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Hilo Burger Joint

#13 of 190 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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776 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4235
+1 808-935-8880
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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106 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the green chili burger, it was delicious on a yummy bun. My husband had a basic cheeseburger that he also enjoyed. I imagined the burger to have actual green chili but it was slices of grilled green chilies with grilled onions and a bowl of au jus, was really good. We were there during happy hour so got... More 

Thank Kimraem
Plymouth, Minnesota
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Burger Joint was on our list to try in Hilo so we made it there today for dinner. This is a locals kind of place with a good dose of funkiness and appeal. I had the Big Island Burger and my wife had the pork sliders and both were great. The Burger was on a soft fresh bun and... More 

Thank Richard B
North Salem, IN
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

No complaints about the food. Locals place and great food and price was right. Service a little snippy. However, if you are looking for a good burger without breaking your wallet this is the place

Wahiawa, Hawaii
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116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

The food here was great. The burger was fresh and made to order. The portion sizes were perfect; not too much but just enough to fill you up. Service was friendly too. Parking was tricky and unfortunately our party couldn't all pay by card with our separate checks, but overall a good place for dinner.

Thank RoyAviles
Stevensville, Maryland, United States
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186 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

No kidding, this is a joint, but a neat old local place with lots of character and great burgers. I think there were 23 different burgers on the menu including some veggie versions, etc. There are also about 30 craft beers many from local HI small breweries plus some from CA, OR, WA, CO, etc. Four of us had 4... More 

Thank Ed Z
Georgetown, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after reading reviews on TA. The service was very good and the place seemed to be filled with locals because most people seemed to know each other. Our burgers were good and did not take too long to arrive at our table. I would say the french fries seemed to be missing something. We even... More 

Thank dil345
North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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260 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

We came here for dinner last night after viewing the lava flows at Kalapana. As it was late (830pm), there were not a lot of options available except for fast food. The restaurant is not large and it is kind of eclectic in its atmosphere. Very cool old time bar complete with a boar's head over the centerpiece. Every different... More 

Thank HawaiiNut02760
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is a burger joint. That has good food and good happy hour drinks. We really enjoy this place. The Bar looks like a old bar from another place, maybe an antique. The service and food is good and quick. We enjoy the burgers, salads, fries every time. Checked out some of the other dishes being served and they looked... More 

Thank RR1451
Sebastopol, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

After a day at Volcanoes National Park, we were looking for a casual, local place with great burgers. We saw the Hilo Burger Joint and stopped. We had some of the best burgers in recent memory. The food was unpretentious, the burgers juicy. The offer dozens of burgers, many different combinations, multiple burgers. It was great. Check it out.

Thank TLG54
Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Relaxed place, tasty burgers - though I have had better, reasonable prices, nice staff. Would gladly come back.

Thank Mulan W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 776 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4235
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-8880

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