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“Great view, everything else just O.K.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Brennecke's Beach Broiler

Brennecke's Beach Broiler
2100 Hoone Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756 (Koloa)
808 742 7588
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Ranked #13 of 33 Restaurants in Poipu
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Koloa
California
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30 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great view, everything else just O.K.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2009

I ate here with friends and expected everything great with the view. The service was indifferent; the hostess seemed bothered by our presence and the waitress always seemed to be in a hurry, but not to serve the customers. She was nice when we finally stopped her! The food was good, I had the pulled pork and it was tasty, but the accompanying fries were so-so. The others had fish and it was O.K. If you're looking for a view, few better than this, but pricey and average service makes it seem less special.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Cruz, CA
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“Service OK, but pretty disappointing food.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2009

We have a large family and it's challenging to find restaurants in Poipu that can accommodate adults and kids, as well as offer a reasonable value. Brennecke's appeared to fit the bill, but it ended up being expensive and the food (especially the fish) was disappointing. We had the Ono and the Ahi (sandwich) and the fish was so bland that no amount of tartar sauce or condiments could make them flavorful. Other means were fine (burgers, salad bar), but the entrees were not what you'd expect for the price and the reputation. For the price and ambiance, we'd prefer Keoke's, down the street.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Gold Coast Australia
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“great location, atmosphere and views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2009

The view makes it - we saw whales and a very fast pod of dolphins that apparently swim by regularly. Staff are good and food is Ok, though nothing special. Great for lunch, has a lovely holiday feel.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Seaside
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“Don't bother”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2009

Had dinner here and niether of us were impressed at all. The location and decor were great but the food was not good at all, service was slow, our server was very nice but it just seemed slow and when she refilled our iced tea it was so old the ice had melted and it was water, we had to wave down another server to get anything. This was not a good experience at all.

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“Keeping Driving”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2009

My husband and I ate here July 17 while on our honeymoon. We read about it in our Kauai Revealed book and understand why it didn't get their highest rating. The restaurant was nice inside with its high ceilings and large open windows. Service became slower as the night went on and we waited too long between our plates being cleared and for the bill to be placed on our table. I just ordered a hamburger medium well and it tasted burnt, definitely not enjoyable. I believe my husband ordered a cheeseburger and he didn't care for it either.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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