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“Amazing Food”

Big Jakes Island B-B-Q
Ranked #7 of 31 Restaurants in Captain Cook
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed July 4, 2014

This place doesn't look like munch - it's right off the highway, if your not paying attention you can miss it pretty easily...it is first come first serve. It looks intimidating and rundown, but don't be afraid to stop; the people who run it are always very nice. You stand outside at a window to place your order and then take the food to go or eat at the outside picnic table. The food is amazing - best ribs I have ever had!!! We have ordered from here several times and we absolutely love this place.

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Reviewed July 3, 2014

We always see a line at the order window when we drive by, so we decided that it was a must stop. Boy oh boy, were we happy we did! The famous BBQ Pulled pork sandwich with their own sauce is the best I've had. Ribs were also perfection. Its a one man show, so expect a little wait. It's a don't miss!

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Reviewed July 3, 2014

I'm from the southern United States where BBQ is serious. Went to the NYC BBQ fest last year. Jake's should be featured. EXCELLENT pulled chicken on fresh bun. Drippy, messy, soaked the bread kind of bbq sauce. I loved it. Iced tea was good but in a small cup--don't skimp on it, Jake's! With BBQ this yummy, we need adequate chaser. Mahalo for a fast and tasty lunch. (Oh, and the National Park Service folks at Pu'uhonua o honaunau highly recommended you.

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Thank 123carolyn123
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Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Staff was very nice and attentive. We ordered through the window and took a seat at a picnic table in the shade. About 10 minutes later, we had a very good late lunch. The pulled barbeque chicken and pork plates were fresh tasting and plentiful. The shredded meats were piled over beds of rice and came with slaw or potato salad and great baked beans. The other two in our party had hot dogs decorated to their liking and they were very large. The bun is also more of a hoagie roll versus hot dog bun so they were more than pleased! I wasn't thrilled about stopping at a "barbeque joint" in Hawaii, but glad we did!

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Reviewed June 19, 2014

The food is excellent but a little pricy for sandwiches. We could have gone with cheaper items but we decided on a fish sandwich and the best BBQ pork sandwich we've ever had (and we've tried them all over the country). There are chickens that walk around the outdoor seating area. They are rescues from fighting rings. Apparently they are NOT the same chickens that get served at the restaurant.

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Thank RobynE333
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