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“Good, but nothing too impressive.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jimmy Buffett's at the Beachcomber - CLOSED

Jimmy Buffett's at the Beachcomber
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Hawaiian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Waikiki
Rohnert Park, California
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Good, but nothing too impressive.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

Unlike all the other places we ate, this place had no wait time to sit. The hostess sat us and we asked if we could move to a table with a view. There were lots of tables available and no one waiting to get in so I'm not sure why she was annoyed to let us choose seats.

This was our first time eating here. The food was pretty good, not anything original or unique, but done well.

Our waiter Jamie, was super funny and friendly. Our food came quickly and he made a great suggestion to try the Lava Lava Shrimp for an appetizer. IT WAS SO GOOD! Our dinners were good, but as I mentioned, nothing unique, but really tasty.

They had live music later in the evening which always makes for a nice dinner.

Overall, a nicer place to have dinner without really breaking the bank. However it's not the most impressive or memorable place to eat during a nice vacation. Try it out if you have a few days, but wait until the live music starts!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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CourtneyGuestService, Guest Relations Manager at Jimmy Buffett's at the Beachcomber, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Nicole_Serna - As we always want to be your first choice for food, fun and atmosphere, we will take all of your valuable comments very serious. Thank you for coming in and taking the time to share your thoughts!

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Wollongong, Australia
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61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Nice food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

This was a very laid back restaurant. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was plentiful and just enough selections to choose from. The had a guy singing songs and playing guitar which really made the night enjoyable. Would go back again when I am in Hawaii again.

Visited October 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

We went here once, large portions again and 1 plate of food can be shared.
the menu was extensive.
the service ok.
Once again high tipping and was offended that the tipping amounts per dollar spend was on the inside of the folder when the bill arrived. this certainly put a damper on a nice meal.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Gold Coast
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Massive volcano nachos”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

The meals are huge and very reasonable. The nachos are massive and very cheap. The staff also go
Over and above. The restaurant itself is really cool. The Theme is beach.

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CourtneyGuestService, Guest Relations Manager at Jimmy Buffett's at the Beachcomber, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Coconut_dog - Mahalo! Wonderful to hear you enjoyed our island atmosphere, drinks and food, especially the nachos! We hope to see you back with us in paradise soon.

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Sydney, Australia
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Ugh....”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

We went last year and it was ok, nothing special. This year we thought we would give it another go. BIG mistake.

After a 40 minute wait for a table we were seated outside which in itself was not too bad. We ordered our food promptly and drinks were received about ten minutes later. It took 45 minutes for our mains to get out, in the time between the drinks and when the food came out the waitress did not come to our table once to check on us.

When we got our food my friend who had ordered steak got a cold piece of steak on a hot plate. I ordered a salad with fish. I got cold pieces of fish on a wilted salad. We were not happy so decided to send it back, problem is no waitress again. We got up and managed to find a staff member who called a manager down.

The food was taken away and about 10 minutes later the manager brought us some corn chips and dip, she also offered to refill our drinks. About 20 minutes after this our meals were brought out again, this time my friends steak was hot but overcooked. My fish was cooked so much that it had gone tough.

The manager saw we were not happy and even checked my fish before agreeing that it was overcooked.

We were offered to order again from the menu but at this point had had enough. The bill was cancelled by the manager and we left.

We also noticed the family of four sitting next to us, they ordered 4 burgers (not a complex order you would think), it took them over an hour to get their burgers.

Simply put, not good enough and will not be going on my trip next year. Steer clear

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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CourtneyGuestService, Guest Relations Manager at Jimmy Buffett's at the Beachcomber, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
83poolie - We are very sorry to hear this is how your repeat visit with us went. From start to finish, we sincerely apologize for the experience you describe here. We want to be your go to place for wonderful food and service year after year, so your comments will be addressed.

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