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Big Island Grill

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
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75-5702 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1717
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I did lunch and then came back for breakfast, so two visits driving from the resort area north of Kona Town. It's the Big Island, you're on vacation, but we all need a break from $50 breakfast buffets and the buffed, trim and tanned fellow resort travelers. This is a place to slow down, feel like family... More 

Thank Room927
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The web page says the place is open, but I called at 4:45 and again at 5:10 and no one answers. It would be helpful to have a message on the answering machine about whether the place is open. Mondays, some restaurants close. So, which is it???? I want to bring friends here for dinner, but don't want to make... More 

Thank Phyllis H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Local food, local people. Great prices too. Kona iced coffee was absolutely amazing! This is a slight walk to the main shopping area where the port is and if you avoid the days cruise ships come into port (tendered really) you may have less traffic of folks milling around. I enjoyed this for local cuisine and keeping it casual.

Thank Marlene L
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went to Big Island Grill for a Saturday night dinner. It was pretty busy, but they did have a table for 2. I had fried shrimp, and my wife had fried chicken. Both were tasty. The meals usually come with 2 sides from a sizable selection list. Service was quick and we were in and out in about 75 minutes.... More 

Thank jwbrown72
Holt, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breakfast was awesome had the Big Saiman Bowl.... easy atmosphere, clean and good service! Was able to accommodate our family of 5.

Thank Sandy M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never enough help. We waited 30 mins. for a drink, we were leaving and a waitress called at us and told us our drinks were ready. We went back, had our drinks, there was no apology and the drink's weren't very good. Hire some help!

Thank Carolyn R
Queensland, Australia
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14 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

10/10 for this spot to eat. After two weeks in Hawaii this was our best feed. Everything is well priced and amazing. Definitely try the dessert pies they were absolutely huge and worth the $8. Great service, amazing food - a must do in my opinion.

Thank EkkH1202
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They had a large selection to chose from. It was a little more expensive than I would have expected on the mainland but not too out of line.

Thank mdw50
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to get in line to sign the waiting list for dinner. It doesn't mean the service is slow, it means this place is popular. The wait was not long. The restaurant is big and bright, so don't expect candlelight and romance. (in a former life it was a Wendy's) I'm on a constant search for the best Teri-beef.... More 

Thank backroadexplorer
Wahiawa, Hawaii
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Onolicious! The service was quick and they were so friendly!! The food was fresh and melt in your mouth delicious! Worth every calorie and penny...which is a rare compliment for me!!

Thank megv83

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5702 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1717
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: 808-326-1153

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