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Gaylord's at Kilohana

3-2087 Kaumualii Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI
808-245-9593
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Ranked #4 of 90 Restaurants in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $30
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Pacific Rim
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Nuhou
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.
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El Dorado Hills, CA
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92 reviews 92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This looks like a great place from the outside. And the food was very good with a very nice wine list. The service was a little lacking. We arrived 15 minutes early for our reservation and were told we had to wait until our assigned time. Only about 25% of the tables were filled and there were plenty of servers.... More

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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Our Sunday brunch here was very disappointing - minimal food on the buffet line and it was cold, ran out of the prime rib (though they did offer a steak as a replacement), tiny cookies or mouse for dessert. This is our second disappointing experience so we won't bother with a third visit.

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Lihue, Hawaii
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

For five years I've been confident in taking friends who are visiting from distant places to Gaylord's - often for lunch. However, after many generally positive experiences that seem less impressive with each visit, my recent dinner visit was downright disappointing. Being greeted at a nearly-empty restaurant with "do you have a reservation" is not a very warm welcome, but... More

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Northern California
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121 reviews 121 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Having few hours to kill prior to our flight, we decided to enjoy a leisurely lunch at Gaylord's restaurant on the Kilohana Plantation, Lihue. The U-shaped shaded patio seating is perfect for enjoying the lovely garden scenery. The food is fabulous here. I opted for the catch of the day delicately prepared with complementing sauces over steamed rice. My wife... More

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Los Angeles
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

On our sixth day on Kauai, we had lunch here and it was truly the best meal of our trip. We ate outside under the covered arcade with a wonderful view of the old sugar plantation. The grilled ahi, with luscious slices of porcini, my wife selected was perfect and the grilled ono I had was the best of the... More

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Houston, Texas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

After visiting Waimea Canyon in the morning, we stopped at Gaylord's for lunch. It was about 1 PM, so we missed the main lunch crowd. Since we were staying at Princeville, we had gotten up & were on the road very early so we could be at the top of the Canyon by 9 AM. We were tired and Gaylord's... More

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Eric H, Manager at Gaylord's at Kilohana, responded to this review

Aloha sdatex, We appreciate the kind words expressed in your 5 Star review. It sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed your lunch with us after your long day of adventuring and touring the island. Our Kilohana Burger is quite popular and I do agree it is delicious!! The Chocolate and Strawberry Tart is my favorite dessert as well. We definitely love... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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131 reviews 131 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Visited for lunch. Great lunch menu, great service and friendly staff in a nice court yard setting. Good value for money. Worth a visit.

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Eric H, Manager at Gaylord's at Kilohana, responded to this review

Aloha DAFYDDHD, We appreciate you for taking the time to write your 4 Star review. Here at Gaylord's at Kilohana we take pride in bringing the very best to our guests. Thank you again and we look forward to your continued patronage. Mahalo, Camille Parr Manager for Eric Hanson GM camille.gaylords@gmail.com More

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I was so excited for the Rum Tasting. Until I arrived at 1:33 and they informed me I was three minutes late and would not be admitted. So we went shopping and bought things and then they told us that they we shouldn't use their shipping because it was super expensive. We informed them we wanted to ship it to... More

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Eric H, Manager at Gaylord's at Kilohana, responded to this review

Aloha CaliTraveler1982, We appreciate you taking the time to write this 2 Star review of the Koloa Rum Co. Unfortunately this does not pertain to us, we are Gaylord's restaurant at the Kilohana Plantation. There are many different entities on the Kilohana Plantation so I understand your confusion. I will relay your review to the Koloa Rum Co. staff and... More

Los Angeles
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

While it's not located near the ocean (which is rare in Kauai), it is one of the more unique restaurants we have eaten at. The restaurant is located in the courtyard of an old sugar plantation. Very cool. The food was wonderful. I had the fried chicken and waffles (a nice escape from all the seafood) and they were some... More

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Eric H, Manager at Gaylord's at Kilohana, responded to this review

Aloha Split2112, Thank you for taking the time to write this 5 Star review. Here at Gaylord's at Kilohana we take pride in bringing the very best to our guests and are pleased to here when we have succeeded. It is great to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed our Chicken and Waffles entree and felt it was one of the... More

Washington, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We went to Gaylord's because of the good dinner reviews hoping for the same for brunch. $30 is pretty average for brunch, but they had a pretty small selection. There was no omelette station, but you could order 1 dish off the a la carte menu. We ordered the prime rib and egg, which was super salty. To their credit... More

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Eric H, Manager at Gaylord's at Kilohana, responded to this review

Aloha Lyla S, We appreciate you taking the time to write this 3 Star review. I do apologize that you did not have a great experience here at Gaylord's at Kilohana during Sunday Brunch. We feel we do offer quite a lot for $29.95 and do offer the ala carte option as well without having to have an omelette station.... More

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