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Big Island Grill

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American, Diner, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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75-5702 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1717
+1 808-326-1153
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07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 12:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommended and with good reason. We had the locomoco and saimin bowl. Absolutely fabulous and must have.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It took a little while to get seated even though I saw a number of open tables. Also when a server was walking around to refill coffee she walked to the table next to ours and then turned around, but she did come back later. Other than that the food was really nice. The omelet I got was huge. I... More 

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Thank Asher F
Jackson, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very good Hawaiian food and American food.big portions.friendly staff.family restaurant.good location.nice atmosphere.love going there to eat,and visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This a place has a lot of great reviews? When we drove by it in the morning it was packed. It must be a great breakfast place. I found the food to be ok, not great. It came out hot and was fairly priced for what you get! I will try breakfast here another time and really hope to change... More 

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Diablo, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family had dinner here last night. We went based on all the outstanding reviews. We were a little disappointed with the main flavors of the food, nothing was out of the ordinary or very savory. Don't get me wrong nothing was bad, it is just NOT a must have for the exception of the flourless brownie dessert(delicious!) We were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I each had the three item Moho Loco. She chose shrimp, bacon and spam. I chose chicken, pork and spam. OMG it was HUGE! If we were going back to our resort we would have each taken a to go box. The food was delicious and the service was friendly. Highly recommend this place.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for lunch today based on the TA reviews to date. It was a little disappointing. The meat loaf could have been more seasoned. The staff were friendly but overall it was a bit of an anti-climax. We won't be rushing back.

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Belfair, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really good food, friendly service. You get more food than you can easily eat, be sure that you are hungry or share with you spouse. If you want desert, they have an ice cream cake that is really good. If you eat at the Big Island Grill, you won't be sorry. At times parking can be hard to get, don't... More 

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Napa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

....this is the first place we go to after landing in Kona! & we eat several times while we're here! First rate service...delish food & plenty of it...local comfort food at its finest! Hubby & I shared Wednesday Special sweet&sour spareribs....ono! And a couple times picked up mixed plates to take back to the condo...plenty of food to share! teri... More 

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Ferndale, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I believe anytime you see locals eating at an establishment in Hawaii you probably can count on good food. Choose the daily special and you definitely cannot go wrong with the loco moco. Bring your appetite. There is no view here but the incredible food and service make up for it! Won't disappoint even the finickiest person.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 12:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5702 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1717
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-326-1153

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?