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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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    Very good
  • 14
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  • 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
Special Event

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Robert C
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Long Beach, California
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English first
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 8 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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Sacramento, California
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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