Bamboo Restaurant 55-3415 Akoni Pule Hwy Hawi, – Known for fabulous cocktails and Hawaiian cuisine like fresh fish and pulled pork.
Kona Brewing Company Pub and Brewery 74-5612 Pawai Place Kailua, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740. Sit in the large outdoor lanai surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and tiki torches. Or enjoy one of many different cold beers inside the air-conditioned bar area at the koa U-shaped bar. The gift shop offers colorful T-shirts, hats, towels, coasters, mugs and much more. Great place for pizza and beer!
Tommy Bahamas 68-1330 Mauna Lani Drive Kamuela HI – Located in the Mauna Lani “Shops” plaza, TB features an amazing happy hour (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.) with pupus and specialty drinks. A perfect location to meet friends after a day on the beach or golf course.
Lava Lava Beach Club 69-1081 Ku’uali’I Place Waikoloa Village. Located at Anaeho’omalu Bay this location ideal kicking off your shoes and enjoying drinks and music with your feet in the sand.
Holuakoa Café and Gardens Café – 76-5900 Old Government Road Hokualoa, Hawaii – A must! Nestled in the heart of coffee country, try either the espresso bar or wander to the Garden Café for a five star meal. The menu changes every few days but no need to worry we love everything. Food is very fresh and delicious. Closes between 2:30 – 5:30
Volcano House – Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii National Park, HI. Located in the Park, this historic building was recently refurbished and overlooks Kilauea caldera. The menu offers a creative blend of island cuisine and much of the meat, seafood, fruit and veggies are from local sources. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We strongly suggest calling to make reservations (808) 441-7750, especially during the winter months.
Merriman’s – (808) 885-6822. Award winning Chef Peter Merriman invites island visitors and residents to enjoy a genuine Hawaii regional dining experience. They use 90% local products.
Lilikoi Café – (808) 885-6325. A hidden treasure around the back of Parker Ranch Center for tasty, fresh food. The array of deli salads is very tempting. Breakfast is served all day and hot entrees are available. Like desserts? Well you came to the right place.
The Fish and Hog – (808) 885-6268. This has local fare including amazing fish tacos, seafood, and slllooowww-cooked BBQ and pulled pork sandwiches. It is located in a historic building. Come hungry.
By no means these are no necessarily the best places for meals, only a few suggestions… and we have yet to mention Roy’s and other fabulous places in the resorts and within Kona.