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Don the Beachcomber

$$ - $$$American, ,
75-5852 Alii Dr, Royal Kona Resort, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1310
+1 808-329-3111
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“prime rib” (37 reviews)
“pupus” (35 reviews)
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American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
75-5852 Alii Dr, Royal Kona Resort, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1310
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bar here is one of those places you dream of when you think of Hawaii. I would recommend it to everyone and make sure you get one of the tasting flights! The hotel is right on the water and you can fall asleep to...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Kona for a week and had 4 out of 7 of our dinners here. We were lucky enough to have a waterside table every time. Situated in the Royal Kona Hotel, Don the Beachcomber's has one of the best Mai Tais in...More

Thank Linekinlady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in the Royal Kona Resort this bar and grill has a spectacular view for a romantic cocktails and dinner. Popular tourist destination but locals also like the place, good happy hour and great live music by accomplished Hawaiian artists. Get there early for a...More

Thank Patrick K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was fresh and hot and good. Excellent selection and variety on the breakfast buffet bar. Great view of the ocean. The service was attentive and friendly.

Thank Katherine M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every Thursday, Don hosts some of the biggest names in Hawaiian music, singers, songwriters, slack key guitar players from 5-7, conveniently Happy Hour when some food and drink items are reduced. This is a big attraction, so come early if you want a table! It...More

Thank nancyjeanw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The drinks here are great, and you can't beat the view. I have eaten here several times, and the food is hit or miss (either great or ok, never bad). Service is always good.

Thank KCG42
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very relaxing beachfront bar with the Original MaiTai and Pupus. The popcorn coconut shrimp and Kona coffee baby back ribs were delish. My favorite is the house salad with the liloki vinaigrette dressing. Best Mai Tais and sunset views.

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the breakfast buffet and it was ok as far as buffets go. The view/location is great with it being right on the water. The fruit was delicious, potatoes good and the rest was ok. We felt it was over priced and wish they...More

Thank tmc7889
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Arrived for happy hour and was promptly greeted by Michael, who explained the food and drink options being offered. We sat at the bar and had a nice view of the ocean which is always welcome. We are ordered a Mai Tai and a Gin...More

Thank mjannunziata
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We dressed up to enjoy sunset and music. My husband ordered a Ginger Mango Martini which was shockingly served in a small plastic cup. We were sitting at a table alongside the ocean, not at a pool bar. I ordered a virgin pina colada which...More

Thank FletcherHawaii
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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
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5852 Alii Dr, Royal Kona Resort, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1310
    (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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