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Duke's Canoe Club

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Duke's Canoe Club Review

Surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku is immortalized at this casual bi-level restaurant and bar on Kalapaki Beach. Surfboards, photos, and other memorabilia marking the Duke's long tenure as a waterman adorn the walls. You'll find simple fare ranging from fish tacos and stir-fried cashew chicken to hamburgers, served 11 am to 11 pm. Upstairs, at dinner, fresh fish prepared in a variety of styles is the best choice, though the prime rib is a favorite among locals. A comprehensive salad bar comes with dinner. Save room for the famous hula pie, a gigantic ice-cream dessert that should be shared by at least two people. Downstairs, at the Barefoot Bar, a happy-hour drink and appetizer is a less expensive way to enjoy the moonrises and ocean views—though it can get pretty crowded.

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Updated: 01-24-2014

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    We had a nice meal here

    Got here early on our last night in Kauai, 4 adults and 2 kids. Salad bar was okay. All adults had fish; all adults liked same. All adults eat fresh ocean fish often on West Coast of the mainland. Kids were taken care of with kids menu. The service was excellent and the prices were reasonable. Atmosphere was a little noisy, still we will eat here on our way to the airport on our next visit.

    by lobo59, 4/24/08
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    Disappointment

    We waited one hour and 45 minutes to be seated, 45 minutes more than what we were quoted from the hostess Gabriella. They shoved us into a four-top table even though there were five of us. It took the waiter 15 minutes to take our entree order after bringing our drinks, that were watered down by the way. He never told us what the fresh fish they had to offer were. The only good thing about the restaurant is the incredible views, but you can't enjoy it at night because they have no lights on the beach. All in all, go there during daylight hours just for a drink and maybe a sandwich. The food on the main menu at night is too expensive and not very good, and the service is terrible. We were very disappointed.

    by davidintampa, 12/31/07

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