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Chubby's Diner

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75-5591 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
9:00 am - 11:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:45 pm
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San Diego, California
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Chubby's Diner gets points for being open late! My husband and I were on vacation in Kona and looking for a late night spot to grab some local island grindz and saw that Chubby's was open after 10PM when a lot of the other local restaurants around the area were already closed. The location was a bit hard to find... More 

Thank Christine D
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the food and love the staff the atmosphere is pretty hype but the great food makes up for it. The price is good and the sauces are soooo good.

Thank Michael T
Honolulu, Hawaii
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Workers nice enough, but a long wait for below average food. L&L is a poor representative of "local" food but sad to say it would have been a better choice on this day.

Thank KLD808
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in because we saw the great ratings and a local recommended it. Loved that you can order from the breakfast menu at anytime, waffle was delicious. It was a little hard to find because the name is not on the outside of the building but inside a bowling alley. You hear pins and lots of noise from a... More 

Thank Diana R
Everett, Washington
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Omg, soooooo good! We ate here three times. We had Loco moco, with fried rice, Kalu pork, egg over easy. One order is enough for two adults. It's in the bowling alley, so be prepared for the sound of pins and kids video games.....

Thank Barbara B
Southern California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We took a recent trip to Kona and found this place still open after our night dive with the Mantas. We were hungry! I had saimin three places on the Big Island, and surprisingly this place had the tastiest broth. Dinner was delicious!

Thank SoCalGal58
Camano Island, Washington
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159 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

The place we were going to go for breakfast well, we never made it so our friend who lives in Hawaii recommended this place. I consider this restaurant a "little hole in the wall" since it is a bowling alley. His nephew loves this place and their family eats there when visiting from Hilo. While my husband and i were... More 

Thank Wklstoywife
Grass Valley, California
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

People come to bowl, play video games...and have a meal. We thoroughly enjoyed our "plate lunch" meals... Very good gravy, macaroni, meat, etc...if we had time I would go back.

Thank PinkieMarvel
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

Considering the place and the size of the kitchen, this place which located inside the bowling alley has delicious selections

Thank shankaleesh
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Chubby's Diner is tucked away, of all places, in the bowling alley. Food is good and affordably priced. Specials every day. My favorites are pot roast, curry hamburger, and shrimp Alfredo. Breakfast is served all day also and kitchen is open until almost midnight. If you have room for dessert, the brownie sundae is amazing and BIG. Shareable. Service is... More 

Thank Hank D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Hawaiian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:45 pm
9:00 am - 11:45 pm
9:00 am - 11:45 pm
9:00 am - 11:45 pm
9:00 am - 11:45 pm
9:00 am - 11:45 pm
9:00 am - 11:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5591 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: 808-329-2960

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