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Big Island Grill

75-5702 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1717
808-326-1153
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Ranked #20 of 226 restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We recently took our extended family to the Big Island Grill. We always take our guests (we live here in Kona) but this is the first time we have taken a baby...our first grandson. My son and I both had the loco moco. Charles had the traditional, hamburger rice gravy and egg. I had my special: roast pork, over fries... More

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Hilo, Hawaii, USA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Being from the Hilo side of the Big Island, a trip to Kona is a day long event. In some cases a weekend adventure. Now, one of the places we like to treat ourselves to is the BIG ISLAND GRILL. The portions are good and food is good also. This recent trip we went, it seemed we just missed some... More

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Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Stumbled on this place around lunchtime. Already starting to fill up which is always a good sign. Very friendly staff and prompt service. Good range of basic food, some Hawaiian traditional, and very reasonably priced. Fish and shrimp dishes were very tasty and substantial amounts. Restaurant was air conditioned too which is a bonus. By the time we left there... More

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Puyallup, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

The staff is fabulous and very accommodating. They knew what my daughter wanted after a couple days of serving us. Good food reasonable prices. We ate there 4 times.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Didnt care for the eggs benadict here.. service is ok when they are not busy. When they are busy service can be really bad and hard to find parking.

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Chicago, Illinois
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108 reviews 108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

When the sun goes down, this place gets really busy for dinner and I just love it! Locals, tourists, Big Island Grill is a mixed plate in itself! Love their creamy oriental dressing for salads!! Love free refills! Love that they have Coke products! Love their desserts and huge portions. Service works their butt off! Last time we were there,... More

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Alliston, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I love the Big Island Grill in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. I think I have had almost everything on the menu twice. The portions are huge. The desserts are enormous. You could divide them into 2 or 3 pieces and you would still have enough. It's all great Hawaiian comfort food. You will not leave hungry. I think the Big Island... More

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Los Angeles, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I heard good things about Big Island Grill from Yelpers and locals, so I said I gotta check it out! BIG is located on Kuakini Hwy & Henry St in Kailua-Kona. This is a traditional, local sitdown place. They have a variety of dishes including catch of the day (mahi mahi the day I visited), plate lunches - two items... More

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Mayfield, Kentucky
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The food is very good here and the service is too. They are only open for breakfast on Sunday. The only I didn't give 5 stars is the hostess. Told her I didn't want to set in the sun but that is exactly where she put us.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Went for breakfast and dinner. The siamen is a great way to start the day. Get the smaller order. Loco Moco is overwhelming. Eggs benedict outstanding. Get there early and beat the crowds.

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