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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 - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 20
    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
Went for a paint night

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Los Angeles, Ca
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English first
Los Angeles, Ca
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 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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192 reviews 192 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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515 reviews 515 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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197 reviews 197 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Manchester, New Hampshire
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142 reviews 142 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My wife and I stopped in here last Saturday while we were on vacation, on the recommendation of Oceanic Arts(tiki store) our reason for going was a tiki swap meet but when you pay to get into the swap meet you get the cover charge back in food and drinks at the restaurant/bar. After looking through the swap meet and... More 

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My experience was everything I had hoped for with this place. Loved the atmosphere, drink, and food! I have now forgotten our hostess's name, but she was absolutely wonderful! I missed out on the nights entertainment, but I imagine it is stellar. I strongly recommend visiting! Maybe it's just me, but I was in tiki heaven.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?