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Don the Beachcomber

) #35 of 199 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona $$ - $$$ American, ,
75-5852 Alii Drive, Royal Kona Resort, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-329-3111
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“prime rib” (38 reviews)
“pupus” (38 reviews)
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American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
75-5852 Alii Drive, Royal Kona Resort, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant is located at the Royal Kona Resort and open for dinner only three nights a week - very strange since there is no other restaurant on the premises. Although it was not busy at all, we still had to wait in line before...More

Thank ArieArjan
Reviewed 2 days ago

Still one of the best places in Kona to watch great sunsets! Of course, having a half priced happy hour cocktail in hand also helps. Not all drinks are half priced during happy hour, but enough are to give you a reasonable choice. Many of...More

Thank mbotos
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went here for dessert and music,after eating dinner elsewhere. Big mistake. No music, though it was advertised. They said they could not provide us with coffee--several excuses were given, none of which made sense given that the bar adjoins the restaurant. And to cap...More

Thank FormerTucsonian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived early for our luau and decided to have a seat and a few drinks. The bar is very easy to access and seating was not crowded. Service was very relaxed but attentive. Our table was right beside the ocean and were able to...More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We looked online for a nice bar to get Mai Tai's on our first night in Kona. It got excellent reviews. The venue was beautiful. The bar was nice, the sunset was even better. But the drinks were poor, watered down. We ordered prime rib....More

1  Thank Slpma
Reviewed 19 June 2017

If you are looking for a drink with a view, this is definitely the spot. We ended up going twice during our stay in Kona. They have a great happy hour each night until 6 where you can get discounted mai tais and pina coladas....More

Thank Lance N
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

The view and atmosphere is really amazing. The drinks at happy hour is what this place is all about. The Mai Tai taster was really good; however, not very strong because I'm a light weight and no buzz at all. If I was only judging...More

1  Thank Josiedee13
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We went for Happy Hour on Thursday and saw Brother Noland - they have different artists every week. He played some great Hawaiian music. The setting is just beautiful - the hotel grounds are lovely and the bar is set right on the ocean so...More

Thank Pdxgirl2015
Reviewed 25 May 2017

They are indeed. Good food too but try to hit happy hour to save a bit on the Hawaii typical prices.

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This reincarnation of Don the Beachcomber (not an original, like the one in Huntington Beach, CA) is a great new tiki restaurant with bar in the Royal Kona Resort. It is one of the pluses to that resort and one of the reasons I gave...More

Thank jenedc2016
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Marcia R
6 May 2016|
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Response from TNAllison | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have a prime rib dinner, but I was there for breakfast.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5852 Alii Drive, Royal Kona Resort, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
    (Walua Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-329-3111
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  • This restaurant is at Royal Kona Resort
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