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Duke's Kauai

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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Contemporary
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I stopped here a hour before I had to return my car to the airport. The cheeseburger was great. It has a good location and a great atmosphere.

Thank Sungod95
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved eating on the deck with a beautiful view of the beach/ocean. The food was great/ shrimp linguine and Mango BBQ ribs. We could have easily made a meal off the delicious salad bar . This plsce was the best dinner we had during our stay !

Thank Jan R
San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The famous Hula Pie is what its cracked up to. Amazing. The coconut shrimp was cooked in what seemed to be old grease. But the sauce and vegetables that came with were good.

Thank Shante J
long island, ny
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66 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Terrible food.. Great martinis!!! horrible food. I had the filet mignon. It was burnt, dry and terrible. My friend had the ribs. It looked better than what I got. I was pissed after flying 11 hours, starving ,and waited 45 minutes for this.. Thank god the mango martini was strong and delicious!!

Thank mellowkat
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One our guides recommended we go here to celebrate a birthday - which includes a huge slice of Hula Pie. The location and view are great, fun atmosphere and live music from the Barefoot Bar. Salad bar was impressive. Food and service were fine. The slice of Hula Pie they brought out for my daughter was spectacular, it had to... More 

Thank Katie T
Rochester, New York
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great happy hour stop on the island! The Duke's Mai Tai is good, and the pupus are yummy! We enjoyed the ahi sashimi, calamari, and coconut shrimp with our drinks, and left full! Fun to watch the paddle boarders while sipping a drink and enjoying the live music! We make this a stop whenever we are on... More 

Thank Stephany M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is good most of the time.Although my last dinner-the asparagus wasn't cooked enough and the crust on my flatbread was hard as a brick etc.. but the other times I went there the food was really good. View is great. The wait can take 30 mins to a hour. Nice staff.Prices are reasonable. Overall it's really nice if... More 

Thank Linda H
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful restaurant with a beautiful view of the shoreline. The food was amazing. Seared Ahi and the poke rolls were delicious. Staff was friendly.

Thank Melissa M
Bowman, North Dakota
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been to Dukes many times. The food and drinks are always amazing. Such a relaxing place to be. There is usually a Cruise ship docked close by. The ocean make a beautiful scenery while you are there.

Thank tnt19765
Fremont, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was good. Because it is located next to beach, after having dinner, it was easy to take a walk with cool breeze

Thank eric230

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?