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Big Jakes Island B-B-Q

83-5308 Mamalahoa Hwy, Mile Marker 106, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8302
+1 808-328-1227
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (22 reviews)
“coleslaw” (13 reviews)
“tri tip” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
83-5308 Mamalahoa Hwy, Mile Marker 106, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8302
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While Da poké shack is amazing , be wary of the capt cook location. They are often "gone fishing". BUT we found Big Jakes next door and were pleasantly surprised!! It's just a Nice guy making BBQ! You can tell his locals love him &...More

Thank Melbrew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have foodie kids. They are eight and eat mussels, lobster, fancy cheeses, fresh lilikoi. We all loved this place. The full rib rack is immense and can easily feed a family of four. Definitely worth a stop.

Thank kns_6
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Big Jake's is just an ordering window with picnic tables next to Da Poke Shack, but the food that comes out of that window is excellent. The pulled pork sandwich was one of the tastiest I have eaten (and I've eaten many). The sauce, between...More

Thank V-diz
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This was yet another brilliant find from my fantastic Lonely Planet Guide. We popped by here on the way back to Captain Cook after a morning spent snorkeling at Two Step. Not the easiest place to spot so you hve to keep your eyes peeled....More

Thank HazelOnHoliday
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for a bite of lunch on the way back from snorkeling at Kealakekua Bay and it was FABULOUS!!! I had the pulled pork bowl! Perfectly cooked, tender pulled pork with tasty sauce; my husband got a big sampler plaster with ribs and...More

Thank 517wendya
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped by and glad I did. We had lunch here, ordered pulled pork and skaw. Loved every bite! A good place just south of Kona!!

Thank Frank J
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Great food, friendly service, nice quick and quality place to eat. The chicken and the pulled pork were some of the best food we've had on the island so far!

Thank hlow17
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Wanted to eat at da poke shack but it was closed on Mother's Day. Decided to eat at Jakes instead ( attached next door). Ordered pulled pork sandwiches with coleslaw and baked beans with lemonade and Diet Coke. Nice oriental lady took our order and...More

1  Thank Carl F
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Ribs and pulled pork and chicken are all excellent. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Eat before or after a visit to Captain Cook.

Thank Dave G
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Closer to a 3.5 Nice guys selling decent BBQ. The folks here are so nice and are willing to accommodate. The food is not bad. The place is conveniently off the highway. There are a few picnic tables to eat on. The ribs and Mac...More

Thank cue14
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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83-5308 Mamalahoa Hwy, Mile Marker 106, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8302
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Captain Cook
  • Phone Number: +1 808-328-1227
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