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Big City Diner

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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108 Hekili St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2848
+1 808-263-0377
07:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't order mixed drinks here!!!Had dinner ordered special pasta. It was okay. Ordered a mai tai and it tasted like juice. I ordered a shot of Meyers dark rum to add to it. When it came it was light brown. He said she shook it with ice it was very watered down. Then they charged me 6 dollars for it.... More 

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Beulah, MI
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106 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered a carry-out of Uncle Danny's fried rice and week 3 special Asian fish w/ bok choy. I asked what the fish was and Kody replied "cat fish, it doesn't sound good, but it's really good." With his enthusiasm, I ordered the special with salad and rice and the papaya, pineapple, mango smoothie. While my order was being prepared,... More 

Thank Pam Y
Honolulu, Hawaii
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

BCD is great all locations but for an uncrowded breakfast with a big variety of choices the price is great and lots of free parking in front of their eatery.

Thank Grant K
Haymarket, Virginia
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

stopped here for breakfast on Saturday with my wife. We were seated and got our drinks quickly, but the food took a really long time. There're busy but not packed so I don't know what took so long. When the food did finally show up it wasn't quite right (over medium eggs had runny whites) and was only lukewarm. Again,... More 

Thank alex r
Roswell, Georgia
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216 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Ok, we tried to stay away from a chain restaurant but finally caved in and very glad we did. After being disappointed the night before in another more expensive restaurant my husband still had the jones for grilled salmon so he ordered it...for breakfast! It was delicious! A generous portion seared perfectly with eggs and rice was a pleasant surprise.... More 

Thank Bev8789
Sequim, Washington
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156 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

As with several other places in Kailua we eat here everytime we visit. This trip we were with family, the youngest has a favorite mac and cheese plate. I had the Portabello Burger....and it was quite good. Our son had the Loco Moto and wife and daughter in law salads. Everything was very good. This place does like kids and... More 

Thank Tom T
Honolulu, Hawaii
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110 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Have been and enjoy Ward and Kaimuki restaurant. So the menu does not stray. Good fresh servings and portions.

Thank HNLDiner
St louis
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Yummy for my tummy. Tried the loco moco and the kimchee fried rice. Very tasty and hot. Nice bar area and good seating for families. Also outside seating with a band playing. Give it a try. 👍😎

Thank Papuka2
Honolulu, Hawaii
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It's been a while so we headed back to BCD in Kailua for Saturday breakfast. If your hungry then BCD will not disappoint you, love the big breakfast with eggs, Canadian bacon, waffle's plus their great coffee. This place is great all day but their breakfasts just nail it and parking is rarely a problem..

Thank Sue M
Lansing, Michigan
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96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Food was great, service was fast & friendly, and prices were reasonable. The big city club sandwich was delicious!

Thank Nate D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 Hekili St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2848
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: +1 808-263-0377

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?