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Big Jakes Island B-B-Q

83-5308 Mamalahoa Hwy, Mile Marker 106, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96726
(808) 328-1227
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Elk Ridge UT
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We've stopped in the last two days and it's been closed. I asked a police officer who was having lunch outside from da poke shack "is this the BBQ place?" He responded with a "yes, for some reason they've been closed." Oh well, maybe another trip....thought you should just be aware, it's hit or miss.

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Los Angeles
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49 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Look beyond the rickety shack and enjoy great BBQ. I had the brisket which was good but not great. My wife had the pulled pork which was amazing. The hot link sausage was good too, as was the beans. It is a little pricey though for a lunch.

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This joint shares a parking lot with the new Da Poke Shack along the highway. I recommend getting one meal from Da Poke Shack and one from Big Jakes. He has small twists on BBQ that you won't find on the mainland. I love BBQ and found it to be quite good. It can be a few bucks more than... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The BBQ here is AMAZING! The sauce is incredibly flavorful, and the meat has a delicious (but subtle) smoky taste. We were only on the Big Island for 4 days, but made a point to come back to Big Jake's a second time. My favorite was the pulled pork sandwich. My fiancé loved the ribs. We also tried the BBQ... More

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Lake Tahoe (California), California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Pulled pork and chicken was as good as what you'd find back in the States. That says a lot. Big Jakes does it right. A no frills place off the highway.

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Mission Viejo, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Pretty good Bbq. I am a Bbq person and I thought it was pretty good. I got the pulled chicken bowl and my daughter got the chicken plate... $20 bucks! I think it is pretty expensive for a road stop but hey they have to make a living off us tourist.

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San Francisco
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Based on reviews Big Jakes was a destination stop for us. We rolled in at about 5PM and the place had just closed because it "was a busy day and they were all sold out" (what! oh no!!). We begged and was successful at getting a rack of ribs and some sides (all else was sold out for the day).... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

nice roadside stop, but EXPENSIVE share a plate its worth it. no toilet stop and across the street is another cool little food stop with couches and TV!

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Minneapolis
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

What a treat! This was some of the best pulled pork I've ever had. Bought 2 pounds, lasted for couple of days. St. Louis slow-rubbed pork ribs were out of this world. As good and meaty as any I have ever had. It's little roadside stand with smokers out front ... you go up to go to the window ...... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Big Jake knows how it is done. The pulled pork was delicious and succulent, along with the accompanying boston baked beans and slaw. He also treated us to his passionfruit pudding for afters. Don't be put off by the road side location, it just makes it easier to find and means there is no reason why you shouldn't stop. Value... More

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