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Hilo Burger Joint

#22 of 212 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
Hamburgers
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776 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4235
808-935-8880
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Hilo Burgers

Just got into Hilo and while getting fuel, asked a local where would a person find a good place to have lunch. He suggested Hilo Burger Joint just down the street. Best advice I have gotten since being in Hawaii for the past week. Food was great, service was great and could not have asked for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
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  • Late Night
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Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Just got into Hilo and while getting fuel, asked a local where would a person find a good place to have lunch. He suggested Hilo Burger Joint just down the street. Best advice I have gotten since being in Hawaii for the past week. Food was great, service was great and could not have asked for better. Wisconsin basketball team... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Awesome grass fed beef. I had the blue cheese with bacon. The cheese gravy fries were so good! You must try these...

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Altamont, Utah
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The burgers were good and the pulled pork was ok. They could really use some more help though. We arrived just before the lunch crunch hit and ended up waiting while others around us that came in later were served. I had to ask someone for some more water and some barbecue sauce to go with my pulled pork.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

On a recent trip we decided to circle the Big Island and based on some positive reviews we decided to stop by for lunch. The Wagu burgers were well worth the stop. The inside is that of a local pub with dark interior and rows and rows of tables. The only real light was let in as guests entered or... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We were in Hilo for the Hilo Marathon last weekend and needed to find a lunch spot where we could eat outside, as we had our dog with us. The Burger Joint happily seated us outside, and provided us with a bowl of water for the dog. Our server was friendly and helpful. The burgers were SO GOOD. Literally worth... More 

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Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We found this place by mistake and were so happy we did. This place is the real deal, they have a large selection of burgers (Definitely try the Island Burger, my husband loved his Greek Burger). The burgers themselves are excellent and the buns are wonderful! The burgers are VERY large, and you could easily share one if you wanted.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is the place to go in Hilo if you want a really good burger. Just keep in mind that although there are a few other items on the menu they are named Hilo BURGER Joint, so you won't find 25 other main entrée options. They do have several variations of the burger though. My favorite is the Hilo Bay... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The food in this noisy but low-key place was very good, the range of burgers quite surprising, and the staff very pleasant and helpful. We recommend that you pay a bit extra to try the Kobe-style beef on at least one dish (perhaps the large appetizer assortment of cheeses and condiments). In all, a fun, very local-feeling experience for children... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The food is good here but I wish there were more options for smaller portions. Everything is pretty pricey, and when I go I normally have to wait a while before getting my drinks. Also I hate how most waitresses will not let you split the bill. This is really annoying and I know it's not that hard to do.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My husband and I just enjoyed dinner here. The burgers were great! I had the basic burger with goat cheese and added jalapeños. Mmmmmm. My husband had the Le Cordon Bleu and we were very satisfied!! Great place to have a burger in Hilo.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 776 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4235
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: 808-935-8880

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hamburgers
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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