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Big Jakes Island B-B-Q

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83-5308 Mamalahoa Hwy, Mile Marker 106, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96726
(808) 328-1227
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Holy BBQ-moly

Melt in your mouth meat with a sweet sauce on a cloud-like bun. Just get a pork sandwich. Just do it and thank me later. :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Melt in your mouth meat with a sweet sauce on a cloud-like bun. Just get a pork sandwich. Just do it and thank me later. :)

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Ramona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

One of the best BBQ I've ever had. Generous portions and made while you wait. Recommended by a local and jackpot!!!

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

So, stopped here on the way back from a beach trip and had no idea what to order so had a chat to jake who recommended the sampler. The sampler gives you rice, beans, slaw, brisket, ribs and a choice of pulled pork or chicken. It is all served on a plastic tray but I have to say the BBQ... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

It was raining the day we arrived at Jake's, and we were worried they would not be open, but to our surprise, they were! My husband got the ribs and I got pork. Both were delicious! The baked beans were TO DIE FOR! Jake sure knows what he is doing, cooking great food for hungry traveler's and locals alike. YUM!!!

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Hollywood, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Big Jakes is in the small town of Captain Cook and is attached to a poke shack which is very convenient for groups, couples, etc who want the variety of cooked and uncooked food. I had a sampler platter which consisted of tri-tip, ribs, and the choice of pulled pork or chicken. Real high quality lean meat which was also... More 

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Stopped here on a whim, on way back from snorkeling. Very casual ( " pay when you are done"). Good food: paper plate, plastic cutlery, but good eating !

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Grand Rapids, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Got some pork bowl while I was at da poke shack. Delicious. Can be a bit of a wait. Worth it. Smoker out front so it's hard to miss.

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Parker, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Recommended to us by a friend. The pulled pork and the ribs were excellent. The coleslaw was very good...it had golden raisins in it that made it sweet. The server recommended the sampla platter. He said it was enough food to feed two people and he was right. we will go back and eat again before we leave.

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Moorpark, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Right on Highway 11 - in the Captain Cook area - good food...! Stop by for lunch. A small little building - be careful not to miss it as you drive by.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Great BBQ - I really enjoy their brisket, but the pulled pork is fantastic as well. We make this a destination on our travels of the Big Island each time we visit and our only disappointment is when they are closed (on two occasions we have come during "normal" business hours to find the restaurant closed that day - not... More 

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  • Address: 83-5308 Mamalahoa Hwy, Mile Marker 106, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96726
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Captain Cook
  • Phone Number: (808) 328-1227

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  • Cuisine: American

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