ExcellenceExcellence in food, service, and setting with a beautiful ocean view.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAlmost amazing...I made reservations through Opentable for a party of 5. When we arrived we were seated at a booth for 4 with a chair squeezed onto the end of the table. My cousin had sit in the isleway with trays of food flying past her head at any given time. As well my fiance and I both had to stradle her chair to get into our seats. It made no sense to me seating us there when there were larger tables available throughout the restraunt. Our waiter was very pleasant but with too many tables, was unable to pay attention to our needs. I had the fish sandwich which was AMAZING!!! All of the food was fantastic!! However we were never brought bread or condiments we requested several times. To make up for it the waiter gave us a peice of pie. :/6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter then expected. NeededBetter then expected. Needed more lights on the ocean but a beautiful scenic view.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellence all the wayWhat a wonderful way to celebrate my 40th wedding
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Memorable experiences6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my daughter there forI took my daughter there for her 17th birthday. We had just been there for Mother's Day. We had a gift certificate, but when I mentioned it, the server just smiled and said, "We'll deal with that at the end of the evening". The portions were not smaller, and the quality of the service was still excellent. Some restaurants will treat you "less than" when you mentions coupons, or gift certificates. I don't remember our servers name, but she was a great waitress. I'd made the reservations on line and noted it was for a birthday and never mentioned it when there. They brought a wonderful piece of their Hula pie and it was a great evening!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite SpotAlways amazing! Waiters, the brunch, the Hawaiian ambience and the Hula Pie are the best!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGorgeous view, great ambienceMy husband and I were visiting California from Toronto, Canada this past weekend. We came to Duke's for lunch on Saturday, June 8th. Our waiter (I believe his name was Matt) was fantastic. Very friendly, knowledgeable and provided great service. Our lunch was delicious. The peach ice cream was the best I've ever had. I would recommend this place to any family or friends. Thanks for a good time.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat MealThis was my first visit to Duke's - it isn't exactly in my neighborhood! We had an excellent dinner of Opa which we thoroughly enjoyed even though I am not a fish-eater. It was great, well prepared with macademia nut crust and I cleaned up the entire plate. Service was enjoyable too... we had Matt, an aspiring actor and excellent server. As I am in the technical end of the television industry we commented that maybe someday I would be working on a show that he is in. An excellent evening!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Location but, could be betterThe waiter was a bit to casual...we were a party of 10, he missed 1 persons drink order...it seemed like we were always trying to get his attendtion. He should try spending more than 20 seconds at the table.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Food, Fantastic ViewOverall, I would say Duke's is worth the wait (They are always busy). The seafood dishes are always fresh and flavorful with a good variety on the menu to choose from.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious as alwaysHave been here many times, they always have great fresh food and the staff is very accommodating. When I noticed my favorite bar drink was no longer on the menu, the bartender was still able and willing to make it for me! Duke's is always a restaurant in look forward to returning to.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Aloha SpiritWe had a late anniversary dinner on a Friday night and it was a great experience! We had a window table with a beautiful view of the Pacific. Our waitress was friendly and didn't pressure us to try random items. We had our 3 month old son with us and Duke's was ready for us with a sling. Great food, drinks, ambiance - I can't wait to return!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous food, view and serviceWe were pleasantly greeted by the hostess and taken to a lovely table overlooking the ocean (every table has an incredible view of the ocean). Everyone was pleased by the quality of the food and the attentive service. We look forward to returning.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDUKE'S GREAT GO-TO PLACE ON WATERYou can't beat the view, but often, restaurants on PCH disappoint in the food department. Not Duke's. I brought friends visiting from the East Coast so they could see the ocean, & the picture windows afford a view from almost every table (though booths are primo real estate). The brunch? Terrific. Neatly kept trays, food constantly replenished, & many healthy choices. I love the poki, salmon & mussels. The eggs are fresh, tasty & don't suffer from the usual buffet curse. Dessert is included, but I always order Hula Pie (ice cream, macadamia, chocolate cookie crust, hot fudge, need I say more?), which I first tasted in Hawaii. An added bonus, the original Gidget, the gracious Kathy Kohner Zuckerman, works there.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot for a family celebrationWe chose Duke's as the location to host a small family gathering / celebration for one of our family members. RSVP was for 10, and upon arrival we were seated in the center of the main dining room, along the windows, with a beautiful view of the ocean, as requested. Our server was excellent but took 1 star off because he didn't have enough support (i.e. not enough wait staff to cover all the tables on a busy holiday weekend), so there were a few stretches where we didn't see him for a while. The Pinot was excellent, the mixed drinks potent, and the food was very good. Mid-way through dinner a trio of Hawaiian musicians sang a couple songs at our table, and the whole room joined in when they played 'Tiny Bubbles'. A great evening!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceI came here with my party of 4 to celebrate the birthday of my roommate. I made a reservation, however we still had to wait a good 20 minutes since I requested a table by the window. I understand that in order to accomodate my request I had to wait and the hostess directed us towards the bar. The bar was great and we were provided a good service. The dining experience was really great. We all loved our food and our server was attentive, respectful, and accomodating. Matthew provided us with a great customer service. The view was amazing and it added to the whole experience. Lastly, I have already recommended this place and we will be back since we had a great experience.
thank you!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat reviewDuke's was a great place for my daughter's post college graduation meal. We had a great lunch for five people. You can't beat the view !! My husband really enjoyed all the history and memorabilia on "The Duke" , as he is an ex-surfer. The prices were reasonable and the food was prepared well. I give this restaurant a 5-star rating !!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAt first I wasn't to sureAt first I wasn't to sure what to expect was it going to be dressy or chill and it's definitely a chill dress code and environment. Dukes has a nice Hawaiian theme going on. the food was good I had various appetizers ( Mango Ribs, Coconut shrimp and the layered seafood dish) all were good. The seafood risotto was amazing and you couldn't beat the Alaskan crab legs.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMIts Always Fun!!We get into Duke's about once a month usually on Friday for lunch and always have a very good time. The girls that greet us make us feel welcome and act like they are really happy we came. The service has been attentive without being overbearing. While our selection of food has not explored the entire menu what we have ordered has been very satisfying and provides very good value for the money. One of the things that we are looking forward to is coming down some Friday night and having a few drinks in the Barefoot Bar and then dinner. Probably some time this summer, that sounds like fun!!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent experienceThe view was fantastic and the food was definitely above average. The service was good, except when we were ready to leave and wanted the bill, the waiter was no where to be found.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful time at Duke'sHad a wonderful dinner at Duke's with friends. Food, service and of course the view were all above expectations. Love that the real 'Gidget' is there meeting and greeting :)5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDinnerThe food and service were excellent. The place is known for its seafood but the 7oz
filet mignon was to die for!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's DayWhat an incredible Mother's Day spent! I am so glad that we selected Duke's for brunch as it united the entire family and provided us with the scenic view that we sought out for such a momentous occasion.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDestination BrunchDukes is always a must go destination for out of town guests. Right on the water, the view is the best part of the restaurant, often including seals, dolphins and sea fowl of all kinds. The food at Dukes is standard American fare, always well prepared and tasty. The service is efficient and cheerful. We took Mom for Mother's Day and it was a madhouse. They were at over capacity, yet handled the crowd with real skill. The brunch was excellent and, while so noisy conversation was difficult, the ambience was warm.
If you haven't been, go!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day lunchThe whole family went for a Mother's Day lunch. Had a great window seat. Beautiful view and a great meal with family made for a wonderful experience.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed it very much, theWe enjoyed it very much, the food, the view, the friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Especially outstanding was the spontaneous Hawaiian birthday singing and that we even saw two dolphins while sitting on our table.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch with a ViewAfter traveling for two hours from Orange County to try out this restaurant, we were pleasantly surprised with the similarities to the other locations we had visited on several trips to Maui, Hi. The atmosphere was relaxed and the staff was friendly. the views of the ocean were spectacular! All items we ordered were very tasty and the fish tasted like it had been caught that day. Our server seemed slightly inexperienced, but he was friendly and was trying to keep up with his tables. We finished our meal with the famous Hula Pie which was just as we remembered it on Maui. Over all we had a good experience. We hope next time we visit there is not road construction on PCH!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMClassy Dining in a Casual SettingDukes is the ultimate in local Hawaiian dining. The setting is fantastic with the waves crashing against the rocks right outside the window and the spray reaching the glass. Though a "nicer" restaurant one would not feel out of place in jeans, nor dressed for a special event. The food is creative, unique, and delicious. Though there are offerings on the menu for those who don't care for fish, the fish is what makes this place. Daily specials brought in from the islands makes for a true Hawaiian dining experience. We will return over and over again.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinnersThe halibut and sea bass were outstanding! Our table abutted the windows overlooking the ocean and we enjoyed watching the waves crashing against the rocks throughout our dinner.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Birthday Meal!The staff could NOT have been more accommodating. We have 2 young boys under 3 and they went out of their way to make sure we had a nice view of the ocean, as well as plenty of space for our kiddos. The food was AMAZING! Our 3-year old even gobbled down a lobster tail vs. his Mac & cheese (which we parents really enjoyed). Since we were so full from dinner, we skipped dessert, so they gave me one of our appetizers for free as a birthday gift. Could not have had a nicer birthday. Great way to spend the evening!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA great placeFrom the valet, hostess and waiters, our service was superb! We arrived 15 minutes early and were seated right away near a opened window booth. Had an outstanding ocean view and could smell the fresh sea. We enjoyed their delicious Baja Fish Tacos and their Mango BBQ Burger. An extra treat after lunch was when we were able to view from our table, several pods of whales migrating north.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMSensational food, slow serviceSuperb food in a spectacular setting worth the slow service. We were a group of 12 with children so a 3 hour dinner was difficult. Will come back as a couple for a date night.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMDolphins and WhalesSpectacular Ocean View Dining! Wait staff was gracious and attentive! The spotting of dolphins and 2 Gray Whales was memorable!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a great place to haveIt was a great place to have our 25th anniversary.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall an excellent diningOverall an excellent dining experience, great views of the water and a very romantic and peaceful setting. The food was excellent and the service was very good! There was a family next to us having a very loud argument. Many of the diners seemed to be disturbed by their shouting and cursing, I felt that management should have came over and asked them to settle down or take the disagreement outside as it ruined the ambiance of the dining experience for many of us.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't get any closer to theCan't get any closer to the ocean without being in it!!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat view for sunsetLove this place to watch the sun set while enjoying a great meal with friends.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff was nothing butThe staff was nothing but nice and very helpful. The guys at the bar were fast and courteous. Our watriess kept us satisfied with all foods and drinks. The view of the ocean is breathtaking, and needs to be seen. I will visit this place again for sure.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experience!!Great dining experience!! Our window seat gave us the perfect view of dolphin and 2 grey whales!!! Food and service were great!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMtop 3 fav. places (only been once!)definitely impressed, worth the drive! (40 miles) just for the dinner on my anniversary only docked the food because I didn't love the crab legs and when we got the bill they were almost $50... other than that so glad I came I'll just get double lobster next time ;) thank you !!!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner and a Show!The seven of us went to Duke's for dinner on my birthday. The food and service were great as always and we loved watching the ocean waves crash against the rocks and see the sea lions and dolphins playing in the kelp beds. We even saw Brown Pelicans diving for food. And Duke's comped us a delicious birthday dessert. The last time we ate at Duke's in Malibu we learned that the hostess who greeted us as a child was the inspiration for the Gidget book and movies. So now my family has visited Duke's in Malibu, Huntington Beach and Lihue and they are all great fun!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at Dukes. seatedFirst time at Dukes. seated right on time, flowers I ordered were on the table and food and service was outstanding. our waiter Matthew was incredible. I highly recommend this restaurant to all my friends.
J4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPersonal Special EventPerfect Kona Coffe rubbed Rib Eye. Perfect Shafer Cabernet to go with it. Excellent Service. It was like attending a special event where I was the guest of honor. I am from East Coast and will look forward to retuning again when back in town.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous Sunday brunch buffet.Fabulous Sunday brunch buffet. We watched surfers, dolphins and even a gray whale from our table by the windows.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Duke's for Sunday Brunch.I love Duke's for Sunday Brunch. It's a great price and lots of food options. The brunch is a must. Great views of the ocean.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGood overall. Food portionsGood overall. Food portions a little on the small size,4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot by the windows,Great spot by the windows, great food, attentive service. Thank you Duke!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were told when we got thereWe were told when we got there that we did not have a reservation? The food was great in service was very good.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service, great foodExcellent service, great food and beautiful ocean view. Got to watch the dolphins while eating.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWith a windo seat you wildWith a windo seat you wild have be in the ocean for a closer view.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AM