Brennecke’s Beach Broiler

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$30 and under
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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 3-5pm and 8:30 til closing. Live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights starting at 7:30pm. Join us for lunch, dinner, or our world famous Mai Tai! Reservations highly recommended.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and beer; obviously owned and run by foodies. Attention to detail in cooking times, food perfect. Local flavor and beautiful setting. I rebooked our table 2 nights in a row.

A
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soooo amazing and gorgeous view! Great for kids. Hostess loved our girls and was very sweet with them - checking on them to make sure we were doing well.

KB
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for late dinner and music. Casual dress is good. Food was alright, nothing stood out.

LT
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very touristy. Don’t think we saw one local there. Food and drinks are what tourists visiting would probably consider Hawaiian food. We preferred restaurants that were local, tasty, fresh and authentic.

P
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food! Service was okay - slow...

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best poke bowl on Kauai!! Great staff and great views. We eat at Brennecke’s often.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Might have been good except we didn’t learn they were out of the two entree we had come there for until we ordered. Server stated “oh, I guess I forgot to mention we’re out of macadamia crusted mahi mahi AND seered ono” - the two most popular entrees.

M
Jacksonville
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Average restaurant with above average prices for what was served.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and good.

MP
Fayetteville
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was awesome. We had the fish tacos and fish and chips for lunch with the lava cake for dessert 👌. Beautiful view of the ocean and park in an open air setting, Th I s is probably our 3-4 visit over the years of visiting Kauai. Flies are sometimes a nuisance with the open air.

DM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Finally got a window seat. Great.....".........................................Thank you for your help

MR
San Joaquin
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super fun and great happy hour. Waiter was awesome and loved seeing the ocean. Fun to celebrate my bday there.

M
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Love Brenneckes, always a favorite for friends and family. Disappointed with my Macadamia Crusted Maui. I am sure the chef didn’t prepare correctly. It was breaded with no nuts. I have had this dish several times before. I asked the waitress and she said it was right. Didn't want to cause a scene as we had 5 at our table.

PN
Boise
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great meal tonight with an even better view. From apps to main and desert all were presented and cooked well . Staff was friendly and helpful

H
Columbus
65 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for a casual dinner on Brennecke’s beach. Good happy hour. Good menu variety.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great view.

HV
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Great beach bar & grill. Food and drink as you’d expect from this location. Still a lot of fun.

OT
Central Coast
56 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was great. . .only complaints...my opah and scallops dish had a total of 2 scallops...was supposed to come with vegetables and basically had mushrooms and a couple of peppers. All very tasty. My husband had outstanding prime rib with actual steamed vegetables. Hannah was a thoughtful, attentive waitress.

JJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good happy hour can make a meal out of 2 or 3 appetizers. Nachos are delicious 😋 Clam chowder loaded with claims!

BC
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Time and time again after going to Brennecke’s for over 20 years we are never disappointed. Best meal and drinks on Kauai!

BB
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Even with a reservation, plan to wait for a table. Brenenecke’s is very popular - good for bar food. We were not impresses with food or service. Nothing exceptional.

CS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The location is great close to the beach , service is excellent , just found Caesar salad had no taste , clam chowder was lacking in substance and flavour ,flourless lava cake saved the day .

SN
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch here and the view of the ocean is fabulous. I had the beach burger and it was done just the way I like it. They use a pretzel bun and I don’t like them so I skipped the bun. My friend had the tuna and it was also done to her liking.
The service was prompt and she took good care of us. This is one of my favorite spots to look out at the sea across a great beach.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thanks Scottie for your excellent 5 star review. We appreciate your business. Aloha.

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DE
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good fun food and drinks!

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on February 7, 2020

We appreciate your business Dave. Aloha.

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MB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there twice during our stay in Kauai! The food was outstanding both times. There are a few tables that don’t have a great view so I recommend reservations if possible. We were able to get reservations the day before we wanted to go.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on February 2, 2020

Thank you Marge and yes reservations are always recommended. We appreciate your business and excellent 5 star review. Aloha.

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ND
Fargo
30 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We miss some of the old menu options - pork tacos, pork sandwich and the (not blackened) high sandwich.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on February 2, 2020

Thank you for your business and review. We do cycle some menu items on and off the menu and we like to keep it fresh. The kalua park tacos are great and we will talk about adding them back to the menu as an option. Aloha.

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L
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Nice people. Hard to beat prices. Recommend to all.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on February 2, 2020

We appreciate your business and are glad you feel our prices are hard to beat! As a management team we do our best to keep costs down, which allows us to sell our quality food at reasonable prices. Aloha.

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RD
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great view of sunset over the beach from our table. Crowded but reservations helped. Good and service were great. A little pricey by mainland standards but about right for islands

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on February 2, 2020

Thank you Robert for your nice review and you are right reservations are very helpful especially for dinner. We appreciate your business. Aloha.

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B
Minneapolis
44 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great corner table to watch the sunset and wonderful service!

DJ
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service es great here. Had a fantastic mahi mahi chef’s special. The bread pudding was amazing too! Only issues were that the seats were a bit too close together and the flies were quite bothersome. Had to send a couple of drinks back in exchange for new ones because of this. Otherwise, it was a good place to have a nice family and friends dinner.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on January 27, 2020

We appreciate your business and are sorry about the pests. Our open air environment is very hard to control, especially in our warm humid climate. I am glad the staff took good care of you during your visit. The nightly chef special is always a crowd pleaser. Aloha.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quick service. The food was delicious!!

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thank you for your business. Aloha.

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DG
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have lunch and dinner. Great location. A Must.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thank you David. Aloha.

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T
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good dinner, service and ambiance.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on January 27, 2020

We appreciate your business and excellent 5 star review. Aloha.

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RS
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice location just off the beach.....mediocre food and menu

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly service! It was a nice change from some of the other local restaurants where service was less than friendly. Food was great, table overlooked ocean, catered to our young boys and everything came out timely!! Everyone from the hostess to server to gift shop employee were very kind and engaging!

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on January 27, 2020

We appreciate your business. Aloha.

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AA
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liked it so much we went back 2 nights in a row. Plan to use for take out also.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was wonderful, service a little slow, but overall a great experience. We will be back!

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on January 20, 2020

Thank you for the nice review. We look forward to your return visit with us. Aloha.

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OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Great service throughout. Beautiful view. Recommend the mac nut encrusted mahi mahi, and stuffed mushrooms.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on January 19, 2020

Thank you for your business and we all appreciate your 5 star review. Aloha.

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DS
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great and fun restaurant. Would recommend it to any and all!

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thank you David for your excellent 5 star review. Aloha til next time.

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OT
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrived early for our 5:30 reservation and hearing it explained that the tables in the bar were available to those without reservations as long as they put their name on the list. At least 3 parties were seated in the bar as we waited for our table. When they came to seat us, he took us to a table in the middle of the bar. He did not ask if this was ok just dropped off the menus. There were several tables open up in the dining room but none were offered to us. We decided this was not the dining experience we have had here in the past and Brennecke's has lost our business.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on January 19, 2020

Roger sorry to hear about your seating mishap. It sounds like you have been here before and at least enjoyed your visit enough to come back. Our reservations are limited and we usually try to seat reservations nearest the open windows. There is no guarantee window tables will be available at the time of your reservation. It sounds like to me a little more communication could have helped this situation tremendously, don't let this one mishap stop you from returning. Our sincere apologies. Aloha.

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