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Plantation Grill

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61-3642 Kawaihae Rd, Kawaihae Harbor Area, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9721
+1 808-882-1200
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17:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Mon 17:00 - 21:00
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Auburn, California
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192 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have eaten here on every one of our usually annual trips to the Big Island during the last 10 years. We have never been disappointed. The food is always fresh and well prepared. The service is friendly and helpful. While a little lacking in atmosphere (it is located immediately across the road from an oil terminal) it is an... More 

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La Jolla, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very popular restaurant across from the harbor in Kawaihae. Highly recommend the beet salad and the fish and chips. They will use the catch of the day for the fish and it is always fresh and delicious. Tarter sauce is well-made. Weekends can be busy so go early in the evening. Very good and attentive waiters and... More 

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Beijing, China
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281 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A good option if you are staying in North Kona, particularly in the Hapuna Beach area as the restaurant is a short drive north, situated in an industrial town. Dinner got off to a slow start as we were asked to wait for seating, despite many open tables which ultimately did not get filled but our patience was rewarded eventually.... More 

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Denver
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Calamari, like fried, not much in the triple appetizer for $26, the fresh fish was ok, better next door though. Waiter Andre gets 5 stars though. Relaxing dinner, there on a Sun nite, easy drive from resorts. Price total was fine.

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Houston, Texas
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a good dinner at this very pleasant restaurant. Poke was a bit spicy but tasty. Fish was very good. Service was excellent and friendly.

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Powell River, Canada
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149 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was recommend by a friend; exceeded our expectations. Service staff was awesome, went with her suggestions, and all four of us were very pleased with our meals. Don't let the location distract you... yeh having big fuel tanks across the road doesn't give you a great view, do t go here for the view, go for the excellent food!

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Brooklyn, New York
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here with my husband and infant in January. The place was casual but cute - a good spot for dinner that is nicer than a roadside stop but won't break the bank like many of the resort restaurants. Not a spectacular view or anything, but the inside decor is cozy and the food is so much better and... More 

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Chelmsford
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

very pleasant atmosphere and staff, nice selection of appetizers, delicious inventive fish entrees along with the standards and impressively tender local steaks. We were underwhelmed by the mixed drinks. I wouldn't suggest going far out of your way to eat here, but this is a good stop for an excellent dinner on your way to / from the northern tip... More 

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Menifee, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The folks at the Plantation Grill were wonderful! The chef was very accommodating with our off the menu selection. In addition, their Mushroom Ravioli with Lobster was the best I have ever had!

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San Francisco Bay Area
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Great Service and Fall off the bones Kiawe Smoked Baby Back Ribs! Their Poke Appetizer was so good and very different from other Poke found elsewhere. We sat outside to enjoy the Island weather. Inside they had live music and a full bar. Very casual setting and worth the drive. Their Lilikoi cheesecake is so good. I love anything Lilikoi... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Hawaiian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61-3642 Kawaihae Rd, Kawaihae Harbor Area, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9721
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kawaihae
  • Phone Number: +1 808-882-1200

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?