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Big Island Grill

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

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  • 304
    Excellent
  • 249
    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 18
    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
Lots of food

Gerous portions and great taste. I am allergic to beef - I ordered the grilled fish and is was covered with a brown gravy. It was good but unfortunately I had severe diarrhea a few hours after eating - so I think the gravy was beef based or cooked on same grill with beef. I should have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Terry M
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Dardanelle
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Dardanelle
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Gerous portions and great taste. I am allergic to beef - I ordered the grilled fish and is was covered with a brown gravy. It was good but unfortunately I had severe diarrhea a few hours after eating - so I think the gravy was beef based or cooked on same grill with beef. I should have questioned to make... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Great huge breakfast! Will last you all day and the price is right. The staff is very nice and attentive. Definitely go for a walk after breakfast.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A pleasant walk from our hotel. Very casual with plain, diner type furnishings. Service was OK. There was a good selection of food at fair prices. Our orders were well prepared and tasty.

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Stopped for breakfast when we could not find a place to park our car at the other well rated breakfast places. I loved the pancakes, they were really big. Try the Portuguese sausage. Itis mild but very tastey. Service was slow but very good. Prices were good for Hawaii.

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Meridian, ID
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is where the locals go to eat. If you are looking for Loco Moco or just a great breakfast look no farther. The food was very good and the next time we eat here my wife and I will split the meal - the portions are big.

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Fernie, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The staff at BIG ISLAND GRILL are extremely friendly and the food is excellent...we would highly recommend this restaurant as a must visit for supper but make sure you leave enough room for dessert you wont want to miss out on it.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

What an enormous meal! I ordered the shrimp (a very ample portion), fried, accompanied by 2 scoops of your choice of rice, and the island salad (half potato, half macaroni). My friend ordered the hamburger steak (enough for 2 people). Fast service, reasonable prices, and great background music. A place for locals, not far off the main street shopping and... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We really enjoyed this meal. Pleasant, quick, and reasonably priced. We had lunch and the portions were quite large. I would have liked to have breakfast but they do not serve it all day like other diners.

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The Mrs and I gave this place a try. We both tried the Teri Steak and the Teri Chicken. Both came with two scoops of rice and Mac Salad. Both were very good. The Mrs said there was a little bit too much Teri Sauce on hers but it was still good. We are going to give this place a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We ate at this restaurant only once but would have been worth a second visit with more time. My daughter and I ordered the BLT which was delicious, fresh and certainly value for money. This is definitely not a fine dining restaurant but for a quick, reasonably priced meal and good service it was worth the visit. It was very... More 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?