Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Best hamburger in Kailua-Kona Hawaii?? I went to Splasher's Grill for lunch today...

I went downtown today. I've often wandered past a restaurant that has been voted in the local paper as having the best burger in town. I'm usually kind of dubious of those reader poll "best of" reviews, as in the past I've seen some pretty mediocre hamburgers win the award. Anyway, I went in to them to give it a try.

Splasher's Grill is located across from the Kailua sea wall, it's kind of tough to top the view from thier seats. The pic at the top is my attempt at blending 3 pictures into a panorama (this is my first attempt, didn't quite work but you get the idea). Splasher's has several hamburgers to choose from, all feature a half pound of angus beef, along with your choice of fries or salad. Well after I ordered I realized they have spicy waffle cut fries as an option (not sure if it's extra or the same price as regular fries), I'd have gone for that if I knew as they're one of my favorites and not found commonly here. I chose the day's special, a mushroom avacado and chedder burger at $8.99. . While waiting for my burger I was treated to a large pod of dolphins across the way in the bay. There were plenty of ooohhs and aaahhs as the dolphins came quite close in today. The burger was just dandy, and between it and the fries I was quite filled. Splasher's burgers run in the 9-11 buck range and well could be among the best on the west side of the island.

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inland empire restaurant and food reviews said...

Only in Hawaii can you see dolphins while frabbing a burger..Great Story!!!

Steve said...

...At least without paying an entry fee to the park for the day.



headsupcustoms said...

Holy moley, based on your recommendation, we tried this place out, and man oh man, the burgers are amazing. I got the chipotle burger - delicious! My gf got the fish tacos, and those were amazing too. And the seasoned waffle fries completed the wonderful meal. It's a cute place, nice staff, and pretty view. Since we went twice (couldnt help it haha) we got the shaved ice right next door on the corner as well as the one near L and L in the plaza.They are different but both great.

Steve said...

I've got to go back! The last time I was there, there was a gal eating a buffalo chicken cutlet sandwich.... I want one!


Chris said...

man it's been over a month and I still can't get this place out of my head. I need me some more!! Can't wait to leave the East Coast and get back to Hawai'i!!