"The Mainlander" was a Polynesian restaurant in operation from 1962 to 1977 located in a Clayton Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. The entrance featured 10 foot tiki totems and an iconic Witco Fountain, which was used on the restaurant’s tiki mugs, menu, matchbooks, swizzle sticks and in their advertising. Lava rock was used to continue the ambience into the dining room and downstairs where the rocks became a waterfall inside the Huki-Lau Bar and Lounge. The south seas decor included grass shacks, bamboo covered walls, and many island artifacts. The decor didn’t stop there, outside was another fountain and a “white sand beach.”
Authentic Polynesian dishes were offered on the menu, including the impressive Lobster Tahiti served in a huge clam shell.
The cocktail menu featured “South Sea Potions” like the Suffering Bastard or the Pearl Diver, both for only a $1.50! While sipping on your potion, you could listen to the sounds of St. Louis native and well respected pianist, Marion Miller.
Sadly, the restaurant closed after a fire, and with it went part of St. Louis tiki history.
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