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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    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
Nothing exciting

Went here for Dinner. Place looks exciting from the outside but so so for the eating area. bar are nearby other room was noisy. Nice attentive staff, food was ok. Not a real family place with kids. AC was not workin

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Banning, Ca
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EL CAJON
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Here for the Tom Kubis Band...dinner and drinks outstanding ! Retro-Tiki atmosphere ! Friendly servers.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The place was really busy we had a short wait. Everyone was wonderful. The food was excellent and the wait staff was great.

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Huntington Beach, California
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This place is so friggin' amazing. We decided to go in on Sunday for some lunch and sat in the bar. Jennifer, our server was so friendly, thanks Jennifer! The decor, vintage cocktail menu and vibe was so 60's, I was in heaven. It was rumored to be closing but I'm so happy to hear that isn't happening! Karaoke started... More 

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Anaheim, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Service was lackluster and slow. We had to ask 3 times to get a highchair for our toddler. We ordered for the kids before our entire party arrived and then had to wait an excessively long time before the remainder of the orders were taken. My mom and I both ordered the crab cake sandwich, which lacked any flavor and... More 

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Banning, Ca
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108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Went here for Dinner. Place looks exciting from the outside but so so for the eating area. bar are nearby other room was noisy. Nice attentive staff, food was ok. Not a real family place with kids. AC was not workin

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Alta Loma, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I always loved the original Don the Beachcomber in Hollywood but that was torn down in the mid 1980s. This is a fun psu,do-replica, classic dishes from the past exclusive to Don the Beachcomber's, and classic cocktails. The "Pressed Duck" of 1937 was great ! tried the cocktails they were a good try, the "Mixologist" needs to go lighter on... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This restaurant has had different names over the years but the inside tropical decor has remained the same. Don't expect a stellar meal, with that said, the food is perfectly fine. The inside of this place is amazing and the servers and crowd are almost always nice. Also, the have live music every weekend and great reggae bands on Sunday.... More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Try the ribs...yum. So much history here, it was great just to enter and take it all in. Navy grog is for adventuring tastes.... everything rum can be found here. Slow mid-week but I liked it.

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Long Beach, California
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Just keep in mind why you are going and the experience of the place. We went for a luau disco party event here this weekend. Only learned after our party arrived and had special birthday dinner reservations, that it would be a limited food menu due to the busy special event. Tables were empty, but still limited. Most in our... More 

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Turlock, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were here for my boyfriends 21st birthday because we were referred by a friend to order the Zombie. The limit says 2 but it was a special occasion so we gave him 3, shh... We also ordered every appetizer on the menu and they were a bit too expensive but deliscious. We loved the vibe of felling like we... 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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?