The biggest reason everyone gathers at this beachfront restaurant is the music and the patio sunsets. The sound is "Contemporary Hawaiian" and appeals... More
Duke's Restaurant & Barefoot Bar
The biggest reason everyone gathers at this beachfront restaurant is the music and the patio sunsets. The sound is "Contemporary Hawaiian" and appeals to a youngish demographic. The food includes fresh fish, burgers and a tasty club sandwich. The atmosphere offers a great beach setting with traditional Hawaiian friendliness. Try the popular breakfast and lunch buffets. The adjoining bar is a good place to have a drink before heading back to the beach.
We liked the food, especially the breakfast. Duke's is a place to go to for young people at night. For dinner, it might get a little crowded, but if you want that club abiance look no further. If you find the food is on the pricey side, consider going during the day or just go over for coctails - often times they have some specials.
Dukes, just the name makes me wistful. My husband and I visit Oahu every year and Duke's is always our first stop. The food is awesome and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. But the views of Waikiki Beach are breathtaking. One whole wall is open to the beach, I especially love being there during a light rain. Duke's is not to be missed.
When we first arrived in Honolulu it was late, but we heard we had to go to DUKES - so we went (jet-lagged and all). We were very impressed. Our table was outside and we could just sit there and listen to waves crash ashore - great memory! Also, if you are on the beach during the day you can just walk up and order something to drink or eat - no shoes needed. Great atmosphere with all the surf boards and surfing "stuff."
Food was expensive. I'm not suprised though - given it's prime location. I don't recall what we ate, but we had plenty of lava flows (I think they were $6 each when we were there last year - but hey, we were on vacation).
I'd go again....
The food was incredible. The steak was one of the best I have ever had in my entire life. My girlfriend had a seafood dinner and she also loved it. The Mai Tais, well they were excellent. Our waiter was friendly, very helpful, and entertaining. He even gave us a huge dessert for free and it was delicious (and very filling after having that great steak). And I can't forget the view of the ocean from our table. It was beautiful. To make it even better it was not all that expensive. I would highly recommend setting aside one night for this great restaurant. I can't wait to go back.