Sunday, July 1, 2007

Lums- Steamed hot dogs and ollie burgers!







While Lums were not born in Miami, from the mid-60's through the mid-70's they seemed to sprout up all over the city. People loved them and the hippest one was in Coconut Grove right next to the Public Library and across from Peacock Park. The big hook was that the franks were steamed in beer, the fries were delicious and the ollie burgers were made with special spices. Some people also swore the fried clams were delicious. While it was not your typical fast food dive, the food was good and reasonably priced. The restarants were done up in a "Gay 90's" motif with tiffany lamps over the booths. It was a big hang out for College Kids and had good large mugs of domestic beer as well as many imported brands. Like Royal Castle, Lum's have all but disappeared from the scene and there is only one left up in Davie at 4125 SW 64th Ave. (pictured here). If you get thre chance and want to be transported back to the late 60's scene, take a little trip north and sample their hot dogs before they are gone forever!

8 comments:

latinbombshell said...

OMG Lums! Remember the one on Collins Ave?

Srcohiba said...

I remember one on 36th street near the airport ... and one in westchester....loved those lum chili dogs

Dave said...

Latinbombshell: I sure do! Thats where we horny teenagers tried, with no success, to hit on the jewish american princesses of the late 60s and 70's...also gone!

Dave said...

Srcohiba: I assume you were chasing all the stewardesses that frequented that one! I do remember it and it seemed to have lasted longer than most. Try Arbetter's for a great chili dog that's also steamed. It's on Bird Road and Ludlum

Matthew said...

I remember the original "Lums" was on the north side of 41st St (Arthur Godfrey Rd) Miami Beach. It was a small, narrow bar that sold beer & Lum dogs. This was during the 50s. I attended St Patrick School which was a few blocks away.

SOC said...

How about the one on South Dixie south of the University at Kendall Drive.

bobbyr said...

i rember the one in coconut grove with the hari krishnas dancing around outside telling people to go get thier free food across the street in the park yuki stuff. iworked in the lums in islamorada that was in front of hollidayisle as a cook had to pass a test to make sure that you made the ollie burgers the right way with the ollie goo on the top the food was pretty good and my pay was about 3$ an hour and all the beer you could drink

Cindi said...

Frequented the Lums in the Grove. Loved their hotdogs steamed in beer and their beer battered onion rings. Miss those days.