Fodor's Expert Review Ken's House of Pancakes

$ Hilo Diner Fodor's Choice

For years, this 24-hour diner on Banyan Drive between the airport and the hotels has been a gathering place for Hilo residents and visitors. Breakfast is the main attraction: Ken's serves 11 types of pancakes, plus all kinds of fruit waffles (banana, peach) and popular omelets, like Da Bradda, teeming with meats. The menu features 180 other tasty local specialties (loco moco, tripe stew, oxtail soup) and American-diner-inspired items from which to choose. Sunday is all-you-can-eat spaghetti night, Tuesday is all-you-can-eat tacos, and Wednesday is prime rib night.

Diner American Casual Breakfast Lunch Dinner $ Fodor's Choice Family

Quick Facts

1730 Kamehameha Ave.
Hilo, Hawaii  96720, USA


Known For:
  • Local landmark with old-fashioned vibe
  • Extensive menu
  • Weekly special nights like Sunday spaghetti and Tuesday tacos

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