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Hilo Burger Joint

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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WAGYU BURGER​
wagyu beef is the American version of the kobe beef. born & raised on the big island at the kahua ranch in kohala, wagyu is prized for its high marbling & exceptional flavor. 8oz of premier ground beef served w/ lettuce 8c tomato 12.00
Substitute this patty on any of our signature burgers. 5.00
meal includes your choice of French fries or big island greens
May substitute garden burger, salmon patty or turkey patty. Chicken breast-add 1.00
1 patty $8.00
2 patty $11.00
3 patty pounder $14.00
French fries
Big island greens
Basic Burger
With lettuce & tomato
With american, swiss, & cheddar $9.00
With pepper jack, provolone, blue, feta, goat, brie or whole milk mozzarella $9.50
French fries
Big island greens
Basic Cheese Burger
$10.00
$10.50
French fries
Big island greens
Bacon Cheese Burger
Choice of cheese
$9.00
French fries
Big island greens
Bacon Burger
$12.00
French fries
Big island greens
Big Island Burger
8oz. Patty stuffed w/ choice of cheese, bacon, bread & butter pickles, slice raw onion, tomato, lettuce on a toasted bun w/ house sauce made, ketchup, franks & mayo
$15.50
Kim chee $+0.50
Kitchen sink $+0.50
French fries
Big island greens
"The Fatty"
Double patty w/ spam bacon & 2 kine cheese, sautéed mushroom 8c:onion, raw onion, potato chips, covered w/ brown gravy? And tomato & lettuce!! !
HAMBURGER STEAK PLATTER​
8oz beef patty covered in choice of our house gravy selections served w/ 2 scoops rice & our house salad made w/ big island greens
$12.00
8oz wagyu patty $+16.00
8oz strip steak $+14.00
Mushrooms & Onions in a Port Wine Reduction
$12.00
8oz wagyu patty $+16.00
8oz strip steak $+14.00
Green Peppercorn Gravy w/ Guinness Reduction
$12.00
8oz wagyu patty $+16.00
8oz strip steak $+14.00
Local Style Brown Gravy w/ Mushrooms & Onions
$12.00
8oz wagyu patty $+16.00
8oz strip steak $+14.00
Cream of Mushroom Gravy
NON-BEEF SELECTIONS​
$8.50
Garden Burger
The original garden burger served w/ lettuce & tomato. Comes w/ ff or salad. Substitute in one of our signature burger selections.
$8.50
Salmon Burger
Alaskan wild salmon patty grilled & served w/ lettuce, tomato & tartar sauce comes w/ ff or salad. Substitute in one of our signature burger selections
$8.50
Turkey Burger
Seasoned​ turkey patty grilled & served w/ lettuce & tomato & side cranberry sauce. Comes w/ ff or salad. Substitute in one of our signature burger selections.
$9.50
Signature burger $+1.00
Chicken Sandwich
4 oz grilled chicken breast served w/ lettuce & tomato & mayo. Comes w/ ff or salad
STARTERS​
$5.00
Veggies Sticks & Ranch
$5.00
Soybeans w/ Tossed Garlic
$3.00
Kohala Kim Chee - Hot
$6.50
Caprese Appetizer
Fresh mozzarella, vine ripe tomatoes, basil & balsamic reduction
$7.00
Jalaperio Poppers
$6.00
Deep Fried Gyoza
$6.00
Mozzarella Sticks
$3.00
French fries 1/2lb
$3.50
Garlic Fries
Sprinkled w/ fresh chopped garlic
$4.50
Cheese Fries
Covered​ w/ cheddar cheese sauce
WAGYU PLATTER​
wagyu beef is the American version of the kobe beef. born & raised on the big island at the kalma ranch in kohala, wagyu is prized for its high marbling & exceptional flavor. try our 16 oz wagyu platter served w/ brie, goat &blue cheeses sauteed mushrooms & onions, beets, tomatoes & raw onions accompanied by horseradish, wasabi & whole grain mustard
$24.00
Great Meal for 2 or as an Appetizer for 4
SALADS​
Take any of our burgers & make it a salad. All the toppings hold the bun, hold the fries
We recommend the greek chicken salad, hilo bay garden salad, nacho burger salad or the teri chicken salad
$1.50
Nacho burger salad
Teri chicken salad
Side Salad
"Rainbow acres" tossed greens w/ tomatoes & cucumber w/ meal
$9.00
Nacho burger salad
Teri chicken salad
Chefs Salad
Big island greens served w/ sliced ham, turkey, cheddar & provolone cheese, crumbled blue cheese, chopped tomato cucumber & hard boiled -egg. Comes w/ your choke of dressing
$4.00
Nacho burger salad
Teri chicken salad
Big Island Green Salad
Hydroponiclly grown mixed greens from mt. View's rainbow acres farms. Served w/ tomato, cucumber, shredded carrots & choice of dressing
$10.00
Nacho burger salad
Teri chicken salad
Blue Cheese Burger Salad
Just like it sounds it burger patty w/ bleu cheese, sauteed mushrooms & onions, cooked & chopped just like our sandwich hold the bun. Served up on a bed of chopped lettuce, tomato & onion, drizzled w/ blue cheese dressing topped w/ bacon & more blue cheese
$5.00
Blue cheese $+1.00
Chicken $+3.00
Nacho burger salad
Teri chicken salad
Caesar Salad
Fresh romaine w/ croutons & big island greens. Parmesan
$8.00
Nacho burger salad
Teri chicken salad
Caprese Salad
Slices of vine ripe tomatoes topped w/ fresh whole milk mozzarella slices sprinkled w/ chopped basil & balsamic reduction on a bed of lettuce
BOWLS​
Take any of our signature burgers put it in a bowl w/ 2 scoop rice, chopped tomato & onion- (think loco moco w/ a twist)
We recommend beef loco moco, teri chicken bowl, nacho burger bowl, greek turkey bowl, salmon green chile bowl, kim ghee chicken bowl, lava burger bowl, chili cheese burger bowl or the fatty bowl
Subtract (1) b/c no fries no bun.
Prefer your burger on a plate? Not a problem just ask
$0.50
American, Swiss, Cheddar, &Provolone
$1.00
Pepper Jack, Bleu, Goat, Mozz, Feta Brie
$0.50
Sautéed Mushrooms
$0.50
Sautéed Onions
$1.00
Bacon
$0.50
Kim Chee
6 & UNDER​
Served w/ fresh made potato chips
$4.00
Fries $+1.50
Simple Burger (4Oz Grass Fed Beefburger)
Comes on a smaller bun, no lettuce, no tomato
$5.50
Fries $+1.50
Simple Double
$6.00
Fries $+1.50
Simple Double w/ Cheese
$4.50
Fries $+1.50
Gravy Burger
$4.75
Fries $+1.50
Breaded Chicken Patty
$5.00
Fries $+1.50
Spicy Chicken Patty
$4.00
Fries $+1.50
Grilled Cheese
$4.50
Fries $+1.50
Grilled Cheese Tomato
$5.00
Fries $+1.50
Grilled Cheese & Ham
BEVERAGES​
$3.00
Bottomless Cup or Glass
Pepsi, diet pepsi, sierra mist, orange crush, mountain dew, ice tea, lemonade or coffee
$4.00 per pint
Draft Root Beer
Ask​ your server about our daily draft beer selection
KEIKI MEAL​
Keiki meal for 12 & under
$5.00
Meal Choices
Burger. Cheese burger, chicken patty sandwich, grilled cheese, or corn dog
$5.00
Comes With
Juice​ box & choice of fries or veggie sticks & otter pop
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was very excited about this place. I read all good reviews. And was looking forward to my hamburger dinner. The blue cheese burger was a disappointment. Top part of the bun was warm and grilled, the bottom part was all soggy and cold. The...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Elena P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Many choices of great tasting burgers and beers. Good service,but be patient if they’re busy. A favorite with locals. We had the treat of live music during dinner. Don’t pass up the Lava cake for dessert.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PtownCraig
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day at the volcano national park we stopped by the burger joint to feed our hungry stomachs. I had a double cheese burger and my ladies had turkey burgers. Many different choices and you can substitute beef for turkey, fish, or a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tthull2018
Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

We come over to Hilo every few months and pick a new place to eat, each time. We’ve lived in Kailua Kona for over 10 years and have been told about this place a few times. While here on business we pulled up TripAdvisor and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tinabV7728AR
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

We had a green chile burger and a tery burger. The burgers were good but messy. One of our party had a beer and she thought it was week compared to beer she drinks in Germany.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank czbrat1
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

My family is staying in Kona but we rented a car to see the rest of the island. We were driving through Hilo and decided to stop for lunch. Despite the... rustic... look of the rest of Hilo this burger place was clean and comfortable....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Danielle A
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

When your in Hilo there is a restaurant that you. Could possibly miss for a great burger and brew. Not much to look at but a great place for a burger. They have a huge variety of draft beer. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Don’t...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TomD372
Reviewed November 6, 2018

OMG get the Loco Burger or the Loco Moco! Had a great time, great food, outstanding Happy Hour... now for the icing, left a camera bag, the staff ensured we got it back... tip them well, they are the best and so is their food....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank John H
Reviewed November 4, 2018

The atmosphere, the friendly waiters just added to the great hamburgers they serve. Visited several times while in Hilo and each time it just got better.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 359charah
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

I really like good burger....and the bacon n pepperjack cheese burger was actually something to write home about...my wife had the teriyaki pineapple beef burger and it too was awesome...definitely worth going to...friendly staff...seemed like locals hang there (and tolerate us tourists well!)

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jonathan S
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Response from Russel R | Reviewed this property |
It was later in afternoon when we stopped in for their great burgers that they put the Brewer Baseball game on. Not sure about football as we were there in March, but they will accommodate you. Great staff.
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