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Hilo Burger Joint

#23 of 211 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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 48
    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
Most recent review
Try the Kobe-style beef

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Andyudis
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Yes, the place is a bit of a dive and we were expecting that when we had lunch there recently. There was only one waiter responsible for serving the entire restaurant so needless to say, despite her valiant attempts the service was minimal at best - she took our order, delivered the drinks and food, and that's it. The burgers... More 

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Seattle
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We loved this place and visited it 2X in the 3 days we stayed on this side of the island. They were very accommodating for my Low-carb-Celiac Issues. Very good Burgers--and fun board games and puzzles to play. Booze available. Kind , helpful service. Our booth had a view of the Bay. Enjoyed ourselves...very satisfied (though not a "fancy-pants" place)... More 

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High Prairie, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It may not look like much from the outside, but well worth the visit! We ate hear twice during our visit to Hilo. Had burger and Reuben sandwich, both excellent. Pub atmosphere, great food and service. Would definitely come here again.

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Topeka
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I had the Big Island burger, with a blend of Frank's hot sauce, ketchup and mayo as a nod to the nearby volcano. Delicious! Husband had the Greek burger and Edamame, he said both were excellent. Friendly atmosphere, good service and nice list of craft beers.

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Hilo, Hawaii, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I am a picky bar guy. It stemmed from college life in hilo. This place is consistent with its reputation: perfect burgers, and best drinks on tap. This is the only place I love to get my dark beer from. I get a cold glass every time I ask. Not every bar does that. I introduced three coworkers here for... More 

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Highland, Michigan
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We stopped by the Hilo Burger Joint for a late lunch/early dinner on our way to the volcano from the Kohala resort area. The burgers were fresh and tasty, and we were lucky enough to catch Happy Hour for discounts on draft beer. Service was great too!

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Fort McMurray, AB, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We stumbled upon this place after driving from the other side of the island. From the outside it was a bit sketchy, but the food was awesome! Homemade fries and very friendly service. Definitely recommend for a low key lunch.

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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?