There’s so much to do on the Big Island, and you’ll definitely spend lots of time on the beach. But don’t forget to dine out. The restaurants here are fantastic! 

Whether you’re looking for casual or elegant, something in-between, or a fusion of both, you’ll find that and more on this gorgeous island.

If you’re writing your itinerary for a Big Island vacation, make sure to add some of the restaurants we’ve listed here. Don’t miss out!

Merriman’s is an iconic name in Hawaii, and its Big Island location is found in Waimea. The winner of multiple awards, Merriman’s is an essential part of any Big Island itinerary.


Check out the restaurant at Manta Beach Hotel. It’s perfect when you want to enjoy the outdoor breeze as you enjoy a tasty breakfast.


Hawaiian barbecue? Yum is all I can say! This is where L&L Hawaiian Barbecue comes in. This is a wildly popular Big Island culinary destination.

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

Get tasty meals in a hurry at Cafe 100. All the locals know and love this eatery, so don’t miss out. Cafe 100 uses the Hawaiian plate-lunch style.

Cafe 100

Go ahead and give yourself a memorable treat at Cafe Pesto in Hilo Bay. You can’t do better if pizza is what you’re craving.

Cafe Pesto

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