Los Angeles, California
May 3, 2005
As luck would have it for our appetites and budget, we happened upon The Shack while sifting through the few entertainment coupon books on our way back to the airport. Once inside, the large restaurant had your usual sports-bar feel and was decorated with a mix of sports, Hawaiiana, and tropical memorabilia. There was also another room with two levels and a few pinball and pool tables, so a good guess is that this is one of the few places to hit for some nightlife on the island. The place was casual (as was the slow pace of the servers), and we sat ourselves at a table next to the large windows, with a partial ocean view across the busy highway.
Items on the menu included hamburgers, sandwiches, fish and chips, and more. Our meals, a chicken cheddar sandwich and a guacamole burger with curly fries and a side salad, were great. The food was served fresh, piping hot, and flavorful, and the servings were so hearty that we took half of our sandwiches to go (a nice snack for our wait back at the airport). We used an Entertainment Book coupon for buy-one, get-one-free, and the total tab, including the salad and drinks, was under $25. We've heard there are more Shack restaurants on a couple of other islands, and if we ever return, this is definitely a stop we'll make.
Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner
From journal Vacation in Kauai Without Breaking the Bank