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. 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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. 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

  • 8. 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

  • 9. 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

  • 10. Sombat's Fresh Thai Cuisine

    $ | Thai

    There's a reason why locals flock to this hideaway for the best Thai cuisine in Hilo. Fresh local ingredients highlight proprietor Sombat Saenguthai...Read More

  • 11. Ultimate Burger

    $ | American

    Located in the Office Max shopping complex in Kailua-Kona, this excellent burger joint may look like a chain, but it's an independent, locally...Read More

  • 12. Annie's Island Fresh Burgers

    $ | American

    At this upcountry burger restaurant in Kona, the burgers are made of succulent, 100% island-raised beef, while the hand-cut garlic-basil French...Read More

  • 13. Ba-Le

    $ | Vietnamese

    Hidden away in a strip mall on Palani Road near KTA, Ba-Le serves Vietnamese-influenced food such as pho, a soup laden with noodles, meat, and...Read More

  • 14. Bangkok House Thai Restaurant

    $ | Thai

    It may not look like much, with its small dark interior, but this is the local go-to for good Thai food. Tucked away in a small shopping center...Read More

  • 15. Bianelli's

    $ | Italian

    With indoor and outdoor seating, this easygoing Italian restaurant serves up gourmet pizzas and a tasty selection of pasta dishes, calzones...Read More

  • 16. Big Island Brewhaus

    $ | American

    Owner Tom Kerns is a veteran brewer who's now churning out premium ales, lagers, and specialty beers from his on-site brewery in Waimea. With...Read More

  • 17. Big Island Grill

    $ | American

    This local-style Hawaiian restaurant looks like an old coffee shop—it's large and nondescript inside, with booths, basic tables, and bingo-hall...Read More

  • 18. Blane's Drive Inn

    $ | American

    At one point this was a real drive-in with car service. Now, customers park, order at the window, and eat at one of the few picnic tables or...Read More

  • 19. Café 100

    $ | American

    Established in 1948, this family-owned restaurant is famous for its tasty loco moco, prepared in more than three dozen ways, and its low-priced...Read More

  • 20. Frenchman's Cafe

    $ | French

    A Parisian couple serves up authentic French crêpes, omelettes, galettes, and desserts at this hidden hideaway in Historic Kailua Village. For...Read More

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