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American, Fast food
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 27 January 2021

This should be dropped from the listings so people are not disappointed. It was a great place to eat for decades.. but all good things eventually end. Maybe, like Barbie Oki and the Oki Diner, it will eventually resurface somehow. FYI Oki is back with...a little restaurant run by one of Barbie's sons in the Lihue mall food court... and good.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 4 December 2019

We were fortunate that we ate here one last time in October and enjoyed the famous char BBQ burgers. They were both excellent and you can get toppings like pineapple and avocado that you won't get on the mainland. The fries were good too as...usual. Too bad we learned the place may be closing down as the owner wants to retire and is having trouble finding someone to take over the place. If you find it open, eat here.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 18 November 2019

We came straight to this "restaurant" on our way from the airport to our hotel in Princeville upon landing in Kauai, largely due to the positive reviews we had seen in the Maui Revealed book and on tripadvisor. There is zero ambiance ... it is...right off the road and all outdoor seating. The burgers were decent enough, but did not live up to the hype. The patties were small, especially compared to the quantities of lettuce, sauce and cheese. In the end, we enjoyed our meal, but I think this place is quite overrated and I'm not sure I would have a reason to return.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 12 September 2019

Local girl, with avocado, & bacon....yum!!! I took mine to go, & went to the beach - it was perfection 🤙🏽

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 17 August 2019 via mobile

Friends recommended that we be sure to stop for a great hamburger at this little local sandwich stand. Even though the building is painted red, it’s easy to miss in the little shopping center that adjoins it. We passed it once, but came back &...parked. The reviews I read were varied: From great burgers to pedestrian burgers, and from good service to terrible servers along with God-awful waits. Well, we were fortunate that it wasn’t crowded, we we only waited about 10 minutes for our order. There is no table service. (The gal at the counter was friendly, by the way). The only place to sit are some filthy picnic tables that are surrounded by seemingly hundreds of obnoxious chickens, but we claimed a space, spending our mealtime moving chickens out of the way and off the table. Now, the cheeseburgers were good, but certainly nothing to rave about. Something unique, is that all burgers are cut in half. The fries were good, but again nothing special. The “raved about” Marion berry shake was good, but the ice cream had melted in less than 10 minutes. It wasn’t even hot out! Now that we know where it is, we’ll probably drive right on by the next time we visit to the area.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 28 July 2019 via mobile

Thick & juicy we love the pineapple & teriyaki. Went to Bubba's burger (on advice of other visitors) we were disappointed. Duane's is thick juicy flavorful & you get more for the price! Service is not the nicest, but the burgers are WONDERFUL!

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 28 July 2019

The help wanted sign may have explained why the server was visibly irritated after we kindly asked about our incorrect orders that took 20 minutes. Clearly they are just churning food out and could careless about tourists that come and go and have a hard...time getting decent, let alone good help. For the burgers, think a Whopper- thin and grilled but with better topping choices. The fish and chips and chicken tenders were no different than any deep-fried ?frozen fast food on the mainland. Definitely NOT worth going.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 23 July 2019

This place is a treat when I visit. Go with the Local Girl, you won't be disappointed. Instagram @planefoodies

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed 2 July 2019

You can easily drive right by this place, but I recommend that you make time to visit. The burgers are REALLY good, and it also allows you a less-expensive meal by Hawaii standards.

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 4 June 2019 via mobile

I've been basing my vacation meals on tripadvisor ratings for almost 2 decades. This is the worst meal I've ever had! We went here on a recommendation from a friend who is a hawaiian descendant. HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED I TOOK MY FAMILY HERE! There was a...large amount of feces in the outdoor sitting area with a cloud of flies. I overheard the workers say..."Don't go out there, you'll puke" So they knew about it and refused to have anyone clean it up. It's not easy trying to choke down a thin, tasteless burger with the lovely aroma of crap wafting about...not to mention the flies landing on our food that had just been on the feces. Seriously, have a little accountability for your product and the environment that your patrons experience.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Duane's Ono Char-Burger

  • Yes, Duane's Ono Char-Burger offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Duane's Ono Char-Burger offers delivery services.

  • Duane's Ono Char-Burger is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 3.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 3