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65-1227 Opelo Rd, Opelo Plaza, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8401 (Highway 19)
+1 808-885-6822
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 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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Sacramento, California
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227 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were here for Valentine's dinner. What a well oiled, finely tuned machine this place is. Excellent service, excellent food, excellent wine list. Great turnaroud time on the tables. We saw several tables turned around within 2 minutes of the prior guests leaving. They had a great wine pairing and wine flight for valentine's day and the prix fixe menu... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our first stop at Merriman's was after a long day of sight seeing. We were on our way back to Waikoloa ocean area and we stopped at Merriman's to see if we could get in, there were 11 in the group, at first they said not together and then adjoining tables cleared at the same time and they quickly accommodated... More 

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Hays, Kansas
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited Merriman's on our last day on the big island. We had been to Merriman's on Kauai and loved it. We were not disappointed here. Great service, excellent food.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our second visit to Merriman's. Previously we had been for lunch three years ago and I was a bit underwhelmed at both service and meals served. However, I wanted a free from the beach restaurant and a bit of that upland cool temp. The hostess greeted with a smile, aloha and guided us to our table. Destin approached,... More 

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Carson City, Nevada
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Back again for our Anniversary Dinner. This is one of the best restaurants in the Hawaiian Islands. It is definitely the best on the Big Island. The service is outstanding, most of the staff have been there for years. Just an over all great meal.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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146 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant is a dining experience and not "just a meal." The seemingly quaint setting and building exterior don't even hint at the delicious food waiting to be ordered. Culinary yummy-ness!! Bring a jacket or light sweater if you are driving up from Kona because the climate can be refreshingly cooler. For the gourmet food selections, we feel that the... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food locally sourced. The mahi mahi macadamia nut crusted was excellent. My wife had the fresh catch of the day, a red snapper, also excellently prepared. Nice wine list. The maitai's are outstanding! Great dinning experience

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently had dinner here and when our bill came there was a 2% tip added on the total bill for the dishwashers & linecooks!! What Is this? I've travel a lot and never had this on any bill. I think if They want to tip their kitchen help raise your prices, don't insult me With this added tip.

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Warren, New Jersey
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215 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our major issue was the noise level we experienced. My wife actually had to put in earplugs. It probably was due to the location of our table, and the fact that we had to put up with some spectacularly loud neighbors. Looking from the kitchen towards the front, the left side has an alcove...we suspect added since we were there... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A 5:00pm reservation on a Saturday. The restaurant was 3/4 empty. My earlier call to confirm the reservation included my inqury as to their ability to accommodate Vegans. (As most mid-level & higher establishments do in these days of culinary conciousness). Two of our party are Vegan. We were assured that they could easily comply. One "vegan offering was two... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $75
International, American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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
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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