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Roys Restaurant Entrance Waikiki Beach
Roy's Restaurant

Billed as "Hawaiian Fusion" cuisine, Roy's started with a single location in Honolulu and has grown to many locations world-wide. Roy's in Waikiki is the showcase restaurant for the chain and offers exquisite dishes and service. It is located on the new Waikiki Beach Walk right on the corner across from the Outrigger Reef Hotel.

Roys Restaurant Bar Waikiki Beach
Roy's Bar

Roy's has a wonderful bar located right at the entrance to the restaurant and many times we will simply enjoy pupus and wines rather than a full dinner in the restaurant. You can't go wrong at Roy's

Popular Dining:

Duke's Restaurant Entrance Outrigger Hotel Waikiki Beach
Duke's Restaurant

Duke's has been around forever and is favored by locals and visitors alike. It offers awesome food and a wonderful salad bar, but it is the aloha that is shared in Duke's that makes it special. Duke's is located in the Outrigger Waikiki Hotel on the ground floor on the beach.

Duke's Barefoot Bar Outrigger Hotel Waikiki Beach
Duke's Barefoot Bar

Duke's is named after famed Hawaiian Olympic star and surfer, Duke Kahanamoku and Duke's memorabilia is everywhere throughout the restaurant. Because of Duke's connection to the surf community, the Barefoot Bar is THE place to be in Waikiki to enjoy the wonderful sunsets provided for free every night. Being right off the beach, it is not unusual to see barefoot surfers enjoying their libation of choice. Duke's is very casual and very popular.

Duke's Restaurant Lei Stand Outrigger Hotel Waikiki Beach
Leis Being Made at Duke's

The days of $5.00 commercial leis are long gone from Waikiki, but at Duke's you can still buy a vanda or plumeria lei for $5.00. This is just one example of the aloha shared at Duke's. Dukes also offers a huge ocean-front dining room complete with Waikiki's best salad bar. Don't miss Duke;s if you want to get into the Hawaiian spirit.

Shore Bird Restaurant Outrigger Reef Hotel Waikiki Beach
The Entrance to the Shore Bird Restaurant

Located in the Outrigger Reef Hotel, the Shore Bird is a unique Hawaiian tradition. It offers ocean front  "cook your own" steaks, fish and other dishes in a friendly Hawaiian environment. HERE  is a link to the Shore Bird menu

Shore Bird Restaurant Grill Outrigger Reef Hotel Waikiki Beach
The Shore Bird Grill

Once you order you are served prime cuts of beef or other meats and sea food that you take to the grill area to season and grill.

Shore Bird Restaurant Salad Bar Outrigger Reef Hotel Waikiki Beach
Shore Bird Salad Bar

Along with the entree, the Shore Bird features an extensive salad bar that includes many dishes, as well.

Shore Bird Restaurant Ocean Front Bar Outrigger Reef Hotel Waikiki Beach
Shore Birds Ocean Front Bar

The Shore Bird also offers a wonderful ocean front bar that serves generous pours of mixed cocktails, wine and other adult beverages in a friendly atmosphere. This is a great place to meet people and enjoy a libation at the same time.

Drinks and Pupus:

Duke's Barefoot Bar
Dukes Barefoot Bar

As mentioned above, Dukes Barefoot Bar is THE place to have a sunset cocktail and snack if having a full dinner is not in your plans.

Chart House Restaurant Waikiki Beach
The Chart House Restaurant

Known for its extensive menu, the real treat at the Chart House (located in the Ilikai Marina building next to the new Waikiki Edition Hotel by the Ali WaiYacht Harbor) is its bar and pupu menu.

Chart House Bar
The Chart House Bar

Over looking the Ali Wai Yacht Harbor, the bar is a wonderful place for a cocktail and some pupus. Also, look for Joey Cabell, one of the originators of the Chart House Restaurant back in the 1960s. Joey was not only one of the founders, but was a professional surfer back in the 1960s and is now a surf legend. Joey shows up at the Chart House 3 to 4 times a week.

Old Hawaii Favorite:

Chuck's Cellar Restaurant Waikiki Beach
Chucks Cellar Sign

Those that remember Hawaii from the 1960 and 1970s will remember the Chucks Steakhouse Restaurant chain that was located in Waikiki.

Chucks Cellar Restaurant Entrance Waikiki Beach
The Entrance to Chucks Cellar

Located right behind the Princess Kaiulani Hotel is the small and intimate Chucks Cellar Restaurant. Chucks restaurants started back in the 1950s and Chucks Cellar hasn't change much since then. We love this little place because of its casual charm, wonderful bar, piano player and cozy booths. It reminds us of so many visits to Hawaii that we have made over our lifetime.

Chucks Cellar Restaurant Bar Waikiki Beach
The Bar at Chucks Cellar

If you want to experience a bit of Waikiki's history and some downright excellent steaks and sea food, be sure to visit Chucks Cellar.




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