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Food of the Big Island

Dining on the Big Island can be an invigorating experience. When you're on your once-in-a-lifetime Hawaiian adventure, why settle for less than the best? These are a few of the establishments that we highly recommend for their atmosphere, customer service, and excellent food.


Pau Pizza

Featuring pizzas and sandwiches with superior meats & produce, wholesome soups, exciting salads with vibrant housemade vinaigrettes, fresh baked bread, wild seafood, and local produce. Open seven days a week.

Blue Dragon Restaurant
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Blue Dragon Restaurant

Asian, International and Seafood featuring global-coastal flavors. Featuring produce from Blue Dragon Farm and Sage Farms in Hawi, and fish right from Kawaihae Harbor. Live music almost every night of the week.


Da Poke Shack

"Poke" is a Hawaiian word meaning cut, cubed, or sliced. Enjoy Hawaiian cuisine and seafood at Da Poke Shack, located in Kailua-Kona.

Kona Brewing Company

Enjoy some liquid aloha and great pizza, pub, and American cuisine at Kona Brewing Company's Kona Pub & Brewery in Kailua-Kona. Enjoy the tropical vegetation surrounding their 2,000 square foot outdoor lanai, belly up to the U-shaped koa bar, or enjoy a tasty meal in their air-conditioned bar area.

Harbour House

A casual, family-friendly hideaway at the harbor in Kona serving fresh fish daily, as well as cold beer served in chilled schooners. Featuring fish and chips and affordable open-air dining on the water.

Ultimate Burger

Enjoy an Ultimate Burger and Fries made with fresh, local, organic ingredients. Chef Makani keeps the menu simple to truly focus on creating the ultimate burger. Located a one-minute drive from the beach with plenty of parking!

Coffee Shack

You'll love the view from the espresso bar, which overlooks 26 miles of coastline. Sip a freshly brewed cup of Kona coffee and sample homemade pies, cakes, and other tasty treats.


Voted the best burger in West Hawaii three years in a row, Annie's uses only fresh, local, organic ingredients and local, grass-fed beef. Their beautiful lanai has a casual, comfortable atmosphere perfect for relaxing and spending time with friends.


Hilo Bay Cafe
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Hilo Bay Cafe

Enjoy locally inspired dishes, artisan sushi, and hand-crafted cocktails at Hilo Bay Cafe's big, bright location overlooking the tropical blue waters of Hilo Bay and majestic Mauna Kea.

Ken’s House of Pancakes

Voted Best Breakfast on the Big Island 14 years in a row! Their entire menu, featuring delicious breakfasts, burgers, prime rib, tacos, and of course pancakes, is available 24 hours a day. Nightly specials five nights a week.