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Duke's Kauai

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$$ - $$$
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3610 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1705 (Shoreline Access)
+1 808-246-9599
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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West Kelowna, Canada
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went for dinner and had chicken and prime rib. Dinner was served extremely fast and was very good. Server was excellent and went the extra mile to make small additional unexpected details to service. Since this is our first time to Kauai he took extra time to inform us of cool places to visit. Would highly recommend a visit.

Thank Tanya M
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had lunch on the lower level of the restaurant looking out at the beach. Very nice. The food and drinks were good but the service was a bit slow.

Thank Mary S
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144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Located right on the beach front, this is your typical "Dukes" restaurant. The service is good as usual and not as rushed as Waikiki. They have a band in the afternoon which is nice. They even have free valet parking. Highly recommended for drinks or a meal.

Thank SydneyTraveller_2008
Chehalis, Washington
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We go to Duke's each time we are in Kauai for at least one meal. The service has always been the best and the food even better. One of the best salad bars on the island. The deserts are almost too big to consume! We love Duke's for lunch also.

Thank mackdril
Turlock, California
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Gracious staff, we had a reservation, and they seated us on time, and with a lovely view! From the drinks at the bar, to the yummy salad bar, to dinner...everything was delicious! And of course we ended with Hula Pie, (we have this treat overtime we visit Maui) if you haven't had this dessert, you are missing Hawaii! This restaurant... More 

Thank Carol V
Covington, Washington
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On our recent trip to Kauai I wanted to have our last dinner at someplace different. I found Dukes on Google and tried to follow the map to their place. Not the easiest place to find parking. I highly recommend the Free Valet Parking! We did not see this till too late. Great Tikki Hut Look. Laid back, and always... More 

Thank jessica651
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Located in Marriott complex. Nice location on the beach for relaxed lunch. Good service with loaded burger and good fries. Typical high Island pricing. Worth the money.

Thank Tom M
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited Dukes last week around February 12, 2017. My wife and I have eaten here before (4 years ago) at the Dukes in San Diego (last year) and Mali (2 years ago). We always had great fish dinners. This time not so, and we were VERY disappointed. The fish dinners had rather smallest portions and seasoned too much. You can... More 

Thank BeachPerson19380
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Met friends for lunch. Busy but worth the wait. I ordered a macadamia nut crab encrusted Mahi. Without question the best seafood dish I've ever eaten. Absolutely delicious.

Thank Donna M
Delray Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lunch at Barefoot Bar was disappointing. Fish and chips was below average. Dinner in the main dining room was average. Salad bar was sparse.

Thank Robert T

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
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: +1 808-246-9599
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?