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"At Poi Dog Deli we welcome everyone from all walks of life - we have traditional sandwiches as well as vegan and vegetarian options and we always carry gluten free bread, chips and beer. Come in for a deli sandwich or a wrap with a handmade pickle and a side of popcorn. Choose a fresh salad with local greens and enjoy some house made cheesy cornbread. We have a large selection of Hawaiian craft beers and local beverages, daily specials and local kombucha on tap. We even have a popcorn topping bar to enjoy while we make your meal. Come join us for some good tunes and great food!"
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Deli
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped here to get sandwiches to go on our way up to Mauna Kea. We placed our order at the counter and waited inside at one of their dining tables. They gave us a bag of popcorn to munch on while we waited for...our food. It’s a nice atmosphere and dogs are allowed inside with their families. Our sandwiches were all very good and they have vegetarian options.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 20, 2024

A great menu of sandwiches and other items. Small number of seats and a very popular place. Definitely worth the wait. The P.I.G sandwish was amazing. They offer gluten free bread for the sandwiches. Friendly and courteous staff.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 4, 2024

Happy with my meal. The salad wasn't over dressed. My sandwich was good (though if ordering the cheese steak and from philly, just know its not a philly cheesesteak). I especially liked the popcorn and the variety of self serve pop corn toppings. Dogs as...your table marker was also a nice touchMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed July 17, 2023

Fantastic sandwiches - everything was really fresh. Loved the popcorn option as a side. The Turkey BLT was DELICIOUS! Really friendly service too - highly reco.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 19, 2023 via mobile

We live in Kona and come here often. Poi Dog is a deli and doesn’t serve hot dogs. It’s named for a type of local dog. Sandwiches are a good variety. Chicken curry salad sandwich is a fav. Also Ruebens and special of the day....Salads are excellent. Like the variety of beers available. Fun and relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy a beer and popcorn while waiting for your meal. Your dog is welcome too.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed May 3, 2023

We were looking for a hot dog place and this deli came up, but low and behold the dog is not a hot dog, but a real dog. However, they did have a fabulous selection of deli sandwiches and salads. No fountain drinks - only...cans (ice tea is from a pot) Prices are reasonable and portions are large. We got the 1/2 Reuben sandwich with a strawberry salad, the spicy Philly cheesesteak sandwich with a side salad and a whole turkey BLT on grilled rye bread. Many of the items come with a basket of freshly popped popcorn. Would come back again to try something different.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed April 27, 2023 via mobile

Tasty food and good selection of fresh foods. Good drink selections as well. Friendly staff and cute number/order tags with a dog on it. Glad we stopped.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed January 28, 2023

Have dined in several times and come to love their Reuben. Stacked and tasty!! Imagine my dismay on needing to do a carry out only to get home and find very little pastrami and sandwich in dissary. Huge letdown. Eat in - NOT CARRYOUT so...you can easily complain directly.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed November 4, 2022

This was a fun place to eat. The salad was remarkably fresh and tasty. Staff were welcoming and helpful. Relaxed atmosphere.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 2, 2022 via mobile

My wife and I visited this restaurant during our recent visit to Kona. She got a Reuben and I got the Spicy Puna cheese steak. Her Reuben was just what you’d expect a Reuben to be, but it was definitely small for the price. My...cheese steak was pretty disappointing. The “steak” was more like roast beef slices. It wasn’t the chopped up steak I’m used to getting with a cheese steak sandwich. While my wife enjoyed her Reuben, I would have preferred Subway over this place. I also didn’t like the popcorn as a side and would prefer chips as the included side.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed July 26, 2022

We all loved the sandwiches we ordered! Doing the popcorn bar instead of chips was also super fun and I highly recommend. A bowl is very easily split between like four people. There's some New Orleans touches there and it certainly shows in the food...as well. Decent selection of local brews for people who want to enjoy a beer from the island with their sandwich. Quick and great service even though they were slammed with online orders for lunch-rush!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 17, 2022

Every sandwich comes with a side of fresh popped popcorn instead of chips. The portions were generous and the service was quick and experienced. It was a great place to get lunch and would have worked great as take out for a day trip.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 25, 2022

We stopped here on our last day on the Big Island for lunch. We wished we found it earlier. The food was delicious! The service was friendly and quick. They have a great menu with plenty of options. If we ever make it back to...the Big Island, we'll be back for sure!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 2, 2022 via mobile

We stopped here to pick up a couple of salads for dinner. The salads were ready in about five minutes. There were at least ten other people in the restaurant eating. The lady that took our order was very nice. We brought our salads back...to the condo to eat. They were fresh and tasty.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 23, 2022 via mobile

I had a really good experience at this place, and my whole family loved it to. The food was nice, and the workers was so sweet.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Poi Dog Deli is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5