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“Great Service, Food, and Views!”
Review of Duke's Beach House

Duke's Beach House
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Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Ka'anapali
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Hawaiian
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Honoapiilani Hwy
Description: Located just steps from the sand, our striking open-air restaurant offers sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean along Kaanapali North Beach at the Honua Kai Resort and Spa. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients are featured throughout the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. The cuisine is Hawaiian influenced with a focus on fresh, sustainable seafood and premium steaks. In keeping with the tradition of the Duke’s restaurants in Hawaii and California, Duke’s Beach House boasts a casual, nostalgic ambiance honoring the great Duke Kahanamoku.
Reviewed August 6, 2013

We had dinner on the outside patio overlooking the water as the sun went down. It was a great dining experience! I had the 'dig me' daiquiri ( yum) and my husband had wine. I also had the rocket salad, and the fish and shrimp steamed in banana leaves. My husband had the mac nut and herb crusted fish , which seemed to be a popular entree among fellow diners. All the food was excellent! The waiter found out it was our first trip to Maui- a belated 25th anniversary trip- and presented us with a complimentary HUGE piece of their simply fabulous hula pie, as well as an offer for another free piece on our next visit! He also kindly took photos of us, and I have to mention that he was extremely well versed in all menu offerings and helped us make our dinner choices, as well as telling us about their breakfast offerings in case we were interested in returning another day ( we were staying nearby).

We enjoyed our dinner so much that we did indeed return , this time for breakfast. What can I say about their fresh squeezed tropical juice and mac-nut banana pancakes ( with coconut syrup) except YUM! Pancake portions are extremely generous, and neither of us were able to finish them. It was a simply delicious breakfast, and the coffee was great, too.

As we left, we happened to notice a small souvenir kiosk around the back of the hostess station. They have really nice t-shirts as well as other items, and we were able to make progress in our quest for souvenirs to take home for everyone- we bought a nice T-shirt, a glass tiki mug, and several Duke's tote bags.

Mahalo Duke's!!!!!

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Thank Kathy725
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Had a delicious lunch in this fun authentic restaurant right on the beach. Had lots of memorabilia on Duke with beautiful views.

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Thank Rhonda D
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

My wife and I went here on a Sunday night while on vacation in Maui and had a great meal. The order took a long but then the waiter brought the Mgr. John over to apologize for the delay. He apologized for the long wait explaining that they had done 276 dinners and only lost one ticket--- ours. He then asked us to come back another night, and gave us $50 toward our next meal there. We came back a couple nights later where he greeted us right away, seated us at a great table withe a great view, and we had the best dinner ever.I would definitely recommend this fine restaurant for the great food and super attentive service.

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Thank jdaltorio
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

After reading the reviews on Trip Advisor, we thought it was worth trying. We were disappointed. The waiter was attentive, but the food was a huge let down. The menu was very limited and the portions didn't match the prices. We tried a variety of meals, but no seafood which seems to be their specialty. Not sure it's worth a second try.

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Thank Kate R
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

We ate hear twice on our holiday in Maui. Our impression was that the food was reliably good but the service unreliable and occasionally unprofessional.

Food: I started with the panko-crusted calamari which was crisp, flavoursome and not at all chewy. It was served with a lovely sauce. My main course was the fish special which was two different types of Hawaiian fish served with vegetables. This was also very well executed.

Service: A notable point was that we had just begun eating our starters when a waiter arrived attempting to deliver our main courses. He was a bit confused about what to do and wanted to just leave our main courses on the table while we finished off our starters. Of course we asked that he return with the main courses when we had finished our starters, which did happen but my fish main course was dry and not piping hot indicating that it had been sitting around in view of the restaurant’s mistake in timing. We politely made our waitress aware of this mistake but she did nothing to apologise or reassure that the issue had been rectified.

Overall we found the service in Duke’s to be insincere and unprofessional. However if you can see through that, or service is not something you care too much about you should enjoy the food and the beach-front location.

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Thank cyprusboy
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