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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
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00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is more than just a boring "pancake house"! The food is excellent, with lots of local dishes. Be forewarned - the portions are ginormous! If I had to choose a favorite, it would be the omelettes, any of them. Fluffy, light, delicious, and filled with incredible taste. The oxtail soup is a must!

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Thank Shep K
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great place for breakfast. Huge menu with great food. Servers were all friendly. Definitely try their French Toast!

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Thank Jim T
Ontario, Canada
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came here for dinner after our Lava Hike (dinner here was included in the price). We were alittle skeptical when we pulled into the parking lot. Not a fancy place, but we were pleasantly surprised. I ordered fish burger and fries (mahi mahi) was VERY good! My daughter ordered vegetarian BLT - said it was very good, and the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ken's is the definitive Hawaii diner. In my mind they are the definition of the Hawaii diner. I got the Keiki Moco which is a a fried egg, a scoop of rice, a hamburger patty and 'industrial' gravy. Nothing fancy here. If you want a nice bowl of hot filling protein and rice -- you can't beat Ken's.

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Thank Dan G
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sometimes you just need a huge menu and a comfortable diner setting. This is the place, I think the booths are original from the time is opened in the 70s. It's busy but they move people through quickly.

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Thank Kristine C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was just like many other american diners. Large menu for those that want a little variety. The food was good, but more like comfort food than anything. What made the visit enjoyable was our waitress and the other staff we talked to. Service was quick and done with a smile. We would eat here again and might actually try... More 

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Thank Jeff F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinner for two. Saw it had won a trip advisor certificate so had to try it out. Staff was super friendly and it was still quite busy with locals and tourists at that time of night. Large menu; pancakes looked amazing but we tried some dishes we'd never had before. Would go back. Portion sizes are huge!

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Thank ManderzDe
Corvallis, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Parking lot is busy but works well to get patrons in and out. Lots of options. There really isn't much of a wait. Prices are very reasonable

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Thank Josh W
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, 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?