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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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

BIG is our favorite restaurant in town. We love the family atmosphere, the delicious food and the reasonable prices. Our family favorite is the teriyaki beef or the Loco moco. If you have enough room for dessert, you cannot miss the Hauppauge ice cream cake with Mac nuts and fudge! The decor is nothing fancy and could actually use a... More 

Thank Donvon01
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went in for breakfast and left hungry. The traditional breakfast had a very small portion of hash browns and toast is not included. With a cup of coffee and tip it cost about $13. My wife ordered a small saimin for about $1 less. Nice size bowl of broth. Very little actually floating in the broth. Good service.

Thank Kona-KonaKen
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food there is less then impressive. I ordered the loco combo with eggs, bacon, hash browns and gravy. Assume this was like any other breakfast place I assumed that when they said gravy it was breakfast gravy. It wasn't! It was brown beef gravy. I'll take the responsibility for that because I didn't clarify. But my husband got eggs... More 

Thank Jamie C
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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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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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 

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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
Kids, Local cuisine, 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?