Feel the Big Island Breeze with Outdoor Dining

It's safe to assume that enjoying the warmth of Hawaii along with the amazing views of its lush jungles, serene ocean, long beaches, and gleaming stars would be the draw to the islands. So naturally, outdoor dining is one of the best ways to enjoy all of that. Here at 10Best we've hunted out the best restaurants for outdoor dining and it turns out the options are amazing and varied. From upscale dining to casual and great food enjoyed at a picnic table, it's all here to satisfy your cravings.

If you're looking for high end outdoor dining, make a reservation at Brown's Beach House on the Kohala Coast. Just steps from the fine white sand, you'll enjoy gourmet seafood and local produce while overlooking the ocean. For more unique yet formal dining, eating by the ocean and under the stars at the Coast Grille & Oyster Bar is an experience that won't be forgotten.

For a more casual outdoor dining experience, Village Burger in Waimea will satisfy any craving. Here dine casually outside or take the food to go to a nearby park or playground. If you're looking for sunset dancing and socializing, sitting on the porch at Huggo's in Kailua Kona is always sure to please.

So look no further than 10 Best for your top 10 outdoor dining restaurants on the Big Island.


This restaurant's Pacific Rim-influenced menu boasts a wide range of scrumptious seafood options. Enjoy fresh-from-the-sea mahi mahi marinated in miso sake, savor lemon-pepper scallops grilled and served with wild mushrooms, or delight in...  Read More

Kona Brewing Company: Kailua-Kona Pub & Brewery

Just across the street from the cruise port, the pub at the Big Island's most famous brewery is a terrific place to wind down after shopping. Brewery tours are quick and personal – an added bonus is that visitors over 21 get to sample the...  Read More

It's all about food going straight from the farm to you table (or to go bag) at Village Burger in Waimea. While many farm to table restaurants were starting out as formal and pricey, the man behind Village Burger wanted to bring healthy local...  Read More

Over 200 vendors of all kinds frequent the Hilo Farmers Market. This outdoor market is like many restaurants combined into one. Thai food, vegetarian, coffee, desserts, Hawaiian food and other cuisines can be found here. Although it's open...  Read More

Coast Grille & Oyster Bar

The signature restaurant of the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel is known far and wide for its superb Hawaiian and Pacific Rim cuisine. While serious diners charge forth in pursuit of fresh seafood (Kona-by-way-of-New England lobster, farm-raised moi,...  Read More

Island Lava Java

Coffee fans love the Big Island for many reasons, and this place is one of them. You'll find freshly brewed, 100 percent Kona coffee here, along with an assortment of sweets and sandwiches. A great place to people-watch, it's situated directly...  Read More

Brown's Beach House

Outdoor seating and terrific oceanside scenery set the stage at this Orchid treasure, whose extensive wine list and traditional Hawaiian cuisine have turned more than a few heads. Dine in a near-paradisical setting, highlighted by lush greenery,...  Read More

Quite literally "over the edge," Huggo's allows patrons to enjoy both ocean side dining and premiere seafood dishes. The dishes can be taken to go and enjoyed at the pier nearby, in a park or just down the road while watching the surf. While...  Read More


Meet Jade Eckardt

Raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, Jade has traveled the world and doesn't intend to stop, yet the Hawaiian Islands are still her favorite place. She spent seven years living on Oahu and...  More About Jade

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