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Hilo Burger Joint

#12 of 198 Restaurants in Hilo
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776 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4235
808-935-8880
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good burgers @ good prices

Quaint "burger joint" just as implied. Clean, neighborhood pub atmosphere - good spot to watch the big game! Family friendly. Burgers were great (Au Ju Burger and the Big Island Burger) as were the sweet potato fries. (The regular fries were a let down - overcooked in old oil?). Service was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Virpi_of_Colorado
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Wisconsin
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great local burger joint with reasonable food and a great atmosphere. Bartenders are friendly and helped us out with a few questions and recommendations for the island. Burgers were very good and they have a great selection of beer as well. Love the Wisconsin flair on the wall as well!

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Thank BBCWINWI
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Off the beaten trail but our guidebook recommended this place. We stopped in for lunch. My husband loves his burgers and he figured this was one of the best burgers he'd ever had.

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Thank Lyn H
Redding, CA
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Local beef for a good burger, fries were good and we shared a brew. Service was prompt and friendly. Parking a bit of a problem so park across the street in the gravel parking lot next to the drive in Espresso shop.

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Thank SteveMino
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint "burger joint" just as implied. Clean, neighborhood pub atmosphere - good spot to watch the big game! Family friendly. Burgers were great (Au Ju Burger and the Big Island Burger) as were the sweet potato fries. (The regular fries were a let down - overcooked in old oil?). Service was great. Be prepared to look for street parking as... More 

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Thank Virpi_of_Colorado
Omaha, Nebraska
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Dined here just yesterday and was seated promptly and they had a separate server who just filled water and drink orders and then another to do food servicing. Ordered just a regular cheeseburger with fries and a diet and paid about 15 bucks, which I felt was extremely reasonable based on what I've seen here. Food arrived hot, quickly and... More 

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Thank thoms19
Riverside County
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156 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

After spending several days on the Big Island, we were craving for a good burger and we found it. They are located in downtown Hilo. Parking might be an issue as they didn't seem to be much in the area. There is limited street parking and they don't have their own parking lot. This is a neighborhood eatery with a... More 

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Thank Lance2002
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100 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

This is the real deal. We took a break from Asian food and found this world class burger joint with an old time bar atmosphere and cozy booths. I had the Lava Burger marinated in hot sauce and covered with jalapeños. Simply the best.

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Thank Realtyhank
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

I heard the owner was a Packer fan and there is a Packer hard hat at the wall. However went there during a Packer game and they were showing the Steelers game exclusively. Boooooo! Also no cheese curds on the menu. What kind of Packer fan is this guy?

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Thank Daniel D
Alexandria, Virginia
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37 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Great burgers that run the spectrum from standard to very creative. Outstanding beer selection with good happy hour deals. Laid back and family friendly despite being half bar. Friendly servers. Perfect for a casual, lower cost dinner.

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Thank Jeanine W
Austin
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great Burgers! It's a chill place with a pretty extensive menu of all different burgers. They were really friendly and accommodating (my husband is avoiding gluten so they made his burger into a salad!). They've got a great drink selection and it was nice to stop in and watch some football and enjoy a burger and beer as a change... 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: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
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?