Beachfront dining is a common goal of most visitors to the Hawaiian islands, and the Big Island offers an abundance wonderful restaurants to accomplish that goal. Because most beaches are on the Kona side of the island, so are most of the restaurants on this list, and that's where beachside restaurant seekers will find the sunset. However, there's still ocean side places to dine in Hilo, they're just in view of lava rock lines coastlines rather than fine white sandy beaches.
For the most modern and romantic dining experience in Hilo, make reservations at beachfront Hilo Bay Cafe. Offering a varied selection of gourmet dishes - from pot pies to fresh fish and local steaks - Hilo Bay Cafe is always sure to satisfy. An extensive wine list and exotic cocktails add to the experience in their new oceanfront location.
Over on the Kohala Coast at the CanoeHouse, a Pacific Rim and Asian food restaurant at the elegant Mauna Lani Hotel, you can take in one of the best sunset views on the island during dinner.
For an oceanfront venue that's a bit more rowdy and a true party scene, Humpy's Big Island Alehouse is a fun and more lively take on the common local dive bar. It's a local favorite for live music, dancing, and a place to go to party how the locals party.
When seeking out oceanside dining on the Big Island, utilize our list of the ten best beachfront restaurants to have the best culinary experience.