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Big Island Grill

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75-5702 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1717
+1 808-326-1153
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 12:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Service and food were okay. Would not need to go back again necessarily. Very friendly service and food came quick.

Thank JAPeters
Crooked River Ranch, Oregon
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Kona and want to experience delicious real Hawaiian food for way less than resort prices, look no further than Big Island Grill. Ate here twice during our recent stay in Kona and walked away smiling with satisfaction both times. From authentic loco moco and chicken katzu to delicious fresh fish with Hawaiian influences, nothing on the... More 

Thank Doug R
Traverse City, Michigan
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478 reviews
367 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have reviewed BIG negatively several times in the past but keep hoping for a positive experience. This time I tried having their breakfast. Bummed out again. Got the combo French toast/ eggs/ ham plate. Eggs were ordered over hard, came runny inside but burnt on the outside. (Grill too hot?) Ham was greasy and salty with some burnt spots. Sweet... More 

Thank Bill H
Portland, OR
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful local cuisine and friendly service. Huge portions of well prepared food. Try the Big Island coconut ice cream pie.

Thank MimiPortland
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Hawaiian version of Denny's. A family restaurant that serves local comfort food. Locally owned, reasonable prices, huge portions- not much more you can ask for? In the morning, I like the loco moco. I usually opt for a traditional (hamburger). They have a slew of other toppings you can choose from, but I keep it regular. Lunch and dinner... More 

Thank charley-marley
Tampa, FL
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84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The outside and inside of the place is really need of some tlc, the place looks like it hasn't been touched in 30-40 years. My husband got the cabbage and pork. The pork is steamed and had no flavor, this was suppose to be Kailua pork! The meat was also wet as it is steamed with the cabbage. I had... More 

Thank crhallis
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We liked it so much we ate there 4 out of the 6 days we were in Kona. Catch of the day cooked perfectly! We tried a little bit of everything and was never disappointed. Bring your appetite or plan to share like we did. Even when packed they checked up on us and let us know where our order... More 

Thank togetherstronger
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing if your hungry. Their one plate is enough for two. So much flavor in their dishes.

Thank Artieandmel M
Coal Valley, Illinois
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has been a year since we were last on the Big Island. The third night we dined at the Big Island Grill. Nothing has changed, the food and service is the best. We were able to get right in and seated around 6:30 PM. The same friendly people made you feel like family. A lot of food and reasonably... More 

Thank Richard S
Sequim, Washington
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We each ordered different breakfast entrees, and both were good. Waitstaff pours plenty of coffee. Omelett was excellent and the corn beef patty ok. Stick with omlettes! Definitely a place where locals go and are known. '

Thank sewicruise

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5702 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1717
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-326-1153

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