The Hawaiian Cottage opened in 1938 on Route 38 in Merchantville or Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Simply know as The Cottage, the restaurant became a landmark with its coconut shaped roof and vivid yellow pineapple shaped dome, which later housed their gift shop.
In their own words from their postcard: “A theater restaurant where the decor creates an atmosphere of the fascinating Paradise Isle of the Pacific. Polynesians perform exotic dances and sing ancient chants of the islands. While dining in this tropical setting, you receive the impression of actually being in Hawaii.” The restaurant had something for everyone - The Geisha room was for more elegant dining, the Emperor Room for private parties “fit for a king, there were souvenir photos, leis, special prom menus and an array of tiki mugs. Sadly the restaurant was destroyed by fire in 1978, and even sadder is now the location of a chain Italian restaurant.
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