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Big Island Grill

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
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75-5702 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1717
+1 808-326-1153
07:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 07:00 - 12:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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145 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came here based on trip advisor and was not disappointed. This is a no frill local place with good simple food. Do not expect an extensive bar or bells and whistles. Expect good simple food. We ordered the Kalbi beef with rice and pineapple coleslaw which was so good my Dad wants to make it at home. The Kalbi... More 

Thank mholi
Greeley, Colorado
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Locals place, basic breakfasts and good service. We had the French toast combo with eggs and bacon, my guy had ham. Generous portions. Nothing special. Not healthy or creative options on the menu.

Thank SLS3408
Bellingham, WA
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88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner tonight was fabulous. An informal environment, great selection of local dishes and excellent service. From initial greeting to final Aloha the Big Island Grill is a great place to eat and enjoy local food excellently prepared.

Thank Terry P
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go here for breakfast based on the reviews. Pros: - Service was quick for a party of two. There were a couple parties of 7 waiting for tables when we arrived. They got seated after we got out food. - The portions are huge. I had the loco moco for breakfast and it was enough to take... More 

Thank Melani M
Seattle, Washington
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place we go afer flying in from the mainland or prior to departure. We know that it will be 6-7 hours before anything attractive will be available so why not eat like Akebone, the Hawaiian-Japanese sumo champion? There are astonishing choices available; why not have the BIG loco mono? You get toooo much choice, roast pork, shrimp,... More 

Thank LolaStella
Oranjestad, Aruba
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped here for because I tired was of eating the hotel breakfast. Plus it was across the street. Usually for me French toast is a gamble because sometimes when restaurants make it turns like flavored bread. But their French toast was made correct. Plus it was made from Hawaiian sweet bread. The eggs and Portuguese sausage was good too.... More 

Thank steven322015
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very attentive coffee shop atmosphere. Food is very good with large portions. Very local type food. Worth a try, popular with locals.

Thank happydog2015
Tucson, Arizona
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90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a break from the high priced tourist spots where we could get some local food and we found it here. Two of us had the Kalua Pork and Cabbage and it was wonderful. Others had the fish and chips and really enjoyed it. Good salads, nice sides and for a more than reasonable price, Quite crowded... More 

Thank JKVictor
Georgetown, Texas, United States
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237 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday is a great night to choose Big Island Grill. Having eaten fish for dinner for the last five nights, prime rib was a nice change. Meal was well prepared and our server, Kuulei took care of all our needs. Location is just a short ways from the restaurant/bars along the sea wall and has their own parking. This is... More 

Thank Don A
San Jose, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They are often packed at lunch time on the weekdays. Food is plentiful. As a traveller, you can safely order different local dishes to try for the first time.

Thank tilt502

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5702 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1717
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-326-1153

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