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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
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

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Bisbee, Arizona
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

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Santa Cruz, California
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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.

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113 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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.

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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 4 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.

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Copperas Cove, Texas
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We happened to be in Kauai for my husband's birthday and someone recommended we go to Dukes! I am so glad they did! We all had something different and we all thought our meal was excellent. The view of the ocean was gorgeous, as was the waterfall and koi pond. Our waitress was very friendly, overall a great restaurant to... More 

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful experience, Dukes came highly recommended not only by friends but also by review books. Our server Michael, I'd prefer to call my new local friend was amazing, courteous and made the night for my wife and I on our honeymoon. Excellent service, incredible flavors with all aspects of the meal, from the appetizer through dessert was... More 

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Lihue, Hawaii
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Always fun to eat at Dukes. Nice atmosphere and great service. Open air restaurant with nice view of Kalapaki Beach. Lots of food to choose from, and must have the salad bar!

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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in for dinner and had the pulled pork and the Caesar salad with chicken. We also had calamari to start. The calamari was fine, just small portions. The other food was nothing special. I could probably had the same from any other chain restaurant you could find on the mainland. I don't think it was worth the money.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Contemporary
Meals
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?