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65-1227 Opelo Rd, Opelo Plaza, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8401
+1 808-885-6822
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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65-1227 Opelo Rd, Opelo Plaza, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8401
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to Merriman's for lunch. Good service, relaxed setting, and delicious food. Our family really enjoyed our dishes. My daughter had quesadillas with kalua pork and she loved it! We had to order again and this rarely happens!

Thank Dennis D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had Merriman's on my "must try" list so we stopped in for lunch after hiking one day. I was really looking forward to it after reading all of the reviews. My son and I ordered Saimin (like ramen) and it was excellent. We both...More

Thank Amy T
Reviewed 4 days ago

Fresh ingredients, perfectly cooked with a decidedly local flare, excellent service, and a dining room where you don't have to shout at the top of your lungs in order to be heard. All with the naturally refreshing "cool" of Waimea? What more can you really...More

Thank Lance I
Reviewed 4 days ago

I recently took my husband for his birthday dinner, on his birthday.. to Merrimans Waimea. I'd requested a table by the window.. wasn't told it was a maybe or they'd try... we had an early reservation so it shouldn't have been a turnover problem. We...More

Thank AlohaAHuiHou
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was the best dinner I've ever had, from start to finish in Hawaii, and I mean all the islands. When they describe fresh, and farm-to-table, they aren't kidding. The food was superb, so delicious and so amazingly fresh and unique. Who would've thought to...More

Thank SC42016
Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm so glad we tried Merriman's. It is away from the most resort areas and at first i was tempted to nix the plan as it seemed a bit of out of the way. As it turns out, that was the charm of the place....More

Thank momoftwo_NJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While on the Big Island, take the time to go inland and to the cooler climes of Waimea. The views are beautiful of Maunakea, the ranch lands and of thee Pacific in the distance. This gem does not look like a lot from the outside...More

Thank tmiller253
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place. Drove here from Kona and it was worth the drive. Absolutely the best food on Hawaii. We had the multi course prix fixe tasting menu and it was worth the $75 a head. Great service and amazing atmosphere.

Thank shendrix
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of four took a day trip up to Waimea and had lunch at Merrimans. It was a great meal. Every dish we ordered was interesting and unique . Both my kids enjoyed their orders as well, and my youngest is very picky. We...More

1  Thank Melinda_NW85
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of if not the best meal we had while in Hawaii on a recent visit. The service was superb with a waitress who was friendly and knowledgeable. The meal was amazing. The restaurant specializes in a farm to table locally sourced menu...More

Thank Steve N
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8 August 2017|
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Response from William M | Reviewed this property |
I would give them a call. We were not there during the happy hour so I would not know, but my son and his fiancé had Mai Tai's which they said were the best that they had ever had.
21 December 2016|
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Response from Miki G | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can bring your own wine. I think it was $25 corkage but I could be wrong.
20 October 2016|
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Response from LoisonMaui | Reviewed this property |
This restaurant is a fine dining establishment. I think you would feel more comfortable wearing slacks and a nice shirt. It isn't really a shorts and flip flops type of place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$75
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
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10:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
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10:00 - 13:00
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10:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
10:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
10:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65-1227 Opelo Rd, Opelo Plaza, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8401
    (Highway 19)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-885-6822
  • E-mail
Located in the heart of the Big Islands farm community is Peter Merriman's original restaurant; Merriman's Waimea. Chef/Owner Peter Merriman is one of the founders of Hawaii Regional Cuisine and uses 90% or more of local produce, fish and beef. All dishes are handcrafted to highlight the natural flavors of each menu item. Our award winning wine list has selections for all to enjoy. Merriman's knowledgeable and friendly staff will guide you through a culinary experience you will not soon forget. We look forward to serving you!
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