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Wilson's by the Bay

141 Mamo St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2957
+1 808-969-9191
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“shaved ice” (20 reviews)
“snow cones” (4 reviews)
“keiki size” (4 reviews)
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141 Mamo St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2957
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Once located on the main ocean front drag, now this little shop is tucked away. While it is harder to find the line is still long. The owner has been involved since opening day. She once worked for the store and now owns it. She...More

Thank Rambo S
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I'm not sure if these are the best shaved ice flavours on the Big Island but they probably are, just because they take so much time and effort to create perfection.

Thank tedioustommo
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This place had a steady stream of customers but we found their snow cones to be overly sweet. The vanilla, strawberry, and blueberry shaved ice was like snow, not chopped ice like many snow cones. It melts quick so eat it quickly on their outdoor...More

Thank Bill_123
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Wilson's may not have the biggest selection of flavors, but they do have outstanding employees who certainly work hard to satisfy. In a head-to-head competition with Brain Freeze, I'd probably choose the latter.. but if I was in downtown Hilo, I'd certainly stop here again!

Thank Brad W
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Some flavors are easy. Some not so much. Wilsons absolutely nailed the lychee. NOT easy to do. I was always temped to get just the lychee but always wound up combining it with another spot on flavor. Great Job, Wilsons! Also found that they have...More

Thank Tupelo010835
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We walked from where our cruise ship was docked to downtown Hilo specifically to try a shave ice at Wilson's--only to find it closed. But luckily we walked around a little while and found it opened (they must open at noon, I guess). This stuff...More

Thank CHKFlorida
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

After all the great write-ups, we anticipated a really delicious treat. It wasn't great, we were disappointed.

Thank 657jamiea
Reviewed 15 June 2017

If you are looking for authentic and delicious shave ice you have to go to Wilson's. There is no substitute!

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 28 April 2017

I'm not sure why, but in Hilo they tend to call shave ice "ice shave." People know about long-established Wilson's, and she does good business, but I get the feeling that other, not-as-good shave ice places are more well known. I have no idea why....More

Thank Dave's_reviews
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Great place to get shave ice on a hot sunny day. There are a variety to select from. Went to the farmers market and it was nice have something refreshing at the end of my shopping.

Thank rickystours
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141 Mamo St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2957
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-969-9191
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