The Big Island Hawaii offers a wide array of delicious food! Libbi, the owner of the Gypsea Traveller, lives on Oahu and has visited all the islands to let you know the best restaurants Big Island.
No matter where you choose to eat, you can't go wrong with these best restaurants Big Island choices.
Check out this curated list of best restaurants Big Island list below categorized by the region to make your restaurant search easier.
Broke Da Mouth Grindz
Hearty portions of locally sourced Hawaiian & Filipino staples.
Island Ono Loa Grill
A great menu of burgers, sandwiches & Hawaiian plate lunches.
Umekes Fish Market Bar & Grill
Poke bowls & other Hawaiian favorites
The Fish Hopper Seafood & Steaks
Steak, seafood & cocktails served in a laid-back restaurant with big windows overlooking the bay.
Island Lava Java
A delicious coffeehouse, bakery and American bistro serving locally sourced meals with Kona Coffee.
A local brewery with food, beer and ciders. Check out their location in Hilo too!
Big Island Pizza
A family-owned spot serving pizzas, sandwiches & salads.
Another spot for a tasty breakfast.
Bianelli's Gourmet Pizza and Pasta
Pizza, Pasta, on Ali'i Drive
Tacos and an ocean-view patio.
Kaaloas Super J's
This modest, family-run restaurant is known for its laulau & other authentic Hawaiian dishes.
The Coffee Shack
Island-style breakfast & lunch fare, pizza & coffee, plus a lanai overlooking 26 miles of coastline.
Manago Hotel and Restaurant
Hawaii’s oldest restaurant. Very recently just won a James Beard award. Famous for their pork chops, butterfish excellent too.
Black Rock Pizza
Best pizza on island. The pepperoni rolls spectacular. They also have a new place in Kailua-Kona.
Hawaiian-inspired burgers/sandwiches, salads & plates with homemade hot sauce & a bright exterior.
Long-running eatery serving up simple Japanese comfort food in a simple, old-school atmosphere.
Lava Lava Beach Club
A sister restaurant to the one in Kauai.
An Italian restaurant with traditional-style plates.
Kuleana Rum Shack
Hawaiian food, craft beer & rum cocktails.
Napua at Mauna Lani Beach Club
An upscale Hawaiian and seafood restaurant.
A Japanese, Seafood and Hawaiian restaurant that is more upscale.
Los Tres Mex
When you're craving Mexican food.
Roy has restaurants all over Hawaii.
Kohala Burger & Taco
When you're craving simple burgers and tacos.
Make sure to leave a comment if you've eaten at any of these spots or have others you recommend.
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