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The Seafood Bar & Grill

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61-3642 Kawaihae Rd, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9721
+1 808-880-9393
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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San Marcos, California, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Local Food! We both had shutome ( new to us) A'u Ku caught in the pristine waters of Hawaii! A delightful white fish, a star to the platter was a black bean sauce with an unbelievable taste! Like nothing we'd ever had. Rice & fresh ( and I mean fresh) vegetables. While my husband had the rice, I had... More 

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Oakland, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is always at the top of our list when we visit the Kohala Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. My family and I head for the Seafood Bar & Grill for at least two dinners during our 10-day visit because we love their coconut shrimp and fried calamari -- the best on the island. Their unique steamed... More 

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Colorado Rockies
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145 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hungry on drive home, so thought we'd stop for sunset dinner (can't blame them for commercial location next to harbor and horrible view) and read great reviews on yelp. Place looked okay, requested table outside which was nice. However, food was mediocre, service as bad. Seafood quesadilla was bland/boring, didn't taste anything but frozen tiny shrimp. No zing. Asked for... More 

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Thank DineRight4
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was one of the greatest finds we have had on the different islands that we have stayed at! The staff is a top 10! The food is wonderful! This is not some stuffy place asking if it's ok to drink tap water. This is a place to eat great..... no..... really great food with super great people. Go on... More 

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Thank JQBarker
Maryland
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We always come here when we are on the Big Island. Just went our 2nd time for happy hour and early dinner after golf on this trip. The mai tai's are great. The short ribs are great and tonight we had the sautéed Mahi special which was also great. Great food at reasonable price and a place that locals like.

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Thank DealIsland
San Francisco
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten here twice and both times were very happy with sauteed or grilled fish, friendly service and fresh ingredients. Very much preferred to hotel dining. This would be our go-to for an informal dinner. Can eat inside or out.

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Thank symagry
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife, my friends, and I came here for dinner after trying to figure out a good place that wouldn't break the bank... We were very happy with the choice. My wife got coconut shrimp and a salad. I was thinking about a steak but got the burger. They were all really good. The burger was huge. Our friends got... More 

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Austin, Texas
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just greasy bad quality food. Dried out chicken sandwich with bitter burnt "blackened" seasoning. Fish platter was way over cooked with totally desiccated cooked to a pulp veggies. Fries were fine.

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Thank mjd6405
Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been going Definitely a local's tiki bar and restaurant. I assume it's a locals' favorite because of the number of people there and the obvious friendship shared between the owner (CT transplant) and many of the guests that came through. My son and I went in to catch a football game while my wife and daughters met us later... More 

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Calgary
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86 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here after visiting Hawi. This restaurant is approximately 15-20min from Waikoloa. The interior really looks like an old Hawaiian tiki bar...quite quaint and fun! The bathrooms were clean. The server(s) were friendly, and rather speedy. The food was average, though. Nothing fancy. Pretty basic. Perhaps a bit greasy. Happy Hour prices were good...but, other items on the menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61-3642 Kawaihae Rd, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9721
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kawaihae
  • Phone Number: +1 808-880-9393

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