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Hilo Burger Joint

#24 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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 21
    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
Great burgers, great beer

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Monique S
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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW 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 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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4 restaurant reviews
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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 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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?