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Duke's La Jolla

4.6
4.6
5020 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
We are open for indoor and outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery! Visit dukeslajolla.com to view our menus or place an online takeout order.

You don’t need to cross the Pacific to get a taste of Hawaii. Duke’s La Jolla is San Diego’s island-inspired home, honoring the Ambassador of Aloha, Duke Kahanamoku, with coastal cuisine of Hawaii, craft cocktails and a genuine spirit of aloha. It’s the same authentic hospitality and panoramic ocean view that you’ll find at all of the California and Hawaii Duke’s restaurants, paying tribute to the Duke and welcoming you to celebrate life like the legend himself.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 104 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Sat, Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Open Mon–Fri 11:00 am–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 454-5888

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dustin Anselm

  • Private party facilities

    Overlooking the La Jolla Cove with spectacular views of the Pacific, Duke's offers a spectacular setting to celebrate your next milestone, promotion or special event. Private dining areas are available for groups from 12 to 130.

  • Private party contact

    Kari Satrom: (858) 454-5999

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Cross street

    Ivanhoe

  • Parking details

    In addition to street parking, there is a public valet stand steps from the front door and well as numerous paid public parking garages nearby

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 5,020 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Most Booked

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  1. r

    raymundc

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fantastic venue to dine
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wonderful ambiance and Jake our waiter was excellent
  3. RS

    RebeccaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was delicious and our service was excellent. Can’t beat the views. It was super windy all over the county, so sitting outside was breezy for sure, but that’s not a typical day. We’ll be back soon.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fish and Chips were excellent… very tasty. The thanksgiving dinner was also very delicious. Coconut shrimp is fire. Good tasting food with great service with a heck of a view!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wind made outdoor situation miserable
  6. C

    Christiane

    Orange County

    93 reviews

    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have thoroughly enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner each year at Duke’s La Jolla for the past 3 years due to college and pandemic restrictions. The Diestel turkey was wonderfully moist and the Portuguese sausage stuffing was crispy on top. The baby carrots and zucchini were delectable as were the Yukon mashed potatoes, but the stars were the amazing gravy and lilikoi cranberry sauce! Both were inventive and the kalua pork sandwich was so rich and smoky! We finished with the classic hula pie with hot fudge and macadamia nuts! Yum! This was our first time having lunch at the restaurant & we will definitely be back!
  7. LD

    LynD

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thxgiving!
  8. M

    Margo

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Appreciate the great service from Andrew. Need to clean up the back up service people. Dirty clothes/ appearance are a turn off whilst dining out anywhere.
  9. BC

    BarbaraC

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience! Best seats in the house, excellent waiter, and delicious food!
  10. RA

    RAYZOR

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome restaurant!!!! Celebrated a Birthday & Thanksgiving all in the same day. Outstanding service, attentive staff, delicious food entrees & desert = Hula Pie. The terrace with comfortable seating and breath taking views of La Jolla shores. I highly recommend Dukes as your next dine in choice!!!
  11. h

    hklawbill

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good value for money. The crusted mahi-mahi was delicious as was the mac nut slaw. The view is nice but is not panoramic, so you won't get the full effect unless you are lucky to sit ocean side on the patio. Still, we very much enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and tasty food. Definitely will repeat visit.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Was disappointed we couldn’t get a table with a view. Food was pricy and just average.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time coming to the one in La Jolla and it was absolutely amazing. The views outside by the ocean was so romantic. Our server Shannon was so helpful and on-top of her game! We will definitely be back
  14. AJ

    AJ123

    Denver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The Mai Tai's were really bad and expensive...food was just ehhh...ambiance and service great...just go to Happy Hour here
  15. N

    Nick

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    A bit disappointed. Steak wasn't seasoned although well cooked. Broccoli was a mush. Services was Ok a bit late I suppose
  16. S

    Staycationaers

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made a reservation for a Saturday night, and got the corner ocean view table without asking. Spectacular. Food was great, service even better. We will return!
  17. D

    Dario

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was personable and helpful with our entrees selection. Thanks to Duke’s for helping make our date a memorable one 😊
  18. DG

    DavidG

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Calamari is outstanding as always and the Mahi Mahi entree was cooked perfectly
  19. V

    Vomitoriumadverse

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Not the old Duke’s. No rolls, the food was bland. The atmosphere was blah
  20. LS

    LindaS

    San Diego

    41 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience1
    Such a shame that this restaurant has such a great name affiliated with it........and such a poor review. Seating is almost picnic style.......outdoor patio type......no plush. Wait staff very friendly and accommodating. Food was mediocre to poor! We will be checking this place off of our "go to" list.
  21. A

    Ashley

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The location was nice, we got seated at the table near the windows at outdoor, most waiter was nice, but one guy serves wrong dishes for twice. Main server Tyler was great, he recommended many nice dishes. We had a great night.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    When we travel to an area that has a Dukes or partner restaurant we try to eat there at least twice. Dukes La Jolla did not disappoint. Great food and service. The Hula pie is amazing!
  23. SC

    SeanC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Felix was awesome. Great fish Tacos as well
  24. SB

    SueBee

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVED our dining experience at Dukes in LaJolla. I got the macadamia nut crusted fish and it was amazing. Such a fun place to go. Can’t wait to go again.
  25. S

    Steakfan

    New England

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dukes is a great spot for excellent food in an upscale casual style. The special salmon spicy was outstanding. All the apps were great and the service wonderful.
  26. LF

    LynF

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    Yummy meal, prompt service, lovely view. However, if you are looking for a dining spot that feels like you’re back in the Islands….this isn’t it. The food and drinks were excellent: great mai tai, delicious fish tacos, perfect mac nut-crusted mahi-mahi. Being right on the ocean provided a gorgeous view. But the decor is very modern and has no tropical feel. Yes, I know we’re in La Jolla, not Duke’s Barefoot Bar on Kalapaki Beach, but I wish they made more of an effort to create a Hawaiian atmosphere.
  27. BK

    BKan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! We were pleasantly surprised at how good the food was. Excellent location and service too. Prices are more than fair. We will definitely return the next time we are in La Jolla.
  28. AM

    AnthonyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and atmosphere that met expectations.
  29. TS

    Try2SeePositive

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Great foid & fish was amazing and good service---we froze tho. No heaters where they put us.
  30. S

    Spoon

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was tasty and the service friendly and efficient. We were celebrating an anniversary and all the staff acknowledged our special occasion and we were comped a hulu pie to celebrate. It was very delicious. We enjoyed our brunch very much.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Margarita tasted like sour mix and was not shaken. The food was very below average. The place felt like Applebee’s with a nice view. Will not be coming back.
  32. KK

    KateK

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant with absolutely delicious food, great service and atmosphere! One of our favorites!
  33. LS

    LisaS

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and amazing food from appetizer to dessert!
  34. G

    Geusche

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter Sean was outstanding!! Very personal, extremely well informed about the menu, friendly and entertaining. He is the best!! Dr. Georg Schlueter, San Marcos
  35. MF

    MichaelF

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Dukes, and not the last. Made reservations for lunch, and had a really good time, excellent food, and overlooks the cove. Cool day, but they had heaters set up outside. Service was amazing, attentive and friendly. Looking forward to our next visit!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Waiter was excellent, food was ok. The hostess that greeted us was indifferent to our inquiries, like we were bugging her, as we were seating 30 minutes late. That set the tone for the evening. Overall kinda disappointing.
  37. MC

    MarkC

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We enjoyed Duke's, view from the patio is great. Our lunch was very good. Service was OK, a little slow and the main meal was served two minutes after the salads. We will dine there again, for dinner.
  38. KS

    KimberlyS

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated outside next to the glass wall with an amazing view! Lily, our waitress was great! The food was great too. It was a great experience.
  39. EH

    EvelynH

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The staff began cleaning up while we were still eating. Making huge amount of noise moving chairs and tables! It was only 8:45 pm!
  40. MK

    MatthewK

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Duke's is a favorite whether on the islands or here at home

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
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Duke's La Jolla using the Order Online button. Duke's La Jolla also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 454-5888.

Duke's La Jolla is rated 4.6 stars by 5020 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 104 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Duke's La Jolla

1216 Prospect Street, San Diego, CA 92037

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ivanhoe

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Hours of operation

    Sat, Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Open Mon–Fri 11:00 am–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    In addition to street parking, there is a public valet stand steps from the front door and well as numerous paid public parking garages nearby

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dustin Anselm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 454-5888

  • Private party facilities

    Overlooking the La Jolla Cove with spectacular views of the Pacific, Duke's offers a spectacular setting to celebrate your next milestone, promotion or special event. Private dining areas are available for groups from 12 to 130.

  • Private party contact

    Kari Satrom: (858) 454-5999

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