Brennecke’s Beach Broiler

4.6
1379 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 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 1379 people are saying
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vipPS2021
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening. The service, food and drinks were great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our 45 anniversary
He host mentioned it when we ck in and that’s it

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Terrible waitress initially and mediocre food. Once a favorite spot has slipped. Many better options exist.

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jerryc
Austin
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot with outstanding food. Great view of the ocean.

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vipMP33
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing - several of us had the macadamia crusted marlin - it was tender and delicious. The service was friendly and accommodating- a great spot.

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AndrewE
Portland
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Climb the stairs to seating to see the ocean. Great view and well crafted drinks. Food was great!

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AlexandraB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food & ambiance were great but our service was horrible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was horrible, reservations at 7;30 we were seated at 8;40, 10 mins to get waitress, cooks went on 15 min break got meal at 9:30. Every meal was unedible! Kids were asleep. Never again $152.00

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LaRueV
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great drinks. Service was stellar. Must reserve way ahead of time to get in. Great view too

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Mila was so fun! She joked with us, got a little sassy, and made our experience so enjoyable! The food and drinks were pretty great too!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. The king crab legs were the best we have ever had!! The Mai Tai’s were also the best I have ever had!! Also the Coconut Shrimp was amazing!!

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WehlanM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Well done. Food was good, service was fine overall better than what was anticipated.

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never
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We arrived in time to see sunset from our window booth, which was beautiful. Our server was friendly and attentive. We ordered the half pound Alaskan King Crab meal, and a local greens salad with a fresh catch filet. The crab was very disappointing. There's no way it was a half pound serving to begin with. It was barely reheated, and tasted bland and possibly even starting to turn. I had to soak each small piece in butter to make it palatable. My girlfriend's salad was mostly just lettuce with barely anything else in it, and her fish filet was overcooked and bland. I also ordered an Old Fashioned that was watered down and tasteless. I've only been there one time, so maybe they do other things better, but based on those two dishes, i cannot recommend Brennecke's.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night out with friends in Kauai.

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vipjlcmcd
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Brennecke's Beach Broiler is always a must (at least once) on a trip to Kauai. The open air feel of the restaurant, with the incredible beach view, never lets us down. The staff is great, friendly and very welcoming.

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c1067
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Small fish and chips for $30? Good but not sure of value.

Love the spot. People were great.

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vipLance
Charleston
35 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Highly recommend the Poke bowl. Cold beer. Great view. And fun, friendly service in an outstandingly unique restaurant!

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vipTjrix
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Van was our waitress and she is great. The Tai Chi's are absolutely amazing. Had the striped marlin fish we go there multiple times every year when we come back and have never been disappointed. Just go!!!

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MaryK
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Year after year, when we are in Kauai, we always enjoy Brenneckes Beach Broiler. The food is really good, service is friendly. It's in a wonderful location.

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vipAngieB
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for nice lunch by the ocean. Service was great

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vipTouristHatingTourist
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The restaurant has a fascination with calling its items world famous. There's also a bit of false advertising as the restaurant isn't quite on the beach: its certainly close, but the photos all seem like trick photography to make you think you'll be eating on the sand. Big merch shop on the first floor makes it feel particularly touristy.

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vipmarciew
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Saturday Brunch and had GREAT service and wonderful food! Ocean View is perfect !

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BW74
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great open air second floor grill & pub. Beach and ocean views are wonderful, as is picnic and green space areas. Service prompt and as engaged as requested. Limited menu, but well prepared.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. We expected a little touristy restaurant, and instead were treated to excellent service, great cocktails, and a delicious dinner. 5 stars because it was much better than expected.

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NBOB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were treated extremely well as the manager or owner greeted us talked with us. The food was excellent, the service was very responsive, the view was awesome and our company with our friends was priceless. Don’t miss the opportunity to eat at Brennecked!!

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RichardO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first sit-down meal there. We had a previous take-out. Both meals were exceptionally delicious. And the service was timely and professional.

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JenniferS
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Stopped in for their burger and it was great!! Fun place near the beach. Good food (make sure to get the recommended sauce for the burger, it made the burger!!).

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vipJupiter
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best. Can’t beat the location, can’t beat the friendly service and can’t beat the fish! We eat there de real times a week. It’s Kauai!

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vipBelnoL
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service was slow. It took longer than it should have to get our drinks- a beer and a coke. I asked for the special sauce for my burger but there wasn’t any on the burger or the plate The waiter went to get some but then she came back and said they had to get it from “ downstairs”. I never did get it but she brought me a container (after I had finished eating) to take home and try. I requested medium rare for my burger but it was very rare. I probably should have sent it back but was afraid it would take a long time and I don’t mind rare. Otherwise, we enjoyed the beachfront atmosphere and the live music. My husband’s prime rib was very good and so was the greens salad we shared.

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JohnH
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and service being going to Brenneckes for years.

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vipDine4SouthBay
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Adjacent parking; Seated on time; open air view of ocean; staff were compliant with CDC guidelines and attentive. Fresh catch was Marlin which was very tasty even when made into fish and chips. Prices were in line with market competitors. Good selection of beers and cocktails, especially the Mai Tai’s!

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vipjohnestein
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great staff, view, and food. Good for lunch or dinner. Fish and chips are great.

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Snowgoose
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The location is to die for: great for wave, beach, people, sunset, and whale watching! The food is good, very good when their main chef is cooking. The wine list is not their specialty area--which is their good mixed drinks. And the all the staff are wonderful and warm and aloha! Go!

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LoveMahaulepu
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views over to Poipu Beach Park. Now open for lunch too! Yeah! Good fish- fish & chips and fish in Caesar salad.

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Friday
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beach bar and grill. Open and airy. Tasty food

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall very good

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner for my daughter. Mahalo ❤️

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Bobi
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We were disappointed in the limited menu options here. The fish tacos were just ok.

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PeterM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best people

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KevinT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Very slow service, significant disconnect between the bar/kitchen and servers. They were out of their main dishes (?!?) Pad Thai tasted like powdered noodles. Even their "world renowned" Mai Tai tasted and looked like a college fraternity soda/rum mix attempt.

Ambience was nice though, staff was very friendly and lively but management needs to get their act together in improving their overall service and food quality.

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 4.6 stars by 1379 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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