The Big Island is laid back, and that vibe translates into many restaurants that are welcoming to families and children. It's never fun for people with children to feel like their sticking out like a sore thumb in a restaurant, and the Big Island offers a wide selection of family friendly eateries. From healthy to-go restaurants near castle like playgrounds to have a picnic at, to lively Mexican joints, the Big Island is happy to accommodate hungry families.
For a classy yet kid friendly place, make reservations at Hilo Bay Cafe on the east side. The restaurants new ocean front location accents the sleek and modern decor, but the eatery is very kid friendly, and even made the effort to create a kid's menu accompanied by crayons. A gourmet take on kids meals is provided while adults can order of the gourmet, locally sourced main menu.
At Village Burger, families can experience a Hawaiian take on traditional burgers and fries, that are made with locally raised proteins and locally grown vegetables and potatoes. What's great for families here is that this take out joint is just around the corner from a huge, elaborate, wooden castle like playground with plenty of room for a picnic.
Those in search of a lively, nothing fancy Mexican place with nachos and tacos kids will devour, look no further than Luquin's in Pahoa Village. It's lively, noisy, and affordable.
Families will find a rainbow of cuisines at family friendly restaurants around the Big Island.