Brennecke’s Beach Broiler

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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Casual
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 its 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 8:30pm. Join us for lunch, dinner, or our world famous Mai Tai! Reservations highly recommended.
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KS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very good food, but like most places in Poipu, pretty expensive. Nice casual beach vibe. Excellent service

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MM
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

You have to order the nachos with pork. It’s amazing! Sitting by the window with a view of Poipu beach cannot be beat. We come here every time we visit Kauai.

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DS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Food was ok. Not outstanding. Expensive for the value.

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B
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I ordered macadamia crusted mahi mahi
It tasted and looked deep fried
The taste was average
I expected better quality

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came from puyallup wa for our baby moon here. It was nice. Portions were huge. Lol and i thought i got a small price rib. The smoke from the fire made it so we couldn’t stay long. They can’t control the though. I’d probably come back for sure.

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VW
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The view was amazing and the food is great! We ate there twice this week. We were there when the fire broke out in the field. We finished our meal and they closed the restaurant and did so very professionally!!

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r
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have gone there since 1990 or so and always the same, but more expensive.
Ron

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j
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Two visits to Brennecke’s in the week we spent in Kauai....once for lunch and another for dinner. We enjoyed the casual atmosphere with good food and drinks. Dined on the fish and chips, fish sandwich with a variety of drinks. We also recommend walking across street to watch the surf and dig your toes into the sand.....nice coastal views.
Over-all we loved it and will return next year.

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d
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Coconut shrimp a must have would like to see some deviled eggs just to make the chickens nervous.

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EG
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Our server was prompt, greeted us and took our drink order. Kaetia (sp?) gave us time to decide and took our orders. The food was excellent. My steak was cooked exactly as ordered. She volunteered to take a photo of us after dinner. We really enjoyed the evening.

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CG
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

This was not our first time eating there. In our experience, we feel the seafood is superior to the beef. We will continue to go back.

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DD
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Make a reservation as the place gets busy early and ask for a seat near the window.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner party following our beach wedding ceremony.

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DW
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and the best coconut shrimp ever

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New England
25 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Great location and atmosphere. Grilled fish and scallops good, scampi lacking sauce but ok. We felt rushed by our server. Overall worth a visit for location.

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QB
Philadelphia
108 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Shared public parking lot with beach patrons made it difficult to find parking. The view as advertised was partial from many tables which were very crowded and somewhat pack in. Food was good, but a bit greasy.

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Denver
28 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Been eating here yearly for 20 years.
St least 3 times during each 2 week stay.
The fish in the fish sandwich used to be bigger tan the bun.
Not in our most recent visit.
Prices are competitive, but portions seem to be getting smaller.
However, the service is always friendly and attentive.
Even with all that, it’s still one of our favorite places to dine.

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S
Tulsa
57 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler is a terrific beach restaurant. Close enough to all dinners to see the water and feel the breeze. We had three different meals ... lunch, dinner and happy hour appetizers. We thoroughly enjoyed each and every meal. Bravo!!

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AS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

WOW. We had an amazing experience at Brennecke’s. Beginning to end, from seating (we had an extra little
one, and they easily accommodated our larger party) to walking out (our lovely server/Falcon gave my kiddo stickers and a pencil❤️), it was a wonderful meal. Everyone (toddler, teens and adults) loved their food and drinks. Service was just fantastic.

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BS
Boise
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've been dining at Brenneckes since the 1980s and it has always been excellent food and service.

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D
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great happy hour!

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NW
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The French dip was fantastic. Would highly recommend it. The Paniolo burger was good too. Had a lava flow drink and a beer. Cost was $50 even. The view of the beach was pretty good too.

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Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Large variety of good food with good service and outstanding view of ocean and surf.

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RL
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Will go every time we come out. Good environment, good food.

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RC
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Coconut crusted Mahi Mahi was excellent.
Prompt service. We arrived two minutes before our reservation time and our table was ready. The wait staff and manager worked hard to assure guests were taken care of.
Good variety on the menu, but if you are looking for gluten free or non-Dairy, your selection will be limited.

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Responded on May 27, 2019

Thanks for your review. We appreciate your business. Aloha.

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CL
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service! Staff was very attentive and professional!

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L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favorite Poipu restaurant! Love the ocean view, the welcoming staff, the mai tais & the food. They offer vegetarian options too. I had the tofu stir fry & they customized the vegetables per my preferences. Delicious!!! A fabulous evening!!

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on May 27, 2019

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

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CE
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brennecke's Beach Broiler is my wife's and my favorite dinning place on Kauai. The food is good, ambiance is wonderful, service is excellent, and prices are reasonable.

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Responded on May 27, 2019

Thanks for your review. We appreciate your business. Aloha.

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JS
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful staff , food was great , view of the beach was stunning. Highly recommended!!!

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on May 27, 2019

Thanks Jennifer for your review. We appreciate your business. Aloha.

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KM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Go to this place for the drinks and the service. Expect upscale bar food--quality, but not a 5-star meal. Definitely worth a trip.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on May 27, 2019

Thanks Kaitlin for your review. We appreciate your business. Aloha.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

The coconut shrimp is really good. The shrimp is cooked perfectly and the coconut was awesome. The fish and chips was very good too. The drinks are yummy. I would recommend going at happy hour times and making a reservation. The view is very nice of the beach too. I would recommend.

Downside was the bartender was not very friendly kind of off putting there as we waited for a table and debated about staying because of her attitude. Our server was good but not super friendly either. The host was great, very nice and friendly. I was surprised by the service as the place seems great and maybe we were there on a bad day?

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on May 27, 2019

Sorry Patti about the poor service at the bar. Our bar staff are usually the better than that. Our service standards are much higher and I think your right, you just caught us on a bad day. We are glad you enjoyed your food and our view of the Pacific Ocean. We hope to see you again, aloha.

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SS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great views, nice cooling breezes, quick service, good food. We will return again when visiting Kauai.

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m
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stay in Kauai for there nights and spent dinner here for two nights. Food was awesome!!!

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on May 27, 2019

Thanks for your review. We appreciate your business. Aloha.

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B
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great sashimi and coconut shrimp, yummy cocktails and great service from Becky.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on May 27, 2019

Thanks for your review. We appreciate your business. Aloha.

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f
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

A great place to go for a meal and a drink and to look out over the ocean. The food id good, but not remarkable. Service staff was very friendly. Very casual setting; can walk from the beach to the restaurant in beachwear with a cover-up. A good place to "drop - in" though during high season it can be very crowded. Unless just going for happy hour, make a reservation.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on May 27, 2019

Thanks food guy for your review. We appreciate your business. We also recommend reservations any time. Aloha.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food great service!

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on May 27, 2019

Thanks for your review. We appreciate your business. Aloha.

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SR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Great location, decent food, fun atmosphere. The highly rated mai tais were disappointing and it was packed, due to it being mother’s dsy Weekend. I think our experience may have been different if it had not been so busy.

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1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We went there to celebrate our 30th annIversary. They were very accommodating and gave us a nice desert with our meal. I had prime rib and my wife had New York. We greatly enjoyed the flavor and fast service. They had a very nice happy hour ... the place was amazing.

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G
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Gegrilltes Gemüse ölig, weich und ohne Geschmack. Sauce zum Reis zu wenig. Scampis mit Kokos sehr gut. Suppe des Tages kalt (Clam Chowder). Kellnerin war gestresst, zwei nicht konsumierte Getränke auf der Rechnung (wurde korrigiert). „Jemand anders war schuld“. Haben uns nicht willkommen gefühlt. Der Ausblick auf den Ozean ist sehr schön. Die Preise sind der Qualität nicht angemessen.

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B
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful server named Becky and a great meal.

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