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Wilson's by the Bay

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141 Mamo St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2957
+1 808-969-9191
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sunnyside, New York
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

The syrups were amazing. I got a keiki (kid's size) shave ice and it was huge! The Li Hing Mui (Chinese dried plum) and coconut flavor were a great combo. My husband got regular and it was seriously the size of his head.

Thank somersaultwithme
Fort Worth, Texas
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Good flavor list, but the real seller here is that the regular sized sno-cone is the size of your head! Fun place to walk to for dessert after dinner in the area.

Thank Krod1987
Portland, Oregon
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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

This place is great! Awesome shave ice. If it's open I recommend you stop in for a shave ice. Really good!

Thank Skookumlukum
Mukilteo, Washington
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263 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

The price was right, the portions large and the service very friendly. There is seating outside in the front. Good enough or better

Thank Royce F
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

If you love shaved ice then is a must do! Inexpensive and fabulous! Very old school way to make shaved ice and alot of flavors. My husband got coconut, lilikoi and pineapple. You can add sweet cream too! The regular is "HUGE"!

Thank Martha777lv
San Diego, California
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

A little slow due to the long lines, but worth it. The lilikoi shave ice was amazing! Try their interesting toppings too!

Thank AegeanGirl68
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

I like this place more now that's it's moved to Mamo Street. It's easier to see the menu and I dig the long bench outside. The owner is super nice and they make a mean ice shave with ice cream and sweet azuki beans. Good stuff!

Thank webwahine
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74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016

This is the most reasonable place to get ice shave on a hot day. The keiki size ($2) is big enough, even for an adult. On particularly hot days, you can expect a line. Not much place to sit outside.

Thank Peanuts_Gallery
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

Wilson's by the bay is near the Hilo farmer's market. It is a small, not fancy place that you could easily miss. For your shave ice you can pick 3 flavors of syrup. They have the usuals, but also have a wide variety of tropical flavors. They are generous with the syrup so it tastes great. This is not a... More 

Thank craftybikerchick
Winnipeg, Canada
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226 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016

Not knowing anything about shaved ice, I'll assume this is the way it's supposed to be. It might be good if it wasn't so sweet, I'm saying sweet to the point of knocking your socks off. If you can handle extreme sweet, this could be for you

Thank Denis2727

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141 Mamo St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2957
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-969-9191

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?