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65-1227 Opelo Rd, Opelo Plaza, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8401 (Highway 19)
+1 808-885-6822
10:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 13:30
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134 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love that you can split and try two different entrees on one plate! Great for the indecisive lol. I had the mahi mahi and it was delectable. Also had the steak and while it was good, I think the mahi was better. Four the appetizer we had the pork quesdillas and they were very good. The fresh kimchi was... More 

Thank jen g
San Mateo, California, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Merriman's is a 25 minute drive from the Mauna Kea resort through the beautiful, barren, volcanic countryside...and SO worth the trip! After a warm greeting by the host and hostess we were seated in Megan's area. Megan explained the menu, specials and how you can mix the entree portion of the meal to get a taste of a couple entrees.... More 

Thank Bill Y
Oakville, Canada
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Merriman's was recommended to us and it was worth the money and the time to drive up island. The local sourced food was beyond delicious. Our server was helpful, attentive and friendly. Best meal we had on the Big Island. Seafood was fresh and beautifully cooked. Salads, breads and veggies were super!! Would recommend without hesitation.

Thank KMEJ27
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230 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to a Merriman restaurant on Maui and Kauai but had never gone to this one - we were not disappointed! We started with the featured flight of Oregon wines which were excellent. I had the warm goat cheese salad and my husband had a fresh mushroom salad. Both were excellent. I love that you can pair two... More 

Thank PattiCNS
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been in Hawaii for ten days and we came to the big island after four nights in Wailea on Maui where we had some pretty impressive meals (check my other reviews and I'm usually difficult). However, I have to say that Merriman's was truly exceptional and our best meal yet. Unfortunately, we weren't able to get into their Wailea... More 

Thank LINYfoodGuy
Kansas City, Missouri
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a drive from Kona but the farm to table food was so worth the drive! food was beyond delicious, great menu, great wine and drink menu, amazing service and great atmosphere. i have four words for you---Eat the bread pudding!

Thank beckierussell
Palo Alto, California
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295 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in Waikoloa and although there are plenty of good restaurants nearby, decided to drive up based on the recommendation of friends. Merriman's manages to be both welcoming and upscale at the same time. The staff is super friendly and the food is superb. They have an option where you can order half portions of two items on... More 

Thank Colleen D
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best farm to table, and overall experiences, we have had. The server was tops. Pleasant, informative with a good sense of humor, but not solicitous. Can't say enough for the food. Must add one other item. Bread pudding. My wife and I enjoy bread pudding. Many places have very good bread pudding. However, we now recommend bread... More 

Thank Charley T
Denver, Colorado
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80 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of nine celebrated two special birthdays at this most wonderful restaurant. The menu choices were abundant along with a full kids menu too. Our dinner was absolutely fabulous for all and the service was at the top of its class. We definitely recommend to families visiting the Big Island. Please make sure to make reservations as this is... More 

Thank Matt K
Newport Coast
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely the best restaurant on the island. we made a reservation, mixed up our nights, showed up on the wrong night, they seated us anyway and we had a fabulous dinner. our waiter was fantastic and very professional, food was fantastic. One might be tempted to pick a restaurant with an ocean view over Merrimans, don't do it! Those ocean... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 75
International, American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
10:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
10:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
10:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
10:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
10:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
10:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?