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Merriman's

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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
Closed now
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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: Brunch, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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    Very good
  • 73
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  • 31
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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
Excellent eclectic menu

We really enjoyed the delicious food and excellent service here. The waiter was attentive, quick, polite and knowledgable. We ordered a goat cheese appetizer with strawberries and onions and two entrees: the steak and the grey snapper caught that day with prawns. The fish was served with rice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
halleybopp
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Anthem, Arizona
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Anthem, Arizona
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the delicious food and excellent service here. The waiter was attentive, quick, polite and knowledgable. We ordered a goat cheese appetizer with strawberries and onions and two entrees: the steak and the grey snapper caught that day with prawns. The fish was served with rice, beans and bok choy. The steak was served with jalapeño mash potatoes... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was excellent food, served well with very pleasant hostess, waitress and busser. The local Hawaiian mushroom soup, wwas truly outstanding. I enjoyed the local pork ribs, and my wife had the fresh Ahi tuna. Both were done extraordinarily well. We looked at the dinner menu but felt the prices were extremely high. I'm sure would've enjoyed the food,, but... More 

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Hawaii
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I have known Peter Merriman since he opened this restaurant so many years ago and his food has never disappointed. Prices have increased which is hard on locals but for lunch in town for business or with friends, it's my go-to place for excellent cuisine and service. And they really do utilize local fish, meat, fruits, vegetables, etc.which are excellent!

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Palo Alto, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

One of the most amazing dinners I've had in a while-- and far and away the best of our vacation!!! We loved this place!! Every dish was incredible, the service was fantastic, and the ambiance is lovely.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great local fish and beef as well as superb service equals the best meal we had on our entire big island vacation. The prices are not for the faint of heart but you get what you pay for and we followed our server's suggestions on items we had not heard of before. We were not disappointed. This would definitely be... More 

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Littleton
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178 reviews 178 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

First time I went to Peter Merriman's was when he was first started. Since then, he has opened other establishments on the other islands and has moved to Maui from Puako. But despite, his every day presence, still a great place for some well prepared foods. As others have said, never disappoints. Its not cheap, but worth the price.

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Where do I begin? I was looking forward to dining at Merrimans my entire stay on the Big Island. But I had to wait until my reservation, being as my dinner there was gifted to me from a very dear friend and was set for my very last night on the island. When that bittersweet evening arrived I wandered the... More 

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Brimfield
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We have been here several times over the years and it seems to get better each time we find our way this nice little town. The service is first class as well as the meal. All three of us had different meals and each was extra pleased. Their steaks are unbelievable. I thought I read the cattle are home raised.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Discovered Merriman's on a trip to the Big Island ten years ago so we had to go back, as we have always referred to that meal as one of the best that we have ever had. We were not disappointed as the fish was prepared to perfection with the best corn and jalapeño mashed potatoes ever. Everything is sourced locally... More 

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We went after a sunset ride on an 11,000 acre ranch and so were hungry. It is the first place I've come across serving Bruchladdich Botanical Gin. So I had a Martini. Good wine list. Good food slightly eclectic but very well done

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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Romantic

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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