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Big Jakes Island B-B-Q

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$$ - $$$
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83-5308 Mamalahoa Hwy, Mile Marker 106, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8302
+1 808-328-1227
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family of seven stopped for lunch. The pulled pork was the favorite. Delicious sides - coke slaw and beans. Loved the fresh squeezed lemonade. Must stop.

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Holden, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for a quick lunch but it was packed so had to wait a bit. Definitely worth the wait!!! Homemade pulled pork, homemade cole slaw and beans - all yummy. Also had a catch of the day sandwich. Don't expect fine dining but the food is awesome! We even had a cute visitor looking for left overs.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Excellent roadside BBQ! I suggest getting it to go and taking your meal to a nice spot away from the highway.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Drove by this wide spot in the road during lunch time.... boy am I glad we were here at lunch time! I got the brisket sandwich and she got the pulled pork bowl. The sandwich was great, too much brisket for the bun so I had to eat some of the meat before diving into the sandwich. The meat was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Do yourself a favor and go get a pulled pork sandwich here. It's a little hole in the wall place next to a fish place but I have never had such a delicious pulled pork sandwich. It was great in size and not skimpy of the pork or BBQ sauce. Definitely would come here again!

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Manhattan Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

Visited Big Jakes on our visit to the Big Island. We've been there in the past and always look forward to the experience. This year, we ate there once -- tried on several other occasions but even though they were supposed to be open, they were closed. Chatted with a local resident and he informed us that Big Jakes is... More 

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Thank Johnwiz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We stopped here as the building is shared with the Poke Shack. We had the Slaw Dog and BBQ Dog's with homemade lemonade and they were insanely good! My Sister-In Law had Poke while watching us enviously. Jake is very nice and made everything fresh, my Fianc'ee was in his element!

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Thank Lauren M
Las Vegas, Nevada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

We spent the day at two step and was looking for a lunch spot outside Kona, something local. After using the trip advisor app we decided on Big Jakes. We had a large group (17) all excited for Bbq. It was a very strange experience, the place seemed almost abandoned with only one other small group eating on a picnic... More 

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Rochelle, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

We were heading from Kona to Volcano, and we stopped here for lunch. Parking is a bit tight, but workable. Thank heavens for the rear cameras. Anyway, we decided to split our lunch between the two restaurants who shared this spot. We ordered a pulled pork sandwich, cut in half, which was tasty. This was a relatively cheap, good lunch,... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

This was recommended by Mike from Adventures in Paradise and was a hit.. Large portions and nice owners. Really hit the spot.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83-5308 Mamalahoa Hwy, Mile Marker 106, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8302
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Captain Cook
  • Phone Number: +1 808-328-1227

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?