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Gaylord's at Kilohana

3-2087 Kaumualii Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI
808-245-9593
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Ranked #5 of 89 restaurants in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $30
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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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We had lunch here the day we arrived in Kauai and found the food to be fabulous and atmosphere to be perfect to welcome us to the Island. Diverse menu and good portions. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. I'd highly recommend Gaylord's for lunch or dinner.

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Keller, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We stopped here for lunch and were very glad we did. We had a little bit of a wait, which was strange since there were plenty of empty tables, but perhaps they were short staffed? Not sure, but regardless, it's a beautiful place and a great setting to enjoy a meal. It's all outdoor and covered and we were treated... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

On our last evening in Kauai before heading to the airport we were pleasantly surprised to find and dine at Gaylord's now our favorite restaurant on the Island. The food was fresh, prepared with savory spices and a smokey flair. The setting is a lush plantation. This is a must stop during your visit to Kauai.

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Boston, MA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Excellent meal. Unique setting – outdoors (covered) but on a Plantation, rather than at the beach. Some of the best fish we had on our 14-day trip.

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Fishers, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Not a bad brunch if you are in the area. We didn't do a lot else other than brunch, would have liked to sample the rums at the distillery gift shop, but we did not have a time. Nice gift shop.

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toledo, oh
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110 reviews 110 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Good selection on the Buffett, more mainstream than local cuisine. Hot items range from scrambled eggs with cheese to short ribs. Price of $30 is fair for the quality. Live music from a local solo singer is a nice touch. The beautiful courtyard setting is what really makes this brunch unique. One service complaint, we went back for some fruit... More

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Went here for brunch this week. Outstanding! Food was great. Atmosphere was wonderful. Take your time, enjoy!

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

Aloha Fir96, We appreciate you taking the time to write this 5 Star review and are glad that you thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday Brunch. We look forward to your continued patronage and would like to thank you again for your review. Mahalo, Camille Parr Manager for Eric Hanson GM camille.gaylords@gmail.com More

Plymouth
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Gaylord's is a beautiful setting to enjoy a meal at. I had the Caesar salad for lunch and it was very good. The prices seem a little high but it was a great place for lunch.

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

Aloha Nicole K, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write this 3 Star review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your lunch here at Gaylord's at Kilohana. We take pride in bringing the best to our guests both with food and atmosphere. I'm sorry you felt that we were expensive but in comparison to other... More

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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180 reviews 180 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was our third visit to Gaylord's. We had 4 in our party and we ordered many drinks, 4 appetizers, and 4 dinners. The ahi poke was not very good compared to Fish express, Pono market, or even Big Save. The crab cakes were pathetic excuses for hush puppies, and I would have been offended by these offerings if I... More

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

Aloha GH_ShrtOrDrCook, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I apologize for the over cooked fish that your party received that evening. I have notified our Chef about this issue and he his taking the proper actions to rectify this problem. I am pleased that you felt the Cioppino was excellent and do hope that you will... More

Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We ate here for dinner, first we tried the crab dip appetizer, it was good, but not quite living up to the prior reviews we had read. Dinner was excellent, grilled prawns, seared scallops in a fennel cream sauce, & the fresh fish which was Opa that evening. Yes, dinner can get expensive, but you are paying for the setting... More

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

Aloha Pat A, We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your evening here at Gaylord's at Kilohana. I'm sorry you felt we were expensive but in comparison to other comparable restaurants on the island we are about average. We do appreciate you taking the time to write this 4 Star review and look forward to your continued patronage. Mahalo,... More

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