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Hilo Burger Joint

#18 of 190 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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 67
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  • 55
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 6
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  • 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
Very solid burgers

This is a great place to stop in for a crowd-pleasing dinner. Their kitchen is open until 10, which is later than most local places, which is an added bonus for families like mine that sometimes get sidetracked exploring the island!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Sam B
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New City, New York
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New City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to stop in for a crowd-pleasing dinner. Their kitchen is open until 10, which is later than most local places, which is an added bonus for families like mine that sometimes get sidetracked exploring the island!

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Stopped in here for dinner after driving around South Point and through Volcano from Kona...as we (wife, 15-year old daughter and I) couldn't find any good options, later in the day, listed online in the southern half of the island...and we're so glad we found this. Place was a little dark, and definitely has a bar feel to it, but... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This was probably the BEST place to eat in Hilo! They have a great selection of burgers & they're delicious! Loved the gravy cheese fries too! It's sort of a little hole in the wall bar. It was pretty quiet while we were there which was nice.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Good was the best we have had in four days on the island. The menu is burgers but you can substitute for turkey or veggie patty. Price was decent and the chili cheese burger was amazing. Bar is great too

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Houston, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We stopped in by serendipity while driving through Hilo to our rental house on the beach. We ended up visiting several times because of the warm and friendly atmosphere and really good food ( not just the burgers). We enjoyed live music on our last evening ( not sure of your name bud but you played some good old Eric... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in here for a quick bite to eat! Parked right out in front in the street...sat down with no wait. Tons of burger options! We got the BBQ burger and make your own burger - bun less! Great selection of beers and cocktail options! Quick and friendly service. This would be a fun place to hang out and... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I've been here 4 or 5 times over the last 5 years. The first time I loved it. The burgers were large and had a great variety. The next time I went, the burgers were smaller and then I began to notice the service going downhill. It seems like the regulars at the bar are treated like royalty and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great burgers. Great beer. Lots of selection. The beef is local, grass fed, delicious! We arrived late in Hilo, and most restaurants were already closed, so we chose this a bit by accident for our first meal. We enjoyed it so much, we returned for our last meal on the island.

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Hilo, Hawaii, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I am not here to bash this restaurant at all but I will call it as I see it. Some friends and I decided to try this place out. Most had eaten there before and thought it was ok. There were 5 of us and were sat fairly quick. From this point on the server was hardly around unless we... More 

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Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
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17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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