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Ken's House of Pancakes

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1730 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4639
+1 808-935-8711
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00:00 - 23:59
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Chittenango, New York
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get the taco salad I promise you will not be disappointed!! Went here twice during my vacation and got the taco salad both times LOL it was just that good! Open 24 hours too which is cool

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Thank blondie670
Grants Pass, Oregon
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275 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very popular place for the locals as one finds the price reasonable, many menu choices, the service great, and it is open 24 hours. We just had pie and coffee and were amazed that everyone gets their own small thermos of coffee, a nice touch.

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Fairfield, Ohio
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dine early or mid-morning here and you will need no lunch. Very friendly staff and huge servings, especially pancakes

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Hilo, Hawaii
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ken's is located on a busy corner in Hilo. Because parking is limited it's best to walk the short distance rather than drive if you are staying at one of the nearby hotels. The food is plentiful and good and the menu has a lot to offer esp. for breakfast. If visiting from another state or country try one of... More 

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Roy, United States
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little 24 hour dinner with a large menu and great food. Went there for breakfast on our way to Volcanoes National Park and were not disappointed. The food is great and portion were more than I could handle. I wait staff made sure you always had everything you needed and were friendly as well. We even were treated to... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's essentially a local IHOP. Prices and portion sizes are similar. I know that many reviews weren't fond of the place, but we thought it was just fine.

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's Hawaiian version of diners serving up good and reasonably priced fare. We stopped by for a quick dinner after the lava hike. Would recommend to everyone.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried Ken's place because of reviews here. I don't get it...yes there is a huge menu but the food is just not good! It can't be when's there's 100 different dishes! The coffee was good and the service was great! Maybe the pancakes is what to order as the name suggests....not the fried chicken and definitely not the mahi mahi.....

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Loveland, Colorado
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268 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In their lobby, Ken's proudly displays a bunch of awards they have won. It sets your expectations a bit too high. The group that came in after us got seated before we did, for no discernable reason. Oh well. The menu is big. Really big. I like omelettes, and the omelette prices of $15 and up gave me sticker shock,... More 

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Thank Ken S
North Carolina
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had people recommend this one as a local favorite, a little pricey and the quality of food was pretty sub par, but for some reason this place is super popular

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$12
Cuisine
American, Diner, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1730 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4639
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-8711

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?