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Ken's House of Pancakes

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1730 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4639
+1 808-935-8711
00:00 - 23:59
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Vancouver, BC
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181 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is open 24 hours and is very popular. We stayed at the Grand Naniloa and passed by and it was busy at all hours. Lots of locals eat here. Try to get a table in the main dining area instead of the smaller side room. The #12 Sumo(?) Big stack came with 3 huge pancakes, bacon, ham and... More 

Thank funpig07
Regina, Canada
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only do they serve great food, but the service is fantastic! This is a must go to eat there kind of place!

Thank shayliv
Issaquah, Washington
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95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the few late night options in Hilo. Over 200 things on the menu, many of them look good, many of them are. From standard diner fare through more intriguing local-leaning meals. Portions are huge, lots of carbs (double scoops of rice, a massive pile of fries, etc.) unless you order otherwise. They have an option to switch out... More 

Thank Entiat
Seattle, Washington
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

No great food here, but if you need fuel before or after a hike, Ken's 24-hour eggs, pancakes etc are a reasonable value.

Thank Suzanne P
Vancouver, Canada
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had pancakes and bacon eggs on 2 separate occasions. Great restaurant and staff. Loved this place enough to return. They have been in business since the 70's.

Thank 7Princess
Weston, Wisconsin
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious food for great prices. Skip your hotel buffet and come here. Prices are great and the amount of food you get will leave you stuffed! Can't go wrong, breakfast lunch or dinner.

Thank Ezra S
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we travel to Hilo, and are there late, we always stop to have food at Ken's. I am sure that eating breakfast and lunch would be great too. I like a late breakfast for dinner... not a lot of places open at 10 pm for food, let alone comfort food.

Thank Dann L
Tampa, Florida
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89 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were attracted to Ken's because of it's local popularity & local menu items. I selected the LauLau which is Pork wrapped in Taro Leaves. It was served with 2 scoops of Rice. I asked the waiter to put a ladle of Clam Chowder on the Rice. I thought the meal was very good and we left in a good... More 

Thank MikeB64
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was very good. Service was excellent. Costs were very good. Bacon and eggs were very good and my wife had pancakes that she enjoyed

Thank Bruce R
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are hungry while visiting Hilo, this is the place to go. Great flavor, generous portions, friendly staff, and good price. I have visited Ken's House of Pancakes several times for breakfast, lunch, and dinner... it never disappoints.

Thank Edwin C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 12
American, Diner, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1730 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4639
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-8711

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