Brennecke’s Beach Broiler

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Brennecke's houses several complimentary business activities open daily for both visitors and kama'aina (locals). Besides it's historic and iconic location across from world-famous Poipu Beach, Brennecke's boasts it's success to its countless return visitors and life-long employees that maintain it's ambiance of timelessness.
Offering a robust menu of salads, gluten free options, steak, and fresh, never frozen, seafood options every diner is sure to be pleased. Brennecke's is the only full service ocean view open air dining on Poipu Beach with daily happy hours from 3-5pm and 8:30 til closing. Live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights starting at 7:30pm. Join us for lunch, dinner, or our world famous Mai Tai! Reservations highly recommended.
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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! Well worth the visit. The customer service was incredible.

OT
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food, service and staff were outstanding. The ambiance was very casual and beachy. We thought it was charming.

BS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best meal we have had while staying on the island. The meal was great and the staff even better!! Great job!

SM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Sadly the risotto wasn’t as delicious this week.

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Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hervorragendes Essen und freundliche Bedienung in einem angenehmen Ambiente.

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AP
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice location beside the beach . Open windows to allow the breeze in. A fun atmosphere - nice & casual

L
Central Texas
54 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our evening there. Fish and chips and Ono tacos were superb. Fresh and prepared just right. Brennecke’s has become a “go to” spot for us. Love it.

PM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's been our go to for lunch or dinner for over thirty years

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Austin
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

As a diner with doctor-prescribed dietary restrictions, I am inherently flexible outside of those restrictions. Rarely have I encountered a waiter so unwilling to help me choose some plates that would easily avoid my few restrictions. It was unexpected and put a sour note on the rest of the dining experience.

OT
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal. Was able to see the sun set, the food was great, and service! Would come back again! I highly recommend the nut crusted mahi mahi. It was super fresh, meaty, and the sauce was amazing!

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food, reasonably priced. Recommend making a reservation. They take walk ins but the wait can be pretty long. We were seated immediately with a reservation.

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San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed lunch on the first day of our trip to Kauai. Enjoyed dinner on the last evening of our vacation. The food is wonderful, the servers fun and engaging. Watching the sunset while having an adult beverage is so relaxing. Afterwards we walked down to the beach to see the sea turtles resting for the night. That’s about as good as it gets!

a
Anchorage
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always love having our first dinner at Brennecke’s when we come for a visit. We usually dine here several times during stay at our vacation home in Poipu. Does not disappoint!

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

We have been visiting this place for years. Server was minimally polite. Never asked if we were doing okay or needed anything. The food was mediocre. Disappointing.

CM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is great!! We ate here 4 times in the 6 days we were here. One waiter told us about watching turtles across the street at sundown!! Magical!! Thank you!!

VN
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice open air restaurant. Food was excellent.
Server was friendly and helpful with questions about the menu. We were staying at the Kiahuna Plantation Resort and we could walk to Brennecke’s which was plus. Also the Sea Turtles come up on the beach across the street in the night to sleep so we could walk across and check them out. Very cool!!

C
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server Lisa was great!

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Worst food ever

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San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places to eat while At Poipu! We’ve been coming for years and never disappointed!

Even when the chicken flew in the window at us!

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love Brennecke’s! Find ourselves coming back time and time again

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

Truly some of the worst food we have ever had.... and we are not a picky group. Very overpriced, gross, and a waste of our time.

TN
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is good, drinks are pricey, view is beautiful!

GL
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was delicious and plentiful. There was no rush getting us in and out. A perfectly enjoyable evening.

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Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had another great meal and wonderful server. It was super busy- we always make a reservation. We love it here.

AF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at Brenneke's at least once on every trip since 2005 when we first occupied our time share condo. Each time, the restaurant has offered something on the menu that appealed to everyone who has accompanied us. The service is attentive, no matter how busy it is. The prices reflect the islands, and that is simply how things are. The open air seating makes it an ideal place for a dinner and the casual dining helps me to relax. This was our final night on Kauai, and is set the mood for my entire trip home - all 4,000+ miles of it.

d
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner at Brennecke’s on our first night in Kauai to celebrate my wife’s birthday. We had been there twenty years ago and it retained all its charm. We were given a corner table to catch breezes from two directions, and sat under some signs for Patriots Super Bowl Games. Perfect. The food was excellent, the service attentive, relaxed and friendly. Watched sunset. A great re-introduction to Poipu Beach. Highly recommend.

RW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This place is right on the beach, so is pretty busy. Reservations recommended. While the fish entree was very good - the sides were very plain. Good dessert.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had reserved table and was seated right away. Fun ambiance and overlooking Poipu beach park. Varied menu. We opted for the fresh fish special. The chef was quite heavy on the salt which took away from an excellent food rating. However service was superb.

DS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always eat here when we are on the island. Good food and friendly staff! Highly recommend!

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on September 20, 2019

Thank you Doreen for your excellent 5 star review! Aloha.

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AS
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

ビーチが見渡せる2階にあるレストランです。夕暮れの中気持ち良い風が吹き抜けとても気持良く食事が出来ました。料理は内容に比べて一寸高いかなという感じですが、飲み残したワインのボトルをブラウンバッグに入れていただき丁寧にご対応いただきました。近くに滞在していれば一度は行っても良いレストランだと思います。

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LR
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 1

Just another overpriced Kauai beach bar. Fine for a quick bite or happy hour but don't expect a high quality dining experience.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on September 20, 2019

Thank you for your review and your business. We do our best to serve quality food at reasonable prices with a fun atmosphere for the entire family. We hope to see you again in the future. Aloha.

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R
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect spot before or after the beach at Poipu.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on September 20, 2019

We agree! Thanks for the review and your business. Aloha.

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A
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming to Brenneckes for over 25 years and it never disappoints. The food and drinks have changed with the times but always for the better. This is truly a Kauai classic.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on September 20, 2019

Awwww thanks for the great 5 star review. We also appreciate the continued business over the past 25 years. We all look forward to your next visit. Aloha.

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f
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Mai tai’s are the best

MP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Leckeres Essen mit Meerblick,

Wir waren 2x dort Essen und es war jedesmal gut. Wenn man die Vorspeise auch wirklich vor dem Hauptgericht essen möchte, sollte man das Hauptgericht auch erst im Anschluss bestellen.
Die MaiTai‘s sind sehr lecker und das Bier gibt es auch im Pitcher, wir haben das BigWave aus Kona genommen.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on September 20, 2019

Dankeschön

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OT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

期待以上に美味しかったです。名物のマイタイもいただき、申し分ないです。海からの風を感じながらいただく夕食は格別ですね。

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on September 20, 2019

ありがとうございます

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great and service even better!

LB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Poipu must! Great service and each staff member is so friendly. Delicious food from a menu with many options. Enjoyed the pupus very much as well as the ahi tacos, daily catch. Awesome ocean breeze and slight views of the beach depending where you sit. Great customer experience.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on September 20, 2019

Lauren thanks for your excellent 5 star review. We all work hard every day to accomplish each and every 5 star review.

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C
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun, high-energy experience. Local vibe, despite being a tourist favorite. Breath of fresh-air from the stuffy resort restaurants.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

It was just ok. Great view. Poor furnishings. Lots of off the beach traffic. Prices were a little high for the state of the restaurant (30 dollar range for entrees). I will say the food seemed fresh; Shrimp Scampi was portioned generously.

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