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Don the Beachcomber

$$ - $$$American, ,
16278 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92649-1809
+1 562-592-1321
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good29%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“won ton” (2 reviews)
“seafood” (8 reviews)
“pineapple” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian
$$ - $$$
16278 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92649-1809
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

Enjoyable theme restaurant which looked like the Tiki room at Disney. Good meal with a lot of laughs. Friendly staff and good drinks. It is a short walk from the Surf City Inn.

Thank Hikonyan_Tom
Reviewed March 24, 2018

Saturday night nothing special to do so joined friends at Don the Beachcomber for the Rock a Billy winter dance night with tribute bands playing Buddy Holly, big Bopper and the such like. Not a bad night with entertainment from the Memphis Kings and Abby...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed February 11, 2018

We were in a group of about 35 for later lunch on Sunday. Coordinator called 3 weeks before and no response, finally trying again...talked to her and confirmed our reservation. Made us sit in the bar area ...thought was odd and there was only one...More

Thank CalifSue
Reviewed February 5, 2018

Don The Beachcomber restaurant with its wall to wall bamboo and its tiki's everywhere is beginning to showing its age. Having been told by an acquaintance what a great place this was, we decides to spend New Year’s here with our friends. Perhaps the cold...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed January 23, 2018

This iconic Southern California Beach Restaurant was recently saved from a developers excavation and turned into Condos! It is now a preserved historic landmark building, and has been reopened, and returned to its former glory as a Hawaiian Tiki Restaurant! Formerly named Sam’s Hawaiian Tiki...More

Thank lakejoyjolee
Reviewed January 15, 2018

We stopped here to hear some Reggae on a Sunday afternoon, but decided not to pay $7 per person to sit in a dark musty room with loud music. Instead we sat in the dark musty bar and listened to people sing karaoke. Seriously, this...More

Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed November 28, 2017

1. Only one waitress, she tried, but our large group of 6 and another 6 and a 4 just too much 2. Food fair to poor, Clam Chowder was cold and too salty 3. good size portions the only positive (besides decor)

Thank DaCoach61
Reviewed July 30, 2017

Don the Beachcomber restaurant existed as Sam’s Seafood on Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach (actually Surfside) for decades, but has since morphed into Don the Beachcomber. The actual Don was apparently the founding father of the tiki-themed restaurant. He mixed potent, tropical rum cocktails...More

Thank Erica S
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

We happened on Don's early on a weeknight with our 2 kids. The main restaurant wasn't open yet so we went to the bar. We love Don's! The tiki huts and decor, including the indoor waterfall in the main restaurant rock. Our server was funny,...More

Thank Liz A
Reviewed July 9, 2017

They pack so many tables in that one can barely move, let alone dance. I'm surprised the fire Marshall allows this. They sell 'VIP tickets' but many are far on the side even slightly behind front of the stage and blocked by speakers. No service...More

Thank GuavaMike
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July 16, 2016|
Response from Jiminy7 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $30
American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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