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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 good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 1 week ago

Big Jakes is money. If you're up mauka, make a stop. If you're not up mauka, CALL BEFORE COMING. Do not put much trust into the business hours you see, because they are not always accurate. Luckily, I live about 2 minutes away. However, it...More

Thank charley-marley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious bbq food. Sandwiches, ribs pulled pork, etc. Drove to Captain from Wiakaola just for this bbq food. They close early..about 3 PM so get there early. Nice outdoor seating.

Thank getdiving
Reviewed 6 October 2018

We were hungry after snorkeling and hiking and this place filled the bill and our tummies. We loaded up on ribs, pulled pork, sausage, cole slaw and baked beans. Meat fell off th bone and flavor was spot on. We would go back if we...More

Thank rockysmomma
Reviewed 3 October 2018

On way back to Kailua-Kona, and based on recommendation from Gary at Kula Kai Caverns, stopped at Big Jake's. It's a small "hole in the wall" site with outdoor dining at large picnic tables. Parking lot adjacent. Hubby and I shared the combo plate that...More

Thank CACruzer
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We moved to Hawaii two months prior to this review. The first place we lived was walking distance to this little place. We decided to try it. Now we go at least once every other week if we can. Big Jake and Tom are great...More

Thank lythra
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Big Jakes was a nice stop. Good food, friendly service. Prices were reasonable Good stop off for lunch

Thank may0528
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Great food at this unpretentious establishment. Large portion size. Child friendly.very casual. The plates are big enough to share, but you will want your own.

Thank lmchilds26
Reviewed 1 July 2018

A surprise find on the side of the road near Kealakekua Bay. Stopped into a road side BBQ place to discover that this little hole in the wall BBQ shack was an award winning BBQ in Hawaii. Enjoyed some amazing ribs and chicken while chatting...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We stopped in for a late lunch after touring a coffee plantation. There is only outside dining at a few picnic tables, and we saw several of the locals getting carry out. We ordered at the window, and at first the proprietor was a bit...More

Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Coming from a Texan the baby back ribs and sauce are fantastic. The chicken, sausage and pulled pork are par for standard BBQ, but the ribs make this place worth a drive!

Thank KristenDA
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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