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Gaylord's at Kilohana

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3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, 3-2087 Kaumuali'i Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505 (Nuhou)
+1 808-245-9593
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:30
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Sun 09:00 - 13:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:30
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Altoona, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As first timers to the island , a Luau was strongly suggested. We choose Gaylord's as it was centrally located and easy to find. I would suggest reservations as earlier , as it gets you a closer table to the entertainment . Excellent food/drinks (drinks included in meal)and great service . It's a well run luau machine , which is... More 

Thank jodies969
Canandaigua, United States
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425 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the most bizarre review I've ever written (and I've written a lot) Half way through dinner I was ready to give this place at least a "4" and potentially a "5". This place is absolutely beautiful inside and out. We were given a prime table overlooking the large open green space. I had the prime rib special and... More 

Thank William S
Seattle, Washington
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217 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Gaylord's is situated in a beautiful setting (a former plantation estate), giving a sense of what the island might have looked like in previous years. It is serene, especially at night with the stars shining and the moon in its full glory. The meal did not match its setting, however. We ordered the fresh fish of the day (grey snapper)... More 

Thank Terry H
Toronto, Canada
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second visit to Gaylord's for dinner and it did not disappoint. Sat in their bar for a drink, nice spot, with a fire on ! We had Cioppino, which was an excellent portion of seafood in a wonderful broth. Wine selection is good, as is pricing. Service is excellent.

Thank 2010Riley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent selection of food in peaceful courtyard. Amble around grounds and visit various shops and buildings. Visit rum tasting and ride the train if you choose.

Thank moxie11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You must try the Maitai's here. They are over the top! Made with fresh pressed cane sugar. Staff was very helpful, attentive, and just fun to chat with!

Thank Jon D
Sammamish, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here a couple times, both for lunch and dinner. They have a shortrib dip sandwich that was something worth writing home about. Their MaiTai is among the better ones Ive had. Every place has their take on a Mai Tai, and theirs uses the local island rum, called Koloa. They also have a neat little art gallery/shop with... More 

Thank Eastside3
Scottsdale, Arizona
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic happy hour. Five dollar appetizers that in the evening would cost you 19 but who cares they were absolutely delicious and I would pay 19 for the I he pokey avocado it was divine seated in an old fashion plantation house with a fireplace and lots of comfy sofas how could this go wrong. Great waitress. And nicely priced... More 

Thank johann r
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Gaylord's. The fish entrees were excellent, the drinks were good and the Banana Cream Pie lived up to advance word we were given. We had a table in the courtyard, away from noisy table, The service was excellent. A good night in Kauai, a place that we would definitely recommend.

Thank Supercalaf
Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here. The tables are set around the court yard with a view to a well maintained open field. It was beautify. The food was excellent. I had the burger and it was among the best burger I've ever had.

Thank 500AT714

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$36
American, Hawaiian
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?