Where the Locals Eat. Damn Good Good. Since 2004

Meet Angela & Paul


We met in Colorado in 1995. Paul was a Chef and Angela a bartender. Soon thereafter, we took a spontaneous four month cycling tour across New Zealand. We lived in a pup tent, cycled all day, ate ramen noodles and drank a “bit” of beer. It was during this cycling adventure that we formulated our plan to open a restaurant; which we did! We opened Paul’s Creekside Grill in 1997 up in Colorado ski country and began our legacy of serving damn good food. This high country menu featured freshwater seafood, wild game, and American classics with a “mountain flair.”

We sold Paul’s Creekside  in 2003 to escape the cold Colorado winters. In search of warmer weather and a laidback lifestyle, we landed in Kona with an old pickup truck, a few boxes of books and photo albums. We didn’t know anyone!  Our vision was to build a community around our shared love for good food and wine.

In November of 2004, our  dream became a reality with the opening of Jackie Rey’s Ohana Grill in Kona.  Almost 12 years to the day, November of 2016, we opened our second Jackie Rey’s in  the historic Kaikodo Building in downtown Hilo.


 Who is Jackie Rey?


Jackie Rey is our daughter. We named our first restaurant after Paul, because all chefs want to have a restaurant named after themselves. We named our second (Kona) and third (Hilo) restaurants after our daughter, Jackie. We wanted to keep the focus on family (ohana). From the age of six, Jackie has hustled around the restaurant promoting the vibe of aloha and family that we strive for here at Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill.

Our Family Today

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