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“Great food, great server, average prices, small servings” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Wailua Marina Restaurant

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Wailua Marina Restaurant
5971 Kuhio Hwy, Kauai, HI
808-822-4311
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Ranked #286 of 387 Restaurants in Kauai
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
P.A.
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food, great server, average prices, small servings”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

We made reservations for my sweethearts birthday dinner. Apparently they don't do anything special for this (we assumed anyway). The young lady that opened the doors at 5 pm (when they open) and served us our water could not manage even a pretend smile and seamed very sad. She was nice enough however to snap a photo for us when asked and was polite at least. Our server (a very friendly and big man) was excellent and the food was delicious. The salad bar was very fresh and crisp.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Give it a try......”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

We dined at this delightful restaurant two nights ago. The view is lovely, the staff is friendly and the food is good. We both enjoyed the mixed plate they offer. Their salad bar is very fresh and the dressings are homemade. The service is very prompt, and they checked back with us several times to make sure all was fine. We'll definitely return.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New Port Richey, Florida
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Chopped Steak for me.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

Go there every year for the ground steak. Perfect, too bad they don't serve wine anymore though. Bring your own.

Visited September 2011
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Vermont
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very Inconsistant in food and attitude”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

We have been to this restaurant 4 times for lunch and the first time 4 yrs ago was nice, the food was good and fresh. They served rolls and salad with your lunch. The second time 3 yrs ago was mediocre, the food was okay and the server was ok. The third time this last Feb the food was good again but the server was lacking, gave it one last try today and the food was salty and old looking, like it needed to be thrown out last week,no rolls or salad, and the food was very small portioned the waiter wasnt very experienced and came over to the table once and disappeared, another woman came over with the drinks, slammed them down on the table and flew away...we waited for a check then walked out to the front desk to pay and he appeared out of the side waiter's area, handed it to me and flew away with a 'thanks, have a happy new year' and gone.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC! Best Restaurant on Kaua'i”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

Although this restaurant is a little hard to find, it is well worth the search. We actually called for directions (plugging it into your GPS won't work as some of the roads are unnamed) and the hostess stayed on the phone with us the entire 5 minutes giving me step-by-step instructions until we were in the parking lot. Once there, everyone was friendly-- and the food was AMAZING. A free, fresh salad bar comes with any entreé, and the menu is extensive. "Best Mahi-Mahi and steak ever!" raved two among my party. Our waiter, born in Kaua'i, spoke with us at length about the island's history and the best places to go during our visit. Overall, the price value was great for the food quality, and the service was excellent. We are only here for a few days, but are already considering going back! A HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone visiting Kaua'i!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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