About Us

Kokomo’s Kove is owned and managed by Mike and Amanda Shukar.

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Our Story

“KOKOMO’S KOVE” is named after Kokomo herself our 6-year-old Blue & Gold Macaw! A lot of visitors assume we are from Kokomo, Indiana and that’s where the name came from. However; we are from Northern Michigan as well as Kokomo herself after becoming part of our family. She actually was hatched in New York.  

Mike & I (Amanda), a husband & wife team….  since 2009 when we married we have always worked together operating our own property management business. That is what landed us in N. Redington Beach.  We were offered the opportunity to manage the Malibu Resort Motel.  When we accepted the position in July 2016 we dreamed of opening the restaurant space attached up front which had sat vacant for a very long time.  We were told, “it’s not worth the hassle; No one has ever made it there.” 

We continued to dream and envision what it could be…We gave it a name; created our menu, knew what type of atmosphere we wanted to create.  Still, this dream was just a dream… 

Then in December 2017 things changed with the Malibu Resort Motel and though we still continue to manage the property we were given the opportunity to make our dream a reality!  We must say, carrying out this dream has been a struggle but we have questioned the statement we were previously told – “No one makes it here.”  The location is perfect on busy Gulf Blvd directly across from beach access, the food is AMAZING (if we do say so ourselves!), and the prices are the best prices you’ll find on the beach!

Our promise to you is that the service will ALWAYS be above & beyond.  Not to mention we are the only ones locally that offer LIVE ENTERTAINMENT EVERY Friday & Saturday nights featuring “PATIO PIRATE.”  He is hands down one of the best you’ll see around! The Atmosphere here is exactly what we hoped it to be, everyone is family…. we love to watch strangers become friends, neighbors getting to know their neighbors. This is the joy of what we do; witnessing the friendships form warms our hearts. This is what KOKOMO’S KOVE is all about…We strive to create a warm welcoming local place for you to come to enjoy everything we have to offer. 

Our hopes & beliefs are that we WILL be the first ones to make it work here. Please come check us out for yourselves and if you agree with us please tell all your family & friends to check out KOKOMO’S KOVE. We greatly appreciate all the local support we receive and hope to serve our community for many years to come. 

100% Fresh

We prepare our dishes daily with only the freshest ingredients.  You can taste the difference.

Locally Sourced Ingredients

We believe locally sourced food looks and tastes better.  That’s why we serve food that is regionally available.

Warm & Welcoming

We believe in treating others as we want to be treated.  That means treating you like family.

Meet The Team

Come by and say “Hi” in person!  We’d love to see you!!!

Mike Shuker

Mike Shuker

Owner and Chef

Amanda Shuker

Amanda Shuker

Owner and Hostess

Diana Johnson

Diana Johnson

Waitress and Bartender

Darrien Valdez

Darrien Valdez

Waitress and Bartender

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