Gaylord's at Kilohana, Kauai

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  • Some evening ritual performance
    Some evening ritual performance
    by GracesTrips
  • Waiting for my dinner
    Waiting for my dinner
    by GracesTrips
  • Enjoying a Hawaiian breakfast at Gaylord's - 2006
    Enjoying a Hawaiian breakfast at...
    by GlobalMatt
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    Gaylord's at Kilohana: Would not be my first pick but....

    by GracesTrips Updated Oct 21, 2014

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    From the appearance, I thought "What a nice place". Well, let me tell you. You MUST make reservations. If you walk in, even if you see empty tables, they will make you wait. The reason behind this is because they have several retail stores selling over priced souvenirs and jewelry they want you to buy. Once seated for dinner, I ordered a seared Ahi tuna entree which they told me would be cooked medium rare - it was well done. The ambience was great but I did not leave there satisfied.

    Favorite Dish: Did not have a favorite dish.

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    Gaylord's at Kilohana: Hawaiian breakfast buffet - plantation-style

    by GlobalMatt Written Oct 3, 2006

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    This is a wonderful place off of Highway 50 just west of Lihue on the north side of the road. It is a plantation-style restaurant in an old restored home that was built in 1935. It was transformed into a restaurant in 1986. They have scrumptious breakfast buffets that won't bust your wallet & great lunches and dinners. There's usually a woman who sings traditional Hawaiian folk songs and plays her ukelele during the breakfast buffet.

    Favorite Dish: Everything

    Hawaiian local performing during breakfast Me outside of Gaylord's Restaurant - 2006 Gaylord's Enjoying a Hawaiian breakfast at Gaylord's - 2006 Outside Gaylord's- beautiful landscaping & scenery

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    Gaylord's Restaurant: A Glimpse of Kauai's Past

    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Nov 23, 2005

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    Gaylord's Restaurant is set in the original covered courtyard of a grand plantation estate named Kilohana. It was built in 1935 by Gaylord Parke Wilcox was the most expensive and most beautiful home built on Kauai in the era when sugar was king. The prosperity brought by that enterprise is reflected in the mansions built by the sugar plantation growers, and that is especially evident here. Both the service and the cuisine at Gaylords reflect the grace and charm experienced by the wealthy plantation owners in that bygone era. We found it a special place for a memorable lunch.

    Favorite Dish: Whoever wrote the menu at Gaylords should win a prize for "Best Menu Description." Here's what I ordered:

    FRESH MAHI MAHI: Caught by Captain Greg Holzman while trolling off Kauai's west side: Fresh dorado pan seared with a macadamia nut crust served on Molokai purple potatoes, finished with a carmalized pineapple curry butter sauce, accompanied by stir-fried vegetables.

    It tasted about as good as it sounds. Karen had a seafood salad which was equally as good.

    Our Lunch at Gaylord's Gaylords Courtyard and Dining Patio View of the Courtyard from our Table Gaylords is in the Kilohana Plantation Estate Stephen Does Lunch as Gaylord's
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