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65-1227 Opelo Rd, Opelo Plaza, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8401 (Highway 19)
+1 808-885-6822
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10:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 13:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 13:30
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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were referred by a friend and they did not disappoint. The food and service were beyond reproach. We will make a trip to this restaurant every time we visit the big island. Worth the drive from Kona to Waimea!

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm the first to admit that I am from land-locked catfish country of Arkansas. Seafood is ok but not high on my favorite list. This changed at Merriman's. I had fresh fish that had been in the ocean only hours before-landing on my plate. The fish was beautifully presented and tasted heavenly. Farm to table vegetables were great tasting and... More 

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Vancouver,B.C.
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wow...top mark's for this gem. Stumbled upon it by accident while looking for a place to eat while visiting Waimea. How...the parking lot was full and figured that was a good sign. It was a very good sign. Our server was so knowlegable about the menu and it's wonderful choices. Farm to table menu....Fresh everything,awesome bread, delicious food and a... More 

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Jefferson, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It's been a while since we visited Merriman's for lunch yet they still honored our visit card toward a free entry. The meals are always interesting, tasty but not generous. Since visiting means an hour and a half drive from Hilo, we don't get there as often as we would like but one of our must do's each season. Sometimes... More 

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Thank Bill P
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Food and service were simply amazing. Fresh fish that melted in your mouth (poke). My favorite part were the cocktails and the desert. I took the leftovers home because I could not finish everything but I did not want to throw it away either. I would definitely recommend this place!

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texas
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the drive to Waimea for this fine meal. Warm atmosphere, fancy food, but casual feeling. Clam chowder was memorable, a little spicy. Everything was fresh and well prepared. Good for a special occasion. Would love to come back and have a tasting menu.

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Vancouver, Canada
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While Merriman's is high up in Waimea, far from the seaside, the ambiance is still fine. It's a lively and bustling room, with an open kitchen. What sets it apart is the food. Everything tasted so fresh, especially the produce. The salads seemed supercharged with flavour. The meat and fish were prepared simply but tasted wonderful because of the excellent... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our favorite lunch spot in Hawaii. Super fresh ingredients, put together exquisitely at a frankly fantastic price. Our favorites fish tacos, goat cheese salad, tomato/arugula/avocado salad, short ribs, beef short ribs and the twice cooked potatoes are a must get. Service super friendly ad an excellent wine list. Definitely a must visit!

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Moscow, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All the ingredients were wonderfully fresh and beautifully presented. We each started with a gorgeous salad. My husband had the mahi-mahi, which was marvelous. I had the lamb and ordered the smaller portion. It was served as two tiny chops for $40. Half of the meat was pure fat and inedible. We got the chocolate molten dessert, which was wrapped... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Poke was mindbendingly delicious. Kids meals include filet which was perfectly prepared. Recommend fish special. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive. Don't share the chocolate purse dessert. My teen ate all the chocolate insides and left me with the rest

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 75
Cuisine
International, American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
Thursday
10:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
Friday
10:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
Saturday
10:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65-1227 Opelo Rd, Opelo Plaza, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8401
    (Highway 19)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-885-6822
Description
Located in the heart of the Big Islands farm community is Peter Merriman's original restaurant; Merriman's Waimea. Chef/Owner Peter Merriman is one of the founders of Hawaii Regional Cuisine and uses 90% or more of local produce, fish and beef. All dishes are handcrafted to highlight the natural flavors of each menu item. Our award winning wine list has selections for all to enjoy. Merriman's knowledgeable and friendly staff will guide you through a culinary experience you will not soon forget. We look forward to serving you!

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