Coast Grille at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. This open-air restaurant has high ceilings and a lanai that overlooks the pool and beach. American bistro-style dishes showcase the bounty of Big Island ingredients, including fresh Kona shrimp and lobster (raised at the Natural Energy Lab), seasonal fresh oysters, and other specially prepared seafood. A Friday alternative (the restaurant is closed on Friday and Saturday) is the Let's Go Crabbing night at the hotel's Ocean
Terrace; a splendid buffet comes with everything from steamed Manilla clams and soft-shell crab tempura to crab-and-corn bisque and a full salad bar. Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, 62-100 Kaunaoa Dr., Kohala Coast, HI, 96743. 808/880–1111. www.princeresortshawaii.com. Closed Fri. and Sat. No lunch.