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Big Island Grill

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American, Diner, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
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75-5702 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1717
808-326-1153
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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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Scotia, New York
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

They have a great menu and varied. One of the only places you can get a super loco moco. A little wait to get in but not bad. Lots of Hawaiian food on the menu as well. The ice cream pie was fantastic!

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Thank Mrfixit8344
Tucson, Arizona
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176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Big Island Grill prepares a nice variety breakfast dishes and includes many in a local style. The Mac nut pancake is not anything extraordinary but it is covered with macadamia nuts chopped and you have a choice of two syrups maple and coconut. The Loco Moco dishes can be made to order with a variety of meats ranging from... More 

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New Albany, Ohio
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were referred to this restaurant by a pastors wife who lives on the island. The restaurant has a diner appearance and many tables. More people are finding this hidden gem amongst the "names" in the area. The menu has a variety of island dishes. One of the unique things to this menu is that there is a page of... More 

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Ringgold, Georgia
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261 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here because it is somewhere you need to eat at least once. Many locals eating. Big portions. My wife and I shared a terriacky chicken salad. It was great and their dressing for it was super.

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Thank Con K
San Francisco Bay Area
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The loco moco at Big Island Grill is too die for! I had mine with roast pork, most excellent. I mean just cart me off to heaven as soon as I have (possibly) finished the loco moco here. Absolutely Beautiful! The waitstaff and manager are very friendly and exceedingly efficient. A great kama'aina place with excellent food at good solid... More 

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Thank ToneGarcon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big island grill is awesome the food is good and staff is great. Totally feels like the small town dinner love it.

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Thank Michael T
Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great Kona town family restaurant with something for everyone .Reasonable prices ,clean,great service, a friendly smiling staff, and the food to have you returning for more. (I) cant wait to return to Kona so that I can dine at theBig Island Grill.

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Thank Michael D
Elk Grove, California
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a big fan of Denny's, but that is the vibe. But if you want plate lunch fare on an actual plate, for a good price, this is the place. I had the loco moco with 3 meats, and the gravy was perfect. They have daily specials... it was ox tail soup when we went. Chicken katsu, saimin, it was... More 

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Thank bruinfan95
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great local food, heard of the place through word of mouth.... busy at lunch, but seated immediately and supper service.

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Thank Craig I
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food for great price. They give you a lot for the money. It's where the locals eat, if you don't mind the big family with kids.. Then it's a good place to eat. Service is nice even though they are busy. Location is off the highway away from all the tourist places.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Diner, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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?