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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, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 6
    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
Overpriced ,underwhelmed

Not a good experience. The place hasn't been remodeled in years. The food is not worth the price. There are to many great places to eat in the area. Do not waste your time here!!!

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
michaelcO2461JB
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Garden Grove, California
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Garden Grove, California
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125 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a good experience. The place hasn't been remodeled in years. The food is not worth the price. There are to many great places to eat in the area. Do not waste your time here!!!

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Caracas, Venezuela
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Seldom I'm so disappointed about a restaurant. My daughter and I made the mistake of having lunch there on Christmas Day. Just two good things I can say about the place: our waiter Kris and the Mai Tai. I ordered the duck, which was dry, came with a sauce straight from a hoisin jar, and the green beans were almost... More 

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Thank marzyns
Huntington Beach, California
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

So this place is unique in every way... kind of an undercover, massive dive bar/concert/dinner venue... it is sprawling....with a main bar, a huge main dining room and a kind of concert hall/bar/dining venue in the back area... I would not be surprised if this was over 10,000 square feet... At any rate, I have been to raggae concerts, 50s... More 

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Thank FunHBMan
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

First the good news! The food was excellent; huge portions; taste was exceptional and presented beautifully! The bad news.... well they are totally understaffed so the whole experience was frustrating. We are locals and decided to give the restaurant another go after the last time we were there with another couple a year ago because the food was so good... More 

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California
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

There's mul rooms and bars, but I usually go for the reggae w Fully Fullwood on Sunday 3-6 ( you pay cover but it does fall on happy hour so you save on your bill) the layout is a bit awkward as it is an old polinesian luau place but it is a great place to come dance away your... More 

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Thank CptTim
Hesperia, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Don the Beachcomber is also a wonderful place and the vibe is real with down to earth people and the reggae Sundays are the best.

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Thank Aaron M
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

We were driving down Pacific Coast highway and saw the Wednesday night special for Don's crab special so we decided to stop in. Sat at the back bar with Shawn, our bartender, who directed us to happy hour specials (which we're all about)! The rib app was cooked to perfection and finger lickin good! We spilt the crab dinner which... More 

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Thank JBfromJB
Los Angeles, CA
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I was in Huntington Beach for only two nights and happened to drive by this possibly iconic restaurant and decided it would be a great place to eat. I am so glad I went in there. In my view, everything was different from the normal or usual restaurant, and that, to me, is a good thing. I felt that it... More 

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Munich, Germany
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Authentic Tiki Bar from the 50s. Hawaiian style interior, awesome cocktails and Drinks. Served in stylish mugs.

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Thank michel m
Oceanside, California, USA
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Our first time. Wife & I saw Dale Watson last night. Pretty old school tacky place but, it had character. We liked it. F&B pricing was very reasonable. Wait service was excellent! Try the Poke Tacos! No A/C in the joint. A little muggy. Great venue for a concert. Great country music! They got a little greedy with seating and... More 

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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
  • Good for: Bar scene
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?