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Big City Diner

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108 Hekili St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734
(808) 263-0377
Today
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Local Restaurant

Four of us went there for breakfast at this little diner on the corner a few doors down from Foodland. Was seated right away and server was very professional, friendly and knew the menu well. Food was service promptly, presented well and was tasty. I went back by myself the following day and had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2014
Sean M
,
West Barnstable, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Nice outdoor area, food is good. I enjoy going with friends for lunch and a couple beers, or out for a casual dinner with your family.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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109 reviews 109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were in this restaurant three times. The first one for breakfast was the best. Omelet, potatoes etc all main-landers want. For later in the day, they have Beefeater Gin which is difficult to find in Kailua. Dinner salads were excellent and sandwiches were good. If its not raining sitting outside is fun even on a busy road.

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Hawaii
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244 reviews 244 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We have eaten at BCD many times and have enjoyed it. We ate at the Kailua location once before. This time, I thought the service was not up to par. The staff did not seem to be as well trained as I expect from BCD. Hence an average rating.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This place is popular with the locals for the daily specials; unfortunately for us we went on New Years Day and no specials. The menu food was good and hot but nothing special. We will try again on next visit when they are having the daily specials that are local dishes!

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Vancouver, Canada
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165 reviews 165 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
503 helpful votes 503 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Noticing that this diner was popular with locals, and had nice outdoor seating and an inside/outside bar at which to sit, we decided to give it a try. While the service was friendly in the island way, the food was plain old American diner fare. That is to say, a lot of fries and burgers and fried food. There are... More 

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Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Cool overall atmosphere kind of retro but the food eh it was alright again tried them twice and that was it for me service wAs good food , ok..

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Kailua, Hawaii
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I only go when I have to with a group. I have to send my omelet back "every single time" because it has only a "pinch" of cheese. I have even gone into the kitchen to confront the cook, managers etc. They just will not listen to the customer. Well they know best. I just wish my family did not... More 

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Oahu, Hawaii
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

What an awesome and delicious meal BCD put together for those of us looking to skip the chaos of cooking Thanksgiving Dinner for a change. The food was very tasteful and the pumpkin/mac nut pie was one of the best pumpkin desserts I have ever had, and I am from the South! Plenty of food for the price. Great Job... More 

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West Barnstable, Massachusetts
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107 reviews 107 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Four of us went there for breakfast at this little diner on the corner a few doors down from Foodland. Was seated right away and server was very professional, friendly and knew the menu well. Food was service promptly, presented well and was tasty. I went back by myself the following day and had the same experience, good food, good... More 

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Pittsford, New York
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98 reviews 98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This is located at the corner of a mall area with Foodland,Baskin Robbins,etc. There is outdoor or indoor seating. It is handicap accessible too. Friendly service and reasonable prices.We shared a burger/fries meal and a delicious vegetable stir fry over brown rice. Stir fry had a pretty presentation. Lots of tables inside and a small bar area. Big windows so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 108 Hekili St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: (808) 263-0377

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?