Archive Diver: Cami's Seashells Ad from 1988
That shrimp in a chefs hat is trademarked.
Miami New Times archives November 2 - 8, 1988.
Dick Cami opened Cami's Seashells in 1986. That budget seafood house is the blueprint for upscale-casual-cheap seafood chains in South Florida that have been a mainstay ever since. But before Cami's Seashells there was Peppermint Club, the legendary NYC and Miami rock and roll clubs famous for the twist, that were also opened by Dick Cami.
Additionally, Dick Cami is responsible for the hilariously named Crabby Dick's in Key West, which he opened in 1996. His sons Richie and John have opened restaurants around Florida as well, namely Oar House in Davie, and Islamorada Fish Company in Dania. The three Camis came together in 2004 to open Grumpy Dick's Seafood Grill in Plantation.
Dick Cami's name also pops up on the website for singer Lawrence Branchetti. The copy reads, "Dick Cami (Former owner of the original Peppermint Clubs, first rock and roll clubs in the United States, Danny De Vito, and Robert De Niro. are currently making a movie featuring Dick Cami's life story -- Larry your voice has that something special keep up the good work."
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