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Remembering Coomer's Restaurant

By Doug Beard

Eighty years ago, in July of 1943 and during the midst of WWII, Coomer's Restaurant opened its doors. After serving delicious food for forty-three years, the family sold the restaurant in 1986 shortly after Mrs. Murphy passed away. Many people seeing these photos will have fond memories and shared experiences of visiting this fixture on the Columbia town square.

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Coomer's Restaurant menu from 1978

2023-01-17 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Doug Beard.
Doug writes, "Coomer's Restaurant, a Columbia institution on the Public Square, opened its doors in 1943 and closed in 1986. Here is a menu from 1978 celebrating its 35th anniversary. Great food & great prices! There are so many stories that are shared even today about this legendary landmark."

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Bernice, Bea, and Myrtle at Coomer's Restaurant

2023-08-21 - Columbia, KY - Photo courtesy Doug Beard.
Bernice Murphy, Bea Beard, Myrtle Coomer pose in Coomer's Restaurant for a 1970s newspaper photo.

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