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Merriman's – Waimea – Big Island

4.8
2764 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
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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!
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Happy Hour: Saturday - Sunday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(808) 885-6822
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Cross street: Highway 19
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vipdinerdd (Kansas City)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

As always, wonderful food. The seared ahi is absolutely outstanding, can’t be beat. Hope to return this vacation, Daniel was our server and rook great care of us!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

This is the place for good food and friendly service. Better dining is limited on the Big Island so don’t pass on this one. Great steak and local fresh fish with local farm veggies, nice wine selection too.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. We drove 2 hours just for the opaka paka and ahi.

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vipDM11Rox (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Lunch was wonderful! The ahi poke was the best. So was the Kalua pork saimin. Looked forward for two years to their amazing Mai Tais. Our server Kathryn was a delight. Going back again this trip.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

We go just for the roasted potatoes and short ribs

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KathleenB (New Orleans)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful food, service & atmosphere.
Great selection for a nice Sunday lunch.

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Sweetest268 (Chicago)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Service was absolutely excellent, food was unforgettable. We loved our visit and is one of the most memorable stops on our trip to the big island.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

Peter Merriman is the Alice Waters of Hawaii. 30 years ago, he was amongst the first island-based chefs to emphasize local ingredients cooked with multi-cultural influences. Even today, in this town of 10,000, this kitchen produces what's arguably the best food on the island of Hawaii. It isn't always as consistent as it could be, nor are the beef and lamb as local as they could be, but we're always happy to eat there.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Everything was excellent! We went for lunch...but we're already going back again tonight for dinner.

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BigT (Cleveland)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

The meal was wonderful...food was very good.

Disappointed,though, that our server seemed distracted. She brought me the wrong entree and fouled up our coffee order! Hmmm, a bad night,maybe? Anyway, it set us off a bit and influenced the evening some.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Happy Hour: Saturday - Sunday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Cross street
Highway 19
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(808) 885-6822
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Catering
Offering the best of Hawaii Regional Cuisine. Please contact us for details!
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Parking details
Self park.
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Executive chef
Peter Merriman
Additional
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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