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65-1227 Opelo Rd, Opelo Plaza, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8401
+1 808-885-6822
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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International, American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
65-1227 Opelo Rd, Opelo Plaza, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8401
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a busy morning and heading through Waimea, stopped at Merrimans. The waitress was amazing and attentive which made it enjoyable. The mahi mahi sandwich was the best fish sandwich I've ever had and the others raved about their food as well. The coconut...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I was expecting a more memorable meal at this restaurant. Lunch was average. Both entrees, the fish and prawns, were served lukewarm. They were fresh, but portions were small and not very flavorful. The dessert, a "chocolate purse" (also small) was amazing. The chocolate was...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I were exploring the northern part of the big island, awaiting a late night flight out of KOA. Merriman's was recommended to us, but they could not accommodate us for an early (6PM) dinner. So we decided to stop by for lunch....More

Thank G W R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had eaten at Merriman's in Kauai and looked forward to another great meal at this location on the Big Island. There were three of us. Here are the highs and lows: LETTUCE FROM HIRABARA FARMS - Two ordered this and it was incredibly fresh...More

Thank Justmycupoftea
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a pretty place! We had a wonderful lunch on our northern drive around the island. Sweetheart of a waitress. Food was very good and chocolate dessert was amazing!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went as a family to celebrate my brother’s 50th. Service was excellent: prompt but not rushed and professional. Thankfully we made reservations as it was quite busy on a Tuesday night. I started with the tomato salad which was excellent. The spicy vinaigrette and...More

Thank Dazzle03
Reviewed 1 week ago

a group of us dined there this week, the food was great. Pork quesadillas and lobster fritters were amazing. Tuna was good, Bread pudding was amazing. Food overall was great, interesting, well prepared. It gets really cold there, i think it was about 60F and...More

Thank Rosanne925
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to give Merrimans a try for lunch. Overall we try to avoid places that cater primarily to tourists and so we knew what we were getting into. Given the hype, the service was ok, it seemed like our waiter had a few too many...More

Thank ildiInPDX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked through open table and arrived a few min earlier but were seated quite soon. Friendly maitre’d and friendly attentive service. Food is locally grown and everything tasted so fresh that it felt like it came straight from the farm to the table. Delicious...More

Thank Beemertoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am constantly looking for a REAL salad nicoise and I found the it at Merriman's. Anchovies, potatoes, olives, green beans, cherry tomatoes and a perfectly grilled piece of Ahi all add up to a delightful nicoise. Service is superb, wine list more than adequate,...More

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9 August 2017|
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Response from loriwoodsansohn | Reviewed this property |
You should call for the exact times. Approximately 2-4:30. The drinks are good prices and a fair menu for happy hour Then they close for dinner. We came early for drinks, outside on the patio, then switched to inside... More
22 December 2016|
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Response from Miki G | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can bring your own wine. I think it was $25 corkage but I could be wrong.
21 October 2016|
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Response from LoisonMaui | Reviewed this property |
This restaurant is a fine dining establishment. I think you would feel more comfortable wearing slacks and a nice shirt. It isn't really a shorts and flip flops type of place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 75
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65-1227 Opelo Rd, Opelo Plaza, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8401
    (Highway 19)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-885-6822
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Located in the heart of the Big Islands farm community is Peter Merriman's original restaurant; Merriman's Waimea. Chef/Owner Peter Merriman is one of the founders of Hawaii Regional Cuisine and uses 90% or more of local produce, fish and beef. All dishes are handcrafted to highlight the natural flavors of each menu item. Our award winning wine list has selections for all to enjoy. Merriman's knowledgeable and friendly staff will guide you through a culinary experience you will not soon forget. We look forward to serving you!
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