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Big Wave Dave's

4-1373 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #87 of 104 Restaurants in Kapaa
Cuisines: American
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Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

diner in Kapaa. Really monotonous way of delivering hot meals to tourists here. Highly disappointing. Maui & Honolulu ae much better.

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Snohomish, Washington
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10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is our last full day on Kauai, after a great trip. We wanted to try a different restaurant for lunch and based on other reviews, this appeared to be at least acceptable. We couldn't have been more wrong. We walked into a dark, dank dive, but we continued our quest for a decent lunch at the place, thinking this... More

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Weatherboard
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

After the disappointment of Kalypso's, we were encouraged by our friends to give this place a go. If you are expecting wonderful restaurant decor, you will be disappointed, this place is just a good old fashioned local bar and restaurant. The beers are icy cold and the food is fantastic bar food, we had the beef and bacon burger with... More

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Kauai
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I needed to eat lunch but Kapaa was busy! Everyone was standing in lines waiting to order Except Big Wave Daves! Plentiful Fish and Chips with a great price The bar tendress was super friendly too

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Northeast PA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Okay, my wife and I have been visiting Kauai for about ten years. We also spent time on Oahu and the Big Island. This is the worst restaurant we have ever walked into with the rudest employees. No one would make eye contact with us when we walked in. There was no hostess or server or anyone interested in helping... More

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Bloomfield, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

Wish we would have discovered this place sooner. Garlic chicken appetizer was great. Burgers were huge and super yummy. Definitely get the loaded fries with the burger! Oh yeah did I mention the Mai Tai's were great also!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

Stopped by after recommendation from local for happy hour. Mai Tai's were only $5 and had the best taste and most alcohol of any other place we had tried on the island. Seems like a local hang out. Cynthia, the bartender was very friendly and we will definitely stop back for another drink.

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Best food in Kapaa. Good prices, fast friendly service. Love the breakfast buffet on Sunday's during football season

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Illinois
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236 restaurant reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Decided to stop in for lunch on our last day in Kauai. We were pleasantly surprised by the great menu, atmosphere and fantastic e service. Oh, the food was really, really good.

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

Love me some Big Wave Daves! Local watering hole that is always entertaining! Any and every night I've been here was nothing but a blast! Some nights there is amazing talent when they have karaoke! And lots of good cold beer!

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