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Duke's Kauai

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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3610 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1705 (Shoreline Access)
(808) 246-9599
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Greenwood, Indiana
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate in the bottom part of Duke's -- hamburgers, nachos, etc. Very good food and wait staff was great. We watched a cruise ship pull out of the harbor and watched a volley ball game while eating.

Thank NancyCarroll
Birmingham, Alabama
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The full name for this place is Duke's Cafe Portofino. You can dine on the terrace, overlooking the water and it's just beautiful! The food is excellent and so is the service. My friends had the lasagna and they said it was the best they've ever had. I had the chicken marsala and it was wonderful! For dessert we had... More 

Thank l0urdesferreir0
South El Monte, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The waiter, Rusty, was great! He was very pleasant and had great stories of the island and was very gracious to my 87 year old Mom. We were flying out later in the evening so my mom insisted we stop by since she knew the General Manager's mother. He had left for the day but the manager on duty greeted... More 

Thank Joseph G
Oceanside, California
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The view is great and their service is outstanding. Enjoyed the music when they have it. Always go there several times when staying at the Marriott. Can not wait til next time

Thank Renee C
Henderson, Nevada
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401 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Last stop for us. Just great food service and food. Its in marriot hotel by the beach. Great view and near the airport so you don't have to worry about missing your flight.

Thank alanh45953
Phoenix, Arizona
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The bar/patio is on the beach. There really shouldn't be anything else you need to know... They have Hawaiian draft beers (try the Longboard Lager), their nachos, wings, and quesadilla's are the perfect match for your beer. Staff is super friendly and the prices are reasonable.

Thank Heather G
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just a great setting and food. It is loud both upstairs and down but that is due to its popularity. We ate upstairs this trip and happy we did. Service was good, food was better.

Thank Debra M
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Kauai is one of my favorite islands and Dukes is one of the reasons. The restaurant is footsteps from Kalapaki beach and is very accessible while still in your swimwear. The menu is refreshing and tasty. Whatever you get, ask for lilikoi sauce. It came with the coconut shrimp. Service was great. Noticed a lot of local people eating there... More 

Thank Marlene L
Beijing, China
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128 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at Marriott next door, so we went here for the first dinner in Kauai. The restaurant is quite big and anyone-friendly. We tried both the daily catch and mixed grill just for safety, and it turned out both them were pretty good. The three dollars salad buffet was quite interesting, and I indeed enjoyed the most choices there.... More 

Thank richyding
Mount Sinai, New York
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went here for dinner to celebrate the end of our honeymoon. The shrimp scampi is the best I have ever had. The prime rib is worth ordering, my husband loved it. I had one of the fish specials, not sure what the fish was since I think they change regularly. And the hula pie is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3610 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1705
    (Shoreline Access)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop on Rice Street
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: (808) 246-9599
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?