Brennecke’s Beach Broiler

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1074 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront
  • Casual
  • Scenic View
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 and 8:30 til closing. Live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights starting at 7:30pm. Join us for lunch, dinner, or our world famous Mai Tai! Reservations highly recommended.
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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Had reserved table and was seated right away. Fun ambiance and overlooking Poipu beach park. Varied menu. We opted for the fresh fish special. The chef was quite heavy on the salt which took away from an excellent food rating. However service was superb.

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

Always eat here when we are on the island. Good food and friendly staff! Highly recommend!

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded 10 hours ago

Thank you Doreen for your excellent 5 star review! Aloha.

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LR
Denver
46 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

Just another overpriced Kauai beach bar. Fine for a quick bite or happy hour but don't expect a high quality dining experience.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded 11 hours ago

Thank you for your review and your business. We do our best to serve quality food at reasonable prices with a fun atmosphere for the entire family. We hope to see you again in the future. Aloha.

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R
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Perfect spot before or after the beach at Poipu.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded 10 hours ago

We agree! Thanks for the review and your business. Aloha.

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A
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been coming to Brenneckes for over 25 years and it never disappoints. The food and drinks have changed with the times but always for the better. This is truly a Kauai classic.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded 10 hours ago

Awwww thanks for the great 5 star review. We also appreciate the continued business over the past 25 years. We all look forward to your next visit. Aloha.

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MP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Leckeres Essen mit Meerblick,

Wir waren 2x dort Essen und es war jedesmal gut. Wenn man die Vorspeise auch wirklich vor dem Hauptgericht essen möchte, sollte man das Hauptgericht auch erst im Anschluss bestellen.
Die MaiTai‘s sind sehr lecker und das Bier gibt es auch im Pitcher, wir haben das BigWave aus Kona genommen.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded 10 hours ago

Dankeschön

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OT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

期待以上に美味しかったです。名物のマイタイもいただき、申し分ないです。海からの風を感じながらいただく夕食は格別ですね。

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded 10 hours ago

ありがとうございます

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was great and service even better!

LB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A Poipu must! Great service and each staff member is so friendly. Delicious food from a menu with many options. Enjoyed the pupus very much as well as the ahi tacos, daily catch. Awesome ocean breeze and slight views of the beach depending where you sit. Great customer experience.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded 10 hours ago

Lauren thanks for your excellent 5 star review. We all work hard every day to accomplish each and every 5 star review.

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C
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Fun, high-energy experience. Local vibe, despite being a tourist favorite. Breath of fresh-air from the stuffy resort restaurants.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

It was just ok. Great view. Poor furnishings. Lots of off the beach traffic. Prices were a little high for the state of the restaurant (30 dollar range for entrees). I will say the food seemed fresh; Shrimp Scampi was portioned generously.

DC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice view and really good food with decent portions.

SK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Soooo much food! Great value, great music, great find!

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded 10 hours ago

We appreciate your business Sunny. Aloha.

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PB
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Nice view of the beach and waters but don't really see the sunset so much. Food was average. I ordered the prix fix menu as I was running the half marathon. The menu item was pasta but the sauce was not what I expected. I ordered seafood pasta and expected a white sauce but was red but tasted rich in butter. Not to my palette but maybe someone else's. The dessert was yummy though. I would still go back to try other items.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Our table was amazing- right by the ocean! The food was very good. We got fish tacos, the fish sandwich, kids chicken tenders & kids burger- & a burger to go. The fish was great but I asked for it without the sides & it still came with all of them which wasn’t a big deal- I just felt bad about wasting the food. The kids burger was huge & the fries were all really good & hot. The service was good but not always there when needed. We ordered a few drinks at the end that never came but we weren’t charged for them so no big deal. It’s a great beach spot with good food & I felt totally comfortable with my kids there. I’d love to walk over from the beach in the middle of the day & have a few drinks!

AD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Macademia crusted mahi mahi was outstanding!!! We ate at a table overlooking the beach and ocean. Friendly service. Would definitely go back!

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on September 1, 2019

Thank you for your excellent 5 star review. We appreciate your business. Aloha.

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OT
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Solid dinner steps away from Poipu beach

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on September 1, 2019

We appreciate your review and business. Aloha.

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VF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was AMAZING as were all the waiters and waitresses. Just a bit lack luster on the food. It was good food, just a bit overpriced for the quality. Some of the fish options were delicious, just the sides to go with them, rice or mashed potatoes tasted like boxed everything, the veggies too were soggy and gross. Would happily come back for the sashimi or a burger but would save my $35+plate meal for a better eatery.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on September 1, 2019

Thank you for your honest review Vikki. We are always changing our menu for seasonal vegetables, current menu trends like the plant based burger craze or basic updates. I will share your review with our kitchen staff and know that we do care. Aloha.

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j
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

great bar across the street from the ocean. the food is moderately priced. The service, atmosphere and friendly staff are 5 star

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on September 1, 2019

Thanks John for your review. Aloha.

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HM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our meals were great!

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on September 1, 2019

Thank you for your excellent 5 star review. We appreciate your business. Aloha.

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good atmosphere, happy and friendly staff.
Food good quality and tasted great.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on September 1, 2019

Mahalo and aloha.

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SR
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have now been 3 times and enjoyed our food, drinks, friendly staff, atmosphere, etc. We brought friends with us this last time and they too enjoyed it. Hope to return next time we come to the island.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on September 1, 2019

Sue, Thank you for your excellent 5 star review. We appreciate your trust to bring friends with you as well. Aloha.

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j
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice, beautiful setting and excellent food. Would highly reccomend.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on September 1, 2019

Thank you for your 4 star review. We appreciate your business. Aloha.

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C
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing ocean view with very tasty food. A remarkable deal considering it's location. Ate dinner there twice during a four day trip.

IB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

To avoid for a dinner. Expensive and the fish was not fresh

PP
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful Hawaiian restaurant! It's how it should be when on the islands. Perfect!

VA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were celebrating my Mom’s 80th Birthday! We had a wonderful ocean view table, our server was fantastic and the owner gave us VIP treatment!

GG
Palm Springs
33 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, yummy entrees and amazing views. A must do dining spot on Kauai.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on August 18, 2019

Thanks for the excellent 5 star review. Aloha.

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JM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

The food was not very good. Especially the patty melt which I asked for medium and was well done/ burnt both times. Fish and chips had a ton of bread on them.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on August 18, 2019

Sorry about the poor dining experience. Try us again and you'll see why we are still open after 36 years. Aloha.

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NC
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

Need more variety in the menu. Also, train staff to give better recommendations and know the specials of the night.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on August 18, 2019

Sorry about the poor service and small menu. We have a pretty wide variety and well balanced menu consisting of seafood, beef, chicken and vegetarian options. Our staff should know the nightly specials, as well as, have a couple personal recommendations....we agree. We hope to see you again. Aloha.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on August 19, 2019

We all appreciate it. Aloha.

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SW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went here twice during our trip. Great food, incredible view & fantastic service. Will definitely be back next time we are in Kauai!

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on August 18, 2019

We appreciate your business and look forward to your next visit with us. aloha.

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TC
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Great casual location by the beach and good pub fare - must have the coconut shrimp appetizer! Had a great conversation with the waitress about how our parents visited Bernnecke’s 20 years ago - the place is a legend. The one thing that didn’t sit well with me afterwards was the request for ID with our credit card - left a bad taste in my mouth...

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on August 19, 2019

Aloha Tall Canadian Girl, we appreciate your family's continued support over the past 20+ years and we hope to see you again in the future. Our policy is to ask for ID's on credit card purchases just to go the extra step against fraud....please don't take it personal. Someday we hope to allow guest's to run the credit cards at their table, but we are not quite there yet. Aloha.

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Greece
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good receipt, good food and well placed

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on August 18, 2019

Mahalo.

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KW
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fantastic view was gorgeous!!

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on August 18, 2019

Thank you Kimberly. Aloha.

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Greece
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bonne ambiance tres bon service et tres bonne cuisine

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LM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Loved Brenneke's for a casual lunch before Waiamea Canyon Bike Ride. The food was excellent the only reason for the 4 star rating was the fish and chips 'fish' came out way under cooked. The waitress was awesome and got the replacement quickly but we were all done with our meal at this point. The view is amazing and we had a reservation and table was ready. Plus was the Impossible Burger and several vegetarian options.

JV
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely food although one in our party got one shrimp and one scallop instead of two shrimp on the fish and shrimp meal. Friendly service and great view of sunset over beach.

AL
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect! Good food for a good price. We had the Nachos and one portion is more then enough, maybe share it 😉

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on August 11, 2019

THANKS FOR THE GREAT 5 STAR REVIEW. ALOHA.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

Food took over 90 minutes to arrive. Food was mediocre. Flies everywhere - ate us alive while we were waiting for our food. Horrible experience for our last night in Kauai. Thankfully waitress was nice and comped our food.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
Responded on August 11, 2019

The date of your visit was a very difficult night of service. We should have closed to the public due to short staffing, especially in the kitchen. As for the flies, we are an open air dining restaurant, I don't see many if any complaints about them ever. Wish you could have alerted some on the staff with your concerns. We apologize for the poor dining experience. Try us again with a reservation and please let a member of our management team know of your previous visit. Aloha.

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