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Kalaheo Steak & Ribs

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4444 Papaline Rd, Kalaheo, Kalaheo, Kauai, HI (HI-50 Kaumualii Hwy)
+1 808-332-4444
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 21:30
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El Dorado Hills, CA
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237 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014

Interesting and fun place. The food was very good, but I have had better. It's in an odd location. The decor is is right off a cattle ranch and rather dated. The staff was very friendly. Brought our own wine and there was no corkage fee.

Thank BEN P
Cairns, Australia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

The ribs here are awesome, the meal is huge though! My partner ordered a steak which was cooked to perfection. The staff were friendly and attentive. This is a great place for a feed.

Thank Sarah W
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014

Kalaheo Steak & Ribs is a small local restaurant that knows how to cook a great steak (locally grown, grass fed beef). The salad was fresh & crisp---a delightful change from our dining experiences elsewhere. The rib eye steak was perfectly cooked & downright awesome! The prime rib was a little dry, but very flavorful. The bread pudding dessert was... More 

Thank cass000
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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170 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

I ordered the filet and my husband ordered the NY strip. Both were cooked well and delicious. However, my baked potato was overcooked and the wine was terrible. (I am not a wine snob or anything, but this was pretty bad) Unfortunately, their wine selection was minimal so there weren't many substitutes for my bad wine. They should invest in... More 

Thank Abby G
Modesto, California
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Having dined here several times, we thought we would really challenge them by having our Valentines Dinner here. We eagerly anticipated perfection, and received nothing less!! Three sittings were scheduled for the evening, (we chose the latest) and ours was ready right on time. Despite what had obviously been a busy night, the hostess and wait staff were fun and... More 

1 Thank EdWhitby8981
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Delicious local restaurant. Old school atmosphere. Courteous staff. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for steak or ribs.

Thank OTSouthFlorida
Stansbury Park, Utah
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

In an era where the flavor has been bred out of most commercial beef, the owner of this establishment has found a local source where you can taste the "grass fed" cattle difference. But getting the right cut of beef is only half the challenge. It also has to be cooked well. And my steak tonight was cooked to perfection... More 

1 Thank CaptainStansbury
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

A little hard to find but if you're heading towards Lihue, look for the Catholic church on the right and hang a right at the next traffic light, which is Papalina Road and you'll see it on the left. Sunday evenings are fun with a live band playing in the saloon. The prime rib is pretty good but the baked... More 

Thank kahu808
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

What a pleasant surprise! We used to frequent this restaurant years ago and stopped going when they changed hands and the quality went downhill. I'm very pleased to say that they again have changed hands only this time owner, Ernie Kanekoa, knows how to operate a great restaurant! The food is amazing! I had the ribs and they were perfect,... More 

1 Thank Vheckler
Lihue, Hawaii
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

We initially went to grab a small bite to eat at the Kalaheo golf course. Since they stopped serving food, we went back to Kalaheo Steak. The menu is robust and the prices are reasonable. What stood out was the excellent service and the fantastic food. I ordered the chicken picatta, $22, with a side of garlic mashed potatoes. The... More 

Thank Randy K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Steakhouse
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4444 Papaline Rd, Kalaheo, Kalaheo, Kauai, HI
    (HI-50 Kaumualii Hwy)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kalaheo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-332-4444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?