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Don the Beachcomber

Waikiki, HI
Bar, Restaurant & Floor Show
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International Marketplace
Waikiki, HI
Opened in 1946
No longer in operation.

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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.

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Shop99er was a semi-regular at Don the Beachcomber.
November 20, 2015, 10:00 PM
When I lived in Hawaii, this was a regular stop for me.

You may or may not know this, but The Beachcomber was a driving force behind the International Marketplace in Waikiki, and this joint was the centerpiece for many years. Sadly, the IMP is now a thing of the past.