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Duke's Kauai

3610 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1705
+1 808-246-9599
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hula pie” (655 reviews)
“waffle fries” (39 reviews)
“fish tacos” (251 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3610 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1705
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Reviewed yesterday

The mai tais are not as great as we were led to believe, but the waitress was top notch, service was remarkably speedy, the small eats were tasty, and the location of the barefoot bar is terrific with great views of the relatively calm beach...More

Thank Randall B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dukes is worth a visit for the location alone. It's absolutely beautiful. Situated between a lush tropical waterfall and a gorgeous bay, you can't best the views. And although the food is delicious, it over priced. I mean , a meager salad bar is $18?...More

Thank Brynn L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great views and fabulous salad bar but we were both a little disappointed in our dinners. I had fish and gf had chicken. Both were just OK. We returned to the downstairs bar twice before we left the Island. Again great view and atmosphere for...More

Thank jam960
Reviewed 3 days ago

Going to Duke's when in Kauai is a must. A taste of how Kauai used to be. View and atmosphere are great. Food good but nothing spectacular. We had great, quick service. The server was friendly and efficient. The mai tai's were good! A fun...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went here during a short stay in Kaua'i for my boyfriends birthday. The steak I got was pretty tasty (Kaua'i beef is delicious) and my boyfriends food was just okay. He got the shrimp scampi and won tons. However, our server was.... how should I...More

Thank lainee87
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great food, cocktails, and view of the beach. The pina is heaven in a hollowed-out pineapple. Get it.

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Duke's is more a tourist trap than a great restaurant, but go anyway. Enjoy the drinks and the interesting stuff on the walls, etc. The ribs are good. The Huli Huli Chicken is basically a grilled chicken breast. I could have done it better and...More

Thank ElDude9
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Everyone was very nice apart from the male greeter or host we had our golden retriever 4 months puppy and we are aware that in a lot of places they are not allowed and that's why we were approaching the hostess to ask for a...More

1  Thank Loremarti
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I would recommend this Dukes. The food was wonderful and fresh. The waitress was helpful, friendly, and most of all timely. Right in the beach Great atmosphere Wonderful poke Clean So much better then Duke's Waikiki.

Thank karencU5058SQ
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Someone told us about the Hula Pie at Dukes, so we went. The Pie, is a big wedge of macadamia nut ice cream, with an Oreo crust covered in hot fudge sauce, whip cream and toasted macadamia nuts! It will take both of you to...More

Thank 143vrb
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Robert R
20 March 2017|
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Response from tornado17 | Reviewed this property |
Island casual for the most part. Some people dressed up a little ( dress shorts and collared shirt) but not fancy dress by any means.
Debra A
3 March 2017|
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Response from Vesna B | Reviewed this property |
Happy hour between 4-6pm
14 October 2016|
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Response from Scarlkj | Reviewed this property |
Why would you bring your own? They have a full bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 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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