Fodor's Expert Review Ruth's Chris Steakhouse Mauna Lani

$$$$ The Kohala Coast Steakhouse Fodor's Choice

The Big Island location of the popular upscale Louisiana steak-house franchise serves the sizzling steaks (yes, they do sizzle on the plate) and heaping sides the restaurant is known for. Early-evening Prime Time specials consist of a salad, entrée, side, and dessert for a fraction of the price. Otherwise, the tasty classic sides, which include creamed spinach, sautéed mushrooms, and potatoes au gratin, are à la carte. Lobster and chicken are also on the menu, and there are vegetarian options, but Ruth's Chris is a true steak house and is best suited to meat lovers. Nightly happy hour (5 to 7) provides substantial discounts on such items as barbecue shrimp, veal ravioli, seared ahi, and prime-rib sliders. The beautiful bar area includes comfortable lounge seating in a sophisticated setting. House-made cocktails, like the muddled-cucumber margarita, are a must-try.

Steakhouse Business Romantic Sophisticated Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

68-1330 Mauna Lani Dr.
Waikoloa, Hawaii  96743, USA


Known For:
  • Good happy hour food specials
  • Winemaker dinners
  • Great cocktails
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch

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