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65-1227 Opelo Rd, Opelo Plaza, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743 (Highway 19)
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our third time at Merriman's as it is not cheap ($25-50 entrees). The first two times the food and service was excellent. In fact, I remember the first time we were all amazed at just the side dishes. This third time wasn't quite the charm. The service, as aways, was impeccable and friendly. The food was surprisingly lackluster.... More 

Thank Treylathe
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband, daughter ( age 13) and I had a wonderful meal. I loved the idea of a combination plate. (If you can't decide what to order, you can pick two half portions). I picked the Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi with the Lamb Chops. My husband chose the Seared Ahi and Ono and my daughter had the Filet Mignon.... More 

Thank Isakath
Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From start to finish, great meal. Service was wonderful, the food delicious. Yes, it is on the expensive side, but to be expected for a fine dining experience on the island.

Thank AB2014
Las Vegas, Nevada
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143 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have to say that my expectations were very high coming into this place. I was told it is one of the best in all of Hawaii. This place surpassed my high expectations. The decor is not fancy or anything but once you taste the food and drinks, you will be blown away. The Mai Tai drink was a great... More 

Thank Jim R
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The service was superb from the hostess to wait service. They really knew their wines. I was not extremely hungry and got a Cesar salad. I wasn't impressed by it. It was served warm and I barely touched it. My family had excellent dishes: a vegetarian Mexican type dish, steak, and shrimp dish. We also had great coffee and some... More 

Thank DCW614
Ann Arbor
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Extremely disappointed especially after reading reviews. Service was terrible. Portion size is ridiculous for prices being charged. Fish tasted fresh vegetables greasy and overlooked.

Thank Valerie C
Las Vegas, Nevada
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106 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I dined here expecting an over the top experience given the reviews. The atmosphere is nice and lively and service was good but the food lacked a "great" flavor or depth. I lived that they have 2 different size portions and you can actually try to different entrees for $49. However, the jalapeño Yukon gold mashed potatoes... More 

Thank Dolcebellamae
Greenwood SC
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Asked around to the locals and we were referred to Merrimans in Waimea. What a surprise!! All organic with local beef and vegetables. Service outstanding. The chefs are superb!! Highly recommend when your on the Big Island. On the expensive side but definetly worth the visit. Enjoy!!!!!!

Thank erdocr2
Overland Park, Kansas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Concierge at the Fairmont Orchid Resort recommended this restaurant to us as a place for FRESH food, and being locally owned, we were "sold". FYI, we are from the "real" Midwest (KC) and are accustomed to great food and great beef. This restaurant had the BEST food we have ever had and we are Grandparents-old! From the vegetables in... More 

Thank sobringer
Indialantic, FL
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Regardless of where you are staying, a night at Merriman's is worth the drive! This may have been one of my all-time favorite meals. I almost didn't book this because it was about an hour drive from Kona and there is no view to speak of. Wow - I'm so glad we came! Merriman's offers half portions if you can't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $75
International, American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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
    (Highway 19)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: 18088856822
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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