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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Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly service! It was a nice change from some of the other local restaurants where service was less than friendly. Food was great, table overlooked ocean, catered to our young boys and everything came out timely!! Everyone from the hostess to server to gift shop employee were very kind and engaging!

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Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liked it so much we went back 2 nights in a row. Plan to use for take out also.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was wonderful, service a little slow, but overall a great experience. We will be back!

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the nice review. We look forward to your return visit with us. Aloha.

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OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Great service throughout. Beautiful view. Recommend the mac nut encrusted mahi mahi, and stuffed mushrooms.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your business and we all appreciate your 5 star review. Aloha.

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DS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great and fun restaurant. Would recommend it to any and all!

OT
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrived early for our 5:30 reservation and hearing it explained that the tables in the bar were available to those without reservations as long as they put their name on the list. At least 3 parties were seated in the bar as we waited for our table. When they came to seat us, he took us to a table in the middle of the bar. He did not ask if this was ok just dropped off the menus. There were several tables open up in the dining room but none were offered to us. We decided this was not the dining experience we have had here in the past and Brennecke's has lost our business.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded 3 days ago

Roger sorry to hear about your seating mishap. It sounds like you have been here before and at least enjoyed your visit enough to come back. Our reservations are limited and we usually try to seat reservations nearest the open windows. There is no guarantee window tables will be available at the time of your reservation. It sounds like to me a little more communication could have helped this situation tremendously, don't let this one mishap stop you from returning. Our sincere apologies. Aloha.

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lunch was amazing!! The pork burrito was large and flavorful. The view was like a picture!

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for review and business. Aloha.

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KB
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bar area was fun.
Reservation easy to make on open table.
Nice open air dining.
Our server, Celia, was fantastic.
Coming from the Boston area...we really appreciated the excellent Clam Chowder.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you Kathleen for the excellent 5 star review. I will be sure to share this review with Celia as she has been with us a very long time. We are glad you enjoyed our clam chowder especially being from the Boston area. Aloha til we meet again.

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V
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was quick, too quick. We felt rushed, like they were trying to turn things over, even though our reservation was late, at 8pm.

Food was good but the fries were cold and stale.

Overall, felt very tourist-y, but if that's what you're into, it was fine. Location was great.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded 3 days ago

Sorry for the rushed feeling Victoria and the cold fries. We never want our guests to feel rushed and that certainly does not fit into our "Service that rocks" motto. We invite you back to try us again, even if it's just for happy hour pupus sometime before you leave the island. Aloha.

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g
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is our 25th yearly visit and, as always one of our favorites

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you sooo much for the continued business over all those years. We all work hard to accomplish each 5 star review from our early morning maintenance crew to our late night bartenders. We love what we do and I am glad it shows. Aloha til next year.

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r
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fast service and fun atmosphere.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on January 13, 2020

We all appreciate your excellent 5 star review. Aloha.

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JG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food is outstanding! and the french ohana do a great job in maintaining the high quality over the years! in lieu of hoku, the owner's son, andrew was a fine maire'd. and greg was a congenial and professional server. you cannot go wrong by dining at brennecke's!

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you Jay we all appreciate your business and I will be sure to share your review with the staff at our next meeting. Aloha til next time.

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S
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to watch sunset

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on January 13, 2020

We agree! Aloha.

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L
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Much better than it was a few years ago! Improvements on their standard dishes have been made and we’ll be back.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on January 13, 2020

We appreciate your nice review and we are always working as a team to keep improving or we will be losing! Aloha.

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I
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Casual restaurant near the beach (across the street). Coconut shrimp appetizers were tasty!

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on January 13, 2020

We appreciate your business. Thanks for the nice review. Aloha.

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C
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and service

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on January 13, 2020

We all appreciate your excellent 5 star review. Aloha.

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PW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brennecke's is a go-to place when we on the island. The food and service are always top-notch. I highly recommend Brennecke's to anyone visiting the island!

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on January 13, 2020

We all work hard as a team to achieve each 5 star review and we appreciate your excellent recommendation. Aloha.

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RP
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always on the top of our list when we get back to Poipou Beach from Idaho. Thanks for the nice dinner and great view of the beautiful sunset over the ocean. Can't wait to come back again.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you Robert for the great 5 star review! We look forward to your return visit with us. Aloha.

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DL
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waitress very friendly food has been consistently good for the past 25 years!! Although we used to love the fish and pasta, the menu today is updated and delicious!! Great value, great ambience great service!!!

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you so much Deborah for the great 5 star review. We appreciate your continued business over the past 25 years. Aloha.

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JG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the french family provide outstanding food and outstanding service, all at a very reasonable price!

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on January 3, 2020

We appreciate your awesome 5 star review. Mahalo.

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OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious and we were very happy with our experience!

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on January 3, 2020

We appreciate your business and nice review. Aloha.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as always.

DM
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Very disappointing. Husband ordered clam chowder he never got. Food was mediocre.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on January 3, 2020

Sorry about the lost clam chowder order and we are sorry to hear the food was only mediocre because we strive every day to not be mediocre. We appreciate the review and your business. Aloha.

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KK
Detroit
72 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice and casual and VERY busy. Good food and drink. GREAT view.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you Kim. We appreciate your business. Aloha.

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A
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fish and chips I have ever had. Amazing service. This is a MUST VISIT while on the island.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you so much for the excellent 5 star review and we agree! Aloha.

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DR
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Our server Greg did a great job. Had a reservation at 4:30 and got seated at 4:20. Overall great experience.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on December 29, 2019

Thank you Dan for your excellent review. I will be sure to share your review with Greg. Aloha and safe travels.

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The sports bar vibe is elevated a notch by the ocean view. The service is very good, with friendly alohas from all, and solid on water refills. My husband ordered their fruit smoothie which was a tangy treat, and my pineapple IPA was good though seemed it could have been colder. We started with the poke tacos which were crisp and flavorful. My husband’s burger was the right temperature, satisfying and he appreciated that the brioche bun held up well. I ordered their organic greens salad plus ahi, which was seared rare and lightly seasoned. The salad is basic with greens, carrot and cherry tomato but nicely dressed with a white balsamic vinaigrette. We shared the flourless chocolate cake, called a lava cake because it has a filling, but it was not served particularly warm, which would have been a lot better to melt the vanilla ice cream. The raspberry sauce was nothing special but overall it was a nice treat. Portions were respectable and a decent value. With TV screens (featuring college bowl games when we were there) plus some classic rock tunes (not too loud for conversation) but a friendly and low-key casual place.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s freaking Kauai! What else is there to say

NA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We went at 4:15pm so it was pretty quiet. We had the Mac Nut Mahi Mahi, NY Strip, Pad Tai, and the Ono. The fish and the pad tai were mostly without spice. Could have used a bit more spice heat. The steak had to be returned to the grill for a few more minutes, but was very good. Great location on the beach.

OT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic find! Right by the beach. We dined here for lunch and dinner. Kids loved this place and so did we! Food is excellent and the staff is very cheerful, friendly and kind. Thanks for making us feel at home!!

j
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food great service

TP
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Nice view.

DM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate here before and loved the selection of food also close to the beach.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on December 24, 2019

We appreciate your business. Glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Aloha.

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OT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could eat there five nights a week! Food is delicious staff is friendly and helpful! Ambience is fantastic. Great for every day dining or special occasions! Right on the beach, couldn’t be any better

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on December 24, 2019

We agree! Aloha.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had the special and it was great. Coconut shrimp rock. Their main tai is awesome and so was the bloddy mary. Will go back

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on December 24, 2019

We appreciate your business and are glad you enjoyed our coconut shrimp and mai tai. We look forward to your return visit with us. Aloha.

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F
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fun. Casual. Crowded. Good food. Busy bar.

RL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had not been for several years. We were celebrating a variety of things. Our appetizer, main course and the suggested wine were perfect. Our server was informative, had the right amount of engagement and was attentive to all our needs. A truly lovely beach front setting.

LF
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beach bar with good food, Across the street from Poipu Beach. What more need be said...

OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Fun evening with my husband and niece. Great service, and fun atmosphere.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on December 6, 2019

We appreciate your business. Aloha.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience2

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