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Merriman's

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65-1227 Opelo Rd, Opelo Plaza, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8401 (Highway 19)
18088856822
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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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Lindale, Texas
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for dinner one evening for a second time. Ate here 5 years ago and once again was exceptional. Both my wife and I had the filet which is raised locally along with all our sides. Very friendly and attentive wait staff. Be sure to make reservations if you go during peak summertime. One of best on Island!

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Thank Jimmy W
Mexico City, Mexico
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Merriman's is really a treat when it comes to fine taste and menu variety. Make sure you have the traditional Mahi Mahi on Macadamia nuts and the prawns as a starter. Another great option is the filet mignon, which is cooked to perfection and comes from grass-fed cattle from the island. All this complemented with the traditional service, which is... More 

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Colorado
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146 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We ate at Merriman's a couple of times lately and it's just not the same. The food is still pretty good. I love the Kauai Prawns, but it's not the high scale gourmet restaurant that it was in the past. The portions are very small and the service is a coconut short of Hawaiian hospitality. Also, for the prices they... More 

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Thank Katherine L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great restaurant and experience. They had three specials, and luckily someone from our group ordered each so we could try them all. They were all amazing. Even though it's definitely an upscale restaurant they had a great kids menu. Being able to watch the chef prepare the meals is an added bonus. I would recommend this restaurant... More 

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Thank Ryan H
Sacramento, California
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here when there first opened years ago. Wonderful and unique with variety of inventive food. Now just regular, nothing special except for the high price. Fish was done nicely, but accompaniments need improvement. Dessert was OK, nothing spectacular. Very small portions.

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Thank Richard W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out of all the places we had been while staying in Hawaii, this is by far the best place we had dinner. Everything was amazing. They had the option of picking two entrees, just smaller portions of each, my husband and I each did this and were able to try out four entrees. The dessert was also amazing. You really... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just happened to be driving by and stopped for lunch. Very nice family restaurant. Food was great. Service was good but it took a little long to get the food out. Price was excellant. We would definitely go back if in the area.

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Thank Petzold
London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very easily booked for a later dinner (815 pm). Greeting was very warm and when one of our party was bothered by a light the staff moved us without any fuss. The food was excellent all around, service attentive and friendly. Cannot say enough about how good this was. Highly recommend if you visit the Big Island.

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Thank stu26beech
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had brunch for a family group of 10. I had the eggs benedict with pork and they were excellent. Someone else had the fish tacos which I'm told were also very nice but they could have managed 3 rather than the 2 served. On the other hand, I had the mousse for pudding and although that too was a... More 

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Thank Philip D
Westchester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here for four and found the food to be uniformly excellent and inventive, not to mention relatively reasonably priced...would definitely recommend...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $75
Cuisine
International, American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
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: 18088856822
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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