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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RL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago

We appreciate your business. Aloha.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Dec.1,2019

OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service was very slow and not very attentive. Fish in both the fish tacos and fish and chips was overcooked. We had a 5:45 PM reservation and the host sat the entire restaurant at once. I could tell that both the wait and cook staff were overwhelmed. I would skip this restaurant the next time I'm in Kauai as there are better dinner options nearby.

h
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great casual but yummy spot across from the beach. Good for families and fantastic mai tais!

SG
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great stop on vacation! Coconut shrimp, nachos, crab stuffed mushrooms! Something for everyone and you can’t beat the view.🌴

D
Boise
13 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and service was excellent once got passed the woman at the entry downstairs and initially the Maitre’D. The waitress was outstanding and the Maitre’D seemed to chill alittle but the initial impression wasn’t exactly welcoming.

LK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Beautiful view, friendly service, good food. The mai tai was great!

OV
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality of the food, service and atmosphere at a very reasonable price! Aloha

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on November 29, 2019

We appreciate your business. Aloha.

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K
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great view, friendly service and food was good. Really enjoyed the atmosphere!

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on November 26, 2019

We appreciate your business. Aloha.

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ML
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We eat here everyone we visit Kauai. Love this place!

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on November 26, 2019

Thank you Matthew, we appreciate the continued business over all these years. Aloha.

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w
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Do yourself a favor and head elsewhere. The Mahi Mahi was flavorless. The ceviche was worse. Presentation was mediocre and service was so so.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on November 26, 2019

Sorry to hear about your poor visit with us. I would love to know more about your visit firsthand. Please feel free to reach out to us on any of your favorite social media channels or respond to this message. We do care and hope to hear from you. Aloha.

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OT
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Fish and chips were almost inedible. Way over cooked.

TK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual. Can't beat the quality or the price. Can't wait to go back.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on November 26, 2019

Thanks Tim! We appreciate your continued business. Aloha.

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PG
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were about 15 minutes late for our reservation, which we didn't think would be a problem when you are on Island time. Wrong! The hostess called us out in front of other customers for being late. Not expected and not appreciated. However, that was the ONLY negative of the night. The service was great and the food outstanding. My wife said it may have been the best fish entrée she has ever had - and we live in Las Vegas, plenty of fine dining and wonderful seafood. The ambience was certainly casual, but that was OK, we weren't looking for a fine dining experience - just good food.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on November 26, 2019

Thanks for the nice review despite the initial host contact. We do run a tight ship here and have for 36 plus years. I am glad your wife enjoyed her fish entree so much and that our service at the table was great. We appreciate your review and your business. Aloha.

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R
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brennecke’s is a classic and we never miss a chance to visit. A fun and friendly place with great food and nice views.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on November 26, 2019

Awww thanks. We appreciate your commitment to our small family owned and operated eatery. Food, Friends and FUN!

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SD
Palm Springs
29 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best prime rib sandwich.

WN
Anchorage
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a must dine experience at Poipu.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on November 11, 2019

We appreciate your business. Aloha.

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

BUGS!!!! Lots and lots of bugs of different kinds and yes, they bite. We had our young son with us. :( We arrived for dinner after sunset and all the windows were open. The bugs were attracted to the lights on outside and were coming into the restaurants from the open windows. We did ask the staff to close the windows but they put up some screens on the openings. No offer to move us to a different table or offer anything whatsoever. It was gross... bugs in our hair, in our food, in our drinks. Save your time and money and head to any of the many other places nearby.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

マヒマヒが美味しかった

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FS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brennecke’s is a great casual restaurant on Poipu Beach. It’s always a must go for us.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on November 11, 2019

We appreciate the continued business and the great review. Aloha.

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KG
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming to Kauai for 16 years. Always make Brennecke’s our first dinner out. The macadamia crusted mahi mahi is the best!

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on November 11, 2019

Thank you for the continued business over all those years! The Mac Nut Mahi Mahi dinner entree is our top seller and you know why...it is delicious!!!! Fresh, never frozen, hand cut, locally caught Mahi Mahi is our secret. Aloha til next time.

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L
Portland
57 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal! All the servers were friendly and attentive.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on November 11, 2019

We appreciate your business and great 5 star review. Aloha.

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A
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We make this a regular stop when we come to Kauai. Sunset is a wonderful time to be there.

LB
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thi is a restaurant we always have to eat at when we are visiting Kauai. It’s on the beach, great food, great service, great Happy Hour! We also noticed there new remodel and addition of new restrooms. We appreciate the upgrade! Thanks!

D
San Diego
47 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Over value, the price for what you get just does not have the value

SF
Orange County
44 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Our server Celia was outstanding! Friendly and efficient!

BM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went early, 5:15 with reservations for 4. Perfect timing. No problem with seating. Took us in right away. Server, Shannon was sooo good. Friendly but on the ball. Had the best fish and ships ever...made with Ono.
Drinks good. Helped them toward their 2000000 MaiTai serving. Great location. Across street from Poipu Beach Park and beach. After dark turtles come onto sand.
Everything top notch. Going back for sure.

n
Caribbean
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place by the beach

CP
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, service, location They treat their customers like family.

MS
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We walked over from Poipu Beach for lunch and cocktails. It was great. Had a view of the ocean and enjoyed great food! My hubby raves about the fish tacos and I enjoyed the shrimp and chip special.

KC
Wilmington
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Great location overlooking Poipou beach. Had a short wait for table even with a reservation. Good seafood entrees but stuffed mushrooms did not have much flavor.

d
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Reception was kind and accommodating. Food was average but service was far less than friendly. That was the reason we did not send back the world famous Mai Tai. There simply had to be something wrong with it. It tasted like a watermelon drink with a small amount of dark rum float on it.

OT
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. . .Service, food, drinks, and atmosphere. We were there for our anniversary and that was ignored but they were very busy. We went back the next day for happy hour!

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on October 20, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review , despite our lack of acknowledgement for your anniversary. We do our best to communicate such events to our service staff and we are glad it did not ruin your visit with us. We also appreciate your return visit the following day. Aloha til next time.

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DV
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great sunset ocean view right across the street from the beach! Food was served quickly and the staff were friendly.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on October 20, 2019

We appreciate your business Donna. Aloha.

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S
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on October 20, 2019

Thank you so much Sammy for the excellent 5 star review. We love what we do here and I am glad you got a chance to experience that first hand. Aloha till your next visit.

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OT
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

BS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on October 20, 2019

Awww thanks for the excellent 5 star review! We all work hard as a team every day to accomplish each 5 star review. We do have a great staff and I am glad it shows. Aloha.

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SM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Sadly the risotto wasn’t as delicious this week.

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