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All 233 Kailua-Kona Restaurants

Big Island Grill

75-5702 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1717
808-326-1153
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Ranked #16 of 233 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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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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San Antonio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

If you are not in a hurry, and who is in Hawaii, then this place has great food and a friendly environment. They had live music while we were there and it was well received.

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SEQUIM
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115 reviews 115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

When in Kona, we always plan to visit this restaurant. The food is excellent, the staff friendly and professional, and prices is reasonable for the Big Island. They feature of a variety of dishes. My wife indicated that the big burger was the best hamburger she's ever had in her life. I opted for the daily special which was a... More 

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Belgrade, Montana
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311 reviews 311 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We try to get here each visit to Kona. One of my long time favorites. The food is always good, daily specials always a great choice! Usually a wait if your there right at breakfast time, lunch time, or dinner time. We go a bit after the rush. The service seems slower but Hey, we're on Island time. This time... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

If you want to have local island food, this is the place. If you want to have delicious prime rib, this is the place. If you want to have fresh fish, this is the place. Yes, the macadamia nut pancakes are divine, however, the eggs benedict sauce is the best - yes - in the WORLD! Great food, portions are... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Went here for breakfast and have eaten here on past trips. Many locals visit and usually there is a wait (not too long) but turnover is fairly fast and well worth the wait. Food prepared nicely and the menu has lots of choices even for breakfast. Portion sizes are decent. Prices are pretty reasonable for sit down breakfast in Kona.... More 

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Alaska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We picked this place because we noticed it was full of locals. The food was tasty and PLENTIFUL. I chose the LauLau plate, a traditional Hawaiian meal. The waitress kindly suggested how to eat it, which made the flavors work even better together. I've had laulau since and now realize how much better Big Island Grill's version was.

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alta loma, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

came here for dinner and boy i sure wish i didnt have an afternoon snack hours before. the portions are HUGE, and they will not disappoint. Its a mom and pop kinda place so dont expect 5 star gourmet service. a buddy of mine told me about this place and if you are looking for local Hawaiian food, this is... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
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153 reviews 153 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We thought everything was good, but not great. The staff were very nice though. Definitely consider the fish tempura (fish and chips, but better) and any meat cooked in tea leaves.

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Oakland, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Best loco moco on the Big Island - pork is perfect! Friendly, laid-back staff - we went back three times during a five-day stay in Kona. Can't wait to go back and try the shrimp and char siu omelet - another reason for a return trip to Hawai'i!

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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Our family stopped here for some Hawaiian cuisine the way the locals eat it. Once we worked our way through the crowd to get a table, our server was very friendly and helpful. The menu choices were plentiful, but our group had the fresh daily catch (opah), loco moco, and the soup. We also shared a gigantic Hawaiian Mudd Pie.... More 

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Additional Information about Big Island Grill

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

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