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Ken's House of Pancakes

1730 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4639
8089358711
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Ranked #20 of 206 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $12
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

If they're full, Stay away. Servers get overwhelmed, Quality of food suffers and you get nothing but excuses for their poor service. I live on the island and expect higher quality service and food from this place. Never again.

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Doonan, Australia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Looks like a 60's diner. Great service, huge huge menu and huge, huge portions and if you decide to order one of the Sumos dishes ( or someone else does) you get to experience them ringing the gong and shouting "Sumo!" Great value.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Massive pancakes, hey the Rock and BJ Penn eat here. Its a old style diner, open 24 hours, pancakes are wow!!!! if in Hilo you must visit

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Nebraska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Not just a pancake house. Menu very diverse. The Moco's are all very good and the value is excellent. The diner feel of the place can be best compared to the interior of a Dennys. But the quality of the food and the large menu break the comparison. If you want BIG go SUMO and then be prepared to be... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

I never get tired of Ken's. Something for everyone, and all of it's yummy. I particularly recommend the Vegetarian Benedict and the Lilikoi milkshake.

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Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

"SUMO!" Everyone would cheer. This was my go to place. The staff are super friendly. Each would wear a name tag and the year they began being part of Ken's House of Pancakes. The waitresses are sweet and will bend over backwards for your meal order and/or direction question. I remember the first time I wanted to drive up Highway... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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103 reviews 103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

This is THE place for breakfast while in Hilo. It is a true breakfast experience. Do try one of the sumo breakfasts if you have a big appetite. The coffee is great and just keeps on coming. You haven't been to Hilo if you haven't been to Ken's.

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Lake Ozark, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Ken's House of Pancakes became our daily go to place for breakfast. We were staying nearby at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (see my review on the hotel) and it was a great walk along Banyan Drive to Ken's. Great breakfast menu. If you're into syrups with your flapjacks, check out the selection of tropical syrups. Service was always great. Hope... More 

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Woodstock, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

If you're on the big island, you HAVE to go to Ken's House of Pancakes! The pancakes are amazing...especially the banana macadamia nut pancakes! Nothing compares!

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Bend, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

If you're in Hilo, don't miss Ken's House of Pancakes. It's not all about pancakes. They have an extensive lunch & dinner menu. The Saimen is great, so it the fish sandwich. Painted bright yellow, you can't miss it. There's something here for everyone...the avocado cream cheese pie looked really interesting, but we were too stuffed to try it.

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Additional Information about Ken's House of Pancakes

Address: 1730 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4639
Phone Number: 8089358711
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 12

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