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Gaylord's at Kilohana

3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, 3-2087 Kaumuali'i Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
+1 808-245-9593
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (111 reviews)
“quiche” (13 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 20:30All hours
American, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, 3-2087 Kaumuali'i Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ambience was inviting. The table settings and torches made the evening. The food was excellent as always and service was impeccable.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an open air restaurant in a nice setting. Lucky for us it was a nice breezy night. The seared scallops were delicious and perfectly cooked. I was surprised by how delicious the artichoke hearts puree was. Our waitress Chantel was excellent.

Thank Gail T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're passing time waiting for your flight home, go here. Walking around the shops and restaurant are engaging. Lunch closes at 2:30, dinner starts at 5:30. Happy hour is 3:30, with light snacks at 4 p.m. the 40 minute train your ride is OK...More

Thank Jeff N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate lunch here today. The grounds are beautiful and the food was very good. Lunch is priced more reasonably than dinner. So if you're headed that way, maybe check out lunch. For fresh fish with vegetables was delicious. Even my kids ate here! Even...More

Thank stepgie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunday Brunch at Gaylords is fabulous. Great service, fantastic food. If you're still hungry when you leave it's your own fault. Perfect prime rib and he rub they used was great. Try the Hawaiian fried donuts The only downside was the mimosa's. I'm used to...More

Thank DeeMi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gaylord's Restaurant at Kilohana is in a historic setting inside a restored 16,000 square foot mansion which once belonged to Gaylord and Ethel Wilcox, the managers of the Grove Farm Plantation. You walk inside this glorious mansion filled with shops tucked in here and there...More

1  Thank ThorneBirdGT
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped and had lunch at Gaylord's while waiting on our rum tasting. The food was amazing! The service was good, a little slow but we were told that they had just gotten in fresh ahi and were cutting it up which is why our...More

1  Thank eCRen19
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our last dinner before we flew back to the mainland, and it was quite a nice time. We were seated at a pleasant outside table on the patio that horseshoes around a courtyard, and the weather was beautiful. We shared two apps, the...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A special location for special events or just a romantic dinner. I'd like to recommend a the lunch because of the moderate prices combined with top quality. Discover the whole infrastructure ...

Thank christiansS8118DP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was friendly, attentive and prompt. The food was hot, delicious and flavorful. The setting was lush, romantic and relaxed. Highly recommended!

Thank mnkittycat
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Dan P
Open Christmas Day 2016. We will be visiting over the holidays.
2 October 2016|
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Response from Martha G | Reviewed this property |
It is also a hotel, so most likely they will be open. Our favorite place to eat during our 2 wk. stay there!
Sonya I
Do you have gluten-free options without tomatoes? (I have allergies to both)
21 March 2016|
Response from Golf-Pops | Reviewed this property |
Last Summer they did not specifically have a gluten free menu. But they would work to make items gluten free where possible. I had no problem with their food.
Can you please tell me the distance from the airport? i was thinking of doing this on our last night before going to the airport.
21 March 2016|
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Response from JMerante | Reviewed this property |
It is just a short drive, say under 5 miles I think. A real short jaunt, maybe 10 15 minutes. Hope this helps!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$36
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 13:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, 3-2087 Kaumuali'i Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: +1 808-245-9593
  • E-mail
Gaylord's offers one of Kauai's most beautiful settings for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch. Located on the ground floor of the historic Kilohana Plantation home, diners are seated around an open-air courtyard with views of the plantation grounds and Mt. Waialeale in the distance. Our kitchen uses only the freshest, seasonal ingredients supporting our local farmers and fishermen. Our 67-acre sustainable farm provides much of the produce and herbs used in our dishes and cocktails. Menu items include starters like fresh Ahi Poke, Seafood Spring Rolls and Organic Greens Salads; Local Fish, Meat and Vegetarian Entrees; and Banana Cream Pie for Dessert! After your meal take a walk around the Kilohana grounds, shop in our assorted boutiques, visit the rum shop or take a ride on the plantation train. Join us at Gaylord's to enjoy the best of what Kauai has to offer in island food and experience. Call for reservations and details on weekly entertainment. Memorable by day...Unforgettable by Night.
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