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Wilson's by the Bay

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141 Mamo St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
(808) 969-9191
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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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223 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Went two days in a row. First day was 5 stars. Second day keike size, the smallest they sell, had gone up 50 cents and was packed too tightly. I hear Da Brain Freeze is better.

Thank MommaPJ
Visalia, California
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Small shop...family run. Lots of flavors and you can get the keiki size which was just right for my daughter...super affordable as well. Classic Shave Ice. You can't beat it.

Thank kona921
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

First shaved ice. Wasn't disappointed, I knew I wanted ice cream on the bottom & sweet cream on top. As recommended by a friend who came to Hawaii recently. So that's how I ordered it. The girl working there recommended I get the passion fruit flavoring syrup with my pineapple. It was amazing. Definitely make the stop here when in... More 

Thank Laura W
Hilo, Hawaii, United States
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

ice cold shave ice . hits the spot on those hot and humid days many flavors too choose from. the condense milk on shave ice hits the spot.

Thank Neil N
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Wilson's By the Bay, isn't really by the bay, but you don't care because their shaved ice is just amazing! My husband and I liken ourselves to being shaved ice fanatics! We stop pretty much every day for shaved ice while in Hawaii. This was one of the best!

Thank Meghan F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Good for
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
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: (808) 969-9191

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?