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75-5591 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3631
+1 808-329-2960
09:00 - 23:45
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chubby's is inside the bowling alley so it's kind of hard to find. Order at the counter and your food will be brought to your table. Breakfast all day features eggs, waffles, pancakes, loco moco that is a LOT of very tasty food. The quality is good diner fare, inexpensive for the area, and it's open late. The staff are... More 

Thank theonewhogetsaway
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103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We wanted something to eat around 9:40 at night. Other fast food places had no appeal. I'd read about Chubby's so we went for late-night burgers and fries. It was good! I think we were the only non-locals in there but everyone was friendly and the staff was nice. Great service. I only wish I'd had the pot roast special.... More 

1 Thank Silly B
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249 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We always get the Korean chicken plate. Comes with two sides, rice and mac salad. Good price for lots of food. Good service too.

1 Thank krg999
Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

A great place to hand out and eating for lunch and dinner. Chubby's have a good OX soup, pork with cabbage and fried liver beef. People was very nice 👍 👍👍

Thank JPDallasTX
Miami Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Hidden gem inside a bowling alley! We really enjoyed the pick 3 platter and chicken wings after a long day at the summit. We choose the short ribs, beef teriyaki and fried shrimp with white rice. My favorite was the short ribs and chicken wings, skip the fried shrimp. If I'm ever in the area I'll be dining here. Good... More 

Thank SimplyBee86
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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153 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This diner is in a bowling alley so can get a bit loud. The staff was friendly and service prompt. The tables were filled with locals. The plates of food were huge and delicious. Prices seemed average. Great choice when you are really hungry and looking for a place that locals frequent.

2 Thank Kona-KonaKen
San Clemente, California
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We were in Kona for an outrigger race and our coach knew about this place. We would never have considered it otherwise. It is in a bowling alley and it serves up huge and delicious portions of local favorited. My husband had the Kalua pork loco moco and that would have been enough for both of us. I ordered the... More 

2 Thank Tsmithmorse1
San Diego, California
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Chubby's Diner gets points for being open late! My husband and I were on vacation in Kona and looking for a late night spot to grab some local island grindz and saw that Chubby's was open after 10PM when a lot of the other local restaurants around the area were already closed. The location was a bit hard to find... More 

2 Thank Christine D
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Love the food and love the staff the atmosphere is pretty hype but the great food makes up for it. The price is good and the sauces are soooo good.

1 Thank Michael T
Honolulu, Hawaii
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Workers nice enough, but a long wait for below average food. L&L is a poor representative of "local" food but sad to say it would have been a better choice on this day.

Thank KLD808

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Hawaiian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:45
09:00 - 23:45
09:00 - 23:45
09:00 - 23:45
09:00 - 23:45
09:00 - 23:45
09:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5591 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3631
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-329-2960

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?