50 First Dates Hawaii Filming Locations San Francisco, Malibu, & Kaneohe, Hi – 2004
In the classic movie 50 First Dates, several locations can be found in Hawaii and California.
The 50 First Dates Tour’s first stop is in San Francisco, California at the Rainforest Café on Jefferson Street located on the famous Fisherman’s Warf.
google street view: Jefferson St. San Francisco, CA 94133
Cabrillo Beach, San Pedro, and Los Angeles are also depicted in the movie.
One of Henry and Lucy’s romantic trips takes place in the cave at Leo Carrillo State Beach, which is close to Zuma and Malibu Beach.
map it! 35000 W. Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu
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The golf sequences were filmed in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, at the old Marine Land of The Pacific.
The next location is in San Pedro, California, where Lucy, Henry, Marlin, and Doug visit the Callahan Institute Brain Injury Clinic to learn more about Lucy’s injury.
map it! 3800 Stephen M White Dr, San Pedro, CA 90731
In the next segment of our tour, we travel 2500 miles west to O’ahu, Hawaii. Here’s where we see henry trying crazy things to get Lucy’s attention by the side of the road she travels daily.
From putting a little penquin in the middle of the road to getting tied up.
The one trick that backfires on him, was where Henry has his friend Ula fake-rob him on the side of the road as Lucy is driving by.
Unfortunately for Ula, Lucy pulls out a baseball bat and starts hitting Him. These amazing scenes were all filmed on the main road through the Kualoa Ranch.
map it! Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744
many movies and TV shows have been filmed here at the Kualoa Ranch including: Jurassic Park (1993), Lost, Amazing Race (2017), Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Jumanji – Welcome to the Jungle 2018, Kong: Skull Island (2017), Jurassic World (2015), Along Came Polly (2004), Pearl Harbor (2001), The Karate Kid II (1986), and many many more…
Where is the The Hukilau Cafe?
According to a recent tip, the actual cafe’s wooden structure that’s seen in the film is still there but was last seen all boarded up. The physical building is located near the Tropical Farms’ Macadamia Nut Outlet, in Kaaawa, close to Kaneohe Beach Park, which, as Auntie says in the movie, is near Kualoa Ranch.
Update: Thanks to recent tip from Ryan, we now know the location of the Hukilau Cafe in the movie was in the Moli’i Pond, Moli’i Gardens. Looks like the structure is not there any longer but from shore pictures it is clear this was the location.
Since this was not a real restaurant, all of the internal café scenes were shot on a soundstage in Los Angeles. It was easier and cheaper to re-create the café on a soundstage then to actually film in Hawaii.
Don’t be disappointed, there’s a real Hukilau Cafe located further up the coast at Laie. The rumor is that they serve awesome breakfasts, including some amazing waffles like the ones seen in the film.
google street view: 55-662 Wahinepee St, Laie, HI 96762
Update: The Hukilau Cafe was featured in Man vs Food, Food Network Magazine, and they say they asked and paid to use the name in the movie 50 First Dates.
Fun Film Fact: Some other great movies and TV shows have been filmed here including LOST, Jurassic Park, George of the Jungle, Godzilla, and Pearl Harbor
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Lucy and Henry later return to this location in hopes that it will help Lucy.
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Where is Lucy’s family home?
Thanks to user KJ, the exact location of the house can be found behind the Waikane Store located at 48-377 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744.
There’s an unnamed road sitting right beside the store. That is the road that leads to Lucy’s house.
In this scene, you can see the tiny island of Mokolii in the background if you’re looking for a reference point.
The 600-foot Waikane Pier shown above is located on a private property, between Waiahole and Kualoao on Kaneohe Bay. The now dilapidated Pier was also seen in LOST episode 02 of season 3 “The Glass Ballerina” and in episode 23 of season 2 Live Together, Die Alone, Part 1″ as the Pala Ferry terminal, seen at the end of the episode. Read More Here…
google earth view: Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744
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Henry and Lucy share their first kiss at the Makapuu Lighthouse, in the Makapuu region, located about 12 miles east of Honolulu.
The Dillingham Estate. Some unknown scenes were filmed here.
google street view 68434 Farrington Highway, Mokulë`ia, O’ahu, Hi
Where is the Sea-Life park located?
It turns out that 2 sea-life parks can be seen in the film.
#1 is Six Flags Marine World located at 2001 Marine World Parkway, Vallejo
# 2 is Sea Life Park Hawaii located at 41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, HI 96795
And finally, at the end of the film, we see Lucy, Henry, and Child on a sailboat floating in a frozen paradise. All we know is that this awesome scene was filmed “somewhere” in Alaska. The exact location is unknown – Got a Tip?
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‘50 First Dates’
When: 2/13/2004, Happy Madison Productions
Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider
First Published Jan 10, 2016, 6:55am
Behind The Scenes | It Was Filmed Here | Where Was It Filmed?
Henry Roth discovers Lucy has short-term memory loss and forgets everything, everyday
50 First Dates is an uncontrollable laugh-inducing movie that stars Adam the Sandler and Drew Berrymore. The movie was filmed all over Hawaii on multiple islands, including Honolulu and The Big Island. It even shares the same park that was used in the hit TV series ‘Lost’