10 Best Restaurants for Take Out Food on the Big Island

The Big Island is the ideal place to eat take out food. Why? There's so much natural beauty and gorgeous outdoor places to enjoy food, that take out on the beach can be better than an oceanfront high end eatery. There are a ton of awesome restaurants on the Big Island, and most allow take out to be taken nearby and enjoyed on a beach, in a national park, or under a tree in the grass. Maximize your time experiencing Big Island beauty, and enjoy great food to go.

Over on the lush east side, Miyo's is a local favorite for home style Japanese food. Offering curries, noodles, and vegetable and meat dishes, Miyo's cuisine is still delicious by the time you get down the street to Liliuokalani Park or Coconut Island. The view of the ocean and Mauna Kea, the towering volcano, provide a gorgeous backdrop for an outdoor meal.

Also in Hilo is Cafe Pesto, and the tried and true Italian eatery's gourmet pizzas make for the perfect picnic meal. Walk a meal across the street to Hilo Bay, or again down to Liliuokalani Park, and have a romantic meal as the sun sets.

In Kona breakfast to go is a favorite at Island Lava Java, where local coffee, breakfast sandwiches and bagels can be taken down the street and eaten while watching the surf. Or, head to a gorgeous beach for the day and eat on the road.


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

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

"For beer lovers, by beer lovers" is the slogan at Humpy's Alehouse where a huge array of beers on tap and really good bar food make for happy days and fun filled nightlife. Humpy's is the new spot in Kailua Kona for a good beer with an ocean...  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% Kona coffee here, along with an assortment of sweets and sandwiches. Grab a quick bite and hit the road, or sit down and order a...  Read More

Cafe 100 has been around for years, and it continues to offer great, filling food at unbeatable prices. In fact, it's the ideal place to try Hawaiian comfort food. Take the loco moco, for instance – it's a heap of white rice topped with a...  Read More

Hilo Bay's Cafe Pesto enjoys quite a reputation for innovative pizzas, which range from traditional Italian varieties to recipes bearing Mediterranean or Pacific Rim touches. They can be enjoyed across the street by the ocean or at a nearby...  Read More

Big Island Brewhaus
Photo courtesy of Jade Eckardt

Amazing beer! If that got your attention, then the Big Island Brewhaus is for you. The locally crafted beer is truly one of the top breweries in the islands, and as the newest one serves up great food and beef in an ideal location, in the sleepy...  Read More

Full Moon Caf� is a family owned and operated (by two brothers) restaurant that uses much local and organic ingredients in their menu. They call the menu new American and Asian fusion seafood. The international menu has a Pacific emphasis...  Read More

Best described as a natural food superstore, Island Naturals in an island staple for natural food, products, spirits, beauty products, and home supplies. What really awesome is that their breakfast hot bar serves just about everything you could...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Jade Eckardt

Miyo's restaurant has been serving up great Japanese food for over a decade. You won't find sushi here, but you'll find amazing curries, katsus, salads, udon and soba dishes, and tempura. The portions are good sized, and you won't leave hungry....  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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