10 Best Places to Dine on the Big Island for Fresh Local Seafood

Jade Eckardt

By , Local Expert, Big Island
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Hawaii's youngest and largest island is surrounded by the fertile Pacific Ocean, which is home to vast amount of fish and other seafood for you to enjoy. Hawaiians were sustained by seafood for generations, and the ocean keeps giving to visitors and locals alike. From fresh sashimi to seaweed salad, you're belly will be full once a seafood craving hits. Whether you're on the windward side of Hilo, the leeward side of Kona, or somewhere in between, 10 Best has you covered for the best seafood on the island.After all, if you're going to eat, you may as well do it right and take advantage of Big Island's best.

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    Keei Cafe

    This is wear the locals go for a menu offering various cuisines, and delicious Hawaiian food being the gem.

    Local Expert Tip: "This is a casual hidden gem. "

  • 2

    Hilo Bay Café

    Making a home in its new oceanfront locations, Hilo Bay Cafe uses locally grown ingredients to create gourmet dishes.

    Local Expert Tip: "Make a reservation if you're going for dinner. "

  • 3

    Harbor House

    It's all about seafood at the Harbor House, and locally caught fish dominates the menu.

    Local Expert Tip: "A great place for a big family dinner. "

  • 4

    Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

    Resting along the ocean, Bubba Gump offers a vast array of local seafood.

    Local Expert Tip: "Make a reservation for an oceanside table. "

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    Serving up fresh local seafood in the oceanfront location, Huggo's is always a reliable dining choice.

    Local Expert Tip: "Party at Huggo's on the Rocks after dinner. "

  • 6

    Kamuela Provision Company

    The Kamuela Provision Company serves locally sourced meat, seafood and produce cooked to perfection.

    Local Expert Tip: "Come here for a romantic date. "

  • 7

    Coast Grille & Oyster Bar

    The grille is famous for serving its unique Pacific Rim seafood to diners who can gaze out at the ocean and beach below.

    Local Expert Tip: "Make sure to dine later in the day to catch the sunset here. "

  • 8

    Seaside Restaurant

    This old school family run eatery is one of the most unique in town, and serves fresh and rare seafood dishes.

    Local Expert Tip: "One of the best seafood restaurants in Hilo. "

  • 9

    Quinn's Almost By the Sea

    Quinn's has one of the most varied selection of seafood dishes around.

    Local Expert Tip: "A good choice for a late meal. "

  • 10

    Full Moon Cafe

    Utilizing the island's fresh ingredients and seafood to create gourmet regional food, Full Moon Cafe is Hilo's newest restaurant.

    Local Expert Tip: "Live music is offered Thursday through Sunday and you can bring you're own wine or beer."



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