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“A fantastic lunch spot!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Three Fat Pigs - CLOSED

Three Fat Pigs
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Waikoloa Beach Drive
Transit: There are shuttle buses that stop by often to transport guest to the Hotels located in the Resort area as well as other Hotels along the coast. Taxi cabs are available as well.
Ingram, Texas
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302 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“A fantastic lunch spot!”
Reviewed 16 December 2013

My husband and I had lunch at this restaurant during a week in Waikoloa and enjoyed it so that we came back a second time. Their fish po-boy is just fantastic with a very big serving of mahi mahi that is cooked to perfection. Their tropical coleslaw is also a killer.

Other sandwiches are very good as well. Also, if you have a salad, try the wasabi salad dressing. It's very different and enjoyable.

Ingredients used in the food served in this restaurant are all sourced locally and delicious. The greens are some of the best I've ever had.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Debbie L
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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“A good place to grab a bite.”
Reviewed 2 December 2013

We visited this restaurant before heading off to the airport. The outside hides a more sophisticated place than it suggests. We were absolutely in a hurry and they accommodated that fact gracefully. The manager did a great job of engaging us and making sure our short stay was pleasurable and it was.

I have baby back ribs that were fabulous. My wife had Oso Bucco, which turned out to be lamb shank. That was very good though but cold.

Both dishes were large portions, the half rake looked more like a full, little you can do on the lamb shank but no time to send back to reheat which would have been fine.

The decor was a little disappointing. the menu and style of food warranted full silver service with table cloths etc. the tables were bare aluminum, OK for a budget restaurant but not a place that prides itself on fine cuisine.

However overall as we were in a hurry it was a good meal and suited our purpose.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Alan H
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Kihei, Hawaii
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good meal - not great”
Reviewed 2 December 2013

Went for dinner and was indifferent about restaurant. Salad was huge and steak was good but not melt in your mouth filet. Sides were on small side for price.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Pal704
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Kenosha, WI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Sad and Disappointing Meal”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

We wanted to like this restaurant. We loved Ippy on TV; his warmth, friendliness and some cooking skills. Unfortunately, his restaurant has none of his qualities. Either he put his name on something he's not involved in or he's in over his head.

The first bad sign was the 2 hostesses who were too busy chatting with their friend to acknowledge us and greet us. After several awkward moments standing in front of them, one asked if we wanted a table and guided us in. Next bad sign was the room. It is stark and jarring with obtuse angles, bright red colors and black ceilings, hard bench seating contrasting badly with warm wood tables and the muted cartoonish logo. If they had stuck with the logo design throughout, the room would be much more welcoming. I wonder if they tried to remodel an existing restaurant on a budget.

Finally, the food. We can excuse lack of imagine and good execution, or good imagination and bad execution. Unfortunately, this restaurant has neither good. Big hunks of meat dominate the menu, which is fine if relieved by other options. The one fish dish was NOT recommended by the server and there was no other entree less than 8 oz of meat, I love a good steak or burger and would have been happy to see a 6 oz filet or interesting burger, but none was available. Additionally, there was no attempt to make the dishes more interesting than you'd get in mainland steakhouse. Perhaps that's what 3 Fat Pigs is trying to be, just a good steakhouse, but they fail there also.

We opted for salads and a selection of appetizers for the meal. The green salad with nuts and blue cheese and good greens but the raspberry dressing was too sweet and the salad overdressed. The highlight was the mushroom salad - the only attempt to bring local flavor to the menu. It was good. For a charcuterie platter we ordered the chorizo, Serrano ham and lemon/black pepper ricotta for $5 per selection. The crostini that came with the platter were dried out and obviously had been sitting around. It had none of the crispiness combined with tender bread that marks fresh crostini. The chorizo was unremarkable. The Serrano ham was flabby and fatty, more like bad prosciutto than good Serrano ham. The most disappointing was the ricotta. The small jar of cheese had NO flavor of lemon or black pepper. Yes, we apparently paid $5 for 2 oz. of plain ricotta. Unforgivable IMO. A featured appetizer- beer battered asparagus had potential except that the spicy dipping sauce completely overwhelmed the asparagus and some of the spears were so tough and woody that they were inedible.

This place was a train wreck. The wine was OK, a decent selection and the prices weren't out of line with other places on the island, but the food and atmosphere were not good. I can't recommend it to even the biggest Ippy fan. I hope he fixes it or gets his name off it. He can't be proud of it.

  • Visited November 2013
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2 Thank work_4_beans
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Waimea, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The food was good but way over priced”
Reviewed 23 November 2013

We dined here a few weeks ago. Every one was very friendly. Our salad we shared was very good, but could of used a bit more dressing or had the dressing tossed so it covered more of the greens..and it was a big salad. Our entrées were just average. Nothing special unfortunately. Maybe we choose the wrong items? We will probably try it again another evening..maybe.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank CLARKBARTWO
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