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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
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 13:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:30
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Cheney, Washington
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We always enjoy eating at Gaylords. The atmosphere alone is worth being there. The staff go out of their way to make you feel and home and the food we have had is absolutely wonderful.

1 Thank SandyJo12
Mission Viejo, California
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254 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service is good. but don't expect gourmet. Its a good location with nice grounds and decent food, but nothing more. It is worth a stop but it wont win any awards.

1 Thank Richard V
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever I'm on Kauai, I always make it a point to eat at Gaylord's! Their food is so fresh and delicious! They use Kauai beef for their cheeseburgers and local produce for their salads. I love their grilled vegetable sandwich on the with sweet potato fries, or the Caesar salad with ahi. Also, their desserts are good, too!

Thank Apple H
Abbotsford, Canada
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289 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had one very rainy day during our 2 week stay in Poipu so my husband found an add about this old sugar plantation that was converted into a quaint restaurant and a bunch of shops, so off we went. Only took about 20 minutes from Poipu to get there and were we in for a treat! Somehow we managed... More 

Thank Barb F
Eric H, Guest Relations Manager at Gaylord's at Kilohana, responded to this review

Aloha Barb F, My staff and I thank you for joining us at Gaylord's. We appreciate your kind words and I am very happy you enjoyed your anniversary lunch with us. Please come be our guest again. Mahalo, Eric Hanson Guest Relations Manager More 

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120 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have dined at Gaylord's several times. It's in a lovely location. This particular Sunday, I wasn't so impressed. We had a 12:30 reservation for brunch and were assured that food would be available until 2:00. Our table wasn't ready and were seated 15 minutes later. The buffet was sparse with most of the food gone. After having salad, we went... More 

Princeville, Hawaii
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for Mai Tai's and were very impressed. The staff was great and we asked alot of questions about the Koloa rums. Super great finish to our vacation. Try the Avocado Poke during happy hour, its AMAZING!!!

Thank Janet T
Marina del Rey, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gaylord's, at the Kilohana Plantation, is not your typical Hawaii restaurant. It's on the Plantation grounds, close to the major highway on the island. However, once you set inside, the grounds and interiors are soothing and tranquil. The restaurant is set outside surrounding an outdoor courtyard. The setting is very elegant. You'll not find any sunset views here, but the... More 

1 Thank SailorDude36
Tampa, Florida
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch was so good, we went back for dinner tonight! The outdoor setting with soft music playing is so relaxing. The shrimp and scallop spring roll is to die for! For lunch we had the chicken crepes and soup of the day which was broccoli and potato, both very good. For dinner tonight, I had the scallops and my friend... More 

2 Thank flagirlnow
Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had Sunday brunch at Gaylord's and it was simply lovely. The views and serenity that surround the property was a great background for brunch. All of the food was good and the ahi eggs benedict was amazing... plus who can beat bottomless mimosas for $10?!

3 Thank Elizabeth N
Venice, Florida
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Near the end of our week in Lihue, we found Gaylord's. The setting is absolutely idyllic. Set in a restored 1930's plantation, the restaurant is beautiful set among a tropical garden. We had a filet mignon, pork tenderloin and a marlin special. Everything was wonderful. A hidden gem among all this was the lounge. At the piano was a true... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Romantic
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?