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Big Wave Dave's

) #72 of 86 Restaurants in Kapaa $ , American,
4-1373 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1606
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible18%
7 Apr 2017
“kind of a dive and hole in the wall but oh so much character”
2 Dec 2016
“Fun place to get a drink”
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Bar, American, Pub
4-1373 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1606
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Reason why I love this place is that it's true to Kauai's character. Small, kind of down home, real, not fake and unassuming, but if you dive deeper you'll come to know the realness of this place.

Thank Sara L
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Girls were shopping so I needed to find a local style pub. I found the perfect place at Dave's. Mostly locals in the bar when I was there but treated me as one of their own.

Thank Randy_Kotval
Reviewed 2 December 2016

My wife and I went here to get a drink and stayed about 20 minutes. The fella at the beside us at the bar was a local who had a few too many beers and gave us some good laughs as he talked about the...More

Thank zwebb17
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Stopped by here. Place was dirty, smelly etc. We were very hungry so ordered fish and chips which were good. I ordered a glass of red wine, it was served ice cold! Wth? Cheap enough but we both felt we should have walked in and...More

Thank Charla B
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We watched the Seahawks /Ram game. Had a fabulous time!! Cindy the waitress slash bartender was the BEST!!! Greatest 5 star dive bar ever!!!

Thank scrump321
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This place is a true "regulars" bar with affordable drinks. We stopped by more nights than not for a round or two. Therefore getting to know the bartenders and a few of the regulars. This is a true dive bar, and should be visited only...More

1  Thank jackaljen
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Big Wave Dave's was within walking distance of our resort so we stopped by for a drink. So glad we did! Great little watering hole filled with friendly locals. We shared a few laughs and tasty drinks (best Mai Tai I had on the island!)....More

Thank Nicole V
Reviewed 5 August 2016

This 5 star dive bar was recommended for their burgers. Walking in on a weeknight we were greeted by several guys at the bar warmly and with great humor. They were asking us show to ID! Told them a few jokes and everyone settled in....More

Thank Lee W
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Happy hour is happy and Cindee makes it so! She is fantastic and really makes you feel at home. Late night karaoke with the locals is fun too. Stay until you get kicked out.

Thank katieandmiles
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Having had expensive food we just wanted "real" food at a reasonable price. Walked in about 6pm and the place was empty save for the bartender, a waitress had just gotten off shift and a guy talking to her. Therefore service was great, food was...More

Thank krobson5
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-1373 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1606
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
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