We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

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
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (23 reviews)
“coleslaw” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
83-5308 Mamalahoa Hwy, Mile Marker 106, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8302
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (140)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 135 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Jakes after a swim at Kealakekua Bay recently and were not disappointed. Well cooked pork ribs with a tasty sauce on the side, along with slaw and beans that were also very flavorful. Very consistent with their cooking technique, as we’ve eaten...More

Thank celestewest10s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

BBQ is a comfort food. This place does it well. I have been eating here for many years. Tender smoked meats, great sauce and good sides. I just wish they were open more often. Their schedule is unpredictable.

Thank BobZeller
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Put the address in your GPS or you'll probably drive right past this place. Big menu, lots of bbq choices (chicken, ribs, pulled pork, trick-tip, etc....) homemade sides, and drinks. There are a few covered picnic tables for eating, be careful portions are huge!

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We were hungry after snorkeling at Two Step Beach and looked on TA to find cheap eats. This one was in our way back to our rental so we stopped. What a great find! Service was fantastic, the lady there was so nice. And the...More

Thank MammaLax
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Big Jake's was recommended by a local here on the Bid Island and was he ever right! The BBQ is exceptional. The combination plate of ribs, chicken, hot link, coleslaw, beans and rice is a HUGE meal and a GREAT value. The favors are full...More

Thank Archie M
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Little shack on the side of the road that has very good BBQ. Get it to go and eat back at your place or find a beach nearby. We had the tri-tip and the pulled pork. Both were very good. I suggest just getting the...More

Thank Erik T
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

The full slab of ribs is Huge! Plenty for 2 - 3 hungry people to eat. Cooked perfectly and great sauce. The tri tip melts in your mouth. Again, a very generous portion. The pulled chicken rice bowl was perfect. Great to grab and go....More

Thank 2-an-island-lady
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We stopped at this roadside food stop after a recommendation from a local and it was so worth it. My husband and I shared a special which was a mix plate of baby back ribs, smoked chicken and smoked sausage with coleslaw, baked beans. $18...More

Thank Bronwyn18
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We were actually stopping at Da Poke Shack but the lady working in Big Jake's said they were permanently closed at this location (the downtown Kailua Kona one is still open). The smells coming out of Big Jake's were impossible to resist. My husband got...More

Thank Cinerina
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

This place is a Hidden gem. After a long day of driving and exploring The big Island, we were starving. As we were driving we stumbled upon Big Jakes. Fortunately, they closed at 3 and we arrived at 2:30. We enjoyed the Daily special and...More

Thank andrewt105
Nearby Restaurants
Ka'aloa's Super J's
249 reviews
.79 km away
L & L Restaurant
30 reviews
.15 km away
Keoki's Ono Fish n Chips
153 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Painted Church
489 reviews
1.59 km away
Bay View Farm
14 reviews
1.34 km away
Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary
98 reviews
1.40 km away
Royal Kona Coffee Center
80 reviews
.98 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Big Jakes Island B-B-Q staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing