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Don the Beachcomber - The Locations (Updated 01-24-17)
bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2016-02-03 8:27 pm   Permalink

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On 2016-02-01 16:03, Dustycajun wrote:
Kenbo-Jitsu,

Thanks for the update on the significance of the date on the token. Here is another photo spotted on ebay from the restaurant at the International Market Place.



Nice sign and the three cannibals pole.



DC



Nice and sharp. Makes me want to walk right in there!


 
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A Frame
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Posted: 2016-05-17 1:07 pm   Permalink

Here's another matchbook from the Santa Barbara location.




 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2016-08-24 10:30 am   Permalink

I had heard of Donn's Colonel's Plantation restaurant that was located in the International Market Place from this ad.



Finally found a few photos of the exterior with a very nice A-Frame.





It was located near Donn's tree house.



DC


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2016-09-07 10:38 am   Permalink

A new location... sort of. Found these photos of the Don the Beachcomber Enterprises corporate headquarters that were located at 17315 Sunset Boulevard in Pacific Palisades.









Designed by the same architect that did the Dallas UFO Beachcomber restaurant.

DC


 
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Posted: 2016-09-07 10:54 am   Permalink

Thanks DC...great work as usual...def does not look as cool today...





 
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Tattoo
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Posted: 2016-09-22 10:32 am   Permalink

Not sure if this postcard has been posted but I found a postcard of the "Coconut Palm Garden" of Don the Beachcomber's, Waikiki.




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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2016-12-19 09:43 am   Permalink

Just when you think you seen it all...... another Don the Beachcomber location surfaces!

I spotted this menu on ebay from the Beachcomber Jr. bar that was located at 745 South Hill Street in downtown Los Angeles.





The menu graphics and inside copyright are straight from the regular Don the Beachcomber menu so I am pretty sure this was one of the DTB corporation's authorized locations.





Now this is pretty darn cool.

DC


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2016-12-19 4:21 pm   Permalink

A few more flickr photos from the Don the Beachcomber in Waikiki.


Fernwood Tiki and Cannibal poles at the old thatched hut entrance.



Lady with two nice Tikis and Martin Denny on the entertainment list.



Another entrance shot from the International Market Place location.



The back pond and deck area.




 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2016-12-19 10:28 pm   Permalink

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On 2016-12-19 09:43, Dustycajun wrote:
Just when you think you seen it all...... another Don the Beachcomber location surfaces!

I spotted this menu on ebay from the Beachcomber Jr. bar that was located at 745 South Hill Street in downtown Los Angeles.



Now this is pretty darn cool.

DC



Indeed it is - to at this point come across a never heard of DB concept such as this is pretty amazing! Makes you wonder what else is out there!


 
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arriano
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Posted: 2016-12-20 10:25 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2016-12-19 09:43, Dustycajun wrote:
Just when you think you seen it all...... another Don the Beachcomber location surfaces!

I spotted this menu on ebay from the Beachcomber Jr. bar that was located at 745 South Hill Street in downtown Los Angeles.




Very cool, but sadly it's also now a parking lot (see
https://goo.gl/DBS4K4). Did a little snooping on the web and found this shot below of the block from about 1930. Too early for the Beachcomber Jr., but the Alhambra Theatre you see in the middle of the block was at 731 South Hill St. So Beachcomber Jr. was likely in the building where Herbert's Cafe is shown.






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Tattoo
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Posted: 2016-12-22 6:13 pm   Permalink

What a crazy find on that Beachcomber Jr. menu DC!!! Here's a cool table card.





I never write off more than 2 Zombies per visit. After that it's no longer business...





 
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Limbo Lizard
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Posted: 2017-01-07 08:58 am   Permalink

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On 2016-12-22 18:13, Tattoo wrote:
I never write off more than 2 Zombies per visit. After that it's no longer business...



I believe you must write off the third Zombie as a medical deduction.
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2017-01-13 09:51 am   Permalink

Tattoo,

Nice table card. Those were the days of the two Zombie businessman's lunch!

Here are a couple of Ebay photos with Donn in action at one of his famous Hawaiian Luaus.





And some early photos of the ladies in front of the Chicago Don the Beachcomber sign.



Another shot of the sign lit up at night.



DC


 
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Swanky
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Posted: 2017-01-22 08:01 am   Permalink

These images are from 1956












The daggers in the Dagger Bar!



And a cannibal on the right.


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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2017-01-22 08:45 am   Permalink

Wow, those daggers are very cool! Never seen that before. Thanks Swanky


DC


 
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