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What's Shakin'

27 Old Mamalahoa Hwy 999, Pepeekeo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96783
808-964-3089
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Ranked #1 of 2 restaurants in Pepeekeo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Dessert
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English first
USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

All 4 lunch plates were a tad dry. The prices were almost the same as some of the high end restaurants in the area. For that price I was expecting better food and was disappointed. However I recommend getting pineapples from here. They are really sweet and literally harvested in front of you. Make sure you ask for their white... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great little place just down the road from the botanical gardens. They grow much of the food used in the restaurant and everything is prepared fresh when you order. My veggie burger came with lots of vegetables and some fresh fruit. Outdoor tables only.

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Pismo Beach, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Happened upon this little shack on our way to the botanical gardens. Loved the vibe. Kids did not love the turkey hot dogs though.

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Silicon Valley, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

3 people mentioned What's Shakin to us, including the B&B owner we were staying with. Wow, was this place amazing...Its located on a 4 mile scenic route near Hilo. We stopped for lunch in the middle of day between seeing waterfalls and the incredible botanical garden (a must see, even for non garden fans). The food was out of this... More

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Springfield, Oregon
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Was on way to visit Hawaiian Tropical Botanical Garden and What's Shakin just north of the garden. Fresh fruit, great blends and good service. When there's a constant line out front in what seems like the middle of nowhere you know it must be good. Definitely stop, coming or going to the garden.

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Lake Placid, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

I stopped here for a break and something to eat. I had the tamales and a smoothie. They were both really good. Before I left I also tried a cooled coconut! I definitely recommend stopping here!

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San Diego, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great smoothies! Mango Tango is the best.Friendly staff. Good lunch options.The ladies there have a great location and a brisk little business.Worth a stop as you explore the area and the Falls.

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New Canaan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We found this place by accident....MAN those smoothies are awesome. Go Papaya! Delicious, pure and simple. My 12 year old:"this is the best smoothie I have ever had in my life". Nuff said.

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Fontana, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stopped here after doing the 4 mile scenic drive. We read about it on Trip Advisor and decided to try it out. The service and food were excellent. We each got something different (4 of us) and each person raved about their food. I had the wrap which was delicious. Good portions of food. At first the price seemed... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We stopped here for a quick snack...boy I wish we could have come back for more but we were just passing through. We had the chicken nachos which totally hit the spot. The smoothies looked amazing with fresh local fruit. The staff we extremely friendly and service was quick.

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