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Duke's Canoe Club

3610 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
(808) 246-9599
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Ranked #6 of 91 Restaurants in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Shoreline Access
Transit: Bus stop on Rice Street
Description: On the sand at Kalapaki Beach, Duke’s is dedicated to legendary surfer Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaii’s Ambassador of Aloha. The restaurant’s open-air design offers stunning, sweeping ocean views while the 30 foot waterfall plunges into a koi pond below that meanders through the tables. Enjoy a leisurely lunch, romantic dinner, or tropical cocktail in a fun, friendly atmosphere.
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English first
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Too die for sandwich. The wife ordered it and I ate half :-). The Mahi Mahi fish and chips were very good as well. If you're coming in from airport hungry this place has a great view and drinks.

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Temecula, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

First, let me start of tell you all that I like the Duke Restaurant chain in Hawaii and have previously given them high marks on their food. However, after having eaten at Duke's for a number of years, it's time to let you and management know that it's high time they got REAL about that mediocre salad bar; or at... More

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Los Gatos
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This place has great service and one of the best salad bars to go with great fresh fish or prime rib. Get there early for a great ocean view seat. Maybe spend some time prior to opening at the ocean level bar. This is also great spot to learn SUP boarding, located next door.

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San Francisco, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This is a great duke's location sitting with a beach view. Restaurant is decorated in local flora with a little waterfall so inside seating or outside are both great. Food was good, especially fresh fish of the day with a buere blanc sauce. Kid friendly. Good happy hour. Affordable.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Oh, baby! Now this is what I am talking about. Fresh fish tacos, laid back atmosphere, shirt and shoes optional. Friendly service right on the beach. Yes, yes, yes!

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Los Angeles
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We ate here a few times while staying at the Marriott on Kalapaki Beach. The food is always good, the service was pleasant and fast, the drinks were great, and the Hula pies are awesome! It's a great location with wonderful views and wonderful food. Don't miss it.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

great staff and great food! beautiful view! don't miss taco tuesday. We ended up at Dukes almost every night for dinner and drinks. The Mai Tai's are yum! Every night was a great experience.

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8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We ate lunch here. It was crowded so we did not get an outdoor seat with view. Food and service was great, kind of slow though. This is a tourist place, so customers are supposed to relax and not in a hurry to somewhere. Price is relatively inexpensive to other places in the island. The ice cream dessert was delicious.

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Lahaina, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Everything about Duke's was great; the beachfront view of the bay is beautiful, the food was all terrific (especially the poke wrap) and the draft beer selection was good. But the service we got was the real highlight. We visited from Maui and ate there twice while on vacation and both times had a server named Tracy. She really brought... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Great fish tacos for lunch and good seafood for dinner. Right next to the Marriott. Husband said the Mai Tais were not very good.

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