Kalaheo Steak and Ribs

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425 reviews
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Aloha and welcome to Kalaheo Steak and Ribs. This establishment has been serving the people of Kauai for over 30 years. Our vision was to restore the original Kalaheo Steak House and create a premier dining experience with a country-style atmosphere, giving it back to the people of Kalaheo and greater Kauai to enjoy once again.
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JA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is awesome n Dee our waitress gives the the best service

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

We walked in, no one said hi to us. even customers that came in behind us got taken care before us even though we were standing right there. ordered around 7:50, didn’t get our food till 9:00, which they forgot one of our sides, food was okay.

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MR
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been enjoying this restaurant for years but this recent encounter was the best experience by far. Noe, our hostess & sever was a delight. The country-western music playing in the background was a wonderful backdrop for the rustic charm of this Kauai gem.....and then there was the FOOD! Fresh Hebe (spearfish) was prepared to perfection! Oh, and did I mention the steak? Our meals were so good we shared them. If you have never dined at Kalaheo Steak & Ribs, do yourself a favor and GO!

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f
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a wonderful local family restaurant. Food is well prepared and good. It is away fro all the resort locations, only 5 miles west of Poipu. Definitely worth a visit. Service is very warm and friendly.

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M
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

We were a group of nine and I was the only one to complain.
My prime rib was raw, tough with gristle and full of fat.
Fabulous music.

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CB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to place for always great meal. Dee is the best!

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Portland
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and amazing food. We ate here several times while on the island and always had a great experience.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and entertainment was great!

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MP
Oklahoma City
21 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good family restaurant.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Took a little longer to get the food, but the staff was friendly and got it right.

The receptionist was a character, but added to the fun.

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K
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I had the best chicken piccata. I have tasted in a very long time. MMMMM

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kalaheo Steak and Ribs is the perfect place for a relaxing meal with friends or family. The food never disappoints - the service is always top notch. Restaurant is always clean - the decor is wonderful - with a "Paniolo" Hawaiian Cowboy theme - vintage local photographs. Thank you to all the staff for creating a wonderful gathering place for your community. Aloha!

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CH
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We ordered appetizers and the salads for our meals came first. Service was horrible. We kept having to flag a wait staff person down for just about everything. Very very slow. They were out of filet mignons? So, we ordered other steaks. But we didn’t get any steak knives? Service was beyond bad. This is my second time there (and I’m from the mainland) in 2 months. Quite possibly my last.

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JS
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

If you don't mind driving to a remote local town, the food and value is worth while

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SA
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

I would like a menu with just the basics.
Steak and fish
Side veggies
Salad Bar

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RK
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the fish special with bok choy and rice. The appetizer was fried cauliflower. Everything was outstanding.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So.much.fun! Excellent food, service, friendliness. Delicious drinks and nicely priced at happy hour too!

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JP
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, good food, fair prices and a very enjoyable evening. Only problem was the wife was looking forward to their stuffed pork chop and the supplier did not make the delivery. Definitely come back again!!!

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L
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent prime rib! Salads were small. Waitress forgot to serve our drinks

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BN
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite "go-to" restaurant in the neighborhood. Always good food! Splendid lemon drop martinis!

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JG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Took a while to get our food as they were hosting the new bar area.. but the manager was very apologetic and the food was great. staff were great .. other than the wait, the experience was great.

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RA
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. Great company great food
We will be back.

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AC
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Located in the little town of Kalaheo on the Emerald Island of Kauai, this neighborhood spot offers very good food at reasonable prices. The pork chop stuffed with Parmesan cheese atop a bed of potato and bell pepper hash was truly outstanding. Great service and a full bar that celebrates happy hour everyday from 4 -6pm. We were the only "tourists" in the restaurant -everyone else was local. About a 40 minute drive from Kapaa.

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RW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very Kauai. Not touristy. Ribs very good. Prime rib looked great. Will go back on next visit or Saturday nite

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a
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly, skilled staff, laid back, down to earth atmosphere with excellent food.

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TE
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place to go if you are staying at an overly priced resort like we were. Great food choices, friendly staff and easy to access!

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CM
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Our reservation was for 6:30pm, we got seated promptly. Our waitress let us know about the live music and that the kitchen might start getting busy so we decided to put in our order of 3 appetizers, 3 entrees and 1 kids meal in at the same time so that it could come out asap. Well it didn't matter because it took 30 mins to get appetizers and our kid's meal and then our salads. By the time dinner came it was 8pm and we scarfed down our appetizers we were too full for dinner; we ended up taking it in containers home. We are a local family just trying to enjoy a small, intimate wedding dinner and we were disappointed. I've enjoyed their food before on previous occasions but that wait time was horrible and we went home wishing we drove further out because we probably would have been eating dinner sooner.

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JP
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This place remains one of the "must visit" eateries on the island. Food is consistently above average. The reason that the food only got 4 stars was that one in our party of 6 ordered ribs and they couldn't compare in tenderness to what she had earlier in the trip at Chicken-in-a-barrel. The rest of us had steaks or prime rib and the steaks were awesome (as always).

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LA
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had my husbands 50th birthday here and they treated us so well the service was too notch the food was increable. We will be back highly recommend

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AR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service and excellent food. Great happy hour as well. The stuffed pork chop was amazing. It came with breakfast style potatoes, but were mixed with onions and peppers. Best pork chop meal I’ve ever had! Very reasonably priced as well. Would definitely recommend!

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DC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good Go early fills up fast Be prepared for a wait for your meal but worth the wait

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent, service was great considering that there was one waitress.
Food took a little long to get to table

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J
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The four of us each had different entrees and enjoyed them all. My husband really enjoys the meatloaf as you can’t find that on many menus.

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SW
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always! They are so accommodating. I will always bring friends here when they come to town. Food is consistently 5 stars

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T
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Just a so so experience. A little different feel than typical Hawaiian restaurant with more of a western/rodeo theme. Friendly staff but servers very was really really slow. Had one server taking care of everyone. Filet was good but not a lot of flavor. Ribs were tender but just a different flavor. I know everybody has different taste when it comes to ribs but these were not our style. Prices were reasonable but we’d probably not go back. All inside seating with no views.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Long wait!! Don’t go there if u are hungry or have kids

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is always good here . I had the rib eye .... very tasty. Took a while for our food to come out ... but when it did everyone enjoyed their meal

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A
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak, ribs, meatloaf and stuffed pork chop. Also, excellent service.

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JB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Issues in the kitchen made us wait a good while, free deserts helped. When the food finally did come it was very good.

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