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Don the Beachcomber

295 reviews
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$30 and under
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Don The Beachcomber in Huntington Beach, CA is known for its historic, Hawaiian inspired d�cor, its live entertainment and its stunning drinks and food menus. Started in the 1940s, it has evolved into an iconic destination and one that is equal parts dining and entertainment experience.

Menu options at Don The Beachcomber include the lounge menu with its bar choices, wine and beer options and "pupus", which are unique appetizers designed to pair well with drinks. The dining menu is more expansive and shows its regional inspirations with many dishes reminiscent of classic Hawaiian island fare. Starters include poke tacos and Hawaiian sliders, while entr�es include meat and seafood options, sandwiches and the many desserts that make any meal at Don The Beachcomber complete.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hawaiian, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00am ; TIKI Bar open late every night. Happy Hour from Sunday-Thursday from 3pm-7pm, MONDAY ALL DAY!! Friday & Saturday LATE NIGHT HAPPY HOUR 11pm-1:30am

Open for Lunch Daily 11:30am-4:00pm
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Phone number
(562) 592-1321
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Delia Snyder
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A step away from the norm. At your next gathering impress your guests with our Island Inspired Banquet Menu. We will also customize a menu to create a one of a kind event your guests will long be talking about. Tempt your guests with Sugar Cane Skewered Colossal Tiger Shrimp, Brie Cheese Quesadilla with Kalua Pork, Kalua Pork Sliders, Fresh Ahi Poke Tacos served in crispy Won Ton shell, or our Island Authentic Bruddah's Spam Roll (Hawaii is the nations largest consumer of Spam. We can arrange for off site delivery.
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Cross street
1 mile south of Seal Beach Blvd.
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Parking details
Free parking for 140 cars.
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Live contemporary and classic rock in the Tiki lounge Friday & Saturday. Call ahead for current entertainment schedule. Live Polynesian entertainment with our Sunday Luau Champagne Brunch featuring the live performance of TUPUA.
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Special events & promotions
We would love to host your event here at Don the Beachcomber! We boast several banquet rooms with full bar and catering capabilities that can accommodate groups of up to 600 people! Please contact our event coordinator Andre Fournier at 562-320-9755.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on May 1, 2016

Got the rib eye, was good but probably about $10 over priced. Kids liked Mac n cheese. Service was slow and could not find a waitress to get a refill despite being one of 3 tables in main dining room. Karaoke from bar sounded happening but was very loud. Hawaiian ambiance was cool.

Nnadog (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on March 12, 2016

Been going since i was a kid and it was Sam's.
Nothing negative to say. Great food good prices good entertainment.
The tiki bar is awesome great happy hour prices.
Overall great place

vip21forthewin (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on March 12, 2016

Cheesy Polynesian decor in need of an update. Service ok but with the appearance of wanting to turn tables quickly. Beef and tomato and Huli Huli chicken dishes were good. If you like strong rum based drinks this may be the place for you, as the drinks are their speciality. There was nothing about our experience that makes us want to go back.

CryH123 (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on March 7, 2016

Bad service but great drinks
Happy hour is great all day on Monday

They're understaffed
Terribly slow service I feel bad for the server who has to run to the front and seat guests as well as around the restaurant and bar to take orders

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 20, 2016

My date and I stepped into this haven and immediately were transported to a Tiki Lounge from the Madmen. "Authentic" is an understatement with bamboo lining the walls, Tiki Masks everywhere, and a rum menu that will leave you on the floor. This place is unapologetically mock-Polynesian, right down to the menu. The food was surprisingly delicious and well prepared. I had the Ahi while my date took on the "Street Style Chicken". Both were well prepared and well presented. Along with pleasant food, we experienced two of the best rum cocktails we've ever had. My date ordered The Zombie while I had the Mojito. BOTH are must tries (If you are looking to let loose, get that Zombie). All natural juices in the cocktails makes a huge difference, and its clear they don't cut corners here. I'm a huge fan and plan on returning soon for some karaoke.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
1.0  Dined on February 19, 2016

Friday night at 7 and the place was dead. Couldn't smell food cooking or in general. Very visually appealing, but service, food quality, and prices were extremely poor. Would not recommend at all.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Amazing service for such a busy night (Valentines day)!! ttentive staff that made every request seem easy. Personalized service that made us feel like we were the most important people there!

CryH123 (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

Showed up to my reservation, no hostess no employees around. Stood in the front waiting for five minutes and got irritated. Finally saw someone rushing around, asked them if I may please get some service. She shouted BAR IS OPEN ONLY !
So we went to the bar, there was karaoke and everyone was having fun. It got better from there. I had to ask a server if they can check me in for open table ! I don't want it to show that we didn't show up to the restaurant. When we finished, there was finally someone at the front hosting so I asked her to make sure she checked me in. Their open table was down !!!!

SueFlay (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined on January 30, 2016

Really enjoyed the ambiance and the music. Was definitely an "island" atmosphere. The service was great! Very friendly. However the food was just ok. The salad was good , and the ribs were better than average, for sure. . But the crinkle cut frozen fries and very well done Hulu chicken were disappointing. Cool place to go listen to a good band or hang in the bar, just not sure I would go back for dinner, purely based on the food quality.

vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on January 30, 2016

This used to be Sam's Seafood, and still has the great 'Tiki Motif'. Lots of interested nooks and banquet rooms. The place is a bit worn, but a real novelty. I took a group there for a Saturday lunch, and service was limited to the bar area only. The only service person was also the bartender, and while she did a great job despite being overwhelmed.

Food was good. I had Tomato's and Beef, which I gather is a signature dish, and was not disappointed. Others in our party had Pulled Pork sandwiches, Hamburgers and Fish specials, and were also pleased. Only complaint was it took a long time with only one server/bartender (she was great!)

I see a lot of cars in the parking lot for dinners, and will have to try when it's fully staffed.