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Ken's House of Pancakes

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££ - £££
American, Diner, Hawaiian
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1730 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4639
+1 808-935-8711
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00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

We enjoyed a beautiful meal. The staff were helpful, polite and efficient. I highly recommend a visit

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Thank Maz D
Houston
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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

we stopped here for dinner twice during our stay after long days of sightseeing. varied menu offers island favorites along with general fare. they seemed to be busy each time we visited or passed by. nice staff.

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Thank Tourista50
Boston/Cape Cod
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our motel/B&B host recommended this and it was perfect - fairly priced and good fish. Parking could be a little challenging but we went a little later in the evening and found a spot. Nice little find!

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Victoria, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On a recent day trip to Helo, my wife and I stopped at Ken's for a late lunch before our return to Kailua. I had pancakes on my mind and was not disappointed. My wife had a Cajun chicken sandwich and that was good too. The people at Ken's were all top notch. They have a good thing going at... More 

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Keaau, Hawaii
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Open 24 hours. huge selection of food, types and taste for everyone Have small, regular or SUMO size portions. Staff really friendly and normally even thought it is always busy the wait time in not bad and the service is excellent.

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Thank AlohaIslander
Long Island, New York
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123 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pancakes are the best. Great variety. Diner style menu. Wonderful, friendly service. Not rushed. Reasonable prices.

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Thank onvacationagain88
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ken's breakfasts are delicious and plentiful. Our first time to Hilo and we adore the small town feel. Everyone at Ken's is kind, cheerful, prompt, professional, attentive to your needs- water glass is always full. Fresh hot Coffee in a thermos on the table. Waffles are extraordinary and the syrup delightfully fresh. Try the coconut syrup. Raspberry is excellent too.... More 

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Thank Robert S
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're in Hilo make sure to have lunch at Ken's - ignore the "house of pancakes" part of the name. Best food I've had all week and I'm on a cruise ship. I highly recommend the BBQ Kilaua Pig Sandwich - couldn't get enough!

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Thank DBPAC
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for brunch before flying out of the Hilo airport. The restaurant definitely gives you a lot of food! My husband ordered the Braddah's Omelette and got an omelette the size of his plate! I ordered the eggs benedict, the eggs were poached a bit too hard but it was still good. Definitely worth a stop. You won't be... More 

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Thank Shanequa P
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has so much on the menu. If your hungry and for a resonalble price come here. They have good coffee and also Sumo plates which is awsome.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$12
Cuisine
American, Diner, Hawaiian
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1730 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4639
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-8711

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