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Duke's Kauai

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Contemporary
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3610 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1705 (Shoreline Access)
+1 808-246-9599
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Worth a visit - good food, great view, and retro atmosphere that manages to be charming rather than cheesy.

Thank Maud W
Park City, Utah
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142 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We are staying at Kauai Beach Club and thought we would come check out this property. This restaurant is not nearly as nice as other places. The smoothie was average. Filet mignon taste ok, but accompaniments not that great. The salad bar was decent but cheapie. ALSO extremely loud inside. Not sure how this place gets such high stars.

Thank dolldetails
Olympia, Washington
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We dined upstairs, which we have visited in the past. Small changes in the last few years, such as an upcharge for the salad bar with your entree. The salad bar has been cleaned up, presented well, but there are fewer items to choose from. Wine prices are on the spendy side, as are cocktails and beer. My wife did... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sitting just above the beach, just below the huge Marriott Hotel in Lihue and close to the shopping center in the Lihue harbor, Duke's is apparently a place to eat. It's ALWAYS packed with families and couples just in off the beach or having some thing to eat before going out on the town, so to speak. The place hums... More 

1 Thank Stewart2013
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to the beach bar for a light meal before taking family to the Lihue airport. The food not only was less than mediocre, had to send back a plate of natchos as the sour cream was rotten! The waitress quickly replaced the plate but no offer to provide us with a complimentary drink and still charged us! The rest... More 

1 Thank Holdiay_memories
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner downstairs at The Barefoot Bar. Food was excellent, service was fast, friendly and attentive. Prices were much more reasonable than the dining room upstairs.

Thank PianoManMarv
Bisbee, Arizona
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This review is for the on-the-beach Dukes which is different from the restaurant, same name that's connected with the Marriott. Anyhow, this is assuredly a tourist place and they are busy, busy, busy. Must say the best calamari I've ever eaten but the staff is pretty much indifferent. Had to yell "could I get a mai tai!" to the bartender's... More 

1 Thank sleepydog
Santa Cruz, California
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Duke's is a superb beach-side setting over looking the beautiful bay and Pacific Ocean while watching beach volleyball and surfers in the distance. This is a setting worthy of the name Duke's. The food is good and the meal is not complete without their magnificent Hula Pie.

1 Thank jdyjon3
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113 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Another great TS restaurant that delivers great food, drinks, service and ambiance. We had an outstanding waitress (Pula I believe) in the bar area. Outstanding pork and fish tacos, and great salads.

1 Thank Mike m
Klamath Falls, Oregon
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've been to Duke's several times. Generally it's noisy and quite crowded. Not my preference, but it is obviously liked by many. Food is okay, not great. Wait staff average.

1 Thank OregonOutBound

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Contemporary
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3610 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1705
    (Shoreline Access)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop on Rice Street
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: +1 808-246-9599
On the sand at Kalapaki Beach, Duke’s is dedicated to legendary surfer Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaii’s Ambassador of Aloha. The restaurant’s open-air design offers stunning, sweeping ocean views while the 30 foot waterfall plunges into a koi pond below that meanders through the tables. Enjoy a leisurely lunch, romantic dinner, or tropical cocktail in a fun, friendly atmosphere.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?