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Jimmy Buffett Opens A New Dining and Entertainment Destination in Waikiki, Hawaii

With his first-ever venture in Hawaii, singer/songwriter/author Jimmy Buffett launches his latest dining and entertainment destination, Jimmy Buffett's at the Beachcomber, in Waikiki on the island of Oahu.

Located in the newly-rejuvenated OHANA Waikiki Beachcomber hotel, Jimmy Buffett's at the Beachcomber is a balmy (yet always cool) family-friendly restaurant with a festive island-inspired and vintage Hawaiian vibe.


jimmy-buffet-waikiki.jpgAs the highlight of the recently completed $21 million renovation at the OHANA Waikiki Beachcomber, Jimmy Buffett's  at the Beachcomber celebrates both the adventurous lifestyle of Buffett and the captivating natural wonders of Hawaii.  The 21,000 sq. foot restaurant seats approximately 500 guests and welcomes local residents and travelers alike to carve out their own extraordinary island adventure in any of several distinct areas. Guests can sip Margaritas, Mai Tais or signature Boat Drinks on the open-air Lanai,  the "Hot Spot Bar,” a dramatic homage to the molten lava formation of the Hawaiian Islands; or sit back in one of the Ocean Wave booths inspired by the towering waves found on Oahu's North Shore. Each unique spot is a great place to relax and dine from a menu of regional cuisine, fresh seafood, steaks, burgers and chef’s specialties in the space where the renowned Don Ho Theater used to reside.


Bringing his legendary state-of-mind to the 50th state, Jimmy Buffett's latest offering features island-inspired colors, traditional outriggers (a tribute to Hawaii’s surf culture) and a stage for live music where up-and-coming talents perform nightly when the relaxing sounds of Buffett's music isn’t filling the air. Using cutting-edge technologies, images of majestic mountains, crashing waves, and beautiful outdoor sunsets dramatically bring the outdoors inside—an effect rivaled only by the bona-fide beauty of Waikiki Beach.


Opening along-side Jimmy Buffett's at the Beachcomber; The Honolulu Surfing Museum (located directly off of the hotel lobby) is a celebration of the “royal sport” of surfing and will have on display the premier collection of surfing artifacts, videos and surf-inspired items from Hawaii and around the world.  This unique space will allow guests to take in the beauty and history of the surfing culture while sipping on a Mai Tai or ice-cold beer.  


The retail store is located on the street level of the hotel in the heart of the shopping district of Kalakaua Avenue, and will offer a wide variety of unique merchandise ranging from Frozen Concoction Makers to Jimmy Buffett CDs, apparel and original souvenirs. 


"From the first time I rode a wave at Canoes on Waikiki I began to figure out how I could get back to Hawaii on a more regular basis to that One Particular Harbour,” said Jimmy Buffett. "I'm not the first nor will I be the last traveler to do so, but now with the partnership of the great folks at Outrigger Hotels, I have realized my dream and we will soon be open in Waikiki.   I have had a long love affair with Hawaii and her people.   Mark Twain called these "the loveliest fleet of islands anchored in any ocean" and I couldn't agree more.  I have written many stories and songs inspired by my time in Hawaii and can't wait to see what the future holds in the land that is so far but yet so near.  Mahalo.”


Jimmy Buffett's at the Beachcomber is located on the upper lobby level of the OHANA Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel in Waikiki, Hawaii.  Hours of operation are 7am-1:30am.  Breakfast will be available on the lanai daily from 7-10:30am.  Lunch and dinner will be served inside the restaurant from 11am- midnight and a poolside menu will be offered until 7pm daily.  For more information about Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber surf over to .


About OHANA Waikiki Beachcomber


OHANA Waikiki Beachcomber, the all-new, island contemporary hotel, is an undiscovered gem in Waikiki.  The property offers guests upscale accommodations with modern, revitalized guest rooms as well as a newly refurbished pool, lobby and porte cochere – all part of a recent, extensive $21 million renovation.  Located in the center of Waikiki, the OHANA Waikiki Beachcomber is steps from the beach and surrounded by diverse shopping, dining and entertainment venues.  The hotel is also home to Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber, a brand-new lifestyle restaurant and bar, the Honolulu Surfing Museum and the dazzling “Magic of Polynesia” show with John Hirokawa.


This property is one of seven OHANA Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii and Guam, all of which offer guests affordable rates and a host of complimentary amenities.  OHANA Hotels & Resorts is part of the Outrigger Enterprises Group family. The OHANA brand was created in 1999 for travelers seeking quality accommodations at mid-level pricing. Owned by Hawaii's oldest and largest hospitality company, the OHANA brand provides guests with local expertise and a friendly staff.  For more information, visit

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