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Duke's Kauai

Certificate of Excellence
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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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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This place was hard to find! But worth getting lost a bit. Service is so quick and staff is so nice and helpful. Beautiful location for a romantic dinner. Very popular place, lots of people but we had finished our meal in 30mim so very speedy. Very pricey! $$$$ was a worthwhile splurge. Worth every penny, Fiance had prime rib,... More 

Thank Hannah S
Caruthers, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food, amazing service and fun atmosphere. Save room for dessert, it's too good to miss out. Duke's will not disappoint.

Thank janndelee
Rancho Cucamonga, California, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent place to eat. Good food, good service. Great view of beach. Would recommend. The menu had plenty of items for everyone, the entertainment was local and very entertaining. The grounds are beautiful around the restaurant and the prices are reasonable

Thank mjolson123
Altoona, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Did not stay here Marriott/Duke's but recommended to stop. Dukes is at end of the hotel or if downtown along the boardwalk. It overlooks the beautiful beachfront. If you like fish tacos ,you d better stop. We kept sharing our meals , as the food was very good and abundant. Yes several stops! Two must haves tho , are the... More 

Thank jodies969
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While on Kauai, we dined here on 3 occasions enjoying each meal, as the fish was excellent/fresh everytime. Although, the salad bar is also very good ( the muffins are awesome ) the $4. extra seems petty, but I guess it's to be expected when it is $18, outright. Don't forget dessert, the Hula Pie is a bargain at $10.

San Clemente, California
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417 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here on the way to the airport to leave. Really good burgers! My wife and I each had one that was different. Both were great. Fries were a bit cold. Our friends loved the fish tacos. They split one order as the tacos were so large. Nice beer. Expensive though!

Thank JimW551
Kauai, Hawaii
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had such a great time the first time, we went back twice more. Great food, drinks and staff. Had a great time watching the sun go down and enjoyed the beach. Have fun!

Thank Jeff C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well, never having been to Duke's Kauai (as it turns out they have them in Huntington Beach, CA, San Diego, CA and a few other places) I figured it was just another tourist restaurant recommended by the Marriott only because it pays rent to the Marriott. But, I was wrong. The fish tacos, made with sword fish, were super super... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We are here twice in 4 nights! Having loved dining upstairs (great steaks and value salad bar), we returned for an easy meal downstairs. The main dishes were great, but the sides (fries) were cold - like they had been cooked a while ago and waiting to be plated. Service was not great downstairs either

Thank Taff H
Springfield, Illinois
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent restaurant! The steak was succulent, the macadamia nut pesto was perfect, and the drinks were delightful. Our waiter was very helpful and they have valet parking.

Thank Bubsy_Malone

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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
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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?