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Gaylord's at Kilohana

3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, 3-2087 Kaumuali'i Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
+1 808-245-9593
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (178 reviews)
“pork tenderloin” (17 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 1:30 PM Hours
American, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, 3-2087 Kaumuali'i Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
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Reviewed yesterday

Our dinner at Gaylord's was average, in our opinion. Our waiter was ok. We ordered the crab & artichoke app, to share, my husband had a fish dish, I had pasta with shrimp, and we ordered the banana cream pie to share. We thought the...More

Thank sandseekerNepa
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had the private dinner on the terrace then attended the luau. The food menu is four courses. The first two courses were great my only complaint was my tuna was overcooked. The bar has the wonderful flavor of old Hawaii. Beautiful grounds. The shops...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The setting is beautiful. A very calm atmosphere. The fish of the day and the tuna dinners were outstanding. Service was superb. It is my #1 place on the Island for a special dinner.

Thank JoeKathyFL
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I haven to Gaylord’s many times over the years and are never disappointed. The meal is always excellent but it is the entire experience that makes it a place to return to. The shops, the grounds, the entertainment are all part of...More

Thank Bill N
Reviewed 3 days ago

During our vacation we went to Gaylord's before the Lu'au. We only went there for drinks but I think these are the BEST Mai Tai's in the world! Great atmosphere! Great service! Even went back for more Mai Tai's on other days on our sight...More

Thank Sylvia V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was good for the most part but it wasn’t great. The decode was vintage and out dated but the scenery was amazing. This is not a kid friendly atmosphere.

Thank Tyler H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve dined at Gaylord’s all over the country and this was a disappointment. The little shops are nice but the space is old and a little smelly. The dining room layout is odd and it was cold ... very cold. The good thing was that...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the store, free wine wine tasting, great place to buy souvenirs, nice and friendly staff! Highly recommend!

Thank glowjock
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely loved the food here, second best restaurant I've ate at on the island. Although I admit I have not eaten at too many on Kauai. I had the Ahi Tacos and my wife had the Rib Dip. We would recommend both. My biggest...More

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were overwhelmed by the beauty of the setting which is set back in an old stately mansion on a plantation setting. Service was a bit slow on a relatively slow night. We tried the Mai Tai's which were supposedly perfected here and they were...More

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22 April 2018|
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Response from buypaulsen | Reviewed this property |
Show is indoors. We had reservations and there were a lot of extra tables. We went to Luau on Thursday. Not sure about Sunday. Maybe look at the link to purchase tickets. Should give dates. Website doesn’t say days of week... More
18 December 2017|
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Response from Frederick A | Property representative |
Yes we do. You can call the restaurant at 808-245-9593 and they will help you with this request. Thank you for thinking of us. Aloha Fred
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$36
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Buffet, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, 3-2087 Kaumuali'i Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: +1 808-245-9593
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Gaylord's offers one of Kauai's most beautiful settings for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch. Located on the ground floor of the historic Kilohana Plantation home, diners are seated around an open-air courtyard with views of the plantation grounds and Mt. Waialeale in the distance. Our kitchen uses only the freshest, seasonal ingredients supporting our local farmers and fishermen. Our 67-acre sustainable farm provides much of the produce and herbs used in our dishes and cocktails. Menu items include starters like fresh Ahi Poke, Seafood Spring Rolls and Organic Greens Salads; Local Fish, Meat and Vegetarian Entrees; and Banana Cream Pie for Dessert! After your meal take a walk around the Kilohana grounds, shop in our assorted boutiques, visit the rum shop or take a ride on the plantation train. Join us at Gaylord's to enjoy the best of what Kauai has to offer in island food and experience. Call for reservations and details on weekly entertainment. Memorable by day...Unforgettable by Night.
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