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What's Shakin'

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27 Old Mamalahoa Hwy 999, Pepeekeo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96783
808-964-3089
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boston
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You could very easily drive on past. You will be happy you didn't. Try anything seafood and you will know the care put into everything on the menu. Even if you don't like seafood the hotdog is great. We've stopped here every time visiting the island and the food is consistently tops.

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Centennial, Colorado
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Healthy food on the farm where the banana, avocados and papayas are grown! Great lunch spot where you order at the window and eat outside at the tables. They even have gluten free bread for sandwiches. I highly recommend this after a visit to the Botanic Gardens (just a mile up the road) for lunch or for a 100% fresh... More 

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South Saint Paul, Minnesota
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a refreshing stop on the scenic highway. Fresh ingredients and delicious smoothies. Definitely worth a stop.

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Sacramento, California
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After meandering thru the Hawaiian Botanical Gardens we drove over to What's Shakin for our luscious smoothies. The menu was so enticing, we decided on lunch as well. Even our gluten/dairy free guest was satisfied. Our second trip over was my ice cream stop and oh my gosh, it was the best chocolate macadamia nut with coconut = heaven!! The... More 

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Monroe, Michigan
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229 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just a short ride from the Botanical Garden is this island’s hidden gem, the What’s Shakin’ restaurant! It’s a unique open-air atmosphere, and all ingredients are healthy, fresh and just may be local. Everything served here is fantastically mouthwatering and delicious. The pricing is even reasonable, especially for Hawaii. The smoothie choices are plentiful and the taste is phenomenal.

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1 Thank Vacationers2007
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As fresh & tasty as anything we ate on Oahu or The Big Island, great place for lunch after our visit to the fabulous Tropical Botanical Gardens north of Hilo. Do not miss!!!

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Houston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This is just up the road from the Tropical Botanic Gardens. A popular stop. Tables were on the porch, and they also had a tented area with tables. We were there around lunchtime. I had the nachos, which was a big portion, they were okay. The wraps looked better. The smoothies were fresh and delicious!

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by on our way to the botanical gardens and I highly recommend it to everyone who wants a quick, healthy, and fresh snack or shake. The staff, especially Lisa, were extremely welcoming and helpful!

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1 Thank Juan G
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We were very thirsty and hungry and when we stumbled unto this place of business by accident. A small stand with outside seating and a small selection of tourist items didn't, on the surface, appear to be very enticing. We didn't expect much and perhaps that was a part of the reason that we were so delighted with the food... More 

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essex
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Brief stop here for restroom and refreshment. A lovely surprise to find it. Great choice of flavours with friendly service

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian, Hawaiian, Vegan, Gluten Free
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Old Mamalahoa Hwy 999, Pepeekeo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96783
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Pepeekeo
  • Phone Number: 808-964-3089

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?