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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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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: Dessert, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
  • 70
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  • 31
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  • 19
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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
Ms. Mark & MarKaa Schlegel

Wonderful environment & fantastic service! There was live entertainment singing softly in the background. Fresh air sitting next to the open window with a lovely garden view. Great food!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
MarKaa S
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Wonderful environment & fantastic service! There was live entertainment singing softly in the background. Fresh air sitting next to the open window with a lovely garden view. Great food!!

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

As a repeat diner at Merrimans in Waimea It's always a welcome treat. With an emphasis on Local Grown you can taste the difference! The ever changing entrees are to delight ones palate. Our waiter Ben is always a pleasure to see and makes dining a wonderful experience. Tonight we had a new dessert, Pineapple Strawberry Crisp with a scoop... More 

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West Sedona, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Food was very good, Love the small dinning area. staff was very friendly. good parking. would come back next time in Waimea.

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Austin, Texas
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104 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We had heard lots of great things about Merrimen’s (Food Network I think) and it did not disappoint. Sadly, the only time we could fit this in our schedule was on a Saturday for lunch and on Saturday’s they serve “brunch.” We didn’t really want most of the brunch items so we settled on the Lobster Salad. It was spectacular.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I first went here in 2009, and have not stopped going during every trip to the Big Island. They were "Farm to Table", and "Local" before there was a such a thing at nearly every restaurant now. This is the original Merriman's, as there are now some on the other islands. This is also the best, in my opinion. And... More 

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Naples, Florida
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12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Arrived at 5:00 pm for a 5:30 reservation. The restaurant doesn't reopen for dinner til 5:30pm. The mater'd noticed us sitting in our car in front , came outside and invited us in to be seated around 5:15pm. A nice welcoming touch. Service was attentive. I had a fabulous 8 oz filet mignon done to a perfect medium rare. It... More 

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This was our best meal in the Big Island! The setting of this restaurant is interesting as it is in a very unassuming quaint building. The minute you walk inside you are in a light and airy dining room with white tableclothed tables. The interior is simple, but fresh allowing the focus to be on the food. Our waiter was... More 

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Camarillo, California
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Our dinner at Merrimans Wailea was absolutely fabulous. The service was excellent yet friendly. The waiter explained the specials perfectly. We were a little hesitant about going here because we were afraid it would just be overpriced average..well were we wrong, it is a little on the expensive side but well worth every cent. We started with the fried goat... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Merriman's has a great breakfast menu which they serve all day. After breakfast, we took away several wonderful salads for a picnic meal. All the sales are hand made by the owner. The restaurant is behind the Parker ranching center. Keep going down the street by the post office. At the back of the lot,mature left. It is in the... More 

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Waimea, Hawaii
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I've had both Saturday brunch and several dinners at Merriman's in Waimea. Every occasion has been exceptional, from service to quality. It definitely enters the pricey side of dining, but if you want excellence, Merriman's will exceed your expectations.

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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, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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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