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Brennecke’s Beach Broiler, Poipu Beach, HI

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler

4.4
4.4
2523 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 3-5pm. Live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights starting at 6:30pm. Join us for brunch, daily happy hour and dinner, or our world famous Mai Tai! Reservations highly recommended.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 58 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–1:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 742-7588

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tom Tapping

  • Catering

    Full catering options available.

  • Neighborhood

    Poipu

  • Cross street

    Poipu Rd/Hoowili Rd.

  • Parking details

    Parking on either side of the building. Handicap accessibility on rear west side of the building.

  • Entertainment

    Live FREE music Thursday,Friday and Saturday nights starting at 7:30pm with late night happy hours.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kauai

    Best Value

  • Kauai

    Good for Groups

  • Kauai

    Hot Spot

  • Kauai

    Great for Lunch

  • Kauai

    Scenic View

  • Kauai

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Kauai

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view, great service, and delicious food.
  2. KS

    KimS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kauai vacation at our favorite restaurant in the beach. Aloha🌺
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Arrived at our reservation time (715pm); table was not ready. Waited until 730pm before being seated at a table In the back, near where the servers pickup. Our server was a nice young lady, who did her job perfectly fine. Ordered a Diet Coke and a coco-skinny margarita. The soda isn’t coke (no idea what it was), and had we known that, we would have ordered tonic. The margarita wasn’t to my taste - it was like drinking sunscreen. Some folks may enjoy that variety of coconut flavor… I’m just not one of them For dinner we ordered the fried Brussels and the sashimi. The sashimi was fine… decent quality fish, served at an appropriate temperature. The Brussels were burned. For mains, we got the Kauai pad Thai with shrimp and the fish fry special. The pad thai was super watery and not very flavorful (although the shrimp on top were lovely). The fried fish breading had no seasoning / flavor to it (but the fish itself was cooked nicely). It came with tartar sauce (good) and ketchup. We asked for cocktail sauce, which our server brought but which tasted like ketchup as well. After the first beverage fail, we got a tonic water and a club soda. The server brought us a tonic and a regular cola instead. She did correct it, but that gives you a sense of the experience. We did not stay for dessert. Not including the one alcoholic drink, our total came to $118 before tip - 2 apps, 2 mains, and 3 sodas. Honestly, I’ve had comparable quality meals at a fast casual chain like Applebees. Would not return for dinner… maybe lunch or apps to watch the sunset. The beach nearby was beautiful.
  4. C

    Castlette

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff are all very friendly and helpful. Shelby was our waitress today. She was very attentive and friendly. The Tempura Crab Roll is our favorite. We combined it today with the Seared Ahi appetizer and the Caesar Salad. Great combination. We will be back soon.
  5. LS

    LS57

    San Francisco

    58 reviews

    3.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Great location. Good food and fun drinks list but the drinks were disappointing. Good food not great, except the mud pie dessert was outstanding! Exceptionally friendly wait staff and Lexi was great!
  6. KE

    KEM92103

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Luckily we had a reservation and were seated right away - otherwise the wait was over an hour. Our server was friendly, efficient and did not rush us. The ambiance was casual, friendly and fun. Food was very good and reasonable (given this us Hawaii!). Best if all we were able to walk from our resort. I would eat there again!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Was super excited but soon after I realize it was a basic restaurant and nothing special. I had requested a table by the window and the waiter inform me the only table available was two tables for 5 people us being two it wouldn’t work. That’s fine I was seated down and less then 10 minutes the other two tables got seated and both only had two person. Ruin the whole experience for me.
  8. SM

    SathyaM

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there.. my family had a great time. Good was great. View was amazing!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, warm service and delicious food! Enjoyed high class food in a comfortable casual environment, we loved it. Great window view!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was delicious and the view is unparalleled! Server was fabulous, especially since this meal included a personal, emotional conversation 💕
  11. JL

    JudithL

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best brunch with the best view in Poipu! You can’t go wrong with Brennecke’s. Awesome food always with a smile!
  12. C

    Cathy

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, and the view was $1 million view.
  13. D

    David

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Brennecke’s has been a favorite since our first trip to Kauai in 1987. Fun, casual vibe, good food & drinks, friendly service, great views - across the street from Poipu Beach Park.
  14. S

    Stormy

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Mai tai recipe is not as good as it used to be. Something about the juice is bubblegum sweet. Coconut pineapple margarita was better. Ahi sandwich recipe also not as good as it used to be. Too much seasoning now overpowers the flavor of the fish. Great ambiance as always and friendly service.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best view of the ocean! Service and food are too notch. Good way to finish out a beach day.
  16. CB

    CaitB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We got a last minute reservation for Brenneckes and were not impressed. My husband got the surf and turf which was lukewarm and was substantially overpriced. Wouldn’t go back.
  17. IL

    IraL

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Initially we were 30 minutes early to our reservation. Figured they would seat us early. They were very busy under staffed. 5 items on the Menu were 86 (not available) Checked in, waited for 10 min. Waitress came to us and asked us while we're waiting would we like to order drinks. Pinia Colada and a Dark Beer $21.00 over priced IMO. Finaly sat down. Waited 5 min and bud boy served us 2 glasses of water. Waited another 15 min Server finally came and we decided to leave cause of the vibe. Was pretty disappointed on our last day on the Island.
  18. d

    didimomo

    Sacramento

    26 reviews

    1.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Special occasion taking friends to Brennecke's for the first time. Reservation (made 2 months in advance) was delayed. At least 5 menu items (some their most popular) were not available, order was missed by the kitchen delaying our meal by 1 hour (after already waiting 45 minutes), food came out sporadically which made some people wait for everyone to be served (their food got cold), food and drinks were expensive and of poor quality (no one liked their meal), no apologies from a manager or anyone, our waiter (nice young man) was embarrassed and his way of dealing with it was to ignore us the rest of the night. The whole night was a disaster which was really disappointing.
  19. JM

    JME45

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We usually go to Brennecke’s for lunch. Dinner was was a surprisingly enjoyable experience. We'll be back!
  20. T

    Tailspin

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good drinks at a Kauai classic restaurant
  21. P

    Pianogirl

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The views of the beach are totally amazing. We ate here right after landing in Kauai and also stayed right around the corner. The food was pretty good but a bit pricey for what you get. The staff is all really friendly.
  22. C

    Crystal

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is a nice place to go to have food and drinks with a nice view that you don't have to pay super high price for. We had nachos and coconut shrimp with a nice tropical martini.
  23. SU

    StanU

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    BirthdaY Waitress was extra special. Great view food excellent
  24. MN

    MichaelN

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, excellent customer service and the staff were great. It was an awesome experience and will be there again next year. Thank you Danielle for being a great waitress
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Waiter seemed annoyed to have to serve us. Not very friendly nor attentive-really put a damper on an otherwise enjoyable meal Food was not prepared as requested and he had no interest in making it right. A real disappointment
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family vacation
  27. J

    Jscur007

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience5
    We ordered the nachos and they came out cold and stale. We ordered them with Kalua pork and there really wasn’t much pork. It is as if they had set for 15 minutes before they were delivered. The coconut ship we delivered were fine. Overall, we’ve been to Brennecke‘s several times and this time did not live up to your standards of the last several times. Our waiter was Brian and he did the best he could, but keep making excuses about how untimely everything was.
  28. RB

    RyanB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Tried and true solid place for lunch. Service was excellent!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, fantastic views. We love coming here.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food and service we had ,just a hair in front of Paco’s Taco’s Cantina and Bangkok Happy Bowl .We went to Duke’s, Kalapaki Joe’s , The Cabana, a food truck in Kapa’a and Oki’s box lunches. Our waiter made the adjustments to what we wanted and that was super cool. My one slight negative was that they weren’t the best Mai Tai’s we had. Overall from my experience with the restaurants here, I would have only eaten here. Some places you have to order first, then you get seated. I’m not really okay with that, but it is what it is.it really seems like no one wants to work. There’s job opportunities everywhere!!!!
  31. MF

    MegF

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, drinks, service and view. Right after we got to walk across the street and see the sea turtles!
  32. R

    Robin

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view, delicious food, lovely staff. A pleasure
  33. CE

    CindyE

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’re repeat customers to Brennecke’s! Fantastic, delicious, fresh food with a breathtaking view! Thank you!
  34. KG

    KatherineG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We loved the view and overall experience! Our food was pretty good but slightly bland (everything seemed to need just a little extra seasoning or sauce- which we requested and was provided). Our server was very attentive and pleasant. We will definitely be back!
  35. TN

    TopNotchService

    Las Vegas

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This place was recommended by everyone we spoke to who has visited the island. Was nearly impossible to get a reservation - do not assume you can wait to make them until you arrive (or be prepared for a very long wait). Came here for the Mac crusted fish only to learn they were sold out by 7:30pm - such a disappointment. However, the ahi poke wonton tacos and the coconut shrimp were amazing. We also tried the wasabi/Cajun seared ahi - too spicy for some at the table I thought it was amazing! The fish and chips (with striped marlin) was a hit too. The seafood risotto comes highly recommended and it was good but a little underwhelming if I’m being honest - two pieces of shrimp, two scallops, and some very small pieces of fish thrown in. Felt a little heavy and not as flavorful as I expected. Portions were just the right size - not too small, and not excessively big. Oh, and the garden beet salad was nice and refreshing. Drinks were great as was the atmosphere.
  36. BB

    BenB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    They were a little busy, but they made up for it with their courtesy. Good food, excellent view.
  37. KL

    KatyL

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was so impressed with food and vibe at Brennecke's Beach Broiler! It was absolutely delicious, and you can tell it was fresh and made to order. Definitely recommend!
  38. PF

    PeggyF

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal with friends from the mainland! Great server, great food and drinks and hula pie!!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Great location, very good service. Food quality was mediocre. Fish was over cooked. Location and staff are unbeatable though.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service. Flourless cake was delicious.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 2523 OpenTable diners.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 58 times today
Google Map for Brennecke’s Beach Broiler

2100 Hoone Rd, Poipu Beach, HI 96756

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Poipu Rd/Hoowili Rd.

  • Neighborhood

    Poipu

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–1:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking on either side of the building. Handicap accessibility on rear west side of the building.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tom Tapping

  • Entertainment

    Live FREE music Thursday,Friday and Saturday nights starting at 7:30pm with late night happy hours.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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