Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
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.
Brennecke’s is a south shore staple of glorified bar food and fine for lunch. Open air, ocean view with solid fish tacos and a decent beer selection...dinner..however is another story...
nice reception from the hostess with on time seating was the highlight evening. This Kid-fest was Truck depot LOUD with elbow-rubbing cramped tables. We ordered the nachos which should be a slam dunk for bar food... slow server brought cold cheese soaked chips pressed in hard goo. They were disgusting.
Salad was lack luster pile of sparsely dressed boring lettuce and the burger was terrible: also served cold the premium Gorgonzola bacon burger was another pile of goo. I am a huge burger fan but this was virtually inedible over cooked tough wad of beef on a shinny dough-y bun that was, yes cold. Fries were cold unappealing soggy waffles.
This place occupies premium ocean view real estate yet the server “Glen” (I think) could barely crack a smile providing generic service where we waited to eat our cold nachos while the server struggled to bring after-thought utensils? this is not any one’s idea of a value at$20 burgers? Screaming kids everywhere, walking on tables (no joke) bad-boring food served by a person who honestly could not be bothered.
For a much better menu, service and ambiance, I take Keokies Paradise just down the road any day of the week.
Location is right on Poipu Beach. Great ocean views. Food was great. Service was exceptional. Drinks were great. Would definitely recommend.
Best service I've gotten on the island. Terrific gal, Shay. Ask for her!
We ordered 2 burgers, a steak, and their most popular fish and chips. Both burgers were past well done and we ordered medium. The buns were grilled almost hard. The steak was ok but the grilled vegetables were covered in uncooked garlic and had a funny taste. The fish was not really crispy and the batter was unseasoned. All in all a lackluster meal put out by the kitchen. The only thing that saved our trip there was the service, which was terrific. Sorry, but we would not recommend this restaurant.
Sorry about the poor dining experience you had with us. Sounds like you caught us on an off night, especially with over cooked burgers. Did you mention it to your server? We are glad you enjoyed your service so much and we invite you back to try us again, maybe during happy hour for some pupus and drinks.
Went to Btennecke’s 5 years ago and having been dreaming about it ever since. It did not disappoint!! Will be dreaming about it until next yrip
Great place. Highly recommend for lunch or dinner during your stay in Kauai
Horrible service, incredibly rude waitress.
Great food. Great service and amazing view. Made a reservation for 11 and they were ready ahead of schedule.
Thanks for the great 5 star review!!!!! We love what we do and I am glad it shows. Aloha.
Great service, great ambiance & food was delicious!! One of our better meals on our Hawaiian vacation. We arrived for our 9pm reservation and it was still happy hour. Apparently, it’s always happy at Brennecke’s!!😊 Very good value and it was our teenagers’ favorite restaurant! We all loved it!!!
AWWWW thanks for the excellent review! We all work hard as team to accomplish each 5 star review!!!! Aloha.
The location , proximity to the beach is wonderful! We had lunch here twice on our week stay on Kauai. Definately a place to visit for anyone visiting the island. You can't beat the view or the people watching!
Thanks Peggy for the great review!!!!! Aloha.
We used open table day of reservation and glad we did. They seated us right at 8, our reservation time. When we. He led in wait time was over an hour. Whew. Great fish and chips and sushimi!
We appreciate your business. Reservations this time of year are key. Safe travels. Aloha.
The view is gorgeous but the food is mediocre at best. Ordered the gorgonzola burger which had zero taste or flavor. The burger patty actually tasted like it had been premade and frozen.
Sorry Julie about the poor dining experience. Our burger patties are 100% local grass fed Kunoa beef from right here in Kapaa. Glad you enjoyed our second story perch over looking the vast Pacific Ocean. Aloha.
Great food with friendly service and amazing views over the beach at Poipu. Family-friendly. And excelent drinks!
Thanks for the excellent 5 star review. Aloha.
We love the ambiance, the view, and the fun food! Been coming here for over 30 years and it has always been great!
Brennecke's was delicious! We did make a reservation, so we wouldn't have to wait. I think you definitely want a reservation on a weekend. It's a casual dress, but the food and drinks are on point, and you can't beat the 2nd story view! I had the macademia nut crusted mahi mahi and it was much better than over at more expensive Beach House! My husband had the Opah and Scallops which he thoroughly enjoyed! FYI it's a bit more expensive than you'd expect by the looks (casual) but remember the view and location can't get much better!
Thanks again for the great review. Multiple platforms as well! Aloha.
Great ambiance, service and food! Love it there! We discovered Brennecke's 11 years ago the first time we were on Kauai. Loved it then, too. Was great to return and remember it so well!
Thanks for the continue business over all these years! Aloha.
Love the location. We had a great seat on a window overlooking the park and beach. The sushi is excellent and the Poke is out of this world. Server was very attentive. Great afternoon.
We appreciate your business and the time it took to write this review. Glad you enjoyed our view. We look forward to your return visit with us. Aloha.
It’s the second time we went there and both times walked out disappointed. First, we made a reservation and arrived 3 minutes early but had to wait 20 mins for a table. Then the service was just so bland and unattentive. This place could be so great because of the location, view and a natural, cool beach vibe. But the people that worked there that night just didn’t care. They should understand that the patrons are excited for a positive and enjoyable evening. The high prices deserve quality service.
Mike sorry about the poor dining experience and the plan inattentive service. I believe the night you were visiting had some "behind" the scene issues going on and that could have translated into one of your poor experiences. As for the waiting for your reservation, we just need to do better as management to prevent that from happening...it's not easy sitting 350 people a night in 94 chairs. We appreciate your business and hope you return for a more "typical" Brenneckes experience. Aloha.
We had a great meal with good service and an amazing view of the beach!!! This is out second visit to Brennecke's and we have never been disappointed.
It was the only decent place in Koloa that served lunch. Not bad but not great either. The sashimi was excellent and very fresh; seafood is definitely the way to go.
Thanks for your review. We appreciate your business. Aloha.
Fun, open air setting. Friendly service. Good for kids. Best mai tais!!
Thanks for the nice review. We love what we do here and I am glad it shows. Aloha.
Had a great dinner at Brennecke’s. Food was great, server was wonderful.
Glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Aloha.
This is a great place to see the ocean, beach people, sunset and have a great meal. I loved the Ahi steak with raviolis.
THANKS FOR THE EXCELLENT 5 STAR REVIEW!!!!!
Nice break from the fancier restaurants we were visiting. Great location by the beach and very friendly service. Food was ok, not amazing, but good value for the price.
We appreciate your business. Aloha.
Casual dining experience - enjoyed the outdoor patio and view of Poipu Beach. Our waiter Shannon was on his game - he did a great job. Food was plentiful and a great value. Prime rib portions were healthy. Bar staff was friendly too.
Thanks for your great review. Shanning I believe you were referring too...is always a hoot. Glad you enjoyed your visit with us. ALOHA.
Very pleasant dining experience. Very casual! Small wine list, but mostly people were drinking cocktails or beer. We'll go back but probably for lunch.
Thanks for the nice review. We appreciate your business and look forward to your return. Aloha.
Great location for casual dining. Good menu with great bar. Fish taco appetizers were worth repeating.
Thanks for your business and your review. Aloha.
Ate here twice while staying in Poipu, the food was delicious both times. Second time we brought family members and they liked it too. I would eat there again without hesitation.
Thanks so much for returning with family members and dining twice with us. We love what we do here and I am glad it shows. Aloha.
Seems menu has changed a bit especially the pina colada no so good anymore.
Like the remodel of waiting area and restroom.
Thanks for noticing our remodel and we are glad you like it. Sorry about the poor pina colada. Aloha.
Great atmosphere and mai tais. Service was great and the view was spectacular.
Thanks for your business and nice review. Aloha.
Perfect place with a great view, great food and an incredible Mai Tai!
We love Brenneke’s! Every trip to Kauai is a must to eat there. Live entertainment. Great drinks, service, and food.
We appreciate your continued support over the years and we look forward to your next visit with us. Aloha.
A great alternative to the expensive hotel dining options. Friendly staff and great food, fast service. Nice view of the ocean.
Thanks so much Tung Oil. We love what we do here and I am glad it shows. Aloha.
Great location and vibe. This was our second time here during our two week vacation. Just had to go back. Fish and chips and poke bowl were fantastic!
Glad you enjoyed the fish n chips and poke bowl two of my favorites for sure. Aloha til next time.
Service was excellent. Food was good. Have tasted better Mai Tais. However would go back to the restaurant.
Thanks Beth for the great 5 star review. We appreciate your business. Aloha.
The cocktail waitress who made sure the 6 children had cherries in their Shirley temple was very attentive and kind to the children
We love families here because we are family owned and operated for the past 37 years. Glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Aloha.
Very good food, but like most places in Poipu, pretty expensive. Nice casual beach vibe. Excellent service
You have to order the nachos with pork. It’s amazing! Sitting by the window with a view of Poipu beach cannot be beat. We come here every time we visit Kauai.
Food was ok. Not outstanding. Expensive for the value.
I ordered macadamia crusted mahi mahi
It tasted and looked deep fried
The taste was average
I expected better quality