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“So much choice, good prices” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ken's House of Pancakes

Ken's House of Pancakes
Ranked #8 of 229 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $12
Cuisines: American, Diner, Hawaiian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Poole, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“So much choice, good prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

We stopped by here for breakfast after seeing it on our drive to our vacation rental. The menu is massive and the only problem you will have is what to choose to eat! Service was quick despite it being busy and our waitress was really helpful and pleasant. We were really impressed with the many flavours of syrup on offer for our pancakes. We may be returning before the end of our trip!

Visited April 2013
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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Much more than just pancakes!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

A great place to eat - more than just pancakes - there is a wide variety of dishes to suit any appetite. Good value, friendly helpful service and a lively atmosphere and open 24 hours

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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28 reviews
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“A Great Local Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Ken's is one of the 2 places we always go to eat while visiting Hilo. It's a Hawaiian style diner with an amazing menu. If you can't find something you like on this menu you just don't like food! All the choices are good values and you won't go away hungry. My brother had the chocolate macadamia nut pancakes (at about 1 PM) and raved about them. You can't go wrong at Ken's.

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good value and good food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

We stopped here after a day of visiting the sites in and around Volcano National Park. This is a 24 hour diner, with a typically large (but with a Hawaiian flair) diner menu. Service was quick and efficient. I can only speak to the breakfast, as that is what we ordered, but we were all happy with our meals. The pancakes were great, and the spam omelette was good. The wide variety of syrups were all good, but lilikoi syrup is now our favorite.

Visited April 2013
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California
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“Way better than I expected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

This was the highlight of our Hilo experience, and not what I was expecting. The Eggs Benedict was great, and came with a side of pancakes. The kids had Waffles and Chocolate Chip pancakes. They have coconut and guava, boysenberry syrups. All in a neat old diner style restaurant p- super fun and good!

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