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27 Old Mamalahoa Hwy 999, Pepeekeo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96783
808-964-3089
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Takeout

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  • 69
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic smoothies, good lunch. Slow service

Went here based on a suggestion from The Big Island Revealed guide book. As promised, the smoothies were fantastic and were quickly made. However, the lunch that we ordered took so long to arrive that we were done with our smoothies by the time they arrived. The food was good, but not on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
tarzan2613
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Oakland, California
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Oakland, California
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Went here based on a suggestion from The Big Island Revealed guide book. As promised, the smoothies were fantastic and were quickly made. However, the lunch that we ordered took so long to arrive that we were done with our smoothies by the time they arrived. The food was good, but not on the same level as the smoothies. Worth... More 

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San Francisco
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We came here because of the great reviews and it's so close by the "Umauma Falls and Zipline Experience" (zipline)... Well, the owners are very friendly and the food is really awesome. My only complain is that it's a bit pricy. Definitely try the Nacho Grande and the fish wrap. Don't order the Turkey Sandwich as there is nothing special... More 

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Bucks County, PA
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Stopped here after doing the Onomea Bay scenic drive. Smoothies were amazing. Made with fruit from the family's farm, some growing right behind the store. Good lunch menu. Fresh, interesting sandwiches. Only restaurant we went to twice during our trip.

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Grass Valley, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

What's Shakin' was a nice stop along the old scenic highway in Hilo. I appreciated that they had vegetarian options and gluten free break. My kids loved the smoothies. Very friendly staff and fresh food.

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Los Angeles, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Enjoyed the smoothies, coconuts, & the grounds of this uniquely beautiful location near the botanic gardens.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This "shack" is on the grounds of a tropical fruit farm, and they make fantastic use of their produce in their smoothies. No fillers here--just frozen and fresh fruit from the farm. They also have lunch fare: homemade wraps and sandwiches, all made to order. Outdoor seating on a shady porch or in the yard.

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Tempe, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Had fish wrap and so so hot dog. Wrap was much better and great ambiance of grass shack with gardens.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were so hungry from hiking the volcano all morning, so we decided we'd stop somewhere on the way back to Kona. We took a scenic route and at the end was this bright house with food! The y grow/or buy locally a lot of what is served. Food was excellent!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

After ziplining we were looking for a close by place to have a casual lunch. We came across What's Shakin and it was delightful. They have very attractive grounds to sit outside and have either a casual meal or snack. The smoothie was delicious as were the sandwiches.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

took forever. not inexpensive for the roadside stand it is. food was ok. nothing spectacular. limited seating. clean and clear your own table. 25 cent paper cups of water. dont really get the hype

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Additional Information about What's Shakin'

Address: 27 Old Mamalahoa Hwy 999, Pepeekeo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96783
Phone Number: 808-964-3089
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Pepeekeo
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 Old Mamalahoa Hwy 999, Pepeekeo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96783
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Pepeekeo
  • Phone Number: 808-964-3089

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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