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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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Cumming, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We love going to Duke's Barefoot Bar directly from the beach in our coverups. The view is relaxing and the food good. Hula pie is to die for!!! We eat there multiple times while staying at the Marriott Kauai Beach Club.

Thank kimrumz
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I come to dukes for the salad bar and it is so good. I love that I can get a salad bar. I am from the mainland and that's one thing that I really miss. Recommended to all.

Thank Abbazabba24
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We celebrated my husband's birthday here on our first night in Kauai. The location is fantastic with ocean breezes coming through the open pavillion and beautiful views. The decor is really fun with an indoor koi pond and a treehouse feel inside. The food is very good-- both seafood and steak dishes. Hula pie is a must and it is... More 

1 Thank Yin H
Boise, Idaho
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this Dukes two years ago and enjoyed it then so had to go back. After a week of dining out every night, Dukes remains at the top of the list in terms of fish quality, preparation, atmosphere, excellent salad bar, reasonable prices and great service. It was excellent the first time and not sure how they could have... More 

1 Thank 2Cougs
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Duke's is a cool place with good food and nice views. It's very busy, but the service doesn't suffer.Good entertainment too! The hula pie is crazy good

1 Thank Morag B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Sat outside downstairs for lunch overlooking the beach. Upstairs is only open for dinner. Nice atmosphere, casual but nice wood furniture and umbrellas kept us dry from passing rains. Service was friendly and attentive. Salad was huge and delicious! Chefs Burger can easily be split as it is big and loaded! Yum... A great place to eat!

1 Thank 98jeanniec
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have been for breakfast, lunch and dinner and enjoyed it for daytime meals. In the evening the prices in the main dining room are just too high for run-of-the-mill food (and $18 for salad bar only?--come on!) and you can't enjoy the views. If you eat here in the evening, you're better off with the bar menu. My mushroom gnocchi... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First visit to this Duke's on Kauai and it was great. Have been to the one on Maui a few times and always had a great meal. Stopped by for lunch with an ocean view. Had the fish and chips which was delicious. Definitely save room for dessert and the Hula Pie.

1 Thank GreenMeanLV
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48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice restaurant with a beach view. Great salads and sandwiches. The fish sandwich was great with grilled fresh catch of the day. Salad bar is awesome and you can get it with an entree for about $5...as a meal, it is $18. Even has anchovies for their delicious Caesar salad.

Thank jcgtune
Lihue, Hawaii
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food, pleasant, efficient wait staff and nice environment. The downstairs is first come first served with a simpler menu, however the upstairs section takes reservations and a more elaborate menu. Both sections provide delicious, fresh fish! Downstairs they served swordfish as the fish and chips.

Thank Peggy J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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?