The Best Big Island Restaurants

It’s been a year! As of last December the Pacific Business News, reported that nearly half of Hawaii restaurants could close by April 2021. Unfortunately, many did close their doors, however, many survived. And thanks to a new government stimulus and returning customers, we want to celebrate the eateries that did keep going despite a global pandemic.

With hundreds of dining options, finding the best restaurants, food trucks, bakeries, ice cream and shave ice shops on The Big Island can be daunting. We’ve broken it down for you. Artisan agriculture is taking root, though, including heirloom fruit and vegetables, sugarcane (for rum), cacao (for chocolate) and coffee (for making life worth it.) Raise a glass of locally made craft beer at one of these restaurants, which are also sorted by cuisine. If we missed your favorite let us know.

Who’s writing these?

Meet our always-hungry team of foodies who compiled this list.
Please let us know if we’ve missed your favorite

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