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“Cute little place”
Review of What's Shakin'

What's Shakin'
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Pepeekeo
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout
Reviewed May 2, 2014

I did not expect such a variety of food at this little place. They had many smoothies, wraps, and other plates. We got wraps and they were accompanied by some fruit as well as salad. Very reasonable price. They also have Tropical Dreams Ice Cream, what I figure to be the best ice cream on the island -- love that coconut!

Picnic tables are in abundance, and it was good as quite a number of people were stopping by. Seems to be well-maintained and freshly painted.

We ate there twice.

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Reviewed April 28, 2014

We stopped at What's Shakin after visiting the nearby Botanical Gardens ... And it was a pleasant surprise. Off the main road (take the "scenic route" at mile marker 7), it's an attractive, well-maintained restaurant. In addition to meals (fish, sandwhiches), they have smoothies. They use locally grown fruit. The friendly staff gladly mixed a special shake mix (provided by my wife) into her smoothie ... She said it was excellent. I'm not normally a smoothie person (think: old school curmudgeon), but had a Java Lava (coffee, chocolate, banana, and milk). good. There's also a nice selection of other local products, and some local fruit, for sale. I expect that we'll stop there again, on our next trip to Hawaii.

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Reviewed April 25, 2014

Read about this place in my big island guide book and decided to stop in whilst on our way up to akaka falls. Didn't try any food but had the yummiest mango, banana smoothie. Great little location and the grounds are quite nice if you're looking to take a bit of a rest or pitstop. We ended up calling in again on our way home in the afternoon.

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

We've visited What's Shakin before when we've taken the scenic route just north of Hilo (there's markers on the signs, and it's a pretty 4 miles)

They have great smoothies (my favorite is the Blue Hawaii), but they also have some local fruits, baked goods and other products.

the specially named soaps they have for sale are worth a giggle to check out.

For us, it's a tradition to stop by when we're in the area and sometimes we go a bit out of the way to get there. Theny never disappoint,

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Reviewed April 9, 2014

A must after seeing Akaka Falls. They grow the fruit on their farm that is used in the smoothies. They have other food, but the smoothies are why you stop.

1  Thank Eric F
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