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Pine Tree Cafe

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American, Hamburgers, Hawaiian
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73-4040 Hulikoa Drive, #2, Kohanaiki Plaza, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Today
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 62
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  • 80
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great plate lunch stop

It's hard to find a good plate lunch in Kona and this is worth a stop if you are heading north towards the airport (next to Subway about 10 mins out if Kona). God sandwiches too. It's not an exciting place to eat (kind of a minimal) so get it to go.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Cates_Hill
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Bowen Island, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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156 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bowen Island, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

It's hard to find a good plate lunch in Kona and this is worth a stop if you are heading north towards the airport (next to Subway about 10 mins out if Kona). God sandwiches too. It's not an exciting place to eat (kind of a minimal) so get it to go.

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Napa, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

....stopped for lunch...hubby & I shared a teri beef/teri chicken plate & chili...comes with the staples: rice & mac salad....very good flavors...order at counter & get a table...good service...on the way to town from the airport or vice versa...large variety of plates to chose from...seems like you can't go wrong!

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Great menu options for any taste. They get you in & out timely and the place looks clean. The "Subway" catches your eye from the road but if your looking for a meal to eat on the plane ride back to the mainland, the options are much better. Wish I had stopped by earlier on my vacation when heading to... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

this joint has so much to choose from. for breakfast, the coconut pancakes are good, although i usually get the cheeseburger for breakfast : ) chicken katsu is great, too. coming from kona you pass by it on the way up to kua bay and hapuna, so it just makes sense to grab your grindz and take em to the... More 

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Tigard, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

When I travel, I always look for where the locals eat. The food may not be "fancy," but if it's bad, you don't stay in business. Plus, you have a travel budget to keep, right? This is why you want a place like Pine Tree Cafe. The menu is huge, so even picky eaters will find SOMETHING. Everything is good,... More 

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Bend, Oregon, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

This place is where all the locals go to eat. Not fancy, but tasty and hardy. Watch for their specials, often they have Ono fish and chips, which are outstanding.

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Portland, Oregon
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100 reviews 100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We asked several residents of the Kona area for a recommended local spot for us to try, and all 3 of them recommended Pine Tree. It was pretty average in all respects. We definitely saw that the majority of patrons were locals, so this isn't a touristy spot. Ample portions, solid comfort food, reasonable prices, quick service. Lots of local... More 

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Kailua Kona
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77 reviews 77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went here last night for dinner and I enjoyed their Korean Chicken bowl. I highly recommend their Fried Chicken which I ate a previous time, delicious, yummy; the rest of my family ordered this and were glad they did! I sure missed out on the tuna potato salad which is delicious, taste like how my mom made it; should... More 

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Colorado Springs
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We hit Costco and stopped here on the basis of the reviews. Everything was right on as advertised. My spouse loved her chicken teriyaki as well.

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Honolulu
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277 reviews 277 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Cafe right on the main highway just south of the airport. It gets its name from the Pine Trees surf beach, closeby. Its a diner so nothing special in the atmosphere department. Great place to grab some food after swimming or surfing. Hawaiian comfort food at its finest. The place is inexpensive and delicious!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 73-4040 Hulikoa Drive, #2, Kohanaiki Plaza, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?