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3 of the Best Reasons to Dine at Duke's Beach House

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Located on Ka’anapali Beach in Maui, Hawaii, Duke’s Beach House honors legendary waterman Duke Kahanamoku. An Olympic swimmer and the father of modern-day surfing, Duke is best known for sharing his genuine spirit of Aloha. At his namesake restaurant, diners are treated to live music, delicious cuisine, and spectacular, sweeping views of the Pacific. And it’s all just steps from the sand! Here’s why a meal at Duke’s should be on your bucket list.

Learn more about Duke’s Beach House when you download our free vacation guide. It’s full of information on great places to dine during your stay at The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono!

Experience an Unforgettable Meal at Duke’s Beach House

1. Fascinating History

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku was born on August 24, 1890 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He grew up in Waikiki with the ocean as his playground, spending most of his time swimming, surfing, and canoeing. At the age of 21, Duke won his first Olympic gold medal and went on to represent the United States for 20 years. He won the hearts of people all over the world and is remembered for his sportsmanship, kindness, and good humor.

2. Eclectic Menu

Duke’s Beach House is committed to “Farm to Fork” dining. Each menu showcases locally-sourced produce, sustainable seafood, and premium steaks, giving guests the chance to experience fresh Maui fare. Start your day with an omelet or homemade granola for breakfast. Or pop in for lunch and choose from a wide variety of sandwiches, tacos, and burgers. They even have a keiki menu for kids.

Dinner at Duke’s is a must. If you’re not sure what to order, we recommend the island-style pork ribs glazed with a sweet mango BBQ sauce. Or try the banana-leaf steamed fish and shrimp, served with a sake ginger sauce, sizzling sesame oil, and coconut milk rice. Don’t forget to save room for dessert – the Haleakala lava cake is to die for!

3. Incredible Views

Consistently named one of the best beaches in the United States, Ka’anapali Beach offers three miles of soft, white sand. Duke’s oceanfront dining room features spectacular vistas of the beach as well as the islands of Molokai and Lanai. Stretching out before you is a spectacular underwater zoo complete with sea turtles, breaching whales, and thousands of colorful fish. Enjoy a delicious meal at the restaurant, then take a romantic sunset stroll on the Kaanapali Beachwalk. Be sure to bring your camera!

Come Home to The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono

After a memorable meal, take a short drive back to our Maui bed and breakfast and unwind! Built in 1924 as the “Queen of Wailuku homes,” our historic inn features comfortable guest rooms and luxurious amenities. We even offer a variety of vacation specials to help you save on your trip! Visit our accommodations page to see what’s available and contact us today to make your reservations. We look forward to hearing from you!

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  • 808-244-5897
  • 2199 Kaho'okele Street Wailuku
    Maui, Hawaii 96793