Enjoy a beachfront seafood or steak meal at Duke’s Kauai, located on Kalapaki Beach. With second floor, open-air seating, you can admire ocean views that extend out over surfers catching waves in the last daylight hours, and boats passing through Nawiliwili Harbor.
Duke’s has the best salad bar on the island. Here you will find a wide variety of salad toppings, fruit, pasta salads, and fresh baked breads and muffins. Add it to your entrée for an additional $4, and be sure to try the warm banana nut and carrot muffins. Mains on the dinner menu include items such as the fresh catch of the day baked “Duke’s Style” with lemon-garlic-basil glaze, basmati wheatberry rice, and tomato gastrique. Try a thick cut of the sirloin or prime rib and make it surf n turf with lobster or coconut shrimp.
Keep in mind throughout your meal to save room for dessert. The hula pie is a must, made with a chocolate cookie crust, macadamia nut ice cream, hot fudge, toasted macadamia nuts, and topped with whipped cream. Portions are definitely meant for sharing with this treat.
Duke’s restaurant in Kauai offers an extensive list of wine, draft beer, and specialty cocktails. The Barefoot Bar is located on the main level, where you can grab lighter options such as burgers, fish tacos, and fish n chips, along with a drink from the well-rounded beverage menu.
With its proximity to Kalapaki Beach, good for stand up paddle boarding, surfing (lessons are available), swimming, and sand volleyball, Duke’s is a great way to end the evening after a day at the beach.
Planning Your Excursion to Duke’s Restaurant in Kauai
Duke’s Kauai is located in Kauai’s east coast town of Lihue at 3610 Rice St. They are open for dinner daily from 4:45pm-9:30pm, and the Barefoot Bar is open 11:00am-10:30pm, with Aloha Hour (happy hour) from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Enjoy a relaxed island vibe with live music on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday from 4-6 PM, and Friday & Saturday 8:30-10:30 PM.
We have vacation rentals at nearly 30 properties on Kauai’s north, east, and south shores. Staying at one of our east coast properties such as Banyan Harbor, Lae Nani, Pono Kai, Kauai Beach Resort, Kaha Lani, or Islander on the Beach will put you in close proximity for enjoying a meal at Duke’s restaurant in Kauai as well as all of the coconut coast’s best beaches and shops. Contact us at 866-922-5642 to learn more about local activities and to get started with planning your ideal Kauai getaway.