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Big Island Grill

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75-5702 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1717
+1 808-326-1153
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 12:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Allen, Texas
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I stopped with our four grown boys for lunch. The portions were large and the family voted it the best food we've had in Hawaii. Everyone of us has voiced the desire to go back for dinner and knows exactly what we will order. Highly recommend!

Thank Sharon D
Kansas City, Missouri
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is a local gem. The food has a local flare but very tasty. They have a desert that is worth the trip to the restaurant. It is called "Mud Pie". It is mostly a coffee ice cream with hot fudge, whipped cream, and macadamia nuts! It is huge and delicious!! We've gone there just for this desert. Try... More 

Thank SLJ50
Huntington Beach, California
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a short wait in this mid priced coffee/diner. We opted for omelettes.....mega tasty The waitress was attentive and it was a very pleasant experience

Thank pat q
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went with four people. Good service. Pork lunch was ordinary but the fish lunches were fine. Recommended, but ask questions.

Thank xfan
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Super yummy food. Huge portions. Hubs tried the moco loco on a local's recommendation. Watched his arteries congeal but he's gonna die with a smile on his face a full belly. Teriyaki was the best I've ever had. Very gingery.

Thank Ashley P
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our favorite BIG FOOD PLACE to meet friends at. We have eaten Loco Moco at a Few diff. Places. This is always HANDS DOWN THE BEST FOOD w Reasonable Price.

Thank PetsRFamily2
Honolulu, Hawaii
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

By recommendation of some of my customers, I ordered the Oriental Chicken Salad for lunch today. Fresh greens, nice chunks of tomatoes and sliced cucumbers, and the smoothest purple sweet potato slices I've ever had. Loved their oriental dressing. It was topped with carrots, won ton chips, and extremely well marinated and tasty teriyaki chicken slices. The last time I... More 

Thank KLS585
Hobe Sound, Florida
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We started our trip here after the guy at the rental car place recommended it. The price are very reasonable and the food portions are abundant. I had the Kalua Pork and cabbage, with brown rive and fresh vegetables, and couldn't finish all the food. We saw some really huge desserts pass by our table but didn't have room to... More 

Thank flsun22305
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With so many expensive places, we just wanted good food that was affordable. I had the french toast (Hawaiian sweet bread), my guy had the loco moco. We both thought it was worth it. Plus the staff were very attentive.

Thank snootchie37
Simi Valley, California
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parking is an issue, but worth the hassle. Just sit and wait a bit and someone will leave. Views are amazing, food is very tasty, and there are a lot of unique Hawaiian dishes to choose from. The special bread is delicious. Great stop over after a long drive scouting the coast.

Thank Mike S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5702 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1717
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-326-1153

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