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The Iconic Duke’s is Opening on Hawaiʻi Island

The beloved restaurant known for its mai tai and Hula Pie will debut in Kona in late 2025.
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The famous mai tai from Duke’s, which is opening in Kona in late 2025.
Photo: Courtesy of Duke’s Restaurants

Dreaming of a Hula Pie—but booked a trip to Hawaiʻi Island?

Hopefully your trip is scheduled for late 2025. Because that’s when Duke’s Kona is scheduled to open.

The iconic restaurant will open in a 15,000-square-foot oceanfront space at the Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa. This marks the restaurant company’s first venture on Hawai‘i Island and its ninth location in Hawai‘i.

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The Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa.
Photo: Courtesy of Outrigger Resorts & Hotels

“Duke’s Kona is the ideal restaurant partner for the exceptional space at Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa,” said Jeff Wagoner, president and CEO of Outrigger Hospitality Group. “Our investment in this property aims to enrich the local community just as much as it enhances the experience for our visitors. Welcoming this iconic restaurant into our resort represents a significant and cherished milestone for everyone involved.”

Duke’s has other locations in Waikīkī, on Kauaʻi and Maui, and in California. It’s named after the legendary waterman Duke Kahanamoku.

The 22-acre Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa recently completed a $60 million transformation. The hotel’s 511 guest rooms and suites have been revitalized and the resort features a multilevel pool with a 200-foot waterslide and manta ray viewing area.

Anna Harden

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