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Big Wave Dave's

American, Bar, Pub
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4-1373 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Perth, Australia
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Happy hour is happy and Cindee makes it so! She is fantastic and really makes you feel at home. Late night karaoke with the locals is fun too. Stay until you get kicked out.

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Rochester, New York
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Having had expensive food we just wanted "real" food at a reasonable price. Walked in about 6pm and the place was empty save for the bartender, a waitress had just gotten off shift and a guy talking to her. Therefore service was great, food was what you'd expect and the price where it should be. Plastered with "signed" one dollar... More 

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Brea, California
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We stopped here twice, once after dinner across the street at Olympic Cafe. The first time it was us and a local woman who had been there for a few hours. Full bar. Cheap drinks. A "locals' place. Second visit, karaoke! No one sang well but everyone sang. The kitchen used oil smell can be a turn off to some.... More 

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Tucson
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is the perfect Cheers bar. Sit for ten minutes and you have been there for years. Friendly crowd and staff. Cheap beer. Did not eat any of the food. Don't be put off by the entrance.

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Oak View, California
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

We were staying in Kapaa and kept walking by Big Wave Dave's. We had read mixed reviews and decided to find out for ourselves. The bartender/Waitress did a great job taking care of everyone in there. Fun place. Bottom line is the Garlic chicken appetizer was incredible. So delicious and fresh. I would love to figure out how to make... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

About the only choice for karoake in Kapaa. Different bartenders start it at different times on different nights. Generally Sun-Thurs. OK. But the crowd and bartenders leave much to be desired.

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Thank Jim A
Minnesota
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Staff was very friendly. Drinks reasonably priced. Love the karaoke. Great place to meet locals while on vacation. Friendly neighborhood place.

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Thank Travel1gal
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure what to even think of this place. We walked in after checking the menu outside the door thinking it should be a good place to get a burger. We walked in through a dark narrow hallway into the back where the bar was and sat at a booth. A very nice lady came and took our drink... More 

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Thank Guitarplayer72
San Francisco
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Nothing too exciting here, food is intolerable but Vic and the Victims play here sometimes-Blues boys that are totally danceable.

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Thank bradaburns
Melbourne
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We visited this place after going to Mariachis for dinner. Great fun with the karaoke. Good drinks and nice staff.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-1373 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?