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Gaylord's at Kilohana

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American, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
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3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, 3-2087 Kaumuali'i Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505 (Nuhou)
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Enjoy going to Gaylords on our visits to Kauai. The plantation style house is charming with the various rooms turned into shops, bar area, secluded dining or dining outside under the covered patio watching the moon & stars or shelter from the rain. Food is good & nicely presented. Staff is professional.

Thank Rudy P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We always ask for a quiet table when making reservations, which is a good idea, as it can get quite crowded and noisy if there are children at the next table. The food is consistently excellent.

Thank KauaiJoy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gaylords was the best dinner that my husband and I had on the island ! We told the hostess that we were on our honeymoon and she directed us to a private table overlooking the gardens. The grounds were beautiful. There was a small band playing Hawaiian music softly for the guests to enjoy during dinner. Our server, Rochelle, was... More 

Thank Megan J
Bath, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped at the plantation to kill some time and decide to eat lunch at Gaylords. We were a party of 7 and were sat right away. It is open air but covered seating. Absolutely beautiful views. Very relaxing atmosphere. Our food selections ranged from salads to Grilled fish, burgers, and poke. Everyone loved their dish. Very fresh tasting food.... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have come to Kauai every year since 1996 (we have a time share at Kauai Marriott) and we always eat at Gaylord's. It has great atmosphere. Staff is wonderful and we love the food. Prices are not to bad. Mai Tai's could not be better. We have brought many people here with us and no one has ever had... More 

Thank palmbreezemb
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had lunch here at this wonderfully restored plantation home from the 1930s. The courtyard setting is fantastic. Great menu and excellent service by the entire staff. Definitely one of the gems located in Lihue.

Thank Tom T
San Marcos, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Friend and I went for Sunday brunch. It was overpriced for what was served. The buffet looked picked over, the food was not hot. The only good item was the prime rib omelet. It was very good and made to order, arrived hot and the horseradish sauce was very tasteful. Otherwise the rolls, desert items were what you could buy... More 

Thank Azdeb85251
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were here for a week and the last night we found this gem. Delicious Mai Tai's appetizers, salads, and fresh fish. Beautiful garden patio seating. Local gem in Lihue.

Thank dmwest13
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Restaurant has a lovely garden setting, allowing for pretty views if you get a good table. Food is pricey, but of good quality. Staff and service are great. Only thing letting the restaurant down from 5 stars is the poor dessert options.

Thank delimak82
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We made 7 PM reservations for dinner and arrived at six in order to spend time in their shops. No need for the extra hour! 15 minutes or less will do. As for dinner, it was very good. The fillet is very tender and recommended...two of us ordered it and they came one full gear short on the doneness scale... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $36
American, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, 3-2087 Kaumuali'i Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: 18082459593
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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