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Big Jakes Island B-B-Q

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83-5308 Mamalahoa Hwy, Mile Marker 106, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96726
(808) 328-1227
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Island BBQ

Very casual island atmosphere. We enjoyed the combo plate. The pulled pork and bbq sauce were the highlights. The meats served over rice and came with baked beans and cole slaw. The good was all tasty. The tables were in a outdoor shady area with live chickens as dining companions.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2015
Steve H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Very casual island atmosphere. We enjoyed the combo plate. The pulled pork and bbq sauce were the highlights. The meats served over rice and came with baked beans and cole slaw. The good was all tasty. The tables were in a outdoor shady area with live chickens as dining companions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

I loved it!! There food is so tasty. Lick off your fingers good for lunch or dinner. Much recommended

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Thank clarissa a
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

This is the first time I tried the brisket. I picked up a pound for dinner. It was perfectly cooked and very tasty. I loved that I got an end slice. Yummy!! Brisket always has a fat side, so I trim it all off. Buying it ala carte allows me to do that.

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Thank LisaMarieScubaDiva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

Melt in your mouth meat with a sweet sauce on a cloud-like bun. Just get a pork sandwich. Just do it and thank me later. :)

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Thank bigeatstinyme
Ramona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

One of the best BBQ I've ever had. Generous portions and made while you wait. Recommended by a local and jackpot!!!

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Thank Jacques S
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

So, stopped here on the way back from a beach trip and had no idea what to order so had a chat to jake who recommended the sampler. The sampler gives you rice, beans, slaw, brisket, ribs and a choice of pulled pork or chicken. It is all served on a plastic tray but I have to say the BBQ... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

It was raining the day we arrived at Jake's, and we were worried they would not be open, but to our surprise, they were! My husband got the ribs and I got pork. Both were delicious! The baked beans were TO DIE FOR! Jake sure knows what he is doing, cooking great food for hungry traveler's and locals alike. YUM!!!

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Thank Charlotte C
Hollywood, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Big Jakes is in the small town of Captain Cook and is attached to a poke shack which is very convenient for groups, couples, etc who want the variety of cooked and uncooked food. I had a sampler platter which consisted of tri-tip, ribs, and the choice of pulled pork or chicken. Real high quality lean meat which was also... More 

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Thank almostretired6-2012
Waikoloa, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Stopped here on a whim, on way back from snorkeling. Very casual ( " pay when you are done"). Good food: paper plate, plastic cutlery, but good eating !

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Thank Muadib84
Grand Rapids, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Got some pork bowl while I was at da poke shack. Delicious. Can be a bit of a wait. Worth it. Smoker out front so it's hard to miss.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 83-5308 Mamalahoa Hwy, Mile Marker 106, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96726
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Captain Cook
  • Phone Number: (808) 328-1227

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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