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Big Jakes Island B-B-Q

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83-5308 Mamalahoa Hwy, Mile Marker 106, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8302
+1 808-328-1227
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here after snorkeling. I had the hot link sausage which was fantastic! The BBQ sauce had a kick. My husband enjoyed his brisket sandwich. The baked beans were a bit spicy too. Really good. I might very well crave that hot link....

Thank Kimraem
Seattle, Washington
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213 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Today we thought on our drive south of Kona we would stop at Jake's for lunch... CLOSED.. the lady at the da poke stop next door said he is a bit unpredictable on opening. Sorry we missed it. Next time.

Thank daffofils
Beatrice, Nebraska
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Stopped here on our way back from the south and it was amazing! We each got something different and shared it all, some of the best BBQ we have ever had. And it was made and served up by Jake himself with patience and a smile! Don't be in a rush, it can get pretty busy, there isn't much for... More 

Thank Robin D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Family of seven stopped for lunch. The pulled pork was the favorite. Delicious sides - coke slaw and beans. Loved the fresh squeezed lemonade. Must stop.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Holden, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped for a quick lunch but it was packed so had to wait a bit. Definitely worth the wait!!! Homemade pulled pork, homemade cole slaw and beans - all yummy. Also had a catch of the day sandwich. Don't expect fine dining but the food is awesome! We even had a cute visitor looking for left overs.

Thank Jupielew
Fort Collins, Colorado
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Excellent roadside BBQ! I suggest getting it to go and taking your meal to a nice spot away from the highway.

Thank Martha D
Portland, Oregon
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Drove by this wide spot in the road during lunch time.... boy am I glad we were here at lunch time! I got the brisket sandwich and she got the pulled pork bowl. The sandwich was great, too much brisket for the bun so I had to eat some of the meat before diving into the sandwich. The meat was... More 

Thank tstlkechkn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Do yourself a favor and go get a pulled pork sandwich here. It's a little hole in the wall place next to a fish place but I have never had such a delicious pulled pork sandwich. It was great in size and not skimpy of the pork or BBQ sauce. Definitely would come here again!

Thank nicoleahorner
Manhattan Beach, California
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86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Visited Big Jakes on our visit to the Big Island. We've been there in the past and always look forward to the experience. This year, we ate there once -- tried on several other occasions but even though they were supposed to be open, they were closed. Chatted with a local resident and he informed us that Big Jakes is... More 

Thank Johnwiz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We stopped here as the building is shared with the Poke Shack. We had the Slaw Dog and BBQ Dog's with homemade lemonade and they were insanely good! My Sister-In Law had Poke while watching us enviously. Jake is very nice and made everything fresh, my Fianc'ee was in his element!

Thank Lauren M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?