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TJ'S BBQ By The Beach

75-6129 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2311
+1 425-308-1815
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Overview
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (609 reviews)
“coleslaw” (66 reviews)
“pineapple” (94 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
75-6129 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2311
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My wife, a friend and I stopped by this place after reading the Trip Advisor reviews. They blew away our expectations. The ribs were so meaty and succulent and such a big portion of them! My wife is a self-proclaimed rib snob but she fell...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kgh23
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Saw TJ’s BBQ BY THE BEACH on an episode of “Hawaii Life”, so we thought we’d give it a try. Great ribs. Through a suggestion we pre-ordered in the morning for a 4:00pm pick up. Showed up at 4, waited a couple of minutes and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 5Reids
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great tasting and satisfying burgers. A good burger is a messy burger, and these were delicious. Ask for extra wet wipes.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank PeaceRiverGirl
Tim B, Owner at TJ'S BBQ By The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha, we're happy you enjoyed your Burger's, and the nice review, thank you for your business and we hope to see you again. Tim and Joanna TJ'S BBQ

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A small BBQ shack in a permanent art fair-like village serving famous ribs and other savory fare. We stopped in for lunch and found this little place just what we needed to refuel. The specialty is the ribs so my wife got an order. They...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JimRiesterer
Reviewed 2 days ago

The combination of flavors was just perfect. Ribs, rice pineapple. My mouth is watering thinking about it. We asked for more napkins and she asked if we ever had their ribs before. Turned out we barely needed napkins, it just fell off the bone. Best...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank piejacpa
Tim B, Owner at TJ'S BBQ By The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha, thank you so much for the nice review, we're glad you enjoyed your meal with us, hope to see you again soon. Mahalo Tim and Joanna TJ'S BBQ

Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the best restaurant in Kailua-Kona? I don't think so. I will concede that their food is good, but there's more to a restaurant review than that. It's a barbecue restaurant, it's not on the beach, it's in a farmers' market. You order at...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Tim B, Owner at TJ'S BBQ By The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha, first of all thank you for your business, sorry you really didn't enjoy your experience with us, you seem REALLY disappointed that we don't sell beer, the property is zoned agricultural, there for we aren't allowed to sell alcohol here. As you notice we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best ribs in Kona, tucked away and shopping for souvenirs. Lovely eating area. Take out also, we'll be acknowledgedand shared! Friendly and great customer service Tim and Joe BBQ by the beach BBQ back ribs BBQ sauce steak rubs burgers.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Expedition36757
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best BBQ of any island we have visited. The ribs were amazing and my kids loved the BBQ burger. You’ve gotta’ stop here.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AlaskaDO
Tim B, Owner at TJ'S BBQ By The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha, we are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us, we appreciate the nice words, and your business. Mahalo Tim and Joanna TJ'S BBQ

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

1/2 rack of ribs and sides for $17. Great flavor, tender pork. Outside food court seating. Doesn’t get much better than that

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank coachmiller
Tim B, Owner at TJ'S BBQ By The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha, thank you so much for the nice review, and your business. We are really glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Hope to see you again. Tim and Joanna TJ'S BBQ

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fall off the bone good. Really good, really really good. Sorry I am full and can’t think of what to type. We had the bbq rib plate with coleslaw and rice with pineapple. We found this on tripadvisor and after a day of surfing and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rainguard
Tim B, Owner at TJ'S BBQ By The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha, we are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us, we hope we get the opportunity to serve you again. Mahalo for your business.

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DawnFlower-Webb
13 January 2018|
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Response from randallmr | Reviewed this property |
10:30-5:00 unless a holiday and if it’s the day the shopping area is not open.
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Robert M
13 September 2017|
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Response from Tim B | Property representative |
yes we will, we are closed Sundays and Mondays. Aloha
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deespecht
10 March 2017|
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Response from Bobb L | Reviewed this property |
besides that, these folks are great and love you to love the food they cook. I wish I could get there once a week, but too busy picking and processing our kona coffee or helping at the Pure Kona Green Market in Captain... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$17
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-6129 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2311
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 425-308-1815
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Description
We pride ourselves in serving great BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Burgers, Home Made Honey BBQ Sauce, and Kona Coffee Steak Rubs. Order our famous 23 hour slow Roasted Prime Rib For the holidays or any occasion (need a 2 day notice) Come sit and dine in our outdoor seating area, or do take out. Mahalo Tim & Joanna TJ'S BBQ
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