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Wilson's by the Bay

141 Mamo St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2957
+1 808-969-9191
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pineapple” (5 reviews)
“lilikoi” (4 reviews)
“ice cream” (4 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 21:00All hours
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LOCATION
141 Mamo St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2957
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wilson's may not have the biggest selection of flavors, but they do have outstanding employees who certainly work hard to satisfy. In a head-to-head competition with Brain Freeze, I'd probably choose the latter.. but if I was in downtown Hilo, I'd certainly stop here again!

Thank Brad W
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Some flavors are easy. Some not so much. Wilsons absolutely nailed the lychee. NOT easy to do. I was always temped to get just the lychee but always wound up combining it with another spot on flavor. Great Job, Wilsons! Also found that they have...More

Thank Tupelo010835
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We walked from where our cruise ship was docked to downtown Hilo specifically to try a shave ice at Wilson's--only to find it closed. But luckily we walked around a little while and found it opened (they must open at noon, I guess). This stuff...More

Thank CHKFlorida
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

After all the great write-ups, we anticipated a really delicious treat. It wasn't great, we were disappointed.

Thank 657jamiea
Reviewed 15 June 2017

If you are looking for authentic and delicious shave ice you have to go to Wilson's. There is no substitute!

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 28 April 2017

I'm not sure why, but in Hilo they tend to call shave ice "ice shave." People know about long-established Wilson's, and she does good business, but I get the feeling that other, not-as-good shave ice places are more well known. I have no idea why....More

Thank Dave's_reviews
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Great place to get shave ice on a hot sunny day. There are a variety to select from. Went to the farmers market and it was nice have something refreshing at the end of my shopping.

Thank rickystours
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This place came highly recommended in a guidebook and we now know why. Amazing flavor, huge portions and at an awesome price. I don't think you'll find a better value ANYWHERE! We got the keiki (kids size) and it was more than enough! Only $2.00!!!!...More

Thank Korri M
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We stopped here after lunch after watching a constant stream of people going here and passing up another shaved ice place. The shaved ice they made was absolutely huge and a great value for the money. The girls working the counter were quick and chatty...More

Thank Jeff F
Reviewed 11 November 2016

The syrups were amazing. I got a keiki (kid's size) shave ice and it was huge! The Li Hing Mui (Chinese dried plum) and coconut flavor were a great combo. My husband got regular and it was seriously the size of his head.

Thank somersaultwithme
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  • Value
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Cuisine
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141 Mamo St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2957
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-969-9191
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