Trip Report: Kauai 2012 (part 11) Food and Drink of Kauai


Intro & United economy plus Chicago to Lihue
Sheraton Kauai resort and spa
Waimea Canyon
St. Regis Princeville
Kayaking to Secret Falls
Queensbath and Hideaway Beach
Hiking Kalalau Trail
Napali coast boat ride
Grand Hyatt Kauai
Westin Princeville
Food and Drink of Kauai


Food and Drink of Kauai


Bubba’s was our first stop off the plane for a bite to eat!  I had this written down with a few other places that I wanted to try so if we happen to be by it why not stop in?!  Really good burgers, onion rings and shakes!!  We were hungry so our meals didn’t last long.  It was a good treat after spending 10 hours + traveling to get to Kauai.  We ran into Bubba’s on the way to the Sheraton in Poipu. We ended up eating at Bubba’s twice!


Good burgers

Double Bubba

Savage Shrimp

Savage Shrimp is located in Poipu close the Grand Hyatt and is located in an outdoor shopping center.  We stopped in for dinner one night for a quick bite. I got the coconut shrimp and my wife got the garlic shrimp.  The food was good but not amazing, we had better shrimp on the vacation so I wouldn’t go out of my way to eat here again but overall it was indeed solid.

Savage Shrimp entry

Savage Shrimp menu

Coconut shrimp

Garlic shrimp

Shrimp Station

Shrimp Station was our favorite shrimp spot in Kauai.  Get the coconut shrimp!! Nuf said!

Shrimp Station

Beer battered shrimp

Coconut shrimp

Wake Up Cafe

In Hanalei near the St. Regis is the Wake Up Cafe.  We loved going into Hanalei its such a nice cozy, sleepy beach town. We stopped at the Wake Up Cafe for breakfast one day.  Our breakfast was very good but not great.  The Hawaiian cinnamon bread was good.  It was busy when we arrived and had to wait just a few minutes for them to clear a table for us. Service was good and its nice to have a nice breakfast outside of the hotel every so often. We would eat here again due to good food, good price and good location (love Hanalei).

Hawaiian cinnamon roll

Custard french toast

Eggs and hashbrown

Wake Up Cafe

Beach House

We stopped at the Beach House Restaurant for our first real meal after our food poisoning.  It was nice to be able to eat a good, normal meal again after two days!!  This place has a great location working for it, right on the beach on the south side of the island somewhat close to the Grand Hyatt.  The food was flavorful and we enjoyed our lunch and this is a spot we would stop back at again especially to enjoy the views.  There is a great snorkel spot right near by and we went for a quick swim after our meal to see the sea life.

The Beach House

Ready for a good meal again

View from our table


Pulled pork sandwich

Views from just outside the restaurant

The Beach House exterior

Common Ground

On our last day in Kauai we stopped for lunch at Common Ground after checking out of the Westin Princeville.  The establishment is known for its fresh locally sourced ingredients.  Most all the food is grown in the garden onsite and the meat is from the island. We went with the chicken nachos which we enjoyed. We would like to go back and try some different items on the menu next time.

Common Ground entrance

Chicken nachos

There are lots of great spots to grab a bite in Kauai and we got to experience just a few of them!  Cant wait to go back and try some more!



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