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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
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 68
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    Very good
  • 21
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  • 6
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Hilo Burger Joint fit the bill for us for lunch.

I had checked reviews of places to eat for when we arrived in Hilo from Kauai. We knew that we would want to eat upon arrival, somewhere close to the airport and near some of the sites that we wanted to see in the Hilo area. It was a very casual place tables and chairs, and a bar. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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Pahoa, Hawaii
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Often times it can seem like the entire city of Hilo shuts down at 6pm. Thank goodness for places like the Hilo Burger Joint for great food, music and atmosphere. We came here on a Tuesday night and the vibe was super relaxed, with great music and vibes. Service was very good and the food was excellent. I ordered the... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I had checked reviews of places to eat for when we arrived in Hilo from Kauai. We knew that we would want to eat upon arrival, somewhere close to the airport and near some of the sites that we wanted to see in the Hilo area. It was a very casual place tables and chairs, and a bar. The service... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Burgers are juicy and served on sweet bread. Music was provided so that was fun. Wait staff was friendly and customers seemed to be a mix of families and friends.

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New City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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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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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53 reviews
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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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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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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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Additional Information about Hilo Burger Joint

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

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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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