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“Not Impressed”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Kalapaki Joe's - CLOSED

Kalapaki Joe's
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Flowery Branch, Georgia
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Not Impressed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

Slow service and warm beer .Had to wait for a table for 15 minutes even though many empty tables..Food not terrible but average at the best. Skip this place.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Bamaphan
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English first
Furlong, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Fun local restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

Shorts and tees! Bar food and TV! Family and friends! Good food, well priced, something for everyone! Went twice with family since first time was so much fun. Open air, staff is crazy busy but accommodating to all! Female bartender is great with long brunette hair....short staffed on our second visit so she jumped in and did the best to help and serve. Friendly and local...real Lihue feel. Nachos are huge, burgers yummy, tacos amazing! If you are looking for high brow and fancy go someplace else. If you are exhausted from a great day in Kauai and want a good time with friends and family casually....do Kalapaki Joe's!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Suzy W
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Seattle, Washington
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“skip it if you are hungry, Dukes is a one minute walk across the street.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

We ate at least one meal out for the 8 days we stayed on Kauai and this was by far the worst, without question. My wife had a salad which she did not finish and I ordered spicy fried shrimp. The shrimp were over cooked and very tough. The fries tasted like they were old and may have been in the freezer way too long or perhaps were re-frozen. They did make a new batch for me and they were no better. Looks like more of a place to hang out and drink/eat wings.

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank jlencap
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Koloa, Hawaii
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189 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“DISGUSTING AND LOUD”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

this place is loud, not clean looking, slow on service and presents really terrible food that made 3 out of 9 people sick. That's ⅓ of us! I give this place 5 toilet paper rolls as a rating since that is about how much we 3 used that night and the following morning. there were 2 fish dishes and one reuben that made us sick. the reuben was flat, dry, and made me gag. should have sent it back. the fish tasted ok but was probably mishandled or not fresh to cause such gastric upsets. the chicken fingers for the kids looked like something out of a cheap frozen food plastic bag. the fries left one's fingers covered in grease but they were hot and fresh.
this place is so loud and busy that no one could talk or hear each other. on top of that, a hula show was blaring downstairs! i don't know why anyone would go there for anything other than a drink, if that. everything was disgusting.
service is poor--SLOOOOOW, not everyone got a flatware set-up, and water was not refreshed often enough. plus, not cheap for the garbage served.
the place in Poipu is not much better. stay home and make a salad or go to Burger King with, believe it or not, much better food!!! What a totally negative experience and waste of money.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank ELLEN L
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Happy Hour Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

We went here one night on a tip. It was great if you were going for Happy hour or bar atmosphere. Dinner was affordably priced and tasted good but they delivered 3 out of 4 entrees and our 4th person waited another 10 minutes for food. It was average for dinner. Not our favorite but the bar menu looked great and Happy Hour seems to be their main focus.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Teri K
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