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Big Jakes Island B-B-Q

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$$ - $$$
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83-5308 Mamalahoa Hwy, Mile Marker 106, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8302
+1 808-328-1227
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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great food, friendly service, nice quick and quality place to eat. The chicken and the pulled pork were some of the best food we've had on the island so far!

Thank hlow17
Phoenix, Arizona
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95 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wanted to eat at da poke shack but it was closed on Mother's Day. Decided to eat at Jakes instead ( attached next door). Ordered pulled pork sandwiches with coleslaw and baked beans with lemonade and Diet Coke. Nice oriental lady took our order and called us by name when food was ready. Plenty of seating around and the place... More 

Thank Carl F
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ribs and pulled pork and chicken are all excellent. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Eat before or after a visit to Captain Cook.

Thank Dave G
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Closer to a 3.5 Nice guys selling decent BBQ. The folks here are so nice and are willing to accommodate. The food is not bad. The place is conveniently off the highway. There are a few picnic tables to eat on. The ribs and Mac salad were the highlights. I am on the fence about going back, but may if... More 

Thank cue14
Honaunau, Hawaii
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great BBQ all the time. Jake's shares a wide spot on the road with Da Poke Shack so pay attention or you'll miss it.

Thank Lee S
Vancouver, Washington
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196 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

It shares a wide spot on the road with a poke restaurant, and you know they are both good when the entire Captain Cook Fire Department and rescue units show up to eat. Yes, you are eating adjacent to a busy road, but the ambiance isn't why you come-it's because it is a a restaurant that smokes meat onsite, and... More 

Thank Soccer2Mom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

It was okay, but I really think it wasn't worth the drive. And we got 3 items and sodas, totaled to be $46. If you do go, the chicken is amazing and juicy. The tritip isn't that flavorful at all.

Thank Jeff G
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106 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped here after snorkeling. I had the hot link sausage which was fantastic! The BBQ sauce had a kick. My husband enjoyed his brisket sandwich. The baked beans were a bit spicy too. Really good. I might very well crave that hot link....

Thank Kimraem
Seattle, Washington
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230 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Today we thought on our drive south of Kona we would stop at Jake's for lunch... CLOSED.. the lady at the da poke stop next door said he is a bit unpredictable on opening. Sorry we missed it. Next time.

Thank daffofils
Beatrice, Nebraska
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143 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Stopped here on our way back from the south and it was amazing! We each got something different and shared it all, some of the best BBQ we have ever had. And it was made and served up by Jake himself with patience and a smile! Don't be in a rush, it can get pretty busy, there isn't much for... More 

Thank Robin D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83-5308 Mamalahoa Hwy, Mile Marker 106, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8302
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Captain Cook
  • Phone Number: +1 808-328-1227

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