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TJ'S BBQ By The Beach

75-6129 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2311
+1 425-308-1815
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (535 reviews)
“coleslaw” (57 reviews)
“pineapple” (82 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
75-6129 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2311
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Reviewed yesterday

I think it's an issue of supply and demand. There are no bbq places here, so it kinda has this category all to itself. Canned sodas and water only, and bagged chips. No slaw or baked beans, etc.More

Thank DCB97
timandjoanna2222, Owner at TJ'S BBQ By The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

ALOHA, thank you for trying us out, if you did. No BBQ places in Hawaii? First of all we have more than canned sodas and water, also coffee, coconut water, tea's, pineapple juices, ect. No Slaw? Lol we make Pineapple Slaw EVERY DAY, our Back...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Looked for a recommendation for dinner and wondered first how a little hut in a market could be number one. But the ribs were absolutely amazing! I usually never have ribs because I don‘t like trying to get the meat off the bones, but here...More

Thank cfalcken
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ribs easily rival Fat Matt’s in Atlanta, the meat falls off the bone and the bbq sauce is fantastic, the pineapple, rice, and slaw make them uniquely Hawaiian. Look forward to coming back for more :)

Thank AtillaMel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down the best ribs AND burger I have ever had. The bones slide out of the meat and the sauce is out of this world. The Volcano Burger was perfectly balanced between sweet and spicy. Next time we come to the Big Island this...More

Thank andrearitenour
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best ribs with awesome island flavor and sides to complicate. Fall off the bone. HUGH PORTION. Great couple who owns it.

Thank tanya a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with my family for lunch and it was amazing. This is definitely a hidden gem and in my opinion can't be missed. There is nothing fancy about this small hole in the wall restaurant but the food is amazing. There are several wonderful...More

Thank imgemman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It has been a long two and a half years since we were last in Kona. This restaurant was a destination for us the minute we booked our tickets. Family had ribs, two different burgers and the hot dog. All meals were once again thoroughly...More

1  Thank MaxwellWade
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

TJ's BBQ. He's the real deal. Being from Dallas, TX I have never tasted ribs that good, seriously. Off the chain with flavor. He hooked it up with the Jasmine rice and a huge slice of pineapple. Ribs so tender they fall right off the...More

Thank Roland C
timandjoanna2222, Owner at TJ'S BBQ By The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us, thank you so much for the nice words, we truly hope to see you again. Mahalo, Tim and Joanna TJ'S BBQ

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love ribs and consider that I am a connoisseur of ribs of all kinds. The ribs here are delicious and the servings - whole rack - are huge. The pork ribs rate as one of the best I have ever eaten an certainly the...More

Thank Brienbut
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch and had the ribs as recommended by others and wasn’t disappointed, the meat fell off the bone and the sauce was as expected in the US. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank EatTourShop
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14 January 2018|
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Response from Randall M R | Reviewed this property |
10:30-5:00 unless a holiday and if it’s the day the shopping area is not open.
Robert M
13 September 2017|
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Response from timandjoanna2222 | Property representative |
yes we will, we are closed Sundays and Mondays. Aloha
10 March 2017|
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Response from Bobb L | Reviewed this property |
besides that, these folks are great and love you to love the food they cook. I wish I could get there once a week, but too busy picking and processing our kona coffee or helping at the Pure Kona Green Market in Captain... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 17
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-6129 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2311
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 425-308-1815
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We pride ourselves in serving great BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Burgers, Home Made Honey BBQ Sauce, and Kona Coffee Steak Rubs. Order our famous 23 hour slow Roasted Prime Rib For the holidays or any occasion (need a 2 day notice) Come sit and dine in our outdoor seating area, or do take out. Mahalo Tim & Joanna TJ'S BBQ
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