Brennecke’s Beach Broiler

4.5
1454 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
  • Diner temperature check required
What 1454 people are saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MikeD
Austin
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good place, good food, good service, good fun. Will b back

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WEA51
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot Good food. Great service

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We had a reservation but the wait was still long and service was slow - it took 30 mins to get our drinks and another 20 to get our food. The food was great, the margarita was meh.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The table was next to an open window with a great ocean view. Food and service was great ! Highly recommend!

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peanut
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The green salad with fish is so good!

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taylor was an incredible waitress! She was friendly, fun and very responsive.

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vipRyanO
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was good but the food was mediocre at best, pub food for an established restaurant.

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WilliamM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We make sure to go to Brennecke's every time we're here. Our server Taylor was awesome!!!

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GaryR
Tulsa
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Great experience. Will definitely be back.

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vipdmlmd
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food - had the Mac Nut Crusted fresh catch (striped marlin). So good! I’ve cream pie CANNOT be missed!!

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KathyH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service Shannon was our waiter. Food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great staff. Fun place for lunch.

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JeffT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding view and wonderful meal! Can't go wrong dining here!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at this fun spot. Our server was very attentive and friendly, and our food was great. Even though it was busy, our drinks and food came out quickly, and the food was very hot when it arrived at the table. Beautiful beach across the street was perfect for sunset.

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StephenW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place. We come back every year and are never disappointed.

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MaryD
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

It’s a neat place to sit up above the street and people watch a bit. There isn’t much on the menu if you aren’t a seafood lover, but that’s expected. The cleanliness has issues. The waiter had his bill holder tucked into his butt. That was nasty.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had lunch , blackened ahi sandwich, fresh fish and the dressing was very good. Can’t really say more, liked the location, nice breeze and atmospheric !

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vipKayB
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great table by the window with a view of the ocean. While they were out of several entrees we enjoyed our selections. Service was quite good!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ocean view, super busy & good food & service. Make reservations as far ahead of time as possible.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, one of our favorites. Good pricing, amazing service and a great view with a good breeze.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

In Hawaii celebrating our 40th anniversary. Among the restaurants we selected was brennrcke’s as in all the years coming to kauai, we had never tried it. Appears popular with a lot of people eating there. Strawberry daiquiri was truly awful, as was the replacement. How does a Hawaii beach bar make lousy tropical drinks? Friday is sushi night. The sushi at our local grocery in the SF Bay Area is better. Fish in fish and chips was very good, but fries were limp and cold. Tarter sauce was excellent and appeared house made. Overall marginal drinks and marginal food. Very disappointing and would not recommend to others.

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CynthiaM
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Casual spot near the beach, too dark to see the ocean however. Service was good, drinks fine, but the food was not good. One plate of crab legs was ok but not great, but the second order had a couple of legs where the meat was literally still frozen, and none of the meat was warm. I had an ahi tuna sandwich which I realize ahi is not served cooked through and I'm fine with that, but again it was not even warm on the outside, and completely cool inside. Our server did ask about it when they noticed I had barely touched it, and they did make me another sandwich, which was much better. But overall a disappointing experience. Unfortunately right now Kauai is just beginning to open up again and there are not a lot of options. We were there June 3.

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vipBettyM
Vancouver
32 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Fish end chips a bit greasy. Coconut shrimp was really good. Waited to be seated despite reservation.

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PaulaB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view and good. Enjoyed it so much returned the next day

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ErinK
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is wonderful!

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PatJ
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really a good meal- great friendly service- beautiful view…. Easy parking- nice casual night!

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LiliyaS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great service, food was delicious and served quick and easy.
We are enjoyed every moment

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vipSusanE
Atlanta
73 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good. Children's prime rib was gigantic. Service was excellent. Seating when we got there even though we had a reservation was a little bit slow. Nice water views. Temperature check at door.

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PoipuSandy
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Casual beach-side dining on the 2nd open-air level of the restaurant. Happy Hour drinks & pupus were quite good and reasonably priced for Hawaii. Had a nice table by an oceanside open window. Service was very good. Biggest issue (road noise) is not within Brennecke's control. We had a couple of very loud motorcycles go past & then idle outside the restaurant which made it very difficult to have a conversation. However, that lasted for only 5 minutes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Bartender was awesome, food & Atmosphere excellent. Table Waitressed barely made conversation with us, And charged us for a drink that we didn’t get, 20 minutes after ordering it, and still Didn’t arrive, so we canceled it but still got charged. We had it corrected though

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vipGlober
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best atmosphere in the island. Very friendly staff. Food is excellent and views are perfect.

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TomJ
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Island neighborhood feel. Second story view has diminished some over the years as the flowering across the road have grown up. Music was a bit loud

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vipCoryO
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Busy night but we had a good time. Server was great but she was busy. NY strip steak ok but shrimp great.

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RobertR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brennecke's is doing a great job of dealing with the Covid-19 restrictions. We were quick to be seated with our reservation. Everyone from the host, waiter and server were very helpful and pleasant even though they were very busy. The food was good even with not having much competition in the immediate area. Thanks for making it a wonderful dinner!

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Ryan
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and the staff is super friendly!

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ChrisO
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Liked the live music on saturday. Coconut shrimp were excellent. Make sure you have a reservation- wait times for those who didn’t at 6pm were two hours.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it so much we came back for brunch the next day too! A new favorite on Kauai! Loved every minute. Service was excellent and so friendly. Food was amazing. You can’t go wrong

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Josh
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

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vipcynthiab
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great ,, view is great everybody that works there is wonderful really enjoyed our self

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 1454 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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