Most people might not think of Kauai as being the spot for great burgers, but those people are wrong. The North Shore of Kauai including Princeville, Hanalei, and Kilauea, has some exceptional burger joints that are sure to not only surprise your taste buds, but to excite them. With fresh ingredients and locally sourced meats and produce, the island of Kauai is no stranger to making a delicious burger. We’ve went ahead and chosen our three favorite burger restaurants on the North Shore that you’ve got to check out.
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For more than 30 years this family-run business has been serving fresh and delicious food in Hanalei. They’ve got burgers, they’ve got booze, and they’ve got a lovely open-air venue. It’s just the place to sink your teeth into a burger! Hanalei Gourmet is open Sunday through Thursday 11am to 8 pm and Friday 11am to 3 pm.
This old-school Kauai dive bar has been featured on Eater.com and was used as a set location for The Descendants. Maybe it’s the decor, maybe it’s the people, maybe it’s the live music, but whatever “it” is, Tahiti Nui is a great place to enjoy a burger and a beer. Open Monday and Wednesday 11am to 3 pm, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11am to 9pm, and Sundays 9am to 9pm. Closed Saturdays.
Self-proclaimed as Kauai’s most exotic Tiki bar, Tiki Iniki is a perfect place to enjoy Tiki Cocktails and Island Cuisine. The restaurant is decorated with Vintage Tiki, Hawaiiana, and Exoctica decor dating all the way back to the 1940s up until today. The owners of Tiki Iniki say that it is the place to eat, drink and be le’a le’a. Their most famous burger is the Iniki Burger, which comes with mixed crispy fried spam with beef, pickled veggies, provolone, cabbage slaw, and shoyu mayo. So stop by at Tiki Iniki if you’re looking for a great burger, great drinks, or somewhere to wind down for the day. tikiiniki.com