Duke's Huntington Beach
Duke's Huntington Beach
  • Address:
    317 Pacific Coast Highway
    Huntington Beach, CA 92648
    Neighborhood:
    Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
  • Cuisine:
    Seafood
    Price: $30 and under

Duke's Huntington Beach

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dukeshuntington.com/
  • Phone: 714-374-6446 x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Saturday: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm, Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm; Sunday: 4:30pm - 8:30pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Francisco Garcia
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Rich Koa wood, a vintage surfboard, and windows out to the Pacific make this intimate, private space perfect for your next small gathering. The Board Room can accommodate up to 28 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Suzanne Larkin (714) 374-6446x
  • Entertainment: Strolling Hawaiian musicians and hula dancer during our Sunday brunch from 10am until 2pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Parking options at Duke's: Valet service is available - fee is $6.00. Self parking is also available, please follow signs and pay at various machines (the city charges $1.50 per hour.)
A word from Duke's Huntington Beach
On the sand at the base of the Huntington Beach Pier, enjoy memorable dining, endless ocean views, and simpler times at Duke's restaurant and Barefoot Bar. Relax and take in the view while you enjoy the Hawaiian beach house ambiance and savor the freshest seafood and prime steaks, uniquely prepared and thoughtfully served.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Duke's Huntington Beach reviews from OpenTable diners
308 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (255)special occasion (172)romantic (93)good for groups (90)great for lunch (82)great for brunch (69)neighborhood gem (66)kid-friendly (65)great for outdoor dining (60)hot spot (55)vibrant bar scene (51)fit for foodies (51)notable wine list (11)late-night find (8)Show More
  • Great Experience
    OCFood
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had a group of 14 of us for dinner. Duke's was very accommodating and we were very pleased with their food. We shared the calamari and most of us had their fish specials for dinner. Everything went great and we had a nice time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Our Best Experience!
    Rosie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Six of us have all been to many Dukes (and their Company Restaurants) from California to Hawaii, but this was a very disappointing and expensive adventure! The front desk and our server was very pleasant but the dining experience was not. Our iced tea arrived with 3-4 almost melted ice cubes and more ice was too late to remedy the problem because it was a watered down version of a drink. The rolls were hard and dry. The Ono was very tough and overcooked and the rice was dry and unappetizing. The petit filet was tough even though it was ordered medium rare though it came out overcooked. The Barramundi was bland and not as flaky. I love this chain and wish I could have been more positive about our meal. This is meant to be helpful.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FOOD & SERVICE WERE A "10"!
    ParentsWeekendYr2
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We requested a table near the window which offered a beautiful scenic dinner with the beach and waves! There were 4 in our party and we each ordered something different and all RAVED about our meals, i.e., Ribeye, Salmon, Ahi Tuna, Surf & Turf (Ribeye and Lobster Tail). We ordered two salads to share and they brought them on 4 plates - so very nice! We also shared two appetizers which were wonderful! Our waiter was fantastic; not pushy and always with a smile! I would recommend this restaurant any time! Enjoy...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We visited Dukes over Labor Day weekend. We had a table by the window and had a perfect view of the sunset. Food was wonderful and the service was outstanding. Highly recommend Dukes!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Karo
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    the ambience, food and service were great. We come here often and have never been disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dukes was amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We loved our night at dukes. Filet mignon and crab legs and a lemon drop martini with raspberry chambord!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Choice
    sandrab
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We made reservations for lunch because we knew there would be a crowd to see the huge surf. Went to Duke ' s because of the best view of the pier and beach. We were not disappointed. Got a seat next to the window, had a terrific lunch, and our waiter told us about his surfing that morning. The crab and macadamia nut won tons are my favorite. My husband had excellent a hi and we both had a wonderful lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    RicardoPicks
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    An outstanding meal, superb service, and a location to die for. Waiter Dave and managers were welcoming, attentive and efficient. the Parmagian and herb crusted fish was simply oustanding. Fair prices, and a superb evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lost Luster
    diner
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Standard tourist spot food that isn't exceptional or interesting.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dinner at Sunset
    tgsgcal
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We hadn't been to Dukes for a couple years, and after being there on 8/24 evening, we wondered why we had waited so long. My wife had salmon and I had opa both with the parmesan crust. Both were superb. Our server was excellent - very personable and knowledgeable. Although the restaurant was quite busy, the food was prepared and served fairly quickly. This was an anniversary dinner and along with the sunset, we were glad we chose Duke's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My food was delicious! I got the chicken carrots and risotto. Very tasteful! My boyfriend got the ribs not all that we thought it should be the meat wasn't tender and not so much flavor. Overall it was nice I would totally visit again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Regular plus plus!
    Seafoodies
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    For a restaurant on the beach it is wonderful with some great views of the ocean and HB pier. The food is fun, fresh and to the point. The food was delivered hot and tasty and we had a wonderful waiter who was very attentive. All in all it is a nice spot to go and have some Poki Tacos for sure. Try the fish and the different ways it is prepared. The specialty drinks were a little lacking in flavor and imagination but not something to hold us up from going there again. Just go with what you know. Still a positive experience and nice place to eat Try it and after take a nice walk on the pier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Visit
    HoboBob
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My wife and I had a lovely experience at Dukes. The atmosphere was tropical and Hawaiian.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Time
    OCDINERVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We hadn't been to Dukes in a few years. Everything was very good. We will be back very soon. HB local.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memories
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My husband and I choose Duke's for our "special times" and are always greatly impressed with the atmosphere, great view, amazing food and wonderful service. My husband is handicapped and the easy accessablity in and out of Duke's is greatly appreciated.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best
    nacj96
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I went there this visit for my birthday dinner. Everything about it was fantastic - the foods, the drinks (best mai tai's ever), the view, the service. I don't have a single complaint. There were 5 of us and we literally tried a bit from every food category - fish, salad, filet mignon, apps, sides... It was ALL wonderful. The also have a great happy hour :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and atmosphere
    Greatsteakncarrotcake
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The food was very good and having the reservation helped alot, i would recommend Duke's to anyone looking to have a good time and quality food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old Favorite Delivers
    Esteep
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We've visited Huntington Beach yearly for some years back now, and have always enjoyed Duke's. When we first checked it out, many people and reviews dismissed it as just a tourist trap. Well, don't believe the haters - this place has authentic Hawaiian and surfing DNA, and the food is flat out excellent, especially the fish. Our most recent visit, on the server's recommendation, my wife and I both had the opah, a mild white fish from Hawaiian waters. I requested mine grilled, and it was spectacular; best fish I've ever had - really remarkable. And make sure and try the Ahi Poke Tacos for an amazing starter. All told, fabulous experience, five-star but for the rather slow - but friendly! - service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Event
    BadHabit
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We made a reservation at Dukes to celebrate a birthday. Unfortunately we were not seated for a half hour after our reservation time on a Sunday night. They were clearly taking walk-ins before us. Otherwise our service was excellent and the food was good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday brunch
    luvdining
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The choice of brunch foods was excellent, beautifully presented and a delicious variety. The staff was professional, friendly and attentive. I've never been serenaded in Hawaiian on my birthday, and our party also enjoyed the hula dancer. Our window seating provided a view of the pier, and beach, a perfect way to enjoy a summer So. Cal. afternoon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    BarbaraB
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Love this place! We highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • non seafood lover
    Mauid95
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The service, view and atmosphere were awesome!!!! You cannot beat that! I'm not a seafood person so there was only 1 option for me. With that in mind, the chicken is probably not there best item. Loved the beat salad wish that could have been more of a meal:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Guests from central Ca
    Leangene
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We had guests from inland and wanted to show them our beach, and fresh seafood. Great view of the sun, setting over the ocean and pier. Good seafood although one ordered chicken. Hard to hold much conversation over the VERY LOUD room. Service could certainly have been better.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tourist Trap
    Sandra
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Bland food, FILTHY bathrooms, but a pretty location. Restaurant needs to be renovated. Wanted fish tacos but was advised that bar food could not be served in the main restaurant…..come on, ridiculous.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Birthday Dinner!
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Excellent food, service! Love the Hula Pie as always!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SPECIAL GET TOGETHER
    CMGROUP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    WE USUALLY GET TOGETHER AT DUKE'S EVER 4 MONTHS OR SO. LAST TIME WAS NOT SO GOOD--NOISE AND FOOD--SO WE WEREN'T ALL KEEN ON GOING BACK, BUT WE DID. THIS TIME WAS SUPERB IN EVERY WAY!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went on our wedding anniversary. The food was so great. Even better was the service. Becky, the manager, is the nicest person on earth! We loved every minute... Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely evening!
    foodisgood4me
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Reservations on weekends a must...we had and were seated quickly, though I knew the wait for non-reservation was long. It's a very nice restaurant with great service and food, beautiful beach front view, even from seating not by the window. It's in the heart of downtown, so after dinner, a walk along the beach or on main street is accessible.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Way too noisy in main dining room. I was lucky to be in small room with windows. Still noisy, but doable
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Incredible food!
    Birthday
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The manager stopped by to welcome us and offered to take our order if we were ready. How nice! The seasonal fish was incredible and the side order of brussel sprouts was to die for. It was my birthday and the manager had arranged for a wonderful desert for our table. An incredible way to end a special meal. Wonderful way to celebrate a special event!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch at Duke's
    oldtimecustomer
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Most of the food was cold by the time it got to the table. The eggs benedict bread was so hard it could not be cut. Desserts were dried out. Mimosas were not made from fresh orange juice and they were warm.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Day care or restaurant?
    Brunchers
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Went to Duke's to have a romantic dinner for my husband's birthday. I just didn't understand what kind of place this was....noisy kids everywhere. No view. The noise level and constant foot traffic made conversation impossible. The food was ok. I had herb encrusted salmon and it was average. The bok choy slaw was sweet which was not to my liking. My husband had the black garlic sea bass and that was very good. The salad with grapefruit and avocado was excellent and the red sauce on the plate was great. The dining experience was disappointing as what I was hoping for a special dinner out and it was more of an upscale Dennys.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hectic Atmosphere
    Mollymc
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food was delicious but very overpriced. I had the parmesan encrusted sea bass which was well prepared along with mashed potatoes. The waitress was friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was hectic, with lots of large groups and kids, which sometimes can be fine, but we were really looking for a more laidback dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Lil' bit of Hawaii
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We tried our best to recreate our trip to Hawaii one year ago. The place looked great! Our waiter was friendly and very attentive. Food was delicious, we look forward to visiting again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The standout from my visit were the musicians and hula dancer. They stopped at our table and played 2 songs for us. They were very talented and really made our experience unique and special. I was hosting my mom & niece, who were visiting from TX. They had experienced the Duke's in Malibu last summer and were looking forward to checking out the Huntington Beach location this year. The brunch was consistent with what we had last year - the mahi mahi tuna was my favorite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Treat
    Ziggyd
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We went for my birthday dinner. Reserved table that morning - a must or we'd have had a 70 mins wait. Two of our party of four are coeliac but they had a Gluten Free menu. Tahitian Shrimp cocktail was very tasty with good flavours. Pulled pork wanton was not a crispy wanton but a strange spongy bread folded over pork, hoisin sauce and lettuce. Filling was tasty but bread was horrible. Unfortunately my husband chose the waiters suggestion of Surf'n Turf. He asked for it medium well, it came out rare & had to be sent back. Steak was tough & lobster tail was rubbery. The rest of the mains were lovely though; Seabass, Caesar & filet mignon & desserts were to die for! Atmosphere was very nice and view amazing. Cocktails were delicious too!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great seafood
    bilgecat1
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We took my mother-in-law here for her birthday. We had the best waiter. He even put her birthday cake we brought and put in the refrigerator for us. We had the crab wontons for an appetizer. They were so good we ordered another helping. Excellent seafood. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it
    Luvhuntington
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food is always excellent as is the service. Have never been disappointed whether coming for brunch, lunch, or dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First stop from Tucson
    CROPJ
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great view. Just drove 6.5 hours from Tucson. Nice service. Fresh grilled mahi fish tacos yum! Fried fish tacos okay. Fish and chips okay. Made reservations and was able to valet. Great deal, because parking was a bear.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch at dukes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    we had an amazing time. it was crazy crowded due to the US open, but had a great table outside and enjoyed people watching while we ate.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.