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Duke's Waikiki
Duke's Waikiki

Duke's Waikiki

8.7105 reviews
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Seafood
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2335 Kalakaua Ave #116, Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 922-2268
http://www.dukeswaikiki.com
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Duke Paoa Kahanamoku was born August 24, 1890 in Honolulu, Hawaii, the first of six sons and three daughters of Duke and Julia Kahanamoku. He grew up in carefree Waikiki with the ocean as his ... Read more
playground, doing what he loved mostly swimming, surfing, canoeing and bodysurfing.

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Local from Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Duke’s is the place to go for a fantastic dinner on the slightly more upscale side. Situated right on the beach, Duke’s has great food and amazing Mai Tai’s. The also have live traditional local musicians who walk and play around the restaurant.

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Local from Honolulu, Hawaii

Enjoy old school "Rock'n Roll" every Sunday... on the beach... from 4-6pm.
Henry Kapono is a legend and it just doesn't get any better when you can listen to the music, swim in the waters of Waikiki, and enjoy the Diamond Head views and of course the ocean!

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Chicago, Illinois

Going to Dukes is essential. Go for a drink and enjoy the views and relaxed pace.

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Local from Wahiawa, Hawaii

Beautiful scenery while you eat! Good entertainment and good food! Definitely has a Hawaiian feel

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Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Duke's has the best pulled pork sandwich that I've ever tasted. All that I can tell you is to go try it, it's simply indescribable (which is something I never thought I'd say about something as "average" as pulled pork). Duke's also has a great atmosphere, view, and fantastic service.

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Brisbane, Australia

Celebrated my daughter's 30th birthday at Duke's, and so glad we did. We missed our reservation so put our names on the waiting list. Hadn't finished our Duke's Mai Tai when our buzzer went off alerting us that a table was available. The food, drinks, service and entertainment was very good so a big thumbs up from me. The fantastic evening was topped off with a delicious Hula Pie and a birthday song by the night's entertainer. Loved it!

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Where the legend Duke Kahanamoku grew up swimming, surfing, canoeing and bodysurfing...there's always a party going on at Dukes. Buy the T-Shirt because everyone around the world will recognize it and it's a great conversation starter!

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San Francisco

I love the beach front seating and late night live music at Duke's. Last call for drinks isn't until 12:15, so it's a great place to end the night.

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The San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

Dukes is a must while traveling in Hawaii! The drinks are amazing, the food is great and the views are the best part of it all. I highly recommend the fried calamari and the piña colada/lava flow/mojito colada!

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Los Angeles, California, USA

A really nice place to have a meal in terms of location and environment, but I'm only giving it 3 stars since I'm rating it as a restaurant and the main food selections (I had the lunch buffet) were average. As a bar, it's a great place to hang out and enjoy the view, though it is a bit of a tourist trap. And the Hula Pie is pretty good too.

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Santa Cruz, California, USA

Great location but I have to say this place is more of a tourist trap than anything else. We only ordered some appetizers and they were just Ok. On the plus side they have some good selection of beers and the view to the pool and ocean is really nice.

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Capitola, California, USA

Cool place but a bit touristy for my taste. Food is ok but nothing special. They also offer a lunch buffet with a couple options, fruits and salads.

Good beer.

This is also a good choice if you are traveling with kids.

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Local from Aiea, Hawaii

Great little beachside restaurant is a must! Enjoy dinner on the lanai with the sound of the surf and the tiki torches providing a beautiful ambiance. Try their amazing fish tacos, and make sure you save room for their Hula Pie!

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Menlo Park, California, USA

A must see when on Oahu. Duke's is one of the oldest most famous restaurants and bars and has since expanded to other cities. It is a bit more touristy but that actually does not distract much from he fun vibe and great food here. The drinks and food are both fantastic and the location right off Waikiki Beach after a long relaxing day on the beach is amazing. Definitely check this place out.

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Henderson, Nevada

Every visit to Oahu has to include a meal at Duke's. The food is good but it's the atmosphere that makes it. Right on Waikiki beach with a perfect view of Diamond Head.

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Local from Kapolei (Ko Olina), Hawaii

Things have gotten shabby since my first visit 12 years ago. I prefer the Hula Grill upstairs.
Same view, better service, more variety.

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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Duke's is great for their brunch buffet! Besides being the best deal around the food is fresh and delicious, the service is friendly, and the view is beautiful.

There's an omelet station
toast, bagels,and muffins you can toast yourself So they're always warm.
Fresh fruit, yogurts granola cereal

Scrambled eggs, Eggs Benedict
sausage, bacon, the best breakfast potatoes I've had in a long time
Bread pudding French toast & more !
plus your non- alcoholic drinks are included in the buffet price.

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Local from Honolulu, Hawaii
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this is one of the most popular beach bars in Waikiki, it's very busy all week but our favorite time is Sunday at 4 PM when Henry Kapono and his band plays dancing music outdoors on the patio. Google "Dukes on Sundays", one of Henry's CDs to get a taste of the music.

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Manhattan Beach

Duke's is a local and tourist favorite in Waikiki since it's steps from the beach, has amazing views of Diamond Head, solid food and drinks all at reasonable prices. It's also the place to be on Sunday afternoons as they have Hawaiian legend Henry Kapono playing.

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Local from Honolulu, Hawaii

On the sand of famed Waikiki Beach, Dukes offers stunning, sweeping ocean views; the freshest seafood and premium steaks in a fun, friendly atmosphere honoring the great Duke Kahanamoku

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