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1950's From a menu

1950's - cover of menu for the Chesapeake Sea Food House, 3906 NW 36th Street, Miami

3906 NW 36th Street, Miami, Florida

The Budweiser Clydesdale horse team and wagon posing in front of the restaurant. This great seafood restaurant was later bought out by the New England Oyster House chain of restaurant which kept the Chesapeake name so they wouldn't lose all the loyal long-time customers but not the quality. As everyone knows the New England Oyster House chain went out of business, probably due to their low quality of seafood and the Red Lobster chain was gaining market share galore.

The 3606 address on the menu is incorrect - it is 3906 (thanks John for catching that!)

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Ted Mack 26-Apr-2018 11:59
My favorite place my dad would take us to eat out. The smoked fish were big chunks of smoked Kingfish brought to the table in a bowl with a bowl of fresh kosher pickle slices. They were put on the table before you ordered and were free. I was full before my meal came.
Don Boyd27-Jun-2016 06:53
LynnG: I seem to recall that smoked fish appetizer and I loved it. I can't remember if it was free or not because those were the days when I never paid. Yes, it was on the north fork of the Miami River just south of 36th Street, which previous generations turned into a canal in that area and extended it north to help drain the Everglades so they could put farms out there. Thank you for posting!

LynnG26-Jun-2016 21:21
I remember special dinners out at the Chesapeake. It seems the owners would serve a dish of smoked fish as a (free!) appetizer.
Wasn't the Chesapeake located on a canal?
Guest 22-Mar-2013 14:49
I moved from Miami to N.C. in Dec. 1964 when I was 16. My dad used to take us their and my brother and I would eat quickly so we could go around and see all amazing memorabillia. Mike-Asheville, NC
Rick Lackey 21-Oct-2012 05:01
I was in the band at the lounge that replaced the bahama steak house when a guy came in in a cowboy hat and jeans ,because we were a country band . He was a regular for about a month every night , then he talked mrs. Piper into buying the place then we were all let go for the remodeling and the grand opening of the strip bar. Oh well.
Juan R. Pollo 10-Jun-2011 02:15
From the 1980 Southern Bell white pages:

New England Oyster House - 3906 NW 36 St, ph. 638-0713
No listing for Pink Pussycat or Bahama Steakhouse

From the Dade County property search:

Pink Pussycat - 3890 NW 36th St, owned by William & Betty Seidle and built in 1969

Having seen this, I still remember clearly the ship rocking back and forth on the New England Oyster House on the building that is now the Pink Pussycat. Is my mind playing tricks on me?
Martha P 22-May-2010 16:52
The Pink Pussy Cat was the Bahama Steak House. The Chesapeake was always on the west side of N River Drive at 36th st.
Don Boyd31-Jan-2010 04:07
Alan W., regarding your comment about the Chesapeake, later New England Oyster House, turning into a strip joint, I do not recall that at all. However, the building across the street on the other side of NW North River Drive, at 3900 NW 36 Street, has been the Club Pink Pussycat for decades.

Guest 31-Jan-2010 00:57
alan w.
used to take relatives from up north there for dinner..had great memorabilla all around..later turned into a strip club
Guest 24-Dec-2009 23:58
Steve, Where is that sword??????
Brian Rueger 21-Jun-2009 20:26
My family and I used to go here all the time. I took my wife here on our first date.
Lee Martines 27-May-2009 10:02
Working for Riddle Airlines from 1960 to 1962, this restaurant was a favorite place of mine for lunch. They carried some of the best oysters in the world, from Chincoteague, VA and quite often I would find small tear-shaped pearls that had been ruined by frying the oysters.
Don Boyd24-Feb-2009 04:38
Great catch, John, I totally missed it. I wonder why the address is off on the menu? Thanks, I've changed it.

John M. 24-Feb-2009 03:01

The correct address is 3906 N.W. 36th St. (re: address on post card) It is now a vacant lot next to Expressway