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“Worth the drive from seaside!”
Review of Merriman's Market Cafe - CLOSED

Merriman's Market Cafe
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed February 1, 2013

Many share our opinion that this is the best restaurant on the Big Island. We loved it and have already reserved a table for our next visit. Emiko is a fantastic server; if she's not there ask for Dylan.

1  Thank Bob D
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

A little generic for my taste. Good for kids due to lots of choices. Good happy hour, so worth it to go between 3-5:30 and save a little money on drinks/food

Thank laurasez
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Great little cafe in the Kings Shops mall across from the crumbling Marriott. Good sandwiches and fresh produce. We had fish tacos and a chicken sandwich that were delicious. Slow service-- I think the gal was half asleep, but we weren't in a hurry. Also dined at the mother ship in Waimea-- fabulous!

Thank sallyforth60
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Arrived at 6:30pm on a Friday evening and were seated immediately outside along the rail. We just wanted a casual dinner since we were tired after a long flight. The service was very good, we had a waitress (Irene) who was very attentive to us and boys that helped her always refilling our water, bringing new silverware, etc. We ordered iced tea and coke to drink and she brought it out in a carafe filled with ice. For dinner we had a Caesar salad (lettuce was excellent but the dressing bland) and the mushroom pasta which was very good and huge portioned. Hubby had the fresh fish sandwich which was Ahi and it was huge! Fresh bun and toppings, a side of truffle fries and an order of the Mac n Cheese which he devoured and loved every bite. We were in and out in 1 hour and the bill was only $62 plus tip. Yes, the atmosphere of being in a mall was less than average but the service and food and price more than made up for it. We would definitely go back or recommend for a casual dinner and probably more fitted for lunch.

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2  Thank elf.dml
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Their menu had offerings of tacos and pizza all the way to entrees of fresh fish. We tried the island fish prperation of the day, swordfish, very bland, but creamy. It said it had capers and lemon zest sauce but didn't have much taste. Also had chicken piccata which was a bit better. The drinks had very little alcohol in them. I wasn't sure if this was an upscale bar, fancy bistro, or a simple cafe, the hostess and waitress acted at times like it was a very upscale place and at other times more relaxed. I am not sure how it ended up at $90 + tips for that. I was a bit dissapointed after going to the Merriman's on Kauai, which was great. It is in a mall so there is no view or anything like that. Some outdoor seating. It is another choice around the resort area so I would give it another try with something a bit more simple.

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1  Thank Skippington
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