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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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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
Stunning ambiance

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Minneapolis
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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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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Petaluma, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

There were about six tables available, but we had to wait with the advice to visit their gift shop or bar. Lunch was good.

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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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

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

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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North Oaks, Minnesota
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39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This was an amazing experience. The Kilohana Plantation was built in 1935 at the center of a sugar plantation. It has been faithfully restored to the level that it looks almost new (for 1935.) It reminds us of Lon's at the Hermosa in Phoenix. The dining area is comprised of two parallel covered patios running straight back from either side... More 

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Hood River, Oregon
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24 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Stopped in at Gaylord's for lunch on a raining day. It's worth coming in just to experience the restaurant. The service was impeccable, the atmosphere sublime and food was well worth the price (which, even at lunch, is not cheap). The corned beef in my reuben was as tender as butter and the bread was crisp, not greasy. My wife... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The location was priceless and the food was great. I would recommend a burger and onion rings. Watchout for the chickens around the tables in the courtyard ! Tour the building !

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Media, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

There is something for everyone here. The old plantation home offers a look into the past. The plantation grows much of the food offered in an open-air dining setting. Food is mostly local and organic - and delicious! The store offers a variety of local items including Koloa rum. An attached area offers rum tasting so you can better select... More 

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Orem, Utah
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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Really good food. Not our favorite on the island (the sirloin was better at Keoki's and the fish was better at Hukilau Lanai), but still quite delicious. The caprese appetizer was my favorite.

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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?