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The Castaways

Manitou Springs, CO
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103 Manitou Ave.
Manitou Springs, CO
Opened in 1971
Closed in 2013
No longer in operation.

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The Castaways

7.7

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by 4 people

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Humuhumu’s description

The Castaways restaurant, which was part of the Castaways Inns & Suites, opened in 1971. It retained its original tiki decor until it closed in early 2013. A large tiki pole from the Castaways can now be seen at Liki Tiki
Liki Tiki
Colorado Springs, CO
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in nearby Colorado Springs.

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bohemiann
bohemiann has visited The Castaways.
April 1, 2017, 10:21 AM
I visited Castaways around 2007 and it was ... interesting. The owner was a very nice fellow and gave us a full tour including the red vinyl basement lounge / theatre that wayne-tiki-tiki was commenting on. It was like stepping into a time warp and everything was pretty well preserved. I wish I could have gotten a shot at some of that stuff when they closed.

The main dining and lounge upstairs was a very confused explosion of random tropical decor that looked like a few lifetimes of yard sale purchases. Maybe that's how they got the name... most of the decor was cast away buy someone.

The drinks... meh, the food... urp, the experience however was fun and the atmosphere made up for it in a bizarre sensory overload kinda way.
wayne-tiki-tiki
wayne-tiki-tiki has visited The Castaways.
April 2, 2011, 6:14 PM
Be sure to check out the red-vinyl speakeasy in the basement, which resembles a 1960s lounge... Ray Charles & Chubby Checker played there.
Nature Boy
Nature Boy has visited The Castaways.
June 14, 2009, 8:18 PM
PS. Be sure and ask to be seated in the hut area. They also have a nautical room which is less tiki.
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