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Chubby's Diner

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75-5591 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
808-329-2960
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9:00 am - 11:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:45 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 3
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  • 1
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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 of 5 stars
Chubby's - good food at a reasonable price

The locals told me of this restaurant when I was in Kona a couple of years ago. The first time that I visited was really busy and a lot of people were bowling at the time so it was very noisy. We ate there on a week night this time so it was less busy and a lot less noise.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
FENTON64
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UNIONTOWN, OH
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

I was surprised by the quality of food in the KBXtreme bowling alley, but it's really good and loved by people all over Kona. There is a really extensive menu and lots of homemade specials every day. It's got air conditioning and lots of room to relax. It's not the easiest to find the first time. Get to the Lanihau... More 

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UNIONTOWN, OH
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190 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The locals told me of this restaurant when I was in Kona a couple of years ago. The first time that I visited was really busy and a lot of people were bowling at the time so it was very noisy. We ate there on a week night this time so it was less busy and a lot less noise.... More 

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Thank FENTON64
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This morning as part of the waimea senior clubs activity program , we all met at the local Kona bowling lane for some fun and exercise. The business is called KB extreme,located in an area behind a small shopping center . Not hard to find , every one knows where it is, besides , it's the only venue in town... More 

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Thank henry w
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

My family met up with friends from Kona for a place to eat. They suggested Chubby's. We're from Oahu and found it using our gps. We were surprised to find a game center, bowling alley, and even karaoke. We decided to eat and bowl. We had such a great time and the food was pretty good!

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1 Thank Mrs. A
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

really good food here. all kinds of local plates, plus burgers and sandwiches and breakfast served all day. as if that's not enough, this restaurant is in the bowling alley! after you eat you can bowl some games, spend your quarters in the arcade, and have some beers, too!

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Thank tina f
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Eating at the bowling alley may sound strange but the food and service at Chubby's is awesome! We come here all the time. Todays specials just to list a few would be furikake chicken, tripe stew and oxtail soup. You can also order from the menu. For lunch I'm having the chicken katsu Cesar salad...my favorite! My boyfriend is having... More 

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Thank Shawnee L
Hawaii
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172 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

First of all this place is not easy to find. I was told its in the Kona bowling alley in Lanihau shopping center. Easy enough to find? Huh … there's no signs anywhere that say bowling alley and there's no signs that say Chubby's. You have to already have experience this place to know its location. At any rate we... More 

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Thank KiheiSands
Los Angeles, California
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117 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Most restaurants close about 9 PM. Chubby Diner has extended hours. The restaurant is located inside a bowling alley. There is a large parking lot with limited available spaces at times. There are several local dishes on the menu and several fast food sandwiches on the menu. There is a soda fountain serving ice cream and special drinks. The prices... More 

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Thank George700East
Wailuku, Hawaii
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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Thank 808papa
Seattle
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78 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75-5591 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: 808-329-2960

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:45 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:45 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:45 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:45 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:45 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:45 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:45 pm

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