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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 #22 of 231 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
Bedford, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Quite busy on a Saturday evening about 6 o'clock - my 2 traveling companions and I met a local friend here, a former co-worker of one of us. He suggested it and apparently it is a favorite of his. The prices are reasonable, and the food is well-prepared if not spectacular. The portions are generous. One friend and I had... More

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Twain Harte, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Best food on the island, we ate here almost everyday, breakfast the French toast is outstanding, lunch the gravy, cabbage and pork was great, dinner the orential chicken salad great, hate to leave Kona, because we enjoy the people so much.

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Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We were visiting and looking for some good food and not brak the bank and we found it here. Very healthy six portions and good food. Servers were Pleasant. There were some really good looking deserts going by but I was too full to get one, maybe next time. Nothing fancy but very good eating.

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Eugene, Oregon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Recommended by a friend, I'll do the same. Common, no frills interior, but clean and short wait for breakfast. Good menu selection (loco moco was very good). Prices reasonable. Easy to find, adequate parking.

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Humble, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by a local guy. My wife and I came here and were pleasantly surprised. Gr8 food good prices.

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San Mateo, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We came here for lunch and ordered loco moco-white rice with 2 beef patties with fried egg on top in a gravy sauce; -- good; Hawaiian plate- beef: pork; chicken and fish Lau Lau -all in one wrapped up in ti leaves: poi: brown rice: lomi lomi- They give big serving! Masked sure you're hungry- good food

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El Dorado Hills, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We just ate at a local restaurant that served your typical Hawaiian food and it was very good. The server was a sweetie and gave us samplesod various items on the menu, since we had a hard time deciding on just one meal. Very good food.

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Princeton NJ
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Try Big Island Grill if you like plenty of good food at a good price. You will be welcomed and served with Aloha. Be you local or a tourist, I believe that you will leave with a full stomach and a smile on your face. My last visit was for breakfast on Labor Day and the place was packed. I... More

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Newport, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great food!! Huge portions! Reasonable prices! Super service! Friendly atmosphere! Locals eat here as well as tourist. Family friendly. Eat here for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. (Stay away from Denny's)

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Toronto, Canada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Having had loco mocos and saiman elsewhere on other islands, i was not expecting too much out of this place, but i was pleasantly surprised. The fastfoodish feeling you get is a bit offputting, but the service was strangely good, and the food had a depth of flavour that i was not expecting. Maybe it is the large amount of... More

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