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We drove by Captain Cook after snorkeling at 2-step, we saw that this place was open and had to try it. I am so happy we did as we were so pleased with the taste and the quality of the food. Not the cheapest one...in town but definitely worth it.More
Excellent barbecue!! The brisket was tender and almost no fat. Excellent bark with a nice, tangy sauce throughout. Good coleslaw and beans on the side that came with it and we got a helping of the triple mac/cheese. We don't even want to know how...many calories in that deliciousness!! My wife got the barb. chicken sandwich and is REALLLY picky when it comes to barbecue and I usually end of with half of her stuff...but darn you Jake- I did not this time. She finished the entire thing and raved about it during the whole meal. She had the potato/mac salad is said it was also good. We will be back!! We've tried alot of barbecue on the island and this is the absolute BEST :)More
I was able to get in and get some BBQ before they closed. They were only open until early afternoon.
I had a sampler platter and everything was excellent. I ate it there outside on the patio.
I would certainly go again.
We were doing the coffee country wander around and look at stuff day, but our real destination was Big Jake’s Island BBQ for lunch. We made sure we got there early so he hadn’t run out of anything. One combination plate and one 1/2 slab...of ribs and we were all set. Sat around in back at the picnic tables and enjoyed every bite. It is definitely a roadside “shack” but don’t let that fool you, the food was incredible. These were some of the best BBQ ribs we’ve had, anywhere, not just in Hawaii. And good sides - crisp and fresh coleslaw and great baked beans. Generous portions, great ribs, great sauce, great fun place. Service is pretty laid back - one person running the whole show - taking orders, loading plates and passing them out - but it works.More
Definitely a shack, but great food and a personal owner/cook. Jake takes your order at the window then prepares your food per your requests. I asked for the 1/2 rib slab dinner w/o rice. Ended up with 8 or 9 bones, (Jake asks if you...want them cut and sauced or on the side), a cup of excellent baked beans (home made no doubt), cole slaw and potato mac. $20 plus 2 for a can of pop. LARGE meal and super tender and meaty ribs with a homemade tangy sauce. Better food than most brick and mortar places. Sit outside at picnic tables. Charge cards accepted. Closes at 3.More