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Big Jakes Island B-B-Q

83-5308 Mamalahoa Hwy, Mile Marker 106, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8302
+1 808-328-1227
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (22 reviews)
“coleslaw” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue
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83-5308 Mamalahoa Hwy, Mile Marker 106, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8302
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Reviewed yesterday

Put the address in your GPS or you'll probably drive right past this place. Big menu, lots of bbq choices (chicken, ribs, pulled pork, trick-tip, etc....) homemade sides, and drinks. There are a few covered picnic tables for eating, be careful portions are huge!

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were hungry after snorkeling at Two Step Beach and looked on TA to find cheap eats. This one was in our way back to our rental so we stopped. What a great find! Service was fantastic, the lady there was so nice. And the...More

Thank MammaLax
Reviewed 1 week ago

Big Jake's was recommended by a local here on the Bid Island and was he ever right! The BBQ is exceptional. The combination plate of ribs, chicken, hot link, coleslaw, beans and rice is a HUGE meal and a GREAT value. The favors are full...More

Thank Archie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Little shack on the side of the road that has very good BBQ. Get it to go and eat back at your place or find a beach nearby. We had the tri-tip and the pulled pork. Both were very good. I suggest just getting the...More

Thank Erik T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The full slab of ribs is Huge! Plenty for 2 - 3 hungry people to eat. Cooked perfectly and great sauce. The tri tip melts in your mouth. Again, a very generous portion. The pulled chicken rice bowl was perfect. Great to grab and go....More

Thank 2-an-island-lady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at this roadside food stop after a recommendation from a local and it was so worth it. My husband and I shared a special which was a mix plate of baby back ribs, smoked chicken and smoked sausage with coleslaw, baked beans. $18...More

Thank Bronwyn18
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were actually stopping at Da Poke Shack but the lady working in Big Jake's said they were permanently closed at this location (the downtown Kailua Kona one is still open). The smells coming out of Big Jake's were impossible to resist. My husband got...More

Thank Cinerina
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

This place is a Hidden gem. After a long day of driving and exploring The big Island, we were starving. As we were driving we stumbled upon Big Jakes. Fortunately, they closed at 3 and we arrived at 2:30. We enjoyed the Daily special and...More

Thank andrewt105
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Rice with Barbecue is a little strange for this Texas girl but the Barbecue was awesome! One big special was enough for two!

Thank skbeason
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

While Da poké shack is amazing , be wary of the capt cook location. They are often "gone fishing". BUT we found Big Jakes next door and were pleasantly surprised!! It's just a Nice guy making BBQ! You can tell his locals love him &...More

Thank Melbrew
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83-5308 Mamalahoa Hwy, Mile Marker 106, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8302
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Captain Cook
  • Phone Number: +1 808-328-1227
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