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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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Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Visitor rating
  • 344
    Excellent
  • 146
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
Great Chicken & Waffles

We were pleasantly surprised by the menu options and the food. My husband and I shared the Chicken & Waffles and the fried chicken was perfect. Desert was also good. The service was average to above average. We seemed to get lost in the shuffle when the restaurant filled up. The plantation bar... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
TerrieF98199
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We were pleasantly surprised by the menu options and the food. My husband and I shared the Chicken & Waffles and the fried chicken was perfect. Desert was also good. The service was average to above average. We seemed to get lost in the shuffle when the restaurant filled up. The plantation bar and/or Gaylord's is a great place to... More 

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Corrales, New Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

My fiance and I were very excited to go to this restaurant,having heard wonderful things. But upon arrival everything went downhill. The weather was cooler than usual and very windy and we were seated in a lovely table facing the courtyard which under normal circumstances would have been great. However, I was cold so we asked the waiter if we... More 

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Deming, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Quiet, clean and relaxing setting. Good parking. The brunch items were off in a separate room and laid out neatly. Food and atmosphere great. Friendly service.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Food was very good, price was not bad, setting was very nice and relaxing. Plantation was fun and pretty interesting. Worth a visit.

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Bellevue, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I followed TripAdvisor reviews and found this highly rated place for dinner, and I must say we made the right choice. The setting: it was inside a plantation, with all the surroundings you would expect from a plantation, and the restaurant is located in the main building, with seatings surrounding a courtyard. We booked the reservation through opentable, and we... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We rode the train and had dinner. We enjoyed hearing and seeing all the plants and fruits that grow in HAwaii. There was a little confusion about our train ride confirmation, but the staff was very accommodating. Dinner is in a lovely surrounding. Too bad the food and service did not compliment the environment. I asked if we could split... More 

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Minneapolis
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This was our last stop on the island before our trip home. The ambiance was sublime and a rooster walked around for a little added joy. Our cocktails were well thought out and very pretty. My dinner was great and my husband's entree was a little bland. He had a pasta and seafood item and I think it needed a... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We ate at Gaylord's a year ago and wanted to go back this year. The ambiance is great. We felt the food was not as good as last year. Perhaps the chef has changed? Had the Caesar salad with smoked salmon. Disappointed to receive a chopped Caesar --- the lettuce was chopped into 1" pieces, mostly ends, with very few... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Loved our dinner. Stopped first at the Koloa Rum Store and the little shops before sitting down to dinner. Food was delicious and sitting outside was lovely.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Not originally high on my list, got brought here for lunch. Not much to see from 5he road, I opens up into a delightful plantation grounds. 5he old building is 4a5her nice and 5he dining area 8mpressive. Food was very good and 5he staff went out of 5heir 2ay to reconstruct a martini my wife had on a n earlier... More 

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?