Brennecke’s Beach Broiler

4.4
1579 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
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 2-5pm. Live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights starting at 5:00pm. Join us for weekend brunch, daily happy hour and dinner, or our world famous Mai Tai! Reservations highly recommended.

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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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Diner temperature check required
What 1579 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! I was most impressed with their cleaning of the tables with paper towels and being incredibly sanitary. Support this business! They take this pandemic we are in serious.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We come here everytime we visit the island. This time the food was average. They were out of the coconut shrimp and beets for their salad at 3pm (pretty early in the day if you ask me). We ordered fish tacos & (2) fish & chips. One fish & chips came out great and the fish was white and fresh. The fish for the other fish & chips & tacos were much darker meat and very fishy tasting. Did not seem as fresh.
Service was also average but, we'll assume they were short staffed due to Covid.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server!!!

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SocialGrammy
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made these reservations at Brenneckes, a couple of weeks ago before leaving California for Kauai, because I thought a Sunday Brunch with our family would be fun during our 1 week stay in Poipu. I think that we have only eaten there once several years ago while staying at the Marriott Waiohai Resort, and I didn’t realize that no one else in our family had eaten there. Much to all of our delight, it was a wonderful experience. They had a nice long table set up for 10 of us, we were greeted warmly. Our server was Zachary, and he was a great waiter, and had such a pleasant personality, that it made for an excellent experience. The food was also very good. We all thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday Brunch. I would highly recommend checking it out!

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MarkB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was good and it was great to be there for a Sunday brunch. Was quiet and enjoyable with a great breeze. Server was good as well. I expected food to be a lot better (pancakes were a little dry) but it was still good.

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Scotty
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great table great service good times! Highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Do not order the tempura roll unless you like to spend $18 on rice. There is only a small bit of crab through the center and a very small amount of the worst cuts of ahi full of grizzle. The whole dish lacks any flavor , even the wasabi . I had wasabi mashed potato’s elsewhere that had more flavor than the wasabi they serve along side this tempura roll. I expressed my disgust of the dish and was pretty much ignored. I expected when I got my bill it would have been removed but no such luck. I never write reviews but I just couldn’t ignore this.

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BobbyS
Boise
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner was very accommodating as they were busy. Been coming here since the 80's and have always had a great time, great food, and taken care of by great people.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome visit during our vacation to Kauai!

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CatD
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So great never disappoints ❤️

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Charthouser
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always our first stop for dinner while vacationing on Kauai. In more than 30 years our family has never been disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

They were out of a lot of things, including chicken breasts and watermelon. But everybody enjoyed what they ordered

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ono. Can’t beat the ambience. Food very good Little pricey but worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Tourist trap! Nothing bad happened while we dined here. But seeing the 4.5 stars on open table left me wanting more. The food is basic diner food. The food is not sophisticated or elevated or frankly very good. The pricing is high tourist rates. $21 for nachos? The interior isn’t beautiful. It’s basically the interior of your local seafood restaurant. The location is prime though, right across from poipu beach. I don’t have an axe to grind. But if you’re a foodie. Don’t go here, you’ll be very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

While everyone around us got their food drink we waited. Table after us got thier drinks by our server before us. Had to find manager to pay tab as server didn’t return for 15 after dropping check off. Other staff served our meal.
Food was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husband’s birthday and we had a wonderful brunch with mimosas.

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MLou13
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Beautiful place and we were happy to score a reservation, but…service was quite slow (even though it wasn’t screaming busy). Most of all, food lacked flavor. A couple of us had the Sunday brunch special of ahi eggs Benedict and it was soggy and bland. Avocado toast was pretty good but we asked for no onions but it came with them. Not worth the hassle of sending food back. Such a nice location with ocean breeze. I suppose that can make up for just an okay dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food was delicious but the server immediately expected us late 20 year olds to not tip well. This resulted in bad service which to his assumption also resulted in a not so great tip. Sad it would’ve been a good tip.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service in town! Delicious food & great live entertainment! Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed it. Nice owners and staff. Food was pretty good— not extraordinary— but fairly priced for a vacation zone.

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TamiM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and ambience were great and the food did not let us down. The poke bowl was fresh and had a well balanced amount of rice. The nachos were just ok, but Taco Tuesday was a hit with perfectly cooked fish. This is a favorite dining location every time we visit Poipu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Service was fast.

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vipLupita
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brennecke’s never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Ordered a 90$ plate of king crab which came out cold. The salad was extremely overpriced and basic. The drinks were excellent and worth the money. So sad because this is what we booked for my birthday dinner and our last meal out here before we go home. We ended up only paying for the drinks and went somewhere else. The manager did their best to make it right which we appreciated.

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PaulH
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The macadamia coated fish was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, fresh food!
Outstanding restaurant for beachside dining

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Foodie
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was helpful and so friendly, while the food was delicious and scenery beautiful!! The food is pricey but no more than your typical “nice” Kauai fare.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Ambiance was laid back, and view was killer looking right on Poipu beach

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! staff were fast helpful and friendly. I booked reservation for a special occasion and we received what I think was vip treatment. Great place will definitely be back on future trips.

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vipDebbieB
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such good food, and wonderful wait staff. Our food server was on the ball, and even though they were super busy, she kept the coffee cups full, and got us on the road in time to make it to the airport. Great location on the beach, with an open air view out onto the surf. Mahalo for helping us celebrate a birthday, and for fitting in a large group!

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GinaB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, drinks and live music overlooking the ocean.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Full menu with choices for all tastes. Several options for kids too.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve come to Poipu 9 times in 20 years and had never eaten at Brennecke’s. It was really great. Casual, friendly, great location.

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PewaukeeMom
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful view and delicious meal. However, if a restaurant is going to require using a QR code to view their menu, they should have working free WiFi.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the coconut shrimp. Yum!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Aucun respect ou presque des normes COVID. Serveurs masculins sans masques… Manque total de considération pour la clientèle vulnérable.

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KaitP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend; staff was wonderful and food was delicious. You won't be disappointed! Make your reservations early as they book out over a month in advance

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

great drinks good food very nice staff

FAQs

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 742-7588.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler is rated 4.4 stars by 1579 OpenTable diners.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/5MQEP5E10NCRW/order.

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.

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