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 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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
with rice or mashed potatoes
Family Grown Greens
Local Mixed Greens with Cherry Tomatoes, Beets, Radish Sprouts with White Balsamic Vinaigrette
Seafood Risotto -GF-
Shrimp, Scallops, and Fresh Fish with a Balsamic Drizzle
Excellent meal with pleasant friendly service. Will for sure eat there again.
Great food with a view and live music
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.
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.
Excellent service by Shaning. The food was great and prices are reasonable. Will be going back.
Great sunset views, good food and atmosphere.
Came for my sons birthday. Great service, food and a free birthday dessert. Really nice folks serving consistent food in a friendly atmosphere!
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.
Love this place. Good food, drinks, and view. This was the first time I heard a musician play. That was good too.
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
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.
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.
We had a fabulous meal. Waiter and all the staff are super friendly. Definitely will go back for another dinner while on our vacation.
Our 25th Anniversary!!
Shaning is the BEST SERVER EVER!!!!
Worst Mai Tai ever
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.
Just a great evening — a totally engaging Hawai’i experience!
Nice view - less ice in mai tai Would be better- waters it down too much- it’s a fun place to go
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.
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!
What a great place to eat good food, watch the sunset and enjoy the company of special people.
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
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.
Had Sunday brunch there. Waitress was fantastic. Food great. Had a nice morning.
Super easy going and friendly. Crazy times right now and they are doing it right.
Shannon was awesome
Food is always great! Served promptly & just the right temperature. The atmosphere & view are outstanding!
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.
Everything was excellent. The food was great although the Ono was slightly over cooked.
Great food ! Fresh and flavorful
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!
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.
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.
Keith was excellent, very personable and Covid compliant.
Great food as always! Whwn on the South Shore of Kauai... A must stop for a great meal!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.