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The Seafood Bar & Grill

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American, Bar, Seafood, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Pub, Gluten Free
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61-3642 Kawaihae Rd, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Drove up to this little port town north of Mauna Lani. Busy place, but they were able to seat us quickly. Good service. Staff worked well together. Food was really good. We all had different fish meals. Kids food was good - better options than usual for kids. Very good drinks. Not a cheap dinner, but definitely great food and... More 

Thank Kendra00
Whyteleafe, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove about 20 mins from Waikoloa to this area which isn't the most attractive part of Bug Island but does have reputedly a few good restaurants. We opted for this one and it was arguably the best of about 40 meals we had on our holiday. The service was good and the seared ahi was delicious. All four of... More 

Thank Martin B
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by for lunch one day and had the best grilled fish sandwich on the island and service was great (Denise), so we decided to come back for dinner the next day. We had the lobster/shrimp pot pie and fresh catch and both were delicious! Such a nice change from the overpriced, mediocre food at the hotels - and... More 

Thank Michelle V
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food and service! The Fresh Catch burger and macaroni salad was to die for! I couldn't ask for better and filling! Kelsey is super sweet!!!

Thank KSharp0030
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83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a low budget, unpretentious tiki bar. We've been a dozen times. We return because it is exactly what it presents itself as. Food is basic fare, drinks can be powerful. The bar is usually loaded with locals who look like they are trying to forget something in their lives. Given the relative scarcity of Waialae watering holes,... More 

Thank Xenos1
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came hungry after a day of playing at the beach. The service was ok, but the food was flavorless. Burger was a frozen patty with no flavor. The tomato had a bug crawling in it. We sent it back, only to get the same burger with a new tomato. I would have thought they would have made a new... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever I visit my Kona friend, we find an excuse to go north (Keokea beach at the end of 270, Hawi, Spencer beach, the Nat'l Historic Park, Hamakua macnut store) and always, ALWAYS find a reason to stop here for refreshments. Happy hour (3-6pm) pupu's to die for: escargot, oyster shooters, calamari steaks, coconut shrimp...just writing about it makes me... More 

Thank DawnDee1950
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and great food! Our family each chose a different entree and were not disappointed. The fresh catch of the day was amazing. Would highly recommend a stop at this restaurant.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Swansea, Illinois
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Came with our family of 8 and were promptly seated. (Restaurant was busy and very crowded with a short wait when we left). Interesting location (second floor) and great island decor. Food was good with large portions. Seafood fried rice and grilled fish sandwiches were popular with our group.

Thank BW_MS
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. The service was quick and attentive. Drinks and food very good. The Thai beef salad was delicious. It had an amazing salad dressing and the vegetables were so fresh.

Thank Cheryl L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
American, Bar, Seafood, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Pub, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61-3642 Kawaihae Rd, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kawaihae
  • Phone Number: 808/880-9393

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