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TJ'S BBQ By The Beach

75-6129 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2311
+1 425-308-1815
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (542 reviews)
“coleslaw” (59 reviews)
“pineapple” (84 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
75-6129 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2311
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came for lunch based on the positive reviews and were not disappointed. Ribs were fall of the bone, sauce and rub were delicious and the coleslaw rice and pineapple were a perfect compliment. Highly recommended to anyone hungry in Kona.

Thank mojo0923
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited here with my wife and some friends. What a nice surprise to see mainland style BBQ here n Kona. The ribs were off the chain. Really flavorful and juicy. Cooked just right. If you're in Kona and looking for good BBQ, this is a...More

Thank hdavis0420
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I just look for the best food at Kona... TJ was the perfect selection. Thanks! - JI

Thank jerryrmz
Tim B, Owner at TJ'S BBQ By The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

ALOHA 🤙, thank you so much for trying us out, we're glad you enjoyed your visit, Mahalo Tim and Joanna TJ'S BBQ

Reviewed 1 week ago

Don’t be put off by it’s unassuming appearance. This is the place to get fantastic ribs while on the Big Island. Once again TJ’s knocked it out of the park! These are by far the best ribs I’ve ever had. Nothing fancy, just rice, pineapple...More

Thank islandgal51
Tim B, Owner at TJ'S BBQ By The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha, we are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us, thank you for the nice review. We hope to see you again. Mahalo for your business. Aloha, Tim and Joanna, TJ'S BBQ

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have the best fall off the bone ribs ever! They are juicy and tender. They come with fresh pineapple slaw and rice!

1  Thank Exploration599446
Tim B, Owner at TJ'S BBQ By The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the nice review, we're so glad you enjoyed your Ribs, Mahalo Tim and Joanna TJ'S BBQ

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ribs are really good as is the BBQ sauce, but the burgers were average and my mom who loves slaw didn't like this one. Would love to see a chicken option on the menu.More

Thank Dana L
Tim B, Owner at TJ'S BBQ By The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha, thank you for trying us out, we're glad you enjoyed the Ribs, sorry your mother didn't care for the Slaw, as far as the chicken, we were doing chicken, for every order of chicken we'd sell, we'd sell 10-12 orders of our Back Ribs,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small restaurant in a group of small stores and booths called Ali'i Gardens Marketplace. It overlooks a beautiful green space with plenty of tables and trees in the green space and a number of table in the shade. The BBQ ribs were...More

Thank dmnurse2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s off the beaten path and well worth it. In one of the market stalls we found one of the best rib meals we’ve ever eaten. Huge portions, you won’t go hungry.

Thank robinmJ3911BD
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Some of the best ribs We’ve ever had. Burger was also incredible. The owners were super friendly and you could sense their passion for BBQ and hospitality. Worth seeking out this place!

Thank 564brettf
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

I had been meaning to try this place out and I’m glad I did! It’s in the Ali’i Gardens Marketplace. Park in the lot and walk around the Marketplace, it’s a little toward the rear, in a booth. I had the ribs over rice and...More

1  Thank thematrixhasyou
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January 13, 2018|
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Response from Randall M R | Reviewed this property |
10:30-5:00 unless a holiday and if it’s the day the shopping area is not open.
Robert M
September 12, 2017|
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Response from Tim B | Property representative |
yes we will, we are closed Sundays and Mondays. Aloha
March 9, 2017|
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Response from Bobb L | Reviewed this property |
besides that, these folks are great and love you to love the food they cook. I wish I could get there once a week, but too busy picking and processing our kona coffee or helping at the Pure Kona Green Market in Captain... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$6 - US$17
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-6129 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2311
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 425-308-1815
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We pride ourselves in serving great BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Burgers, Home Made Honey BBQ Sauce, and Kona Coffee Steak Rubs. Order our famous 23 hour slow Roasted Prime Rib For the holidays or any occasion (need a 2 day notice) Come sit and dine in our outdoor seating area, or do take out. Mahalo Tim & Joanna TJ'S BBQ
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