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Gaylord's at Kilohana

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3-2087 Kaumualii Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI (Nuhou)
808-245-9593
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Gaylord's offers one of Kauai's most beautiful settings for lunch, dinner...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Outdoor seating

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  • 356
    Excellent
  • 149
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing place to dine

we have been for Sunday brunch, lunch and dinner and tried different items. We loved everything and keep going back. Prices are a little high but reasonable for what you get. The scenery is amazing and so relaxing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Arrow2861
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Vancouver
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Vancouver
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

we have been for Sunday brunch, lunch and dinner and tried different items. We loved everything and keep going back. Prices are a little high but reasonable for what you get. The scenery is amazing and so relaxing.

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Collingwood, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Gaylord's is a little pricey but worth it. Outdoor courtyard setting in a lovely old plantation house. Entrees were interesting mix of flavours and the coconut cream pie in the macadamia coconut crust is the best on the island. Service was excellent.

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Discovery Bay, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Had lunch here one day and came back for Sunday brunch. Very nice staff and the dining area in the courtyard is really nice.

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Oregon City, Oregon
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16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Our meal at Gaylords was excellent. The food was delicious, the service great, and we enjoyed visiting the plantation. Would return again!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

What a delightful setting with so much history involving a family who were entrepreneurs on Kauai in the sugar cane plantation industry. Our luncheon meals (ahi tuna salad and a cobb salad with basil vinegrette) were both '10's - as was the service. It far exceeded our expectation of being a 'tourist trap'. Will definitely return next trip in August.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Nice menu selection, fine food prep & gracious service. Has perfect setting for special occasion (aka wedding). The adjacent galleries are a bonus!

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West Linn, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Gaylords courtyard restaurant is wonderful! Open air, flowers around, very enjoyable. Service is good, food excellent with tropical flair. Shops in Kilohana are fun to brouse. One of the few shops for only Kauai artists is there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have been there numerous times and have never been disappointed. Wonderful atmosphere, good service and absolutely wonderful food. Beside the restaurant is the rum tasting of kauai made rum. A fun time and take the train ride around the property. A fun ride for young and old.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had eaten here more than 20 years ago and wanted to go back. It is really upscale now and prettier than ever. Food was excellent and very romantic

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

As advertised. Loved the fruit and dessert. Omelets were good, but everything else was better! Would definitely come again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3-2087 Kaumualii Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI
    (Nuhou)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: 808-245-9593

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
  • Cuisine: Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?