Duke's La Jolla

4.8
3511 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
We are open for takeout, delivery and outdoor dining! Visit dukeslajolla.com to view our menus or place an online takeout order.

For everyone's safety we will be checking temps of all guests and employees. Face coverings are required.

You don’t need to cross the Pacific to get a taste of Hawaii. Duke’s La Jolla is San Diego’s island-inspired home, honoring the Ambassador of Aloha, Duke Kahanamoku, with coastal cuisine of Hawaii, craft cocktails and a genuine spirit of aloha. It’s the same authentic hospitality and panoramic ocean view that you’ll find at all of the California and Hawaii Duke’s restaurants, paying tribute to the Duke and welcoming you to celebrate life like the legend himself.

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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 3511 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.8
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Bad luck with food ? I don’t think I remember ever being sick after eating out.... my friend and I bought felt cramps a few hours later that lasted for her till late at night. We shared a tuna poke plate and a macadamia crushed sea bass, both plates had the same sides (some Mayo based pasta salad, rice and cabbage salad)... I won’t be back.

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MariaS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Make sure you are diligent with your reservation, and any requests. I made mine 3 weeks in advance, then called to confirm, and we also arrived early being the first to arrive. They asked us to wait by the benches. When it came to start showing people in, they bypassed us, and gave others our table, with others walking past us as well. One staff member apologized, no worries, just stay alert.

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GillianV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night to end our vacation in La Jolla. The filet & herb crusted fish was delicious but the hula pie was the real star! Loved every minute of our experience & is 100% worth the tab.

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vipEddiV
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service5ambience4

Great location and views. Stale macadamia nuts on the hula pie?!

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CYNTHIAF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Wasn't happy I wasn't able to change where we were sitting even though I had requested a table outside with a great view. A table had become unoccupied but still couldn't change.

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RAQUEL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Food OUTSTANDING SERVICE my family and I were all impressed with your service and friendly Staff.

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JohnT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and wonderful views! Drinks were well made!

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johnh
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location overlooking the ocean. Great food great service hula pie was excellent!

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Scott
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First timer at Duke’s and it did not disappoint. Food & drinks were good with a wide variety of options. Ambience was nice and our server was very attentive.

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Tatb
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Cool vibe amazing drinks great service okay food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and delicious food with beautiful views of the Cove.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jonathan was the best waiter ever. We had the best time with the best view and AMAZING food. 10/10 recommend

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Greg
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food and fabulous service! The best poke tacos ever!

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vipAubrieB
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible view, food & service. 10/10 would recommend.

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TeddyH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was on point the whole time. Great food, great atmosphere and great service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Its a very good place with good views especially in when it is warm out side. try to get seated before the sunset and request for the table next to railing. you will love the view.
Food is good too. we tried nachos and coconut shrimp.

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vipMarya
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

casual dining; wonderful views on the outside deck overlooking La Jolla Cove; prompt efficient friendly service; great poke tacos!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on vacation in San Diego and wanted to have a good dinner - Dukes exceeded our expectations. The food was delicious and we were very happy with our dining experience.

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vipMartaM
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and soooo fresh! Great and fun wait person!

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KristenK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place with great ambiance and delish food.

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ChelseyL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the view was incredible. Perfect date night spot.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Engagement/Anniversary Dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Service was great from our server but the hosts are rude and unaccommodating. We had a reservation but had some simple questions re: upstairs vs downstairs seating and the host was rude, short tempered, and ill informed. The food is mediocre but the views are great. Other Dukes locations are amazing but I won’t dine at this one again. It was my 3rd time and each time has bee unsatisfactory. The hosts are the face of the restaurant and they kill the experience with their attitude.

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LindaS
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal and time with our family at lunch. Everyone was pleased with their what they ordered. I had the Macadamia nut, panko and parmesan fish (sea bass) and it was excellent! We have eaten at all of the T & S restaurants in their chain and they never disappoint! I would definitely recommend Duke's

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cherylb
New England
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience4

For the most part, was a wonderful experience. The three other people I was with had no complaints regarding their meal. My only complaint was I ordered the cheeseburger medium well and it came very well and I asked for a caesar salad in place of the fries but received spinach and tomatoes on my plate with a side of caesar dressing ( not quite the same).

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great time, appetizers and drinks.

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MargieB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good fish. Very, very good.
Very good service.
Views to die for.

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vipCathie
San Diego
209 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server accommodated a special request from the bartender, as well as the chef! Thanks for coming through for us. It's those extra special efforts that keep us returning. We'll be back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great view for a decent price! Wish they brought back the bigger menu with eggs Benedict, though.

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IsabellaC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food & wonderful service. highly recommend the chicken & ribs plate, 10/10!

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vipBrookeM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch spot! We went for my friends birthday and had a wonderful experience. The poke tacos and mango BBQ Salad were fantastic as well as their famous Mai Tai. Our server was great, so kind and attentive. We will definitely come again.

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AlyssaO
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience from the staff to the food! The poke tacos are a must!

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AnthonyW
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent views! Great good and great service. I loved their crab cakes and their seafood omelet. We definitely plan on coming back soon.

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vipvailsuz
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious & service outstanding,
The view fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Duke’s to celebrate a birthday and we were sat in the outdoor patio. Our table’s location was perfect and had one of the best views. In addition to the food being amazing, our server was very personable and attentive. Definitely one of my favorite places to take friends.

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Walthamdad
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a little late for our reservations and needed to change the number for people in our party. The hostess took a few minutes and seated us right away. The wait staff were great from drinks to main dishes and the food was fantastic. I would highly recommend Dukes to anyone that is visiting San Diego/La Jolla area and looking for a restaurant with great atmosphere, view, staff and food.

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JosephC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good overall experience. Would recommend Duke's to others.

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Esss
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were a group of 6 and everyone was pleased with their meals, which included Pork sandwich, Poke tacos and grilled fish. The service was excellent. We split a piece of Hula Pie, which is huge and delicious. Great view of the Cove and Ocean. It was worth the wait.

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Chapiss
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Duke's to celebrate our Anniversary and we couldn't have selected a better place! Our server Madelyn (I belive) was simply fenomenal, her service was exceptional! The food was really delicious! I can't wait to be back!

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LauraD
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious food! Hula pie is a must! Great service.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Duke's La Jolla using the Order Online button. Duke's La Jolla also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 454-5888.

Duke's La Jolla is rated 4.8 stars by 3511 OpenTable diners.

Duke's La Jolla does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://tsrestaurants.securetree.com/Duke-s-La-Jolla/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.