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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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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (566 reviews)
“pineapple” (83 reviews)
“volcano burger” (36 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 3 days ago

If you stay in Kona and don't visit this place than you will have wasted a great experience. The owners Jim and Joanna are the best. It's a little hard to find this place but well worth the search. The first day we stopped there...More

Thank Edward k
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were looking for a casual lunch, and just went for the burgers, but of course, had to add a rack of ribs and everyone loved the ribs, and the burgers were good as well. This is what you would call an off the beaten...More

Thank Nick F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we went there, I decided to get a burger and we got a plate of ribs for the family. The burger was good, but the ribs were great. If you go here and don’t get the ribs, what are you doing with your life?

1  Thank Dennis F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been coming to the Big Island for 25 years and have seen TJs BBQ at Ali Marketplace for years. This last trip we really wanted a burger, so we stopped in. WOW, really wish we would have tried it years ago. It was the...More

Thank HawaiiLady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was so impressed with the tasty BBQ Ribs they have. Talk about melt in your mouth fall of the bone ribs! Friends brought these over for a party, I didn't know TJ's existed!

Thank apollokalele
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best ribs to ever exist, would eat every single day. The pineapple under the ribs is really good, and the owners are so friendly.

Thank Redemika
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband loves his ribs so when I read about this place I knew we had to try it. The ribs were out of this world. The ribs are fall off the bone tender and the sauce was delicious- not spicy, not sweet, not vinegary,...More

Thank MTWsc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my sister went there to eat becaude we could smell the ribs from far away. We decided to order one plate of ribs and a bbq burger and both were really good. I have to say that the ribs were amazing though! The...More

Thank Aurélie V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These guys have ribs and burgers, so we ordered burgers. That was all it took for the cashier to make sure we knew what we were missing! So, we went for the best, fall off the bone ribs. Never had ribs this good before. I...More

Thank Cathy Coen K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What can I say that hasn’t already been said? When my husband suggested this place I thought we were eating off a food truck. It is hidden in the Ali’i Farmers Market location we smelled the bbq aroma as we approached and were told our...More

Thank kareninaz
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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 timandjoanna2222 | 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
  • Value
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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