10 Best Restaurants for Waterfront Dining on the Big Island

It's safe to assume that enjoying Hawaii's beaches and serene ocean tracing coastline along with the amazing views of its lush jungles and gleaming stars would be the draw to the islands. So naturally, waterfront dining is one of the best ways to enjoy a meal in the islands. Here at 10Best we've hunted out the best restaurants for waterfront dining on the Big Island 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 waterfront 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 oceanfront dining experience, Humpy's Big Island Ale House in Kona 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 waterfront dining restaurants on the Big Island.

Both Hilo Bay's and Kawaihae's Cafe Pesto rest across from the ocean, and enjoy quite a reputation for innovative pizzas, which range from traditional Italian varieties to recipes bearing Mediterranean or Pacific Rim touches. The restaurant gets...  Read More

Any west side morning should start with the breakfast buffet at Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar. This is the place for long, leisurely breakfasts and chit chat over made-to-order waffles and omelets, fresh tropical fruits and juices, healthy whole...  Read More

Kamuela Provision Company

Specializing in Pacific Rim-influenced cuisine, this restaurant offers tables with sweeping views of the ocean and of dramatic island sunsets. Refined yet unpretentious, the Provision Company prepares dishes using only locally grown produce and...  Read More

Hilo Bay Café

Don't let appearances deceive you; there are more than just burgers and fries at this unassuming restaurant. You will find dishes like stuffed chicken breast with bacon and pine nuts, and artichoke, garlic, and cream cheese ravioli. Lunch...  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

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

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


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

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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