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“Fantastic Breakfast Buffet” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Big Island Breakfast at Water's Edge

Big Island Breakfast at Water's Edge
Ranked #18 of 67 Restaurants in Waikoloa
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Portland, Oregon
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128 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Fantastic Breakfast Buffet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

If you ask to be seated in "Sally's section" I promise you will not be let down. We had the pleasure of having Sally as our waitress and she was just delightful. She loves her job and truly provides excellent service. Now on to the buffet, the selection is quite good and refreshed constantly. They have an omelet station which has a great selection of vegetables and meats for you to select. Much of the bakery items are made on site by their pastry team and done quite well. If you happen to be there when the monkey bread is sitting out, you must give it a try. Additionally, my daughter fell in love with the coconut muffins - yummy! Overall, for a breakfast buffet this one is quite good and a great way to start your day on the island.

Visited March 2014
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Boulder, Colorado
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247 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Captive Audience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2014

If you don't mind paying over $60 for two people for an average breakfast buffet, then go for it... then again, if you are not a big breakfast person, there is a Starbucks about a half mile up the road in the Queens Market...the walk will do you go. Since we are Hilton Gold members, we had discount coupons which almost made the breakfast affordable by splitting the Loco Moco ($24 - really... for two eggs, a hamburger patty on top of rice, covered with brown gravy) and the fruit plate @ $10 - but you don't get hungry for a long while... can't imagine bringing our family of five (two adults, three teenagers) here for breakfast unless I had just won the Powerball...

  • Visited March 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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“Decent food, way over-priced!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

We had the Big Island Breakfast the first morning of our stay. The omelette bar was very nice, but the rest of the food is on par with an average hotel breakfast spread. The worse part of the breakfast was the coffee! It was the worse I've had in a long time, including late night gas station fill-ups! For an island known for it's great coffee, it was certainly not served at this location! The french toast and pastries were ok, but nothing more than basic grocery store quality.

The $30 price is way high! It would be acceptable to pay around $15-20 for this, but it is nowhere near the price-tag. We visited the Island Market store in the Queen's Market Place for great breakfasts and pastries the rest of the time, along with getting fruit, milk and juices for our room fridge. A visit to an Island Lava Java location is also an excellent treat for breakfast!

Skip the big breakfast, you won't miss a thing and your wallet will THANK YOU!!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Montreal, Canada
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90 reviews
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“Huge breakfast spread”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Family ate here our last morning to bulk up before our long voyage home.

Buffet Spread was decent, fresh, and omelette station worker was insane making at least 120 omelettes non stop during the morning rush.

Overall it achieved its objective of feeding the kids for an action packed last morning and our late lunch at HNL airport.

Service was friendly and good, but prices were very high for the food.



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Kona hawaii
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“Poor Quality for 30 Per ”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Syrup was corn based. Omelette had at least a half stick of butter in bottom of pan. Monkey paws were hard as rock. Sausage patty awful. Coffee bitter. Fruit very good.

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