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65-1227 Opelo Rd, Opelo Plaza, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
(808) 885-6822
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Ranked #2 of 65 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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Frankfort, Illinois
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116 reviews 116 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

As part of our visit to the Big Island we always travel to Merriman’s in Waimea for dinner. We have always enjoyed our experiences there. Staff from the hostess, to the bus person, to the server are friendly, informative, professional, and efficient. It goes without saying that it is a “fine dining” evening. Although the menu is diverse, as has... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

We decided to end our vacation in style selecting this establishment as we had been at the Merriman's on Kauai the year before and had a wonderful meal. Well what a difference a year makes! From the moment we were seated (in a timely fashion for our reservation thank you) the presentation was rushed. We ordered celebratory cocktails and an... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This was our third time dining at Merriman's. Reservations are strongly recommended. The food is healthy and created in unique delicious ways. We had a nice time but were not wowed. Nice to get away from the resort strip and have a smaller more personal touch. Definitely worth the trip.

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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

The restaurant is housed in a traditional Hawaii cottage ans small enough to feel intimate. The menu is mostly seafood, but includes enough meat item to satisfy the carnivore. They feature kona lobster --Maine lobster grown as part of an aquaculture program on the island. It's prepared perfectly and I had it both times I dined there. They serve a... More 

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Quogue, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Food was excellent Service was great Ambience was fine Located in Waimea - one of several similar restaurants

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The obviously fresh ingredients were wholesome and delicious. The fresh Mahi Mahi plate was superb and the chocolate purse was to die for! Our waiter was wonderful, though the waitstaff in general seemed too few and were stressed out because of that. Loved the individual coffee press with desert and the iced tea with lunch was very tasty. Overall a... More 

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Newmarket, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went for lunch and it was so delicious. He had the fish sandwich and I had the Caesar salad with fish. Both sooo good. we finished with pressed coffee and my husband had the chocolate purse with ice cream for dessert. He said it was so good he wanted to lick the plate. Lol It was... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Have been a Merriman's patron every trip to the BIg Island. Never disappointed. Service is excellent, food is without compare. This trip Macademia nut crusted Monchong fish with black forbidden rice and miso-sake reduction got five stars from our all in our party. Menu provides for two sizes of entrees, regular and petit or about 6oz. size or 3oz meat... More 

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Charleston, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Had a lunch of really great fish, the best Ono ever. Lunch is considerably more affordable than dinner. When the area Merriman's is truly a must. I would love to visit again.

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Nevada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Have enjoyed Merriman's for 25 + years No more Dinner tonite - waiter trying to be nice however over affected - marginal service Ordered martini and drink. - fine. 1/2 through - waiter pushing for order Ordered wine and gave food order requesting delay putting it in until cocktail and part of wine consumed. No. Pushing to bring appetizer. Fish... 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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