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Ken's House of Pancakes

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1730 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4639
+1 808-935-8711
00:00 - 23:59
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Palacios, Texas
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60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very popular spot in Hilo but higher menu prices that expected. The average meal was in excess of $15 per plate. The place is always busy possibly because it is on a main thorough fare in Hilo, close to hotels and the airport. If one is adventurous less expensive, small eating establishments can be found in side streets or shopping... More 

Thank kateo2324
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Ken's. The wait staff is friendly and very attentive. Food comes FAST. A Hilo institution that we have eaten at dozens of times. Don't expect great food but we have never had a bad meal there.

Thank UkePlayer
Cincinnati, Ohio
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411 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There's an extensive menu that goes way beyond pancakes. The atmosphere is something like a large diner. Good but not exceptional food and prices.

Thank Denny G
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good Food! Lots of choices. They can get really busy here. Lot of pancake choices. We had a party of 4 and had a fun times

Thank HawaiiTraveler777
San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is plentiful and reasonably priced. If you can't find something on the menu to eat, then it's your problem. The menu offers a variety of food choices and it reminded us of a diner, only Hawaiian style. We ate there twice and wish we were staying closer so we could eat there every meal. Our server had... More 

Thank Jean D
Wayne, New Jersey
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family and I ate lunch here after being rained out of a volcano helicopter tour. Food was outstanding! I strongly recommend the oxtail stew, it was truly delicious. Service was great and the place was impeccably clean.

Thank Steveski11
Crown Point, Indiana
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bonus is that it is always open. We went for a late desert. It was not good at all. Kinda old and dirty place. The waiter was meh. To many great places in HI to go here.

Thank JanisN123
Minneapolis, MN
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112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by around noon on a Sunday - luckily got one of the parking spots right away, but lots of people had to circle or park elsewhere. Worth the effort, though - as evidenced by the steady stream of customers during the time we were there. Good food, large portions and efficient staff. Ken's has been around since the early... More 

Thank Shouldercat
Atlantic Beach, Florida
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142 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely eat here when you are hungry! Don't pass it up! I had banana pancakes, macadamia nut pancakes and coconut pancakes. My husband had a crab omelet. Wish there was a Kens in our home town. Would definitely go back!

Thank 2119rio
South Haven, Michigan
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183 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great breakfast here. Everything came as we ordered. Server was also very good. The food came out very quickly.

Thank JBMyers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$12
American, Diner, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
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?