Protip - Kauai Causual Dining.
From a recent vacation to the Poipu area on Hawaii's island of Kauai, I have a few tips for casual dining:
- Keoki's Paradise is always delicious. If you don't have have the time or budget for the main dining room, you can ask for bar / cafe seating where they have a simpler menu in the $15 range. If you bring your receipt back on a second visit, you'll get a free Hula Pie dessert - yum!
- Merriman's Fishhouse, in the Kukui'ula shopping and dining plaza, has a Downstairs Cafe which is a more casual and cheaper version of the upstairs restaurant. The Downstairs Cafe has a happy hour with $5 mai tais and $3 draft beer.
- Brennecke's Beach Broiler has fabulous open air seating right across from Poipu Beach park. The full menu is rather expensive for what you get, but you can use the happy hour (3-5pm) menu for some relaxation after an afternoon at the beach.