Big Island Restaurants

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  • 1. A-Bay's Island Grill

    $ | Mediterranean

    This casual yet upscale restaurant and sports bar offers a 24-tap digital beer tower, 10 TV screens, a Cruvinet wine preservation/dispensing...Read More

  • 2. Beach Tree at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

    $$$ | Italian

    This beautifully designed venue provides a relaxed and elegant setting for alfresco dining near the sand, with its boardwalk-style deck, outdoor...Read More

  • 3. Bears' Coffee

    $ | American

    This favorite, cozy breakfast spot, a fixture downtown since the late 1980s, is much loved for its fresh-fruit waffles and tasty morning coffee...Read More

  • 4. Bongo Ben's Island Café

    $ | American

    At the entry of this super-casual, oceanfront diner, menus printed on the giant bongos tell the story. Offering great deals on a plethora of...Read More

  • 5. Brown's Beach House at the Fairmont Orchid Hawaii

    $$$$ | American

    Sitting right on the resort's sandy bay, Brown's Beach House offers beautiful sunset dining and innovative cuisine. Attention to detail is evident...Read More

  • 6. CanoeHouse at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows

    $$$$ | Eclectic

    One of the most romantic settings on the Kohala Coast, this landmark restaurant on the oceanfront showcases traditional Hawaiian flavors, artful...Read More

  • 7. Foster's Kitchen

    $$ | American

    Ocean breezes flow through this open-air, bay-front restaurant on Alii Drive. Cajun and island influences can be found on the quality menu,...Read More

  • 8. Hilo Bay Café

    $$ | American

    This popular upscale restaurant overlooks Hilo Bay from its towering perch on the waterfront; the sophisticated second-floor dining room looks...Read More

  • 9. Island Fish and Chips

    $ | American

    Hidden lakeside at the Kings' Shop, this little take-out place is a best-kept secret in the Waikoloa Beach Resort. The combo baskets brim with...Read More

  • 10. Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill

    $$ | American

    This brightly decorated, open-air restaurant is a favorite lunch and dinner destination of visitors and residents, thanks to generous portions...Read More

  • 11. Kaaloa's Super Js Authentic Hawaiian Food

    $ | American

    It figures that the best laulau in West Hawaii can be found at a roadside hole-in-the-wall rather than at an expensive resort luau. In fact...Read More

  • 12. Ken's House of Pancakes

    $ | American

    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...Read More

  • 13. Kenichi Pacific

    $$ | Japanese

    With black-lacquer tables and lipstick-red banquettes, Kenichi offers a more sophisticated dining atmosphere than what's normally found in Kona...Read More

  • 14. Kona Brewing Co. Pub & Brewery

    $ | American

    This ultrapopular destination with an outdoor patio offers an excellent and varied menu, including famous brews, pulled-pork quesadillas, gourmet...Read More

  • 15. Lava Lava Beach Club

    $$ | American

    Dig your toes into the sand at Anaehoomalu Bay and enjoy one of the most happening, entertaining, and memorable bar/restaurants on the Kohala...Read More

  • 16. Luna Restaurant

    $ | Italian

    Tucked away in a strip mall near KTA, this little restaurant makes some of the best pizza on the Big Island. Check out the Isola Grande laden...Read More

  • 17. Manta at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

    $$$$ | American

    Perched on the edge of a bluff overlooking the sparkling waters of Kaunaoa Beach, the resort's flagship restaurant is a compelling spot for...Read More

  • 18. Quinn's Almost by the Sea

    $ | American

    With the bar in the front and the dining patio in the back, Quinn's may seem like a bit of a dive at first glance, but this venerable restaurant...Read More

  • 19. Rays on the Bay

    $$ | South Pacific

    The Sheraton Kona's signature restaurant overlooks Keauhou Bay, offering nighttime views of native manta rays that appear nightly beneath the...Read More

  • 20. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse Mauna Lani

    $$$$ | Steakhouse

    The Big Island location of the popular upscale Louisiana steak-house franchise serves the sizzling steaks (yes, they do sizzle on the plate...Read More

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