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Merriman's

65-1227 Opelo Rd, Opelo Plaza, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
(808) 885-6822
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Ranked #1 of 63 Restaurants in Waimea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $10 - $75
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Highway 19
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!
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you are on the big island and you want a taste of local food, this is the place. Well placed, peaceful town, great staff, and consistent amazing food. I live here, and this is my go to place. Wine selection is amazing and the fresh fish is a must. Their meat selection is the best. Oh, and if you... More

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Saline, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I stayed on the big island for 10 days and had our anniversary dinner at Merriman's in Waimea. Using local fare, the dishes were absolutely outstanding. Locally sourced meat and produce were the highlight of the meal. The service was also excellent. I ordered the boar and it was outstanding, done exactly as ordered. My wife ordered... More

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Harrah, OK
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It all started with a gift card from our friends & turned into a great lunch up (3500') in Waimea. No waiting for our late lunch and we were treated very well by the staff. I had the fish tacos-Hawaii style..and my wife had the seared Ahi, and two FAB Mai Tai's too! Would we go back? You bet your... More

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El Dorado Hills, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great fish tacos - blackened Ono and Ahi. My mom had an Ono fish sandwich, which she loved, and my hubby had a traditional pork bowl with noodles. Dessert please!

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Kentucky
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Nice view of fountain outside. Great lamb chops and interesting combinations of foods. Had the daily special $67 for appetizer, entrée, dessert (coconut crème brulee). Pretty pricey but I would consider going back.

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Sterling, Virginia
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193 reviews 193 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We first visited a Merriman's on Maui. It is difficult to beat the view that one has being on the water, but the food at this restaurant was hands-down the best meal we have had on the Big Island. It is a pricey meal and you need to know that going in, but well worth it. Everything was top-notch, the... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Handled party of 11 with no problem (advance reservation) and the food was excellent as was the service

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Although a bit of a drive from the coast and in an unimposing area, it is well worth making the trip to Merrimans. The outside of the restaurant looks basic, but the interior has atmosphere and style. The staff were attentive and helpful, but did not hover around as is so often the case in the US with staff looking... More

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NEW YORK CITY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Very unique blend of organic food beautifully prepared and presented. Loved the outdoor garden with all the vegetables and fruit is grown for the restaurant. Highly recommended.

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North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We stumbled on the restaurant just at sunset. Not many places to eat in the area, so we went in. They were booked solid, but seated us, as long as we would be done in an hour (later they told us to relax and take our time). We were surprised at the prices being high as it didn't look like... More

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