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Ken's House of Pancakes

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American, Diner, Hawaiian
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1730 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4639
+1 808-935-8711
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00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We wanted a place close to the hotel (Castle Hilo Hawaiian). The front desk recommended Ken's as a place with a lot of variety of choices. We found many options for food. The menu had several pages. While it is called a pancake house, there were burgers, eggs, Mexican food, dessert. The servings were very generous. None of us could... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a great meal here after an exhausting day at the lava flow. Five people, tired, starving and dusty. The sat us right away. Each of us had something different and loved it all. Give the noodle bowls a go. They are amazing

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ken's is a staple during a Hilo visit. It's typically my first stop for breakfast. Pancakes and homemade syrups are delicious. My favorite mix of banana pancakes with coconut syrup captures the taste of the islands! The lap cheong omelette was tasty, not heavy and seasoned nicely. If you're in Hilo, make sure you stop by Ken's!

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Thank Trish671
California
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Delicious!! Parking is a bit hectic because this is a popular location. Other than that, the food was great!

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Burlington, North Carolina
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92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great local and tourist spot open 24 hours. Kind of like an IHOP but better. Service with a smile. Parking is tight so go early or late. Banana pancakes are wonderful and the coffee is better than most.

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Thank Taylor W
Manistique, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had the pancakes several times, really enjoyed the syrups, especially the coconut. The omelets were also excellent. We saw a lot of other good looking dishes being served around us but, we couldn't get past the breakfast choices.

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Thank Robert F
Minneapolis
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84 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food was delicious both times we visited. The staff is helpful and friendly. It's open 24 hours and has received awards for decades. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Average food, greasy spoon type. Very fast and friendly service. Huge portions. Parking is very limited. Can accommodate large groups.

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Thank AlaskaJJ
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had breakfast there our one morning n hilarious. Fantastic. Our waitress John-Nee smiled throughout and service was fast and perfect. We went back for dinner when we were back in Hilo

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San Diego, California, Usa
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a breakfast that included so much pancake that I would be embarrassed if I could finish it. Decent but not the best pancakes I have had. A little too pricy.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 12
Cuisine
American, Diner, Hawaiian
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1730 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4639
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-8711

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?