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Chubby's Diner

75-5591 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Ranked #103 of 225 restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jul 2, 2014
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88% Recommend
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Wailuku, Hawaii
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

So many people told our family thta when in Kona, this place was the place to eat. It wasn't all that. If you think this place is good, you should come to Maui and eat at Da Kitchen. Now that place is ono! I would pass. Aloha!

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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Inside a bowling alley? We were a bit doubtful about eating at Chubby's but it ended up being a great experience. There is a great area for kids to play games so our granddaughters had fun and a place to run off some energy. The food was plentiful and delicious. We got there early thinking that it was not a... More

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Hilo, Hawaii, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

big size order, and good on price. best chop steak i had in myh whole life. mac salad is great. would came back again.

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Victoria, BC
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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Chubby's is not really easy to find and you really have to want local good food without the fancy. First of all it is in a bowling alley and the restaurant's name is NOT outside. You have to know it is there. Seeing as it is in a bowling forget about having a romantic conversation. Between the ringing of bells... More

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Lubbock, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Located in a bowling alley, people line up for Chubby's daily specials. My husband chose the Loco Moco, a Hawaiian breakfast special of Kalua pig, rice, gravy with a fried egg on top. He is a big eater however he did experience a lead belly and could not move for hours.

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Reno, Nevada
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Six of us went here for breakfast on the basis of previous reviews both here & on yelp. Breakfast was so-so, ambiance fine if you're there to bowl. For those of us who ordered waffles & pancakes there was only one choice of syrup & it was soon gone with all of us using it. Also had to request more... More

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Orange, California, USA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Bowling Alleys are great places to eat in Hawaii...Chubby's Diner is no exception in Kailua-Kona, HI. You can see the bowling alley from the highway, but trying to get to the bowling alley is a little confusing as it is tucked away in the back of the parking lot. There is no sign on the front of the bowling alley.... More

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Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

This place was refer by the concierge at the King Kamehameha Hotel...and she the food is great but it is located in a bowling alley! Did not see any signage outside but the concierge said it is the building behind the bakery "Bun in the Sun". As you walk into this building you see a arcade and about ten bowling... More

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Victoria BC
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Very tasty & good, try the Ox tail soup and the Oriental Chicken Salad. Those two are enough for two people. We were told about this place by large Hawaiin Trolley driver, the bigger they are the more good food places they know (-: Setting is in a bowling alley with a quasi-archade, much nicer than the bowling alleys I... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Gud food. Big portions! Worth the $$! Love the korean chix fry shrimp with fried rice..lives u bloated!!

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