Big Island Buffets Soothe Your Soul & Fill your Belly

Buffets are a vacation favorite for many travelers, and why wouldn't they be? All you can eat for a good price before starting a long day of exploring a destination is an ideal opportunity, especially for families. But Big Island buffets aren't just for breakfast, on the Big Island they're a wonderful way to sample the various cuisines that reflect the different cultures on the island.The good news is that the Big Island has plenty of buffets to choose from, and they're concentrated in the resort areas of Hilo and Kailua-Kona.

If you're waking up on the Hilo side of the island, Nani Mau Orchid Restaurant is sure to please since you'll be getting two experiences in one. They offer a lunch buffet that seems like brunch to us, and it's on the grounds of they're gorgeous botanical gardens that should definitely  be explored while you're on site. This buffet does a wonderful job of offering a wide selection of cuisines.

Over on the Kona Coast, Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar breakfast buffet is the place to relax and chat while overlooking the serene ocean and white sand beach. Located in the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, this restaurant is a must for hotel guests and those staying elsewhere. In the heart of Kailua is Ainakai, the Sheraton's breakfast buffet. It offers an extravagant array of breakfast fare.

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What's intriguing and progressive about the Ulu Ocean Grill Breakfast Buffet is that the menu's ingredients are approximately 75 percent locally sourced. This buffet is what you would expect with breakfast at the Four Seasons - delicious food,...  Read More

At the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, you can indulge in a seafood celebration featuring an all-you-can-eat buffet on Friday evenings. Fill up on steamed snap and eat crab legs with drawn butter, chilled snow crab claws, a wok station with fried...  Read More

Long, white sand Hapuna Beach is the coveted beach on the Big Island, where locals and visitors alike go for sunny refuge. Overlooking this gorgeous beach and the blue Pacific is the Ocean Terrace Buffet, a casual open-air breakfast restaurant...  Read More

In addition to it's breakfast buffet, the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel is also famous for its weekend buffets with a seafood buffet that consists of snow crab clusters, mahi mahi fish, Cioppino mussels, seafood newburg, shrimp curry, oysters, salad bar,...  Read More

In Hawaiian, "aina" translates to land and "kai" is the word for ocean. And the restaurant named Ainakai at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay which overlooks Keahou Bay and the Kona Coastline, is the perfect place to start the day. At Ainakai you'll...  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

Nani Mau Orchid Restaurant

No visit to Nani Mau Gardens would be complete without an excursion to their tropical lunch buffet. They call it lunch, but with the timing of 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. it seems more like brunch to us. Even if you're not planning on exploring the...  Read More

Located in the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, the Queen's Court Buffet is a long standing favorite for locals and visitors alike. Offering a panoramic view of Hilo Bay, the restaurant has been recently renovated and now featured a beautiful Hawaiian and...  Read More

Bay Terrace

Nestled in a lovely garden setting along the Kona Coast, here you will be enjoy unobtrusive service and a wonderful breakfast buffet along with an ala carte menu. The Bay Terrace is a popular morning destination for both locals and visitors and...  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