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65-1227 Opelo Rd, Opelo Plaza, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743 (Highway 19)
(808) 885-6822
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Today
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations
Description: Located in the heart of the Big Islands farm community is Peter Merriman's...
Located in the heart of the Big Islands farm community is Peter Merriman's original restaurant; Merriman's Waimea. Chef/Owner Peter Merriman is one of the founders of Hawaii Regional Cuisine and uses 90% or more of local produce, fish and beef. All dishes are handcrafted to highlight the natural flavors of each menu item. Our award winning wine list has selections for all to enjoy. Merriman's knowledgeable and friendly staff will guide you through a culinary experience you will not soon forget. We look forward to serving you!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Dinner

We stopped in here after a long day hiking around. It was very pleasant. I love Waimea. So green and such a great temperature. Merrian's is a perfect restaurant. It is a long big room with nice big windows on either side to see the sights of Waimea. Service was great. Drinks were good. I got a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Jdp107
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We stopped in here after a long day hiking around. It was very pleasant. I love Waimea. So green and such a great temperature. Merrian's is a perfect restaurant. It is a long big room with nice big windows on either side to see the sights of Waimea. Service was great. Drinks were good. I got a coconut martini. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

In Kamuela on the island of Hawaii. There is a nice garden outside. The food is very good but expensive.

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Livermore, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Merriman's is one of our favorite restaurants on the Big Island of Hawaii. We've been there every trip and it is always a great experience. Would recommend going there if your plans permit.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Merrimans (Waimea) is billed as the flagship restaurant, noted as "the original Home of Hawaii Regional Cuisine". We booked for dinner as a family group of six adults, and first impressions were good - the muted, intimate ambience, with comfortable chairs and spacing between tables, was very relaxing. However, after being seated, we waited.....until after 10-15 minutes, we finally attracted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This was, by far, our best meal we had in Hawaii this trip. The service was impecabale. Our waitress was very knowledgable, she was able to answer every question we had. All of our food was brought out promptly and was cooked just perfect. The fish was expertly cooked (from just seared ahi, to flakey and fresh ono). They have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This restaurant could nearly inspire me to mske a trip to the Big Island for dinner...and I live in Michigan! Actually, who needs an excuse to come to the Big Island...but the point is, Merriment's is a must-do if you're in Hawaii. They have a few locations on a few major Islands and it is the best place in Hawaii... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Despite how it might appear no different from the outside, Merriman's is delightfully upscale inside both for its atmosphere and it's service. The food is excellent as well. My wife and I stopped in mid-week for lunch. The menu is diverse and covers a range. I had a Mahi-Mahi fish sandwich and my wife had a burger. But don't be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I am in love with Merriman's restaurants in Hawaii. Peter Merriman has created multiple restaurants on the islands and they are all fantastic. However, this was my first visit to the flagship spot in Waimea. We brought the kids, so we had to eat a little faster than usual, and my youngest, two year old, broke a glass right on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We had a lovely birthday here. My partner and I are both vegan and they accommodated us so nicely. They even printed a vegan menu for us and gave us a very nice 4 course meal which was so nice! I gave it 4 stars because the food was good, presented well and for the most part was tasty but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Take the time to go up to this restaurant. We went for lunch twice and once for dinner. I would make a reservation for dinner. The food is all from local area farms and is amazing. Try the chocolate purse dessert. You will want to come back just for that. Best food we had on the island.

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Additional Information about Merriman's

Address: 65-1227 Opelo Rd, Opelo Plaza, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
Phone Number: (808) 885-6822
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 75
Cuisine: Hawaiian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 65-1227 Opelo Rd, Opelo Plaza, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
    (Highway 19)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: (808) 885-6822

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 75
  • Cuisine: Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions

Description

Located in the heart of the Big Islands farm community is Peter Merriman's original restaurant; Merriman's Waimea. Chef/Owner Peter Merriman is one of the founders of Hawaii Regional Cuisine and uses 90% or more of local produce, fish and beef. All dishes are handcrafted to highlight the natural flavors of each menu item. Our award winning wine list has selections for all to enjoy. Merriman's knowledgeable and friendly staff will guide you through a culinary experience you will not soon forget. We look forward to serving you!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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