Don the Beachcomber
Bar, Restaurant & Floor Show
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Opened in 1946
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
see Don the Beachcomber in Hollywood for more general Don the Beachcomber references
Jul 23, 2011
Sep 28, 2006
Postcard showing Donn Beach greeting visitors at Don the Beachcomber in Waikiki
date unknown, from the collection of Dustycajun
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Ernest Beaumont-Gantt, who legally changed his name to "Donn Beach," opened this Waikiki version of his popular stateside restaurant chain after finishing his service in WWII. All other Don the Beachcomber locations were actually owned by his ex-wife and business partner Sunny Lund, but this location was owned by Beach until his death in 1987. Martin Denny got his start performing here. At the Sunday Luau,"Early reservations are required, and appropriate South Seas attire is mandatory," so says a souvenir fan from the restaurant.