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“Great shaved ice place in Hilo”

Wilson's by the Bay
Ranked #7 of 15 Dessert in Hilo
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout
Toronto, Canada
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great shaved ice place in Hilo”
Reviewed June 29, 2014

It is small place but the attendant was cheery and friendly! Had three different flavours in one
shaved ice. I think I chose the smallest size available as we got there right after our lunch, but
it was still huge!! Must visit place for travellers and tourists visiting Hilo. Excellent experience
all around!!!

  • Visited June 2014
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Eldridge, Iowa
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218 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Very good shave ice.”
Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed my coconut flavored shave ice with ice cream in the middle and coconut cream on top. Small size was good sized. We drove by three different times on our visit to Hilo, finally got lucky on a Saturday afternoon. Four shave ices came to just under $12. I would return and get another. A cool and tasty treat!

Visited March 2014
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best Shaved Ice - Ever!”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

Wilson's by the Bay in downtown Hilo is a small "hole in the wall" that serves only shaved ice. After sampling shaved ice on 3 Hawaiian islands, this is the best. The ice is smooth, almost the consistency of ice cream. the syrups are great - not too sweet with great flavor. You get your choice of 3 flavors for the syrup - I had pineapple, coconut and passion fruit. Do not forget the cream topping - it makes the flavors creamy. We have stopped here every day for the last 3 days!

  • Visited February 2014
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Columbus, Ohio
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best shave ice on the big island”
Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

Seriously the best. Have to get it "with cream" which is a sweetened condensed milk on top. Went to Kona side a few days later, have tried others, and wish we were at Wilson's! None compare

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Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Too syrupy”
Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

We had a child size cone here. It was nit that great. The syrup taste was so strong it mass it not so refreshing. It also made the ice treat feel heavy. I don't think we will go back.

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