10 Best steakhouses on Kauai bring great steaks and ambiance to all sides of the island

Sometimes a craving for a great steak hits and you've got to find one. So here at 10 Best we've compiled a list of the top ten steakhouses on the island. Each side of Kauai offers at least one amazing steakhouse, and the menus, styles, and ambiance at each eater vary greatly so you may want to try more than one. From local style lunch wagons to elegant dining, amazing steaks are easy to find on the Garden Island.

To experience sustainability with gourmet steaks and seafood, make reservations for an amazing time at Merriman's Fish House in sunny Poipu. Tasty local steaks are served up with pairings of wonderful wines and other locally sourced dishes for one of the nicest nights out on the South Side. Also in Poipu is Keoki's Paradise, where a tropical and natural ambiance created by a fish pond, huge trees and stone work is a wonderful back drop to steaks, a full bar and often live music.

On the East Side in Lihue don't Miss JJ's Broiler, offering delicious steaks, seafood and a gorgeous view of Kalapaki Bay. The decor of sailboats and fish create a true chart house feeling, but they're well known for their steaks. On the North Shore CJ's Steaks and Seafood offer an extensive menu and full bar near lush Hanalei, and are known for the best steaks in the area.

Remember that where ever you are on Kauai 10 Best has you covered, and you can find a delicious steak.

Owned and operated by two local friends who have a knack for making a great steak, Killah Steaks quickly became a local favorite as soon as the road side steak wagon opened. Very casual, and pretty quick, this eatery is a low key, low priced...  Read More

Merriman's Fish House

Merriman's Poipu has quickly become a favorite for locals and visitors alike since it made a home in a new shopping center in sunny Poipu. Combining gourmet food with sustainability, the restaurants serves up amazing steaks, seafood and other...  Read More

Long-lived and comfortable, Brennecke's attracts a wide variety of folks, from those who step in off the beach for a snack to those who come for a family dinner. Their signature kiawe-wood broiler imparts great flavor to steaks, burgers, chicken...  Read More

Illuminated by tiki torches and surrounded by trickling streams and tropical vegetation, this lively, open-air establishment proves irresistible to patrons. The welcoming ambiance complements the menu, which boasts a wealth of fresh fish and...  Read More

Steak and ribs is what you can expect at Kalaheo Steak and Ribs, where the extensive menu offers a multitude of variations to those dishes. You get a bit more with events like karaoke, and live music. Other foods such as fresh sea food, pastas,...  Read More

In tribute to Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaii's renowned swimmer, surfer, and Olympic athlete, this casual restaurant offers patrons a bit of island culture. An indoor waterfall, live Hawaiian music, and fresh local seafood are among the attractions...  Read More

The allure of the Old West runs strong at Wrangler's, at least as it was interpreted by the cattle ranchers of the North Pacific! The establishment features a cowboy-themed decor, letting you know that the food is going to be both rustic and...  Read More

Kalapaki Bay makes a stunning backdrop for this lively restaurant, which is popular with visitors to eastern Kauai. The outdoor deck offers terrific ambiance, although the maritime-themed interior is inviting on its own. Ocean-fresh seafood is a...  Read More


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