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Merriman's – Waimea – Big Island

4.8
4.8
6605 Reviews
$31 to $50
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Located in the heart of the Big Islands farm community is Peter Merriman's original restaurant; Merriman's Waimea. Chef/Owner Peter Merriman is one of the founders of Hawaii Regional Cuisine and uses 90% or more of local produce, fish and beef. All dishes are handcrafted to highlight the natural flavors of each menu item. Our award winning wine list has selections for all to enjoy. Merriman's knowledgeable and friendly staff will guide you through a culinary experience you will not forget. We look forward to serving you!

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 39 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Thu 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 885-6822

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Peter Merriman

  • Catering

    Offering the best of Hawaii Regional Cuisine. Please contact us for details!

  • Neighborhood

    Kamuela

  • Cross street

    Highway 19

  • Parking details

    Self park.

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Merriman's Waimea Dinner Prefix

    $95.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Following the great feedback from our spring menu, Merriman's Waimea has decided to offer this menu year round! Featuring the best local produce, fish and meat, our prefix menu offers many classic Merriman's dishes and many new inspirations as well! We will also have many nightly specials and a terrific wine flight accompanyment. The menu will be offered for $95 per person. Details can be found on our website www.merrimanshawaii.com. Our a la carte dinner menu will no longer be available. We look forward to seeing you in Waimea!

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What 6,605 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Best Overall

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Best Food

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Best Service

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Best Value

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Fit for Foodies

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Healthy

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Great for Lunch

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Special Occasion

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Most Booked

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  1. b

    bugsy4

    Philadelphia

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Everything perfect. Do miss the bread basket though.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent ! I don’t like 4% taxable kitchen surcharge Not disclosed prior … I personally find all of these charges very frustrating. I felt the food was very good - our server was excellent and they offered a prix fix with a good variety. I am from NY & we don’t have surcharge or wellness charge. We
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and amazing service!
  4. S

    Shana

    Charleston

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!! We went here for my birthday celebration based upon a recommendation of a friend. She didn’t lead us wrong! Great food, fantastic ambiance, service on spot and overall just splendid!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Delicious dinner with our family while on vacation. Our server was top notch. Friendly and prompt with everything. But not rushed. Everyone loved their meal and choices. Loud table near us with not great acoustics would be our only minor issue. We had to talk loudly to hear eachother.
  6. RA

    RARothman

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner on our last night on the Big Island. Every single bite was outstanding, as was the service and ambiance.
  7. H

    Hugh

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing farm-to-table food. Everything on each plate was respectfully prepared, purposeful and presented spectacularly. Go out of your way to eat here.
  8. WK

    WK247

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience. Food was absolutely delicious and the service was excellent. I can’t wait to go back!
  9. KF

    KarenF

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Nice people!!!
  10. LR

    LoriR

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dinner was good. Prefix pricing was not bad for what it included. Wine flights were fairly expensive.
  11. UN

    UyenN

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love your restaurant—excellent service, amazing drinks, and delicious dishes.
  12. AL

    AmberL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food with great service. It was a little chilly, but they warn you that the restaurant is at a higher elevation and as such can be cooler. Highly recommend having dinner here.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our experience at Merriman’s! The food was delicious and the service was top notch. We loved that the prix fixe menu was a little customizable in such that if you didn’t want dessert you could get two appetizers instead and you could add any item à la carte. Would highly recommend!
  14. H

    Hylights

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Superb service / fantastic food / enjoyable evening
  15. AA

    AlisonA

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Incredible food and drinks… this is a must do when you come to Hawaii.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were perfect!!! We felt it was one of the best places to eat in Hawaii.
  17. J

    Jolo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Not salty or too sweet which is common in Hawaiian culture. Love the local source produces. Solid place and would recommend.
  18. DW

    DianeW

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting from CA. Fantastic restaurant!! The best on the island hands down. Our server was excellent and super knowledgeable about the menu. Can’t wait to come back!!
  19. AL

    AlyciaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Merriman's is a wonderful dining experience for a special occasion. Service was professional and attentive and the food was delicious.
  20. CC

    CarolynCD

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delightful and delicious place to celebrate our anniversary. The staff were all friendly; the locally sourced menu items were varied and excellent; portion sizes were good, and prices were in line with what I expect from fine dining. I had the lamb--yum! My husband had the catch of the day and thoroughly enjoyed it.
  21. KM

    KristenM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We couldn't have imagined a more beautiful and delicious restaurant for our wedding anniversary and last day in Hawaii. A MUST go!
  22. LT

    LauraT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious! The service was wonderful and everyone was so nice and attentive.
  23. SD

    SDlocal

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate with our 2 kids. Everyone loved their food. Great meal and the highlight of our trip
  24. M

    Michiganfoodie

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I am a long time fan of Merryman's so was disappointed that the menu had changed. Their Ahi tuna was one of the best ever and the coconut crème Brule was to die for so it was very disappointing to not see those things on the menu. While my meal was good, it was not as good as I expected. I did ask the waiter about the crème Brule and he did find one left over from lunch and everyone at the table agreed it was excellent.
  25. PM

    PatM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love love this lace. Everyone is so nice. Food. The best.
  26. D

    Darling

    Denver

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Please have the manager call me. 303-807-3252 thank you
  27. IR

    IrwinR

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Service was quite slow. Food presentation so-so Price - mostly overpriced Potatoes wernkikkkkkn
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was amazing ! Every single plate was delicious & the service was beyond great! We had beef tenderloin with jalepeno mashed potatoes & macadamia nut crusted fish .😍😍😍 Meat was beyond tender & a the tastes all went so well together. It was such a great experience, if you are on the big island make sure you stop by .
  29. JP

    JoshP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Unless you’re a wealthier person than me, this is a “special occasions” restaurant but the exceptional service farm to table ingredients, masterfully prepared do make it a very special meal indeed!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The BEST food and dining experience we had during our two weeks on the Big Island - Highly Recommend!!!
  31. EC

    ElisaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was incredible!! It is obvious that they prioritize fresh, quality ingredients in their food. We really appreciated the opportunity to eat at such a delicious, thoughtful, and special establishment!
  32. PM

    PatM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place. Fabulous. Everything was exceptional. We will be back tomorrow.
  33. SC

    SarahC

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    We spent four days on the big island and this was our worst meal. We went for lunch and got the grilled catch of the day, which was over cooked, and the special of fish and chips, which was the opposite - the batter was raw on some pieces. Service was great. It’s a shame the food wasn’t.
  34. KT

    K3TM

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Merriman’s never disappoints, it always provides the best meals and service!
  35. KK

    KathrinK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    I received follow ups from OpenTable over and over again..... I did respond but they kept on coming...... I live here in Waimea and have come to Merriman's for years. Yesterday was not that enjoyable and the food was mediocre.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were staying at a resort and took an Uber to Merriman’s. When we were ready to leave, there was no Uber, Lyft or taxi available!! The manager was kind enough to have one of the bus boys take us back. He was lovely, and totally saved us!
  37. MB

    ManuelB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The staff was very friendly, efficient, and attentive but not overly so. The food was delicious and the serving sizes just right. We will definitely be dinning there again.
  38. B

    Bozz

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, the service - could not have been better.
  39. MM

    MartinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food with professional and friendly service. Entire staff from hostess to the bussers made us feel welcome. Big hits of the evening were the Goat Quesadilla app, the filet and the local rack of lamb. The Siduri Pinot was great; nice bouquet with long finish. Pricey but worth it.
  40. CC

    CoCo

    Hawaii

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food here is spectacular! You can taste the freshness and the chef really lets the flavors shine. Little things like tomato “croutons “ on the Cesar salad are unbelievably good. The desserts are also incredible. The wait staff was eager but a bit inexperienced-the meal/wine service was not coordinated, empty plates/glasses were not removed, but they made up for this with friendliness 🥰. Definitely try the mai tais!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Merriman's – Waimea – Big Island offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 885-6822.

Merriman's – Waimea – Big Island is rated 4.8 stars by 6605 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 39 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Merriman's – Waimea – Big Island

65-1227 Opelo Rd Kamuela, HI 96743

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Highway 19

  • Neighborhood

    Kamuela

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Thu 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Self park.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Peter Merriman

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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