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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 #2 of 64 Restaurants in Waimea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $75
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 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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Ronde, Denmark
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Waimea is may be not the place on Hawaii where you would look for a top restaurant, but this place is top notch. Excellent food combining craftsmanship and some innovativeness, attentive but discrete service, and a good atmosphere in a vintage building. Wonderful!

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Wenatchee, Washington
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178 reviews 178 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

After having one of the best lunches in memory we had to come back to Merrimans for dinner with friends. We were not disappointed. Dinner was just as good! Wonderful preparation and service and an interesting variety of selections. Best meals on the Big Island.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I hadn't been to Merriman's in over 8 years, and it was exactly as I remembered it. The food, it's presentation, wine, dessert, were all excellent. As it's been said, this isn't the place to go if you're looking for an ocean view. BUT, if you're looking for an amazing meal, don't miss out! I used OpenTable to make my... More 

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Connecticut
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We eat at Merriman's every time we are in Hawaii. Locally sourced and very fresh ingredients, creatively and flavor fully prepared, are their hallmark. Service is friendly but professional. There is no view or captivating sunset .... it's all about the food and well worth the drive to Waimea.

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Bellingham, Washington
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233 reviews 233 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Had long looked forward to a meal at Merriman's (this is the original, though there's a branch on Maui and possibly elsewhere), and finally made it last week. Alas, our visit was lunch, not dinner, but we did view the dinner menu, and we did peruse the wine list (as well as avail ourselves of it!), so have some authoritative... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My Wife and I stopped in for lunch. Food, Service and entertainment were all excellent. Our Server was local and explained that many of the menu items were all grown in the vicinity of Merriman's is Waimea. We will be sure to come back the next time we are on the big island.

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Belgrade, Montana
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314 reviews 314 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is the Merriman's we are used to going to for dinner. We weren't up to driving to Waimea this time at night so we decided to go for lunch. WOW what a bargain. Only open for 2 hours for lunch they pack them in. We did not have a reservation but would recommend it. The menu selection was unique... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

We gave it 3 1/2 stars but rather it reflect closer to four gold stars due to the food being top notch seriously perfectly cooked. We had an amazing meal the other evening at Merriman's. However I was not impressed with the wait staff or bussers. The server was interruptive and not fully engaging our needs. The water refills were... More 

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Powell River, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My family dined here as a treat before leaving the Big Island. The food was excellent, service the same. The menu was amazing and made it difficult to choose and one thing. It is not inexpensive (but what is in Hawaii?) but we would definitely dine here again.

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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

With emphasis on locally produce food, this is a terrific restauarant. Tucked away in a small plaza, but easy to find, with a smallish but really interesting menu and an easy drive from the Mauna Kea Beach hotels, it's a must go to restauarant. Temperature can drop dramatically from the cost to this are, so take a sweater, but definitely... More 

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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

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