Brennecke’s Beach Broiler

4.5
1292 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

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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 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
What 1292 people are saying
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GeriP
Portland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with pleasant friendly service. Will for sure eat there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with a view and live music

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vipScottD
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love this place and generally have at least two meals here on every visit to Kauai, usually lunches. This time, we had a mid-week dinner (OK, covered in a separate review) and a Saturday brunch which was outstanding.

I had the Po'ipu Loco Moco and an Ultimate Bloody Mary, while me wife had the Avocado Toast and a beer. Both meals were excellent, the service was great, and their covid safety protocols made us feel safe.

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vipAshurina
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Good service and super friendly staff. There was great live music. Very convenient location if you’re staying in Poipu as we were able to walk from our resort. The nachos came out soggy as if they’d been sitting out for a while before I received them. The Mai Tais were super watered down. Felt like an overpriced Applebee’s to me which I wasn’t expecting. I wouldn’t come here again because there is so much delicious food on the island elsewhere.

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VCor
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service by Shaning. The food was great and prices are reasonable. Will be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great sunset views, good food and atmosphere.

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vipareats
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for my sons birthday. Great service, food and a free birthday dessert. Really nice folks serving consistent food in a friendly atmosphere!

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vipPatW
Sacramento
24 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The waiter was horrible. I sent my mai tai back because it tasted horrible, I rarely send anything back, and the waiter returned it to me and was a bit indignant about it then asked me what I wanted to do. Send it back! Fish and chips, my favorite, were just okay. Very disappointed because this was one of my favorite restaurants in Poipu.

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raidernation
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Good food, drinks, and view. This was the first time I heard a musician play. That was good too.

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tomc
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i've been going to Kauai for over 30 years, and this trip was the first time in a decade or more that I got a chance to go to Brennecke's and it was great. The Crispy Poke Tacos were very good with just the right amount of crunch and great taste. Well done... thanks.. Tom Cronkrite

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vipRobertK
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Always a great place to visit, but brought friends to Kauai this trip to get the Brennecke experience. Unfortunately, they were out of most menu items. As Kauai struggle to open, we are hopeful the next time we can provide our guests a more favorable experience.

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SteveW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The service was slow. The waiter was friendly but not very attentive. There were a lot of guest without masks on as they made their way through the restaurant. The staff should have taken more proactive approach to enforcing state COVID laws.

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vipLane
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal. Waiter and all the staff are super friendly. Definitely will go back for another dinner while on our vacation.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 25th Anniversary!!
Shaning is the BEST SERVER EVER!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Worst Mai Tai ever

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vipWineAndVodka
Anchorage
23 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Server was pleasant and personable. We enjoyed her.
Water not refilled unless you asked. Bar service was moderately slow. This was a Wednesday evening by the way. Fish was overcooked which was a disappointment. Four at the table had burgers and 3 cooked medium while one was rare. No preference was made when ordered. Coconut shrimp was great and done well. Have sometimes found it to be burned. All in all it’s a mediocre dining experience which cost about $250 plus tip for a family of 6. If the experience was great or superior then it would be money well spent but to look back and remember our experience and what we paid is just a little bit of a bummer. I love this restaurant so it pains me to have to leave this review.

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vipScott
Las Vegas
68 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great evening — a totally engaging Hawai’i experience!

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AnitaC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice view - less ice in mai tai Would be better- waters it down too much- it’s a fun place to go

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vipAlanC
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Finally got over to Kauai last week and headed immediately for one of our favorite restaurants on the island - Brennecke's. You won't find a better view anywhere, overlooking the Pacific Ocean from the second floor of the restaurants. Very warm and cordial service. Good food and good value.

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vipJudithL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

If you’re looking for a table with a view of the beach, you can’t beat Brennecke’s! They have the best fish and chips!

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BWSH
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place to eat good food, watch the sunset and enjoy the company of special people.

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MikeB
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time for us. Every entre we ordered and the salads were all wonderful. Greg, our waiter, too great care of us! The whole staff was very accommodating! Thanks

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vipElaineD
San Francisco
100 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Usually one of our favorites but, due to COVID, smaller menu. I had poke tacos and they were good. Boyfriend had a burger and he said it was only fair. We were a bit put off, however, when we arrived. We had resos, table wasn't ready. Hostess seated us at the bar herself and then we waited and waited. BF went to ask and she said they sent me a text saying the table was ready and we didn't respond. It's loud there. I didn't hear the text and she didn't tell us to watch for one. She should have come to seat us. Also a guest came right up to me, shoulder to shoulder, without a mask, to talk to the bartender, who did NOT tell him to back away from me. I put my mask on and turned away and realized later I should have made him move away but I was so shocked, I didn't think of it.
I assume Brennecke's will be back to it's normal standards when more tourists arrive. We won't stop going there but this was not their finest hour.

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AnnR
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Sunday brunch there. Waitress was fantastic. Food great. Had a nice morning.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super easy going and friendly. Crazy times right now and they are doing it right.
Shannon was awesome

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PatriciaS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great! Served promptly & just the right temperature. The atmosphere & view are outstanding!

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vipak18
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Hughs: friendliness of staff, poke tacos, dining room atmosphere, Covid preparedness.

Lows: the single worst mai tai I’ve ever had. You shouldn’t have high hopes for an $8 Mai tai, but to call it world famous is a bit much for a glass of canned juice with maybe a half ounce of rum on top.
Our food took forever ever, which they acknowledged with a feee dessert.
Two male waiters consistently had their masks below their nose. Ew.

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CarolF
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. The food was great although the Ono was slightly over cooked.

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MicheleB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ! Fresh and flavorful
Friendly waiter!

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AnitaC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came the second day after Kauai opened up from covid and were so happy to see your restaurant open and serving with wonderful entertainment- thank you for a much needed mai tai after a long day of traveling and covid processing!

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viplivesnearby
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we come to the island, we make Brennecke's our first stop for food. Next to the beach, it feels like coming home every time.

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cynthiab
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was WONDERFUL. 65th birthday was fantastic. Maca nut pie was so special
best meal ever. for brunch. THANK YOU
MAHALO TO ALL THE STAFF.

JM
vipJacquieM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keith was excellent, very personable and Covid compliant.

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Julian007
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always! Whwn on the South Shore of Kauai... A must stop for a great meal!

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Jill
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shannon, our server(this time) was a delight. But we have always loved the staff; as locals we have brought friends here and make it a regular destination when we venture out to eat. Have especially enjoyed Chef Cody’s approach to food and people. We are fans!! The Schultz Family

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Sandi
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brennecke’s is one of the BEST restaurants on the South side. Hoku, the Manager is friendly and makes sure your experience is the perfect night out. Food is delicious, drinks are amazing and nightly entertainment is great. When in the Poipu area definitely a must to eat & drink and enjoy the breathtaking view.

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vipMILEST
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was friendly and welcoming. All exercised COVID 19 facemasks and gloves. The ambiance was excellent with a great view of the south shore. The drinks were to die for. The food was simply delicious and well portioned. The dessert was also great. And then to top it off, the bill was very reasonable.

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viplivesnearby
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so glad Brennecke's was open during this time (pandemic). It was wonderful-- open air, staff wearing masks, and customers, too, while moving through restaurant. Food and drinks were delicious. Just perfect.

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TereB
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

For the most part the dinner was okay. My wife enjoyed her meal as I only needed to return my plate once because they didn’t serve it as it was agreed upon during my order. Because of this, my wife was forced to eat alone as I watched on. I also didn’t enjoy the fact that other that were seated around us were greeted, seated, and informed of the daily specials that were being offered. I’m sure the people seated on the two sides of us would give a great review, as we noticed they were well taken care of. Once my food came back out, it was satisfying although they needed to reheat my prime rib changing the desired temperature. On the upside, as a parting gift the individual I believed to be the manager offered us a birthday dessert after he noticed that his staff didn’t present one to us prior.

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 4.5 stars by 1292 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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