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Big Jakes Island B-B-Q

83-5308 Mamalahoa Hwy, Mile Marker 106, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8302
+1 808-328-1227
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (22 reviews)
“coleslaw” (11 reviews)
“tri tip” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
83-5308 Mamalahoa Hwy, Mile Marker 106, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8302
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped here for a bite of lunch on the way back from snorkeling at Kealakekua Bay and it was FABULOUS!!! I had the pulled pork bowl! Perfectly cooked, tender pulled pork with tasty sauce; my husband got a big sampler plaster with ribs and...More

Thank 517wendya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by and glad I did. We had lunch here, ordered pulled pork and skaw. Loved every bite! A good place just south of Kona!!

Thank Frank J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, friendly service, nice quick and quality place to eat. The chicken and the pulled pork were some of the best food we've had on the island so far!

Thank hlow17
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to eat at da poke shack but it was closed on Mother's Day. Decided to eat at Jakes instead ( attached next door). Ordered pulled pork sandwiches with coleslaw and baked beans with lemonade and Diet Coke. Nice oriental lady took our order and...More

Thank Carl F
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Ribs and pulled pork and chicken are all excellent. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Eat before or after a visit to Captain Cook.

Thank Dave G
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Closer to a 3.5 Nice guys selling decent BBQ. The folks here are so nice and are willing to accommodate. The food is not bad. The place is conveniently off the highway. There are a few picnic tables to eat on. The ribs and Mac...More

Thank cue14
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great BBQ all the time. Jake's shares a wide spot on the road with Da Poke Shack so pay attention or you'll miss it.

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 3 April 2017

It shares a wide spot on the road with a poke restaurant, and you know they are both good when the entire Captain Cook Fire Department and rescue units show up to eat. Yes, you are eating adjacent to a busy road, but the ambiance...More

Thank Soccer2Mom
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

It was okay, but I really think it wasn't worth the drive. And we got 3 items and sodas, totaled to be $46. If you do go, the chicken is amazing and juicy. The tritip isn't that flavorful at all.

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped here after snorkeling. I had the hot link sausage which was fantastic! The BBQ sauce had a kick. My husband enjoyed his brisket sandwich. The baked beans were a bit spicy too. Really good. I might very well crave that hot link....

Thank Kimraem
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83-5308 Mamalahoa Hwy, Mile Marker 106, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8302
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Captain Cook
  • Phone Number: +1 808-328-1227
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