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Big Wave Dave's

American, Bar, Pub
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4-1373 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great cocktail

I only went once but had a great Margarita, happy hour daily, friendly people there, but a little dark and without a view. But hey the drink was great!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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NSW
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only went once but had a great Margarita, happy hour daily, friendly people there, but a little dark and without a view. But hey the drink was great!

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CA
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We stopped here on our first night. We have a surfer friend named Dave and that was the draw. Did not care for the food and did not go back.

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Thank calita
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Needed to unwind from an unwanted travel companion, & this was just the spot! Bartender was friendly, snacks were good, and the drinks were just strong enough as to not need bail money.

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Thank Amzie H
Cascade, CO
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Good place to stop and have a drink, a burger or snack, and put your feet up after checking out all the great tourist shops in town. We had one of their burgers, it was great!

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Thank ColoradoFoothills
Helena, Montana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Unless you are a twenty-something looking for the late night scene in Kapaa, skip this place. Yes, it's local. Dave must be looking for that big wave instead of tending to the business.

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1 Thank tramper2015
Chisago City, Minnesota
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The only bar in Kapaa open late. Live music some nights and great happy hour. Nice selection of beer and bartender was very friendly and gave us lots of tips on places to visit during our stay on the island.

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Thank trixi
Columbus, Ohio
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Went in to watch a little football while vacationing here. It is a real locals place, but everyone was friendly and they moved the barstools around so I could sit. The food looked pretty good, the guys at the bar recommended the eggs Benedict at breakfast. The bartender had a smart mouth, but seemed OK until she tacked on $20... More 

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Thank spcohio
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Mano was a great bartender... worked his butt of for his money but let this guy looking girl take over the bar that was RUDE...... so we left and when got back to our resort we called to complain about her and it was family owned (thank god we didnt tip too much because of her) normal tip on a... More 

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Thank krystienpops
Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were in search of a great mai tai... tasty and potent, not syrupy and weak. Irene did not disappoint. problem.......she is only there Sat & Sun. Make sure you ask for IRENE. Kitchen was closed when we went in.

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2 Thank mestiza50
Oak Harbor, Washington, United States
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

We went in to watch a game and eat lunch. Bartender was friendly however the dude that controlled the TV was a jerk. There were multiple games on and when one was on half time we asked politely for them to turn up our game as the guy basically blew us off and sat there being lazy with his friends.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4-1373 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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