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65-1227 Opelo Rd, Opelo Plaza, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8401 (Highway 19)
+1 808-885-6822
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10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Morton, Illinois
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

While shopping at Costco, my husband found gift cards for Merrimans ($100 for $80, giving you 20% discount). We were staying in the Waikoloa Beach area and figured it wouldn't be that far of a drive to try a new restaurant. Wow! So glad we did! A pricey dinner but worth it for a splurge. (Reservations recommended...place was busy on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the fish tacos - very disappointing but my husband ordered the saimin and it was delicious. We went for lunch - we wanted to try it at lunch to see if it was worth paying the dinner prices ...we decided it wasn't. There are so many great restaurants to try but if you are in the area at... More 

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Thank Rhonda H
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love this place and have sent so many people here and they love it too. A fine dining experience but worth every penny. Chef Peter Merriman's first establishment, he's expanded to other places including Maui and Kaua'i. It's up country from the main tourist locations of Kona but definitely worth the drive. The wait staff is fast, courteous and... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great cuisine created by Chef Merriman and his wife. He truly pioneered farm to table cuisine in Hawaii. Lunches are an excellent value with similar items on the more expensive dinner menu. Most items are local and very fresh, they even have their own herb garden on the side of the building. Best restaurant in Waimea, not to be missed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I loved the Merriman's locations on Kauai and Maui so we had to try Waimea too. While this location lacks the awesome views of the other two, they certainly had fabulous service, food quality, and lovely ambiance. Our server Jared was wonderful and made great cocktail recommendations as well as tie breakers on entree choices. We had... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Service was fast and courteous, restaurant wasn't too dark or too loud (which was perfect for our parents), and food was really delicious. We ordered just about every fish on the menu, and all were well liked. Also got a selection of their salads (also, delicious, and not overly lettuce-focused - good balance of ingredients), and the pork quesadilla (yum!).... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As someone who has frequented this restaurant for over two decades, with sadness I must report on the remarkable decline of this once superb fine dining establishment. The overall experience was lackluster and mediocre---certainly disappointing and disheartening. The service was spotty; considering its high prices, the cuisine, with certainty, failed to deliver on its former promise. A big disappointment!

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic combination of local flavors, innovative offerings, amazing view, exhaustive wine list, specialty cocktails. Would make a point of returning for sure!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently had brunch at Merriman's and had a very good experience. I had a fish sandwich and my wife had the eggs benedict. My sandwich had fresh fish that was lightly breaded and a wonderful sauce. I also ordered a side of Yukon Gold potatoes that were some of the best I've ever tasted....seasoned just right. My wife's eggs... More 

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Camarillo, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Merriman's has a nice atmosphere for dinner and service is excellent. We were warmly greeted and our waiter introduced himself as soon as we sat down. The food was good, but honestly, not memorable. The steak was perfectly cooked, but the herbed butter on top of it was too strong and there was so much of I had to scrape... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $75
Cuisine
International, American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65-1227 Opelo Rd, Opelo Plaza, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8401
    (Highway 19)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-885-6822
Description
Located in the heart of the Big Islands farm community is Peter Merriman's original restaurant; Merriman's Waimea. Chef/Owner Peter Merriman is one of the founders of Hawaii Regional Cuisine and uses 90% or more of local produce, fish and beef. All dishes are handcrafted to highlight the natural flavors of each menu item. Our award winning wine list has selections for all to enjoy. Merriman's knowledgeable and friendly staff will guide you through a culinary experience you will not soon forget. We look forward to serving you!

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