About Us

23 Restaurant Services is the trusted hospitality champion for iconic brands.

We are a Tampa-based hospitality company that has been in business since 2012 with a focus on creating connections with iconic brands such as Ford’s Motor Company and TopGolf (with more to come).

23 Restaurant Services acquired Don the Beachcomber in summer of 2022, with plans for 10-15 locations in the southeastern United States over the next several years, with plans to expand nationally. 23RS has assembled an Advisory Board with some of the most influential voices in tiki culture over the last 30 years to help bring Don the Beachcomber back to the forefront of the world of tiki. 

The first NEW Don The Beachcomber location will open in

Fall of 2023

It will be located on the first floor at the waterfront Cambria Hotel in Madeira Beach, Florida
15015 Madeira Way, Suite 100
Madeira Beach, FL 33708

Two Additional Locations are planned for:

VIERA, FL: Located waterfront at the the corner of Viera & Lake Andrews Blvds, anticipated opening summer 2024.
HAMLIN, FL: Located in Hamlin Town Center, just north of Disney World, anticipated opening fall 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we’re REALLY Don the Beachcomber! 23 Restaurant Services acquired the brand in the summer of 2022. Don the Beachcomber is the most iconic brand in faux Polynesian-Pop history, aka “tiki-style,” and we look forward to reintroducing to the world the legend of Donn Beach and Don the Beachcomber.

The first new DTB location is slated to open in fall of 2023 in Madeira Beach, FL, followed by 3 more locations in Florida over the course of 2024. Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to openings.

Career opportunities for DTB, along with all our other brands, can be found at 23restaurants.com/goats-wanted

Don is actually Donn Beach (And Donn’s real name is actually Ernest Raymond Gantt…it’s confusing, we know!) – Donn Beach opened the world’s first “tiki-style” bar back in the early 1930’s. Check out our History section on this website for more information. 

Not only will they be authentic, but we’ve brought in Marie King (a world-class bartender, formerly of LA’s Tonga Hut) as our Director of Beverage, to ensure our cocktails are as authentic as they can be. Expect your 1934 Zombie to taste like Donn himself envisioned!

We’ve assembled an Advisory Board with some of the most influential voices in tiki culture over the last 30 years to help us bring Don the Beachcomber back to life…they are:

  • Tim “Swanky” Glazner – Donn Beach historian currently working on a book and documentary about Donn Beach. Author of Mai-Kai: History and Mystery of the Iconic Tiki restaurant. 

  • Martin Cate – Author of Smuggler’s Cove, as well as the owner of the bar by the same name. 

  • Sven Kirsten – Tiki historian and author of four tiki books, including The Book of Tiki, which is touted as a veritable bible within the genre. 

  • John Mulder – Famous tiki mug designer and owner of Eekum Bookum Tiki Mugs. 

  • Danny “Tiki Diablo” Gallardo – Famous designer of tiki carvings, ceramic cocktail mugs and complete tiki bar interiors.

  • Adrian Eustaquio – Long time tiki enthusiast and host of the popular tiki podcast Inside the Desert Oasis Room.