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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 96704-8302
(808) 328-1227
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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10 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Morris
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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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Hingham, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Big Jake's hosted a visit from 41 middle school students on a school trip to the Big Island. Dinner was pre-ordered and ready and waiting for us when we arrived. Ribs, brisket, chicken, or fresh caught fish - all exceptional. Great setting, great food, great people - HIGHLY recommend.

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Montreal, Canada
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Had a great lunch here while visiting the Captain Cook area. I don't know if it was the best chicken I ever had- but we went later in the afternoon when they had run out of many food items. Make sure you go early! :)

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Thank Montrealgirl514
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Fast friendly service and great food! Conveniently nestled just off the road. we had brisket, pulled pork, and hot dogs. all was fantastic!

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Ocean View, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Ribs, brisket, pulled pork and chicken. Memorable beans and slaw. My mouth is watering just thinking about the food!

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Coopersburg, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We stopped here on our way back from the beach. We originally wanted the Poke Shak but she had just run out of fish for the day and was closing. We were not disappointed as the kids were going for the bbq anyway! It was really good. Someone mentioned in their review that the smoker is just for show, i... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

I got the combo with wings, brisket and ribs. The brisket was my favourite but the other items were also very tasty. Nice little place with outdoor seating, will try and come back before we leave

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Columbus
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

I had just finished a serving of Poke from Da Poke Shack, which sits next to Big Jakes. I was still hungry, so, I ordered a B-B-Q pulled chicken sandwich with potato salad. The chef told me that she would call for me once my food was ready. As I was waiting patiently, for about 60 seconds, I heard a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, 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: (808) 328-1227

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?