 0.6 mi
0.9 km
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5.8 km
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5.9 km
Islands Sushi and Pupu Bar, San Diego 3.7 mi
5.9 km
Trader Mort's Liquor & Deli in San Diego
August 2011, photo by kenbo-jitsu
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Humuhumu’s description:
Trader Mort's serves as a sort of gateway to tiki-heavy Shelter Island, where you can also find Humphrey's Half Moon Inn and Bali Hai Restaurant. This is a small liquor store, and the selection isn't fantastic, but its vintage feel makes it charming nonetheless. The upstairs wine area is easy to miss, but features a few more tiki artifacts.
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February 6, 2009, 9:48 PM
Always a must visit - many sea fairing types hanging around - and the place feels right.

September 4, 2009, 4:22 PM
definately worth the stop, the architecture is classic...was hoping for more selections of rum...
Builtiki has visited Trader Mort's Liquor & Deli.

May 14, 2012, 7:45 PM
Only place to get Lemonhart 151! I always buy my rums here. Tiki Magazines and mugs sold here. Many other rums to choose from.

August 21, 2012, 2:48 PM
I've been here multiple times over the years, and each time, it feels a little more tired. The upstairs section is now just an office, and devoid of any interest. The rum selection has been abbreviated from years past, the overall selection of goods is a bit scant and the "deli" is disappointing. It's nice that they still sell tiki mugs here, though. I'll probably just drive by and admire from now on, as there's little reason to stop in as a tiki tourist.
wayne-tiki-tiki has visited Trader Mort's Liquor & Deli.

November 20, 2015, 10:14 PM
The rum selection has dropped to the same level as the average mom & pop liquor store. Or worse. We were there a month ago, and for the life of me, I can not see how they stay in business.

Simply put, there is very little reason to go in other than to say you've gone in.
Shop99er has visited Trader Mort's Liquor & Deli.

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