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Duke's Kauai

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3610 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1705 (Shoreline Access)
+1 808-246-9599
11:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Food good as alpes we invite friends to come who live on island they also enjoy food very much great place to go wonderful view of harbor they make great drinks

Thank Robert L
Greenwood Village, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Nice view, relaxing setting and great fish tacos. Oh, and a decent pins colada. Not a bad way to start a vacation. Lots of tourists, but ok for our first Hawaiian meal.

Thank Linda S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

We have dined at Dukes Kalapaki Beach for almost 20 years, and have been disappointed the last two years at the diminished quality and preparation of our food, particularly beef. We usually dine at Dukes several times over the course of our annual vacation on Kauai and always knew we would have a fine dinner, but that has changed. My... More 

Thank Donna C
Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

During a 10 day visit to Kaua'i we are at Dukes restaurant and more casual downstairs bar 5 times-- and enjoyed every meal. Food was great-- lots of locally caught fish dishes -- helpful servers and view out to Pacific-/ can't go wrong with that combination.

Thank kenneth c
Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

We ate in Duke's Barefoot Bar not only because it's located at Kalapaki Beach but also because of the man Duke's is named for, Duke Paoa Kahanamoku. A great spot to have our last meal on Kauai. The food and service was good and we had a table in one of the best spots.

Thank Nova L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3,309 reviews
1,380 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,893 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here on our last evening in Kauai specifically for the Hula Pie! It has become an anniversary tradition! Service was friendly and prompt, and the pie was fantastic! Can't get a better view of the beach and the bay!

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Lincoln, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 May 2016

We enjoyed a fabulous meal with friends on April 22. Our server, Justin, was excellent, great humor, very attentive to our needs, always checking in with us to ensure we were content with the food and beverages. Whenever I get great service, I recognize it publicly and to the individual. Justin, you are an excellent customer service provider. It isn't... More 

Thank jimnlincoln
Chandler, Arizona
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

Arrived late afternoon at the Marriott Resort and did not feel like driving someplace for dinner. We asked the hotel for a place to eat and they suggested Duke's. Had a burger and fish tacos and were not disappointed. Patio dinning with ocean views will return next time in Kauai.

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Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Ahi and hamachi sashimi super fresh and tasty. Bbq rib are delicious l, hula pie is amazing! Salad bar has a good selection and very fresh.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Open air fine dinning right on the beach. Great food we enjoyed it so much that we ended up canceling a dinner plan later in the week to come back here. Salad bar was OK as an add on but probably not worth the stand alone price. Good though the food was the ambiance was the star. Watched canoers and... More 

Thank Joe A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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?