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Don's Grill

#27 of 190 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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485 Hinano St, Ste A, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4485
+1 808-935-9099
9:00 pm - 10:00 am
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Thu 10:00 pm - 10:00 am
Fri 9:00 pm - 10:00 am
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Authentic Hawaiian food. Gets really crowded because the food is good! Do not go here if you want to lose weight!

Thank Iceman907
San Tan Valley, Arizona
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93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Welcomed by a friendly face and a positive start to our evening. The menu offered a variety of entrees and sides plus the evening specials which included several fresh fish entrees. We had three of the specials which included Mahi Mahi, Ahi, and a Seafood Primavera. We were not disappointed! All of the entrees were full of flavor and a... More 

Thank jfox55
Hilo, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So my wife and I went here a few days ago. She hadn't been there for years, and it was the first time for me. We managed to get a booth inside. There's optional seating "outside" in a covered yet open area of this restaurant. The prices are "average" and the food is great! Very "home style" like cooking! Service... More 

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118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the type of place we seek out when on vacation - a spot filled with mostly locals and with reasonable prices. This place definitely fit the bill. Old style booths with formica counters, fast service and heaping helpings of hot food. We loved it!

Thank Jamuca
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The service was awesome, food portions huge and served hot! Wish we had room for dessert saw them being served and looked yum. I had hamburger steak(2 patties!), mashed potatoes gravy onions vegetables macaroni salad roll, he had 2 pork chops, mashed potatoes vegetables gravy. Total bill was $27👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 Love Love Love

Wailuku, Hawaii, USA
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

My sister, who lives in Hilo, loves Don's Grill. I'm not so sure what she likes more ... the pies or the food? She really enjoyed the chicken papaya special. My 9 year old granddaughter loved the chicken nuggets from the keiki menu. She even had a little cup of jello. Plates come with warm sweet rolls ... Such a... More 

Thank Roni793
Vallejo, California
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

We found where the locals eat in Hilo! Great home style food at good prices. Good is great and big portions. Parking in the evening can be quite tight but well worth the effort.

Thank ArizonaJK
Hilo, HI
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Don's is a clean, friendly, fast, efficient diner, with very good food. The service is impeccable, and they offer a few eminently drinkable wines. The value is excellent. Don, the hard-working owner, is usually there, keeping things running efficiently. It's obvious that he takes his business seriously. His staff is well trained. I highly recommend Don's for a consistently very... More 

Thank Hilohaw
Plano, TX
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

We were in town for a few days and had grand parent duty with the 2 year old. We found this place o as we were driving around looking for a good place to feed him. Just as we pulled into the parking lot,he crashed.The people in Don's were very understanding of the problem and fixed our food to go,... More 

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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

The service here was fast, efficient and very friendly. I had eggs, rye toast, extra crispy hash browns and corned beef hash. The food was delish and inexpensive, although a bit stingy on the butter for the toast. The place seemed to be frequented mostly by locals, always a good sign. I hope to be back soon!

Thank BridgetBy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 pm - 10:00 am
9:00 pm - 10:00 am
9:00 pm - 10:00 am
10:00 pm - 10:00 am
9:00 pm - 10:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 485 Hinano St, Ste A, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4485
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-9099

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?