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Brennecke’s Beach Broiler, Poipu Beach, HI

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler

4.4
4.4
2509 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 3-5pm. Live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights starting at 6:30pm. Join us for brunch, daily happy hour and dinner, or our world famous Mai Tai! Reservations highly recommended.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 54 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–1:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 742-7588

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tom Tapping

  • Catering

    Full catering options available.

  • Neighborhood

    Poipu

  • Cross street

    Poipu Rd/Hoowili Rd.

  • Parking details

    Parking on either side of the building. Handicap accessibility on rear west side of the building.

  • Entertainment

    Live FREE music Thursday,Friday and Saturday nights starting at 7:30pm with late night happy hours.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,509 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kauai

    Best Value

  • Kauai

    Good for Groups

  • Kauai

    Hot Spot

  • Kauai

    Great for Lunch

  • Kauai

    Scenic View

  • Kauai

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Kauai

    Most Booked

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  1. D

    David

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Brennecke’s has been a favorite since our first trip to Kauai in 1987. Fun, casual vibe, good food & drinks, friendly service, great views - across the street from Poipu Beach Park.
  2. S

    Stormy

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Mai tai recipe is not as good as it used to be. Something about the juice is bubblegum sweet. Coconut pineapple margarita was better. Ahi sandwich recipe also not as good as it used to be. Too much seasoning now overpowers the flavor of the fish. Great ambiance as always and friendly service.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best view of the ocean! Service and food are too notch. Good way to finish out a beach day.
  4. CB

    CaitB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We got a last minute reservation for Brenneckes and were not impressed. My husband got the surf and turf which was lukewarm and was substantially overpriced. Wouldn’t go back.
  5. IL

    IraL

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Initially we were 30 minutes early to our reservation. Figured they would seat us early. They were very busy under staffed. 5 items on the Menu were 86 (not available) Checked in, waited for 10 min. Waitress came to us and asked us while we're waiting would we like to order drinks. Pinia Colada and a Dark Beer $21.00 over priced IMO. Finaly sat down. Waited 5 min and bud boy served us 2 glasses of water. Waited another 15 min Server finally came and we decided to leave cause of the vibe. Was pretty disappointed on our last day on the Island.
  6. d

    didimomo

    Sacramento

    26 reviews

    1.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Special occasion taking friends to Brennecke's for the first time. Reservation (made 2 months in advance) was delayed. At least 5 menu items (some their most popular) were not available, order was missed by the kitchen delaying our meal by 1 hour (after already waiting 45 minutes), food came out sporadically which made some people wait for everyone to be served (their food got cold), food and drinks were expensive and of poor quality (no one liked their meal), no apologies from a manager or anyone, our waiter (nice young man) was embarrassed and his way of dealing with it was to ignore us the rest of the night. The whole night was a disaster which was really disappointing.
  7. JM

    JME45

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We usually go to Brennecke’s for lunch. Dinner was was a surprisingly enjoyable experience. We'll be back!
  8. C

    Crystal

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is a nice place to go to have food and drinks with a nice view that you don't have to pay super high price for. We had nachos and coconut shrimp with a nice tropical martini.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    BirthdaY Waitress was extra special. Great view food excellent
  10. MN

    MichaelN

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, excellent customer service and the staff were great. It was an awesome experience and will be there again next year. Thank you Danielle for being a great waitress
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Waiter seemed annoyed to have to serve us. Not very friendly nor attentive-really put a damper on an otherwise enjoyable meal Food was not prepared as requested and he had no interest in making it right. A real disappointment
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family vacation
  13. J

    Jscur007

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience5
    We ordered the nachos and they came out cold and stale. We ordered them with Kalua pork and there really wasn’t much pork. It is as if they had set for 15 minutes before they were delivered. The coconut ship we delivered were fine. Overall, we’ve been to Brennecke‘s several times and this time did not live up to your standards of the last several times. Our waiter was Brian and he did the best he could, but keep making excuses about how untimely everything was.
  14. RB

    RyanB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Tried and true solid place for lunch. Service was excellent!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, fantastic views. We love coming here.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food and service we had ,just a hair in front of Paco’s Taco’s Cantina and Bangkok Happy Bowl .We went to Duke’s, Kalapaki Joe’s , The Cabana, a food truck in Kapa’a and Oki’s box lunches. Our waiter made the adjustments to what we wanted and that was super cool. My one slight negative was that they weren’t the best Mai Tai’s we had. Overall from my experience with the restaurants here, I would have only eaten here. Some places you have to order first, then you get seated. I’m not really okay with that, but it is what it is.it really seems like no one wants to work. There’s job opportunities everywhere!!!!
  17. MF

    MegF

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, drinks, service and view. Right after we got to walk across the street and see the sea turtles!
  18. R

    Robin

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view, delicious food, lovely staff. A pleasure
  19. CE

    CindyE

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’re repeat customers to Brennecke’s! Fantastic, delicious, fresh food with a breathtaking view! Thank you!
  20. KG

    KatherineG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We loved the view and overall experience! Our food was pretty good but slightly bland (everything seemed to need just a little extra seasoning or sauce- which we requested and was provided). Our server was very attentive and pleasant. We will definitely be back!
  21. TN

    TopNotchService

    Las Vegas

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This place was recommended by everyone we spoke to who has visited the island. Was nearly impossible to get a reservation - do not assume you can wait to make them until you arrive (or be prepared for a very long wait). Came here for the Mac crusted fish only to learn they were sold out by 7:30pm - such a disappointment. However, the ahi poke wonton tacos and the coconut shrimp were amazing. We also tried the wasabi/Cajun seared ahi - too spicy for some at the table I thought it was amazing! The fish and chips (with striped marlin) was a hit too. The seafood risotto comes highly recommended and it was good but a little underwhelming if I’m being honest - two pieces of shrimp, two scallops, and some very small pieces of fish thrown in. Felt a little heavy and not as flavorful as I expected. Portions were just the right size - not too small, and not excessively big. Oh, and the garden beet salad was nice and refreshing. Drinks were great as was the atmosphere.
  22. BB

    BenB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    They were a little busy, but they made up for it with their courtesy. Good food, excellent view.
  23. KL

    KatyL

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was so impressed with food and vibe at Brennecke's Beach Broiler! It was absolutely delicious, and you can tell it was fresh and made to order. Definitely recommend!
  24. PF

    PeggyF

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal with friends from the mainland! Great server, great food and drinks and hula pie!!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Great location, very good service. Food quality was mediocre. Fish was over cooked. Location and staff are unbeatable though.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service. Flourless cake was delicious.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere, casual dinning. Good service!
  28. B

    Barb

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been coming here for years and are never disappointed. Went for a late lunch and I had the Ahi Sandwich. So tasty! I subbed a salad for fries. My husband has the fish and chips. The fish was flakey and moist. The wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. A must to visit on Poipu Beach!!
  29. l

    ltlt

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    We've been there twice. The first experience our waiter was not so friendly, but at least was serving us with water. The best Loco Moco ever ,loved the boneless braised short ribs cooked liked pot roast over rice. 2nd experience, our waitress was very rood ,insulted my husband and did not serve us at all. I will still go there just for the food but not the service.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food, great view!!
  31. LJ

    LJSMileR

    Hawaii

    87 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great for open air dining with many tables next to open windows. Food was good, service was attentive and friendly. Convenient to the Poipu Resort area.
  32. DH

    DeniseH

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service & delicious food with fun ambiance
  33. RB

    RoxanneB

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacation . Great food
  34. C

    Charthouser

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    We always make Brennecke’s our first dinner stop when our family is on Kauai. The service is friendly, the food is consistently good, and the view of Poipu Beach from our dinner table is a pleasant scene after a long day of travel!
  35. JM

    JimM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food! Wonderful Service! Good Location! Fabulous View!
  36. VB

    ValerieB

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly service the food was so good and one of the best pina coladas I’ve ever had.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around & the Poke Taco are a must try.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience5
    Changes to the menu were disappointing. Missed the pulled pork and our drinks took 20 minutes with empty tables around us
  39. s

    steveg

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Always have lunch here when we are in Poipu. Good food, friendly service, island ambiance, great view. Who could ask for more when on Kauai?
  40. KF

    KristelF

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate at Brennecke’s for breakfast and had reservations. We were seated next to the edge so that we could see and enjoy the ocean. We all ordered the Paddle Out, and it was great! They were out of three different breakfast items, two main ones—waffles and French toast. We would have liked to have tried those, but there is not much you can do when they tell you that they are out.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 4.4 stars by 2509 OpenTable diners.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 54 times today
Google Map for Brennecke’s Beach Broiler

2100 Hoone Rd, Poipu Beach, HI 96756

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Poipu Rd/Hoowili Rd.

  • Neighborhood

    Poipu

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–1:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking on either side of the building. Handicap accessibility on rear west side of the building.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tom Tapping

  • Entertainment

    Live FREE music Thursday,Friday and Saturday nights starting at 7:30pm with late night happy hours.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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