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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
Today
07:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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Sequim, Washington
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153 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank Tom T
Honolulu, Hawaii
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107 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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St louis
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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. 👍😎

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Thank Papuka2
Honolulu, Hawaii
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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..

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Thank Sue M
Lansing, Michigan
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72 reviews
45 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!

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Thank Nate D
Vero Beach, Florida
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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Had time to kill before a plane ride. Yelp had good reviews especially the poke. When I ordered I was told they only had it Monday thru Friday. Moments later the same person gave some to some one next to us. Looked awesome I guess I will never know. I will take it as "for locals only". To there defense... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Ordered bowl of fruit and cheerios at 9:45am. Partner ordered today's special... pork chops. We are sitting at the bar. Servers all around us. It's 10:16... still waiting...

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Thank Angel K
Maui
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171 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Go to the Foodland Marketplace in Kailua and you'll find an Oahu favorite. Big City Diner made its mark serving mega-platters of American/Island comfort food. Besides BLD they have a kids menu, serve adult beverages, and do carry-out. For us the big draw is breakfast. Definitely above average.

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Claremont, New Hampshire
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I wanted some Hawaiian choices and the family wanted recognizable choices, eggs and pancakes.. I was impressed with the service and the food was amazing! All of us were happy and full!

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Columbus, Ohio
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285 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Had a wonderful casual dinner with my family. There was something for everyone on the menu and best of all we were there on a Wed. night and glasses of wine were all 1/2 price. This is one of their smaller locations, so we went early. By the time we left, the restaurant was full. They do have seating outside,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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?