Tiburon Tommie's

Tiburon, CA
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Main St.
Tiburon, CA
Opened in circa 1955
Closed in the late '90s/early '00s
No longer in operation.

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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.


manuhiri was a semi-regular at Tiburon Tommie's.
December 4, 2017, 8:13 PM
My parents took our family here in the 70's, it was my first tiki experience with good food and tasty fruit punch. In the 80's and early 90's the Mai Tai and Scorpion Bowl were favorites along with the great food (oyster beef, cashew chicken, pressed duck, prawns, shrimp fried rice and ice cream rolled in coconut with rum pored over it and ignited were all delicious. The paintings, carvings and decorations were amazing. There was a waterfall under the stairs that lead up to the second floor where Maori Sky Room that over looked the harbor with a view of the San Francisco Bay and skyline which made it a great escape.
Tiki Hayrani
Tiki Hayrani has visited Tiburon Tommie's.
July 18, 2016, 3:35 PM
We used to go here all the time when I was a kid in the 70s and 80s. It then went downhill and the last time we went there was almost nobody else there. I can't remember when we last went but we tried to go once in the late 90s and it was shut down. It was a sad day. I loved this place with the food, the neat wood decor and multiple levels with the great views of the bay.
tiki kupcake
tiki kupcake was a semi-regular at Tiburon Tommie's.
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.

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  • tiki kupcake
  • Suffering Bastard
  • manuhiri
  • Tiki Hayrani
  • californialife
  • LolaSaphire
  • googuse
  • BuzDeadwax
  • BayAreaViking
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