Surf’s up…let’s say Aloha at Duke’s

Oct 01, 2010 by Sandy Schroeder

Duke’s in Huntington Beach is a natural when you want to meet friends at the beach, while dining with a sweeping ocean view and a cool surfer vibe.

The vast wall of glass overlooking the ocean is a fitting tribute to the legendary Duke Kahanamoku, who brought surfing to Southern California. No doubt, he would have approved of the island inspired menus and diners’ comments too.

“Went to Duke’s tonight and the food was great as usual. We have a restaurant on Catalina Island and every time we come out to Huntington we try to eat at Dukes. We were here for a early Mothers Day celebration . There were 5 of us and everyone enjoyed their dinner. The crab wontons are my favorite.”

“We decided to go to Duke’s because of the Polynesian atmosphere because we were celebrating our 40th Anniversary and got married in Hawaii. It was a wonderful experience! The food is reasonably priced and presentation is lovely – it is delicious! We had the Teriyaki steak and it couldn’t have been better.”

Dining Choices

The choices are rich with fresh local fish dishes, prime steaks, island favorites, creative appetizers, and for dessert, Kimo’s Original, which is not to be missed,  Hula Pie.

Go to the site and fill out the form for a free pie; print the coupon and bring it to Duke’s Huntington Beach for a Kimo’s Original Hula Pie® dessert. The limit is one per customer, dine in only. It’s not valid with any other offers.

The Barefoot Bar also beckons.

When you want to mellow out at the beach, this is the preferred prescription! Check out their Aloha Hour and enjoy!

The Duke

Hawaii’s "Father of International Surfing,” was born August 24, 1890 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He grew up swimming, surfing, canoeing, and bodysurfing. At 21, he won his first Olympic gold medal, and represented the United States in the Olympics for the next 20 years.

Duke’s athletic stature and bronze good looks attracted Hollywood, and he appeared in over 28 movies including, The Wake of the Red Witch, starring the other "Duke," John Wayne. At 76, he was the first person inducted into both the swimming and surfing Hall of Fame. Whether rescuing people at sea or serving as Hawaii’s official Ambassador, he was always gracious, never capitalizing on fame. The world bid Duke, "Aloha" on January 22, 1968.

Duke’s Creed

In Hawaii we greet friends, loved ones or strangers with ‘Aloha,’ which means with love. Aloha is the key word to the universal spirit of real hospitality, which makes Hawaii renowned as the world’s center of understanding and fellowship. Try meeting or leaving people with Aloha. You’ll be surprised by their reaction.

I believe it and it’s my creed as well.

Aloha to you forever.

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku

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