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UNCLE Bobo's Smoked BBQ

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51-480 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaaawa, Oahu, HI 96730-9809
+1 808-237-1000
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were driving around the island and want to pick some lunch to take to the beach with us. Like most tourists, we checked TripAdvisor reviews for a good place to eat. We decided to stop at Uncle Bobo's for lunch. My husband ordered beef brisket, and I ordered pork shoulder and both were excellent. Unlike most... More 

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Thank Srey_24
Phoenix, Arizona
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, the wait is kind of unexpected given there were only two other parties dinning that day, but again, I agree the flavor and quality of the food it's worth waiting for, simple menu, standard prices for the island and location. Gorgeous beach park right in front. Go for it!

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Thank CarlosVent
Clemmons, North Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were going to Kaula Ranch and needed somewhere to eat before. Came across Uncle Bobo's and was very happy with it. Very small eating area but a beautiful park/beach across the street where we took our food to eat. There is a little bit of a wait, but so worth it!

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Thank Cornelia H
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were doing a drive around the island and wanted something for lunch that wasn't the standard burgers, ahi poke bowl, kalua pork or shellfish. After reading reviews on tripadvisor, we decided to stop here. I was already concerned I would miss the place and almost did. Look for the post office. It's right next door. It took a little... More 

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Thank Mark B
Pender, Nebraska
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93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Uncle Bobo's is a small place that is run by the owner and his wife. It is not fast food, but it is good food. Your patience will be rewarded.

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1 Thank Nick J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Local grown meat for burgers. Buns baked that morrning. Pickles,onions,tomatoes and NO mayo. Melt in your mouth burger. Enough said.

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Thank Karen W
Bedminster, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Every single time we visit Oahu we go to Uncle Bobo's. You might pass it by because the outside is not appealing but for a tiny " hole in the wall" place there is no BBQ like it. The ribs, brisket, salads are all excellent.......take home a bottle of their sauce so the memories can linger. Well worth it!!!!!!!!!

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1 Thank Janet G
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

A coworker gave me the heads up on this place, and man what a treat!! They close at 5:00 on weekdays and 6:00 on weekends so work your entire Oahu visit schedule around their open hours. Smoked pork, beef brisket, rice and beans are the bomb, then for desert there's the Malasadas, oh brother so light and good. Much Mahalo... More 

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Thank Terry A
Seattle, Wa
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

My husband made the IMPOSSIBLE request of bbq and mexican, and we stumbled uncle bobo's! If you're driving too fast, you might miss it... look for the yellow sign and yellow table umbrellas! Uncle bobo's is cash only, and uncle bobo himself is very humble and shy. His BBQ ribs are fall off the bone tender, and succulently seasoned to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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91 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Located on Oahu's North Eastern coast, Uncle Bobo's is an idyllic spot to pull-over and enjoy down-home cooking when making the journey around the island's scenic perimeter highway. Open Wednesday to Sunday for lunch, until late afternoon, a tasty menu of American favourites with a local twist are served with a friendly attitude by the laid-back proprietor and his small... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $19
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51-480 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaaawa, Oahu, HI 96730-9809
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kaaawa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-237-1000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?