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Wilson's by the Bay

141 Mamo St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2957
+1 808-969-9191
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  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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141 Mamo St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2957
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Reviewed 5 April 2016

This is the most reasonable place to get ice shave on a hot day. The keiki size ($2) is big enough, even for an adult. On particularly hot days, you can expect a line. Not much place to sit outside.

Thank Peanuts_Gallery
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Wilson's by the bay is near the Hilo farmer's market. It is a small, not fancy place that you could easily miss. For your shave ice you can pick 3 flavors of syrup. They have the usuals, but also have a wide variety of tropical...More

Thank craftybikerchick
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Not knowing anything about shaved ice, I'll assume this is the way it's supposed to be. It might be good if it wasn't so sweet, I'm saying sweet to the point of knocking your socks off. If you can handle extreme sweet, this could be...More

Thank Denis2727
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Went two days in a row. First day was 5 stars. Second day keike size, the smallest they sell, had gone up 50 cents and was packed too tightly. I hear Da Brain Freeze is better.

Thank MommaPJ
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Small shop...family run. Lots of flavors and you can get the keiki size which was just right for my daughter...super affordable as well. Classic Shave Ice. You can't beat it.

Thank kona921
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

First shaved ice. Wasn't disappointed, I knew I wanted ice cream on the bottom & sweet cream on top. As recommended by a friend who came to Hawaii recently. So that's how I ordered it. The girl working there recommended I get the passion fruit...More

Thank Laura R
Reviewed 25 October 2015

ice cold shave ice . hits the spot on those hot and humid days many flavors too choose from. the condense milk on shave ice hits the spot.

Thank Neil N
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Wilson's By the Bay, isn't really by the bay, but you don't care because their shaved ice is just amazing! My husband and I liken ourselves to being shaved ice fanatics! We stop pretty much every day for shaved ice while in Hawaii. This was...More

Thank Meghan F
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Until this past week when we discovered Original Big Island Shave Ice in Kawaihae, Wilson's has always been our favorite shave ice shop and it's still excellent. This was our first time at the new location - on a side road with on-street parking only...More

Thank DiveGirl2014
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Shave ice seems really simple but it depends on the blade and that it is fluffy like powder snow. This place made the best shave ice I have ever had. I had a simple lime and cherry that was great. When in Hilo I would...More

Thank Allan B
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  • Address: 141 Mamo St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2957
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-969-9191
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