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Big Island Grill

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This a place has a lot of great reviews? When we drove by it in the morning it was packed. It must be a great breakfast place. I found the food to be ok, not great. It came out hot and was fairly priced for what you get! I will try breakfast here another time and really hope to change... More 

Thank ArcticHaze
Diablo, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family had dinner here last night. We went based on all the outstanding reviews. We were a little disappointed with the main flavors of the food, nothing was out of the ordinary or very savory. Don't get me wrong nothing was bad, it is just NOT a must have for the exception of the flourless brownie dessert(delicious!) We were... More 

Thank Diablo6R2K4
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I each had the three item Moho Loco. She chose shrimp, bacon and spam. I chose chicken, pork and spam. OMG it was HUGE! If we were going back to our resort we would have each taken a to go box. The food was delicious and the service was friendly. Highly recommend this place.

Thank WylesFamily
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for lunch today based on the TA reviews to date. It was a little disappointing. The meat loaf could have been more seasoned. The staff were friendly but overall it was a bit of an anti-climax. We won't be rushing back.

Thank Colin G
Belfair, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good food, friendly service. You get more food than you can easily eat, be sure that you are hungry or share with you spouse. If you want desert, they have an ice cream cake that is really good. If you eat at the Big Island Grill, you won't be sorry. At times parking can be hard to get, don't... More 

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Napa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

....this is the first place we go to after landing in Kona! & we eat several times while we're here! First rate service...delish food & plenty of it...local comfort food at its finest! Hubby & I shared Wednesday Special sweet&sour spareribs....ono! And a couple times picked up mixed plates to take back to the condo...plenty of food to share! teri... More 

1 Thank charlotte a
Ferndale, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I believe anytime you see locals eating at an establishment in Hawaii you probably can count on good food. Choose the daily special and you definitely cannot go wrong with the loco moco. Bring your appetite. There is no view here but the incredible food and service make up for it! Won't disappoint even the finickiest person.

1 Thank Jason B
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our waitress was lovely! The food was good. We choose Hawaiian entrees. Good location, easy to get to.

1 Thank Alexia091
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this place while staying in Kona. The food was so good we ate there again for breakfast the next morning. The staff was super friendly and helpful. Great place to eat. Would highly recommend to anyone.

1 Thank Jory B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want Mom and Pop type food, lots of it, and at a reasonable price, this is the place to go in Kona. The staff make you feel like you are a kama'aina even if you are just visiting. Menu is varied with both mainland and Hawaiian entrees. We have been visiting the Big Island Café for more than... More 

1 Thank rjnjjwa

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?