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Keauhou Shopping Ctr., Kona, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Torrance, California
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167 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting the Big Island, you need to stop at L & L. This is THE place to find a good plate lunch, the standard island lunch of locals. It includes entree, mac salad/green salad, and rice. This location is on the corner of a mall area and provides indoor/outdoor seating. They also offer a variety of dishes including some Chinese... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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493 reviews
384 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Wife picked up a large combo ($12) and a small meal ($7). Chicken and beef were tough. Fish and shrimp were unidentifiable if you were blindfolded. Fries tasted funny, cooked in bad grease maybe? Definitely not as good as Da Kitchen on Maui for plate lunches. Okay I guess if on a budget and not picky about quality.

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Denver, Colorado
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62 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Ok, this place is exactly what it appears to be a fast food take out stand (there are a few tables, but it's all counter service). The food was good (I had the combo of Beef, Chicken and Pork BBQ), and they give you more than you can eat, at a very reasonable price, especially by Hawaii standards. I wish... More 

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Shelton, Washington
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2014

...but not much. This was up the hill from our hotel. Why is it a "Drive Inn" and what does that even mean? It's not as if you can place your order from your car. You park, get out and walk in ~ not drive in. The food is typical fast food Hawaiian. A lot of tasteless clumpy white rice... More 

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Richton Park, Illinois
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We were looking for an expensive dinner for the evening, something that we could pick up and take back to our room. Our family of 4 enjoyed everything that we got. I don't think you can go wrong picking anything off the menu. Everything looked so good on the menu that we bought quite a few dinner items and shared.... More 

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Kapaau, Hawaii
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167 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2013

We tried the fresh fish and roast pork. Both very good and reasonably priced. They have a huge menu including a $29.95 special that feeds a family of four or five. We have also tried two other L&L locations in Waimea and Captain Cook, ditto!

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Thank KD4ML
Gig Harbor Washington
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2013

We were all very hungry and in need of a quick fix. This was the perfect selection. They have a big menu so everyone will find something they will truly enjoy from fish to a traditional lunch plate. The macaroni salad with creamy and full of calories and the rice fresh and tasty. We sat outside and had enjoyed the... More 

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Renton, Washington
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2013

The restaurant was clean. The atmosphere was quiet. I had the mahi mahi & Hawaiian BBQ chicken and my husband had Chicken Katsu - you have your choice of side dishes. I had double macaroni salad (which I love)!! The portions are absolutely gigantic, so keep in mind with the possibility of sharing one meal. We sat outside on the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2013

After hiking tithe Green Sand beach,and 6 pack of beer to recover...there is nothing better than a Combo A from L&L. There is something great about a good Hawaiian meal of Roast Pork, a Hamburger patty, scoop of rice, scoop of macaroni salad, covered in gravy and topped with an fried egg. What a way to end the day. Quick... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

If you want good solid eats at very resonable prioces choose any of the three L & L's on the Kona side of the Big Island. Great variety and service and although my wife prefers the salad dressing in Kailua the Waimea store is just as good. The variety is awesome with items from BBQ to Katsu to Portugese Sausage... More 

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Hawaiian
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Lunch
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  • Address: Keauhou Shopping Ctr., Kona, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona

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