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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
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
“Food is great and there is a nice ambiance. I recommend the Ahi tartar appetizer and the Lychee martini”
  • 55 locals recommend
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
American Restaurant
“Splasher's Grill is a family friendly restaurant that offers diners breathtaking views of Kailua Kona Bay and a delicious, affordable menu. Recommend for breakfast and lunch.”
  • 38 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
“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
Coffee Shop
“Kona is world famous for it's coffee so visiting a coffee farm is a must-see while you're in town. What's unique about Thunder Mountain, is the location. High above the tree-line, this coffee plantation is in one of the many different climate zones the Big Island has to offer. With a rainforest-like feel, the elevation is a break from the heat on the sunny shores of the beach. ”
  • 10 locals recommend

Bakeries

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