Don the Beachcomber
Bar & Restaurant
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Opened in 2009
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
Fountain in one of the dining rooms at Don the Beachcomber in Huntington Beach
July 2009, photo by Lucky Jackson
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This is the same restaurant that previously was Kona, and for decades before that was Sam's Seafood, under new ownership again. This restaurant has no connection to the historic Don the Beachcomber chain, the trademark on the name had lapsed and has been purchased for new business ventures.
The new owners are hoping to honor the name by bringing back traditional Don the Beachcomber cocktails. The decor is currently much the same as it had been during the restaurant's brief time as Kona, but there are plans to add to the decor in the future.
The most densely tikified area is the bar, which is dark and filled with carved posts and pufferfish lights. The main dining room is more bright and airy, and has a large tiki watching over diners. The back of the restaurant is the deluxe "Hidden Village," available for special occasions, with a stage area, raised huts and second bar.
How to find it:
It's easy to spotókeep an eye out for the tall swordfish sign on the west side of the road.
Don the Beachcomber has plenty of free parking in its own large parking lot.