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“Fantastic Local Bar and Food”
Review of Big Wave Dave's

Big Wave Dave's
Ranked #89 of 125 Restaurants in Kapaa
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

After the disappointment of Kalypso's, we were encouraged by our friends to give this place a go. If you are expecting wonderful restaurant decor, you will be disappointed, this place is just a good old fashioned local bar and restaurant. The beers are icy cold and the food is fantastic bar food, we had the beef and bacon burger with the loaded fries and the burger was juicy and perfectly cooked. Thanks again Dave and Barbara.

Thank Gavin R
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Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

I needed to eat lunch but Kapaa was busy! Everyone was standing in lines waiting to order
Except Big Wave Daves!
Plentiful Fish and Chips with a great price
The bar tendress was super friendly too

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Thank heavenlyhakus
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

Okay, my wife and I have been visiting Kauai for about ten years. We also spent time on Oahu and the Big Island. This is the worst restaurant we have ever walked into with the rudest employees. No one would make eye contact with us when we walked in. There was no hostess or server or anyone interested in helping us. No tables were available, so we sat at the bar. The bar chairs were so mismatched to the bar that the bar was level with my wife's nose. (We felt like Hobbits on the bad part of the adventure.) I jokingly said that the chairs were pretty low. The female bartender who would not make eye contact said, "It is what it is."

We can't comment on the food because no one ever gave us a menu and other patrons had any food on their tables. The fist truly rude locals that we have ever met in Hawaii.

7  Thank LouMande
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

Wish we would have discovered this place sooner. Garlic chicken appetizer was great. Burgers were huge and super yummy. Definitely get the loaded fries with the burger! Oh yeah did I mention the Mai Tai's were great also!!!!!

Thank Jamie C
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

Stopped by after recommendation from local for happy hour. Mai Tai's were only $5 and had the best taste and most alcohol of any other place we had tried on the island. Seems like a local hang out. Cynthia, the bartender was very friendly and we will definitely stop back for another drink.

1  Thank Cheryl D
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