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Don the Beachcomber

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American, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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16278 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92649-1809 (Formerly KONA Restaurant) (1 mile south of Seal Beach Blvd.)
+1 562-592-1321
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food is great

The food was great. We had a dinner salad, pork sliders and fries. The service was great, the drinks were good. If you're looking for a nice quiet dinner you wont find it here. There are 2 bars and the restaurant. The music from both bars are very loud and you can hear both musics at the same... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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Laguna Niguel, California
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Sacramento, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

First I started with the Rum Barrel! Awesome! Coconut shrimp and then the mahi mahi was delicious! My second drink was the voodoo drink very good! Dessert was the lava cake that was good too!

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Laguna Niguel, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The food was great. We had a dinner salad, pork sliders and fries. The service was great, the drinks were good. If you're looking for a nice quiet dinner you wont find it here. There are 2 bars and the restaurant. The music from both bars are very loud and you can hear both musics at the same time. Not... More 

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Los Angeles, Ca
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Did a paint night event and ordered off the bar menu. Nothing special, very greasy, not a lot of great options. Restaurant looks very old and dingy.

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I love the ambiance and atmosphere at Dons! Service is great, the music is wonderful. Went last night to see one of our favorite bands. The sound was great. I was a bit disappointed in my Mai Tai? These were pre-made. I can understand if there was a big crowd. Since when does a mai tai have cinnamon in it?... More 

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Long Beach, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

First impression was strange, since we were ushered into the rear exit of the restaurant, and various questionable characters were hanging out around the exit. We had never been there, so didn't know the lay of the restaurant, and promptly took a wrong turn into the rear bar area. A reggae band was getting ready to perform. Once we found... More 

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Washington DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We needed a place on short notice to host an event for about 15 people. It was perfect. The appetizers and drinks were great, and service was superb. We started at happy hour just after 3pm and stayed over 6 hours. Everybody enjoyed the venue and service and as the host, we walked away very pleased (and about $400 with... More 

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North, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Disappointing is the best word to use here. The food (buffet) wasn't great and the seating for the show was poor. The show is at floor level ( no stage) so most people can't see which may be for the best because what we could see and hear was a poor imitation of Hawaiian or Polynesian performances we've seen elsewhere.... More 

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Port Ludlow, Washington
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98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Had a large family dinner here recently - table for 12 - but we ordered off of the menu. The salad bar, which in past years has been good, was simply a bowl of lettuce with a garlic dressing - no goodies to add to the lettuce. The food was average, and the service was mediocre. Probably find another location... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

HI. when I was a kid my folks would go to don the beachcomber in Chicago on Michigan avenue across from the playboy club on east Walton. when I got old enough to go I would go to. it was an excellent place with a south sea look. when I got old enough I would bring my dates here. they... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This is actually my first time writing a negative review but, I was so taken back by how RUDE the cocktail waitress in the bar was. Because of her bad attitude and being so rude I will never go back! There are to many other good restaurants to give my business too.

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Additional Information about Don the Beachcomber

Address: 16278 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92649-1809 (Formerly KONA Restaurant)
Phone Number: +1 562-592-1321
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Huntington Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
Cuisine: American, Polynesian, Hawaiian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16278 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92649-1809 (Formerly KONA Restaurant)
    (1 mile south of Seal Beach Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Huntington Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 562-592-1321

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Polynesian, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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