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Duke's Kauai

4.6
2918 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
We are open Thursday-Monday. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Please visit our website at dukeskauai.com for current menus.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 26, 2020

Reservations on Thanksgiving Day are for our upstairs Dining Room BUFFET only. We will have an a la carte menu available in our Barefoot Bar. We will not be taking reservation in the Barefoot bar. It is a first come/ first serve basis. We will open our Dining Room and Thanksgiving BUFFET at 3:00pm

What 2918 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
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4.7
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divinorflyin
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Duke’s is experiencing the pain of this COVID situation. They’re just now recalling the wait staff and it was several servers first day back. Patience is key - our server had too many tables to wait so things took quite a while to get going. One of the fish meals was over cooked and tough. The staff was very pleasant though and the ambience is fantastic. Enjoy!

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DREW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff, excellent service, excellent food preparation.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What’s not to love? Tasty drinks, delicious food, and fantastic views! Mai Tais are a must!

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vipElaineD
San Francisco
97 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always love Duke's for lunch or dinner. BEST Maitai's. great views. Next door to the Marriott. Good menu, very good service. Love their coconut shrimp. Hopefully they will be open 7 days a week soon. Still not many tourists but I imagine they will come. We have resos again before we leave the island

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DREW
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff, excellent food, excellent preparation, an asset to the Marriott resort, as is the Marriott an asset to Dukes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was wonderful, the cocktails and Island inspired cuisine were delicious and the atmosphere - 100% Duke’s! Until next time my friends, Mahalo! 🏝🌊🍹🏄🏻

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Thanksgiving
Naples
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I often don't write reviews and I always feel bad when I write a negative review. I quite honestly don't expect to have a great experience at Duke's. The food is always very underwhelming and the service is never great. But I was quite disappointed this evening. We ordered calamari and a Caesar salad to start, the salad was not very good and they actually completely forgot about the calamari. The drinks were probably the best part. Aside from the fact that we ordered a glass of wine before our entrees came and the wine didn't come until quite awhile after we finished eating all together. This was very disappointing especially since we weren't going to get dessert. My poor mother had to chug her glass of wine so that we weren't waiting too long on her since she couldn't take her drink back to our room. I understand that it must be difficult to be running with COVID, but I expected more.

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Munster
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The only downside, in fairness to Duke’s, is that they were just opening after being closed for so long due to COVID-19. They only had the lower level kitchen and bar open which created delays for food service and bar service. Other than that everything else was great. The delays were totally acceptable given the circumstances. We would definitely go back.

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AnnaL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

When we are in Kauai Dukes is our favorite place to go. We went Thursday and were very disappointed. Totally understand the slower service and smaller menu due to COVID but this was ridiculous. Quality and taste of food was very disappointing and not near the normal standard. Everything was just ok.

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MarianneC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy coming to Duke's for the food and the view. Unfortunately during the pandemic they don't have the open salad bar.

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Nance
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s nice when it’s not too overcrowded. Our food came very quickly and the service was great!

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MiaE
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent over all dining experience! Jake, our server is friendly, professional & attentive. Food is delicious and reasonably priced. Happy hour is fun at the Barefoot bar, which has live local music. Duke’s is always our first choice for celebrating too! Free Hula Pie on your birthday is a great treat. Generously portioned makes it easy to share. The best dessert ever! Bon appetit!

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CathyU
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really love their prime rib buffet. We are impressed with the precautions they are taking to ensure the safety of their customers. We were able to eat downstairs in the open air which was wonderful!

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Islandgrl8
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food, service and a beautiful view! One of our fav places!

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cynthiab
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

65 birthday

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gkyfay
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had an enjoyable brunch with my friendly. Personnel was very friendly.

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GreenOhana
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate my wife's birthday with friends. The pupus, drinks, and main courses were incredible. Minimal diners out probably due to COVID. This added to the incredible audience. We could actually hear the ocean as the evening progressed. They even threw in a free hula pie! The filet mingon was simply amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The view is still amazing! The food and service great too! Nice to have Dukes reopened even with the scaled back menu.

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Jake
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and view is outstanding. It’s a must stop while on the island of Kauai.

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AidaR
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location and the atmosphere is so perfect I love the location an view The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful to make a good decision I highly recommend the open seating through the internet.
Mabalin, And hope to see you soon!

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NielyC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is great just wish you had the salad bar, could be possible to have a employee serve onto plate behind shield if we’re to open it back up. Just a thought 💭

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Prime rib was great. Smaller than bull she’d though. The service was super good and ambience was great. It’s just a good local spot to go to. The also have Sunday morning brunch now and mondays its prime rib night.

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Dogg
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The one thing I notice with this particular Dukes @ Kalapaki Is they are very busy through out the year with tourism. Well, there is no tourism right now. Service is great, food is great, ambiance is great. If it’s in fact busy when you go when tourism opens up, don’t expect to sit and watch the view. Your check will come quickly which means get up and leave so the next group can sit down. You might feel rushed sometimes but it is a high paced restaurant. Don’t take it personally. Other choice is sit at the bar and you won’t be rushed at all. But for the last 6 months and probably the rest of the year the island will be quiet. So with that said, stay as long as you like. No ones really waiting to get your table.

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RLee808
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monday prime rib buffet. Delicious!

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Michael
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great and satisfying brunch. Good view and great service. Food was great, especially the prime rib.

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KyleR
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good but portions wasn’t that great. Everything was good.

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DanielB
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In this Covid times it is nice to take the family out and have a great meal, dukes didn’t Disappoint food was very good and the health guidelines was on point!
Great job to the staff from parking attendant to wait staff you guys excelled in quality. I will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Not my first time going to a Duke’s restaurant and having prime rib, but this one during brunch was tasteless, so was the horseradish. The eggs Benedict hollandaise was also tasteless and the ham (not Canadian bacon) was salty. I don’t want to pick apart everything that wasn’t right, so I’ll just say that I was mostly disappointed. Won’t go again.

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JillM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT SERVICE, FRIENDLY STAFF!
I loved my pineapple drink, made a great dessert and photo

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mlceats
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hard to beat Duke’s setting beside Kalapaki Beach, with open air tables, live music, soft Kaua’i breezes at sunset. Menu offers fresh local fish dishes, plus a delectable steak for when you’re fished out, among other choices. And then just when you thought you were sated, there’s Hula Pie, an original concoction of ice cream, chocolate, Mac nuts and whipped cream. “Oh, we’ll never eat all of that!” you think, but you’ll be surprised. Friendly staff keeps good care of you. The dining room is upstairs; downstairs at beach level, the bar features its own waterfall in a leafy glade.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch experience.

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CarolF
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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JulieM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent during this pandemic time...staff was great!

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WindelleE
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The workers seemed to follow all the safety guidelines. It was so worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

JJ was great! The food was amazing as always!

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CrescenciaP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything went very well the service was very good.

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JamieP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view and great service! Thursday taco special was so perfect. Chips, salsa and cajun style grilled fish tacos. Can't go wrong with that!

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CoryR
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was awesome! Staff were friendly and welcoming....from the valet, hostess, server and managers.
Buffet dinner was delicious! Great idea to offer the buffet. Buffet servers were great! The line moved smoothly.

Happy to see staff back to work. Will be back soon!