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Big Island Grill

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American, Barbecue, Hawaiian
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75-5702 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1717
808-326-1153
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 336
    Excellent
  • 269
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
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
Very pleaseant 'get away' from the tourists

Found this restaurant as we were walking some of the back streets from our hotel. This place was just what the doctor ordered, namely, a modest but lovely restaurant with really good food and very good service. We ordered a steak and baby back ribs. Each of our entrees was delicious and our wait... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
PeggyS262
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Baltimore, Maryland
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent service and the best spam loco I've had yet around the entire island! Very good Kona coffee as well A local spot and definitely appears to be a favorite from the line outside (on a Sunday), only negative things I could say are t he following: no natural fruit juices (they are processed) and no childrens menu....but definitely DO... More 

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Mission
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This place is your typical looking breakfast spot something like an IHOP with better quality food. It is more of a breakfast and lunch spot. It was recommended by a person that lives here and we were all glad we went. Typical breakfast for a couple with coffee was a bill of around 25 to 30 dollars. The breakfast were... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Found this restaurant as we were walking some of the back streets from our hotel. This place was just what the doctor ordered, namely, a modest but lovely restaurant with really good food and very good service. We ordered a steak and baby back ribs. Each of our entrees was delicious and our wait server made sure we were well... More 

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Corning, California
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Good food, clean, good service, good price. Good portion size, to go boxes not over crowded, nice atmosphere

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Toronto
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131 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Stopped in here in July to meet up with a couple local friends of the family. We've been to the Big Island numerous times but for some reason we've never ate here and I'm sorry we hadn't sooner. You know if the locals recommend a place, it must be good or great. As you can tell, we were pleasantly surprised.... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Despite not having a comparison because this has been the only Loco Moco we had, we can say that it was epic!! The atmosphere was very Hawaiian/American, the staff was nice and friendly and we enjoyed every little bite of it!

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Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We thought we'd asked the front desk at the King Kamehameha's Beach Hotel for food suggestions. After they suggested their own restaurants on the hotel premise, we asked where they would go eat, and they pointed us to Big Island Grill. This is where the locals go in this touristy town. We got the Hawaiian plates as our intro to... More 

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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

HUGE portions and down home food. I laws had the teriyaki beef and hubby had the saimen. I had the chicken Caesar salad which was Ono. The iced tea is quite lovely with a tropical flavor. Had the loco mojo last time with chicken katsu and enjoyed that as well.....

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Falmouth
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Local place, great food, reasonable prices. Got the super loco noco & it was delicious. Daughter beef teriyaki steak, both awesome. 5 minute wait & service was decent. Would definitely recommend. Went for dinner not sure about breakfast.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

big island grill is great. I like so many items on the menu, I couldn't even begin to pick a favorite. also, the service is wonderful.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75-5702 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1717
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: 808-326-1153

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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