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65-1214 Lindsey Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8438
808-885-4377
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7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice service, good food

We are always at a loss to find a good restaurant in Waimea, other than Merriman's. We stopped at this restaurant and was pleasantly surprised. It was around 4:00 PM and in between lunch and dinner, so we were the only ones in the place. The service was very friendly and efficient. The food... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Vlindsey2014
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Monrovia, California
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Monrovia, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We are always at a loss to find a good restaurant in Waimea, other than Merriman's. We stopped at this restaurant and was pleasantly surprised. It was around 4:00 PM and in between lunch and dinner, so we were the only ones in the place. The service was very friendly and efficient. The food was better than we expected. The... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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109 reviews 109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We found the Paniolo by chance, having driven and explored all day from Kona up to Hawi, and back down the 250 to Waimea, through very low cloud and pouring rain. We were damp, hungry and travel weary and very glad to find an unassuming restaurant and resting place. We had the lunch special (which is served up to 5pm)... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We drove nonstop from Keauhou to Waimea, so were ready for lunch. Instead of going into the shopping center, we gassed up and spotted this place. The menu was eclectic. Four of us, four very different orders: meat loaf, tostada salad, BLT, tacos. There seemed to be only one waitress, but that didn't pose any issues this lunchtime because it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

went to the restaurant on Tuesday . . . possibly a slower night of the week, however, they had a table of 20 and 1 waithelp . . . so imagine the scene. but glad to say the employees were attentive and provided great service and food. as a lifelong Hawaii resident, we have learned to "go w/ the flow"... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I could smell the restrooms when we walked in the place. I was the only one who could, so obviously we stayed. As I looked around I noticed large cobwebs hanging all over the outside of the place and on the higher places inside. The upholstered seats were filthy. I was not about to use the restroom. The service was... More 

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Milan, Italy
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174 reviews 174 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Paniolo Country Inn was a weird experience. Customers were odd, our table was close to the kitchen, which seemed not exactly neat, food was average. The only redeeming feature was the good service. The whole experience left us uneasy.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We just happened to pass by this place and luckily we stopped. As we entered the daily specials caught my eye and I noticed the stew. I was thinking that they have pretty good access to some very fine grass fed beef from Parker Ranch so I thought I would give it a try. It was the BEST stew I... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This place is GREAT....!! For the price we paid, the food is wonderful Remember to order the buffalo wings!!!

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Winter Haven, Florida, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We stopped in at Paniolo Country Inn while driving in the Waimea area of the Big Island. Giving it 3 stars is possibly stretching it a bit. The Bill was approx. $40.00. We had 1 beer and soda. My wife ordered the fried chicken with well done(crispy) french fries. I ordered their cheeseburger deluxe also with well done crispy french... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This spot is a favorite for us after our Saturday morning market shopping. The environment is casual and a great local favorite.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 65-1214 Lindsey Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8438
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: 808-885-4377
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?