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“Excellent staff, food and atmosphere”
Review of Rock Island Cafe

Rock Island Cafe
Ranked #137 of 2,539 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$12
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Neighbourhood: Waikiki
Description: Step back to a time when Elvis was King, Marilyn was Queen and they both drank Coca-Cola. Rock Island Cafe is Hawaii's premiere old fashion diner, memorabilia shop and bar.Nowhere else can you enjoy an old-fashion milkshake, burger and beer,and then buy unique movie and music collectibles and memorabilia. We hope that you have had the opportunity to experience Rock Island Cafe when visiting Hawaii. If you haven't, please come and see us real soon.
Reviewed 21 March 2018

The hamburgers are just excellent. Served on a plate in two parts. Very juicy and great in size as well. Staff is very friendly and service oriented. Atmosphere is just for rock'n'roll minded; stuff from 50's and good music.

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Thank Jukka R
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

While on holiday in Waikiki we stopped by the Rock Island Cafe to check out all of the memorabilia and have a feed. We had seen this cafe on the internet and had always planned to drop in to see it for ourselves. The merchandise that is for sale is awesome. Lots of vintage memorabilia, including Coke products, Elvis, Betty Boop, Marilyn Monroe and lots of movie memorabilia.
The food is good old fashioned American fare such as burgers, shakes, hot dogs, sodas and really good pizza.
So if you pass it, drop in. You won’t be disappointed!!!

Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Had the cheeseburger and onion rings for lunch. Food isn't cheap, but you're in Hawaii so that's expected. Food was good and staff was very attentive. So much to see in this restaurant. Lots of TV, movie and music from years gone by. Worth a stop for a drink just to check out everything they have, being from the Midwest I was pleasantly surprised to see a Route 66 sign among the collection. I do wish the restrooms were located closer to the restaurant, or better yet, inside the restaurant. Patrons are given a key attached to a large plastic basket and walk up stairs to a restroom shared with the adjoining shopping mall. Not a big deal, but inconvenient.

Thank dooper84
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Rock Island Cafe provided my first meal in Waikiki—- a bacon chicken sandwich with fries and unsweetened tea at a cost of $17.65, a pretty standard minimum expense here. The food was delicious and represents only a very small offering from a very broad menu, burgers, nachos etc. The ambiance is grand. The owner is quite enthusiastic about his place too. After mentioning the Elvis statute outside & me being from Memphis, he spoke at length about how fondly Elvis is recalled here and how much Elvis did for Hawaii back in the day. The memorabilia at this cafe is extraordinary and one could spend hours perusing the walls. The cafe is clean and comfortable with inside and outside seating. It is located in a shopping enclave called King’s Village that is also unique. I enjoyed my visit to Rock Island.

Thank R Layne H
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Love this place, burger was best ithenbedt I’ve had in Hawaii. The place is filled with classic Hollywood memorabilia, you could spend hours browsing the great collection. Owner was very friendly and it is very obvious he has a passion for his customers and loves collecting. Worth a visit if you are sick of all the chain food outlets.

Thank LeesaAO
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