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Chubby's Diner

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American, Hawaiian, Diner
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75-5591 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3631
+1 808-329-2960
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09:00 - 23:45
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:45
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Dallas, Texas
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to hand out and eating for lunch and dinner. Chubby's have a good OX soup, pork with cabbage and fried liver beef. People was very nice 👍 👍👍

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Thank JPDallasTX
Miami Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden gem inside a bowling alley! We really enjoyed the pick 3 platter and chicken wings after a long day at the summit. We choose the short ribs, beef teriyaki and fried shrimp with white rice. My favorite was the short ribs and chicken wings, skip the fried shrimp. If I'm ever in the area I'll be dining here. Good... More 

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Thank SimplyBee86
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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137 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This diner is in a bowling alley so can get a bit loud. The staff was friendly and service prompt. The tables were filled with locals. The plates of food were huge and delicious. Prices seemed average. Great choice when you are really hungry and looking for a place that locals frequent.

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1 Thank Kona-KonaKen
San Clemente, California
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We were in Kona for an outrigger race and our coach knew about this place. We would never have considered it otherwise. It is in a bowling alley and it serves up huge and delicious portions of local favorited. My husband had the Kalua pork loco moco and that would have been enough for both of us. I ordered the... More 

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1 Thank Tsmithmorse1
San Diego, California
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Chubby's Diner gets points for being open late! My husband and I were on vacation in Kona and looking for a late night spot to grab some local island grindz and saw that Chubby's was open after 10PM when a lot of the other local restaurants around the area were already closed. The location was a bit hard to find... More 

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1 Thank Christine D
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Love the food and love the staff the atmosphere is pretty hype but the great food makes up for it. The price is good and the sauces are soooo good.

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Thank Michael T
Honolulu, Hawaii
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Workers nice enough, but a long wait for below average food. L&L is a poor representative of "local" food but sad to say it would have been a better choice on this day.

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Thank KLD808
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped in because we saw the great ratings and a local recommended it. Loved that you can order from the breakfast menu at anytime, waffle was delicious. It was a little hard to find because the name is not on the outside of the building but inside a bowling alley. You hear pins and lots of noise from a... More 

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Thank Diana R
Everett, Washington
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Omg, soooooo good! We ate here three times. We had Loco moco, with fried rice, Kalu pork, egg over easy. One order is enough for two adults. It's in the bowling alley, so be prepared for the sound of pins and kids video games.....

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Thank Barbara B
Southern California
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

We took a recent trip to Kona and found this place still open after our night dive with the Mantas. We were hungry! I had saimin three places on the Big Island, and surprisingly this place had the tastiest broth. Dinner was delicious!

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Thank SoCalGal58

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Hawaiian, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:45
Monday
09:00 - 23:45
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:45
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:45
Thursday
09:00 - 23:45
Friday
09:00 - 23:45
Saturday
09:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5591 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3631
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-329-2960

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