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Food and restaurants in Kailua-Kona

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“Enjoy lunch or dinner on the sand and closeup with the water. Excellent food and drinks while watching the bay or sunset. ”
  • 86 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“The ideal destination for your worry-free dream Hawaii Island dining experience. With breathtaking ocean views, Lava Lava Beach club is the place for island inspired cuisine, creative cocktails and toes in the sand ambiance. Recommend for lunch, dinner, and cocktails on the beach.”
  • 80 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Huggos is a local favorite and a place our visitors love to dine and have a few cocktails while enjoying some live local music and a beautiful ocean front view. Best time is of course sunset.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Café
“This place offers a nice breakfast and an incredible view if you just want to sit and enjoy a coffee ”
  • 73 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our personal favorite for lunch and dinner. Local-style Hawaiian comfort food with an emphasis on poke & fresh fish. Casual.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“It will blow your poke mind... they do lunch and run out of the best stuff early”
  • 35 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Food is great and there is a nice ambiance. I recommend the Ahi tartar appetizer and the Lychee martini”
  • 55 locals recommend
Hawaiian Restaurant
“Hawaiian Heritage Cuisine. Fresh, locally-grown vegetables and fruits, Big Island cattle and out-of-this-world fresh seafood combine in Sam’s creative dishes.”
  • 33 locals recommend

Cafes

Coffee Shop
“I teach yoga here Monday and Tuesday mornings at 8:30 but there are classes Monday thru Friday and the view is amazing (so Is the food ) ”
  • 51 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Magical night time setting for this restaurant situated in Holualoa. Call to make sure they will be open and make reservations.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Café
“100% organic and family-friendly with a place for kids to play and color. The salads and sandwiches are healthy and fresh, with good vegan and vegetarian options. You can even pick up a souvenir or gift from the art lined walls.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Café
“If some freak climatic event ever brought winter hibernation to the Big Island, you could survive the lean season by storing the calories away after a single plate lunch at this institution. The food here – short ribs, garlic fried chicken, loco moco etc – is both delicious and served in simply awe-inspiring portions.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
“A casual but bustling ocean-side American eatery with colorful island decor & nightly live music.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Miscellaneous Shop
“Great Coffee shop to meet with friends and hang out. Has fabulous coffee from their own farm. Plus serves other treats too. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
“Tucked away in the Kopiko Plaza strip mall, in downtown Kona, is the 808 Grindz Cafe. Stop into this laid-back little cafe for a hearty breakfast or lunch. Their fluffy pancakes are a favorite, try them with their homemade coconut-vanilla or macadamia-vanilla sauces. They also have a variety of eggs benedict and moco dishes. For a dish packed full of flavor, try the adobo fried rice. There is also a blackboard behind the counter offering breakfast and lunch specials for the day.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“15 min walk from the Cottage! Great coffee and green Flash smoothies are my favourite!”
  • 13 locals recommend

Bakeries

Ice Cream Shop
“Great place for homemade gelato. You can sample a gelato before you purchase it. The other location is in the Coconut Grove marketplace.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Fresh baked bread, great coffee and a wonderful Brunch menu. It's located in the Queens Marketplace an outdoor shopping mall with many other shops to explore. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“With breakfast, salads, panninis, pastries & desserts, this cafe is a good place to grab and go ... or sit and enjoy coffee and lunch on their lanai. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“Unique donut choices and always freshly made donuts.. The cinnamon/caramel rolls are really good too. They're only open until the early afternoon most days.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“Put your toes in the sand, watch the waves and have breakfast. One of my favorite spots..and I just happen to know the owner. Try the Three Stone coffee - this is the best Kona coffee in town.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend