We all know the old cliche, "When in Rome..." and that definitely applies to eating Hawaiian food while visiting the Hawaiian Islands. As an island that is still rich with traditional Hawaiian culture, the Big Island has a huge array of ono (delicious) Hawaiian food. Home to an array of great restaurants with menus of varying cuisines, it's easy to get lost in your culinary journey on the Big Island and it's important not to miss local food.
The Kona Brewing Co. is known for it's amazing locally crafted beers, but the fun brewery also offers menu of dishes with a classic Hawaiian twist. Come here for a Hawaiian take on bar food, like kalua pig nachos and fish sandwich. Of course, don't pass on local brews like a black sand porter and red lava ale.
On the other side of the island in Hilo is Cafe 100. A local style, freshly made but served quick or to go, the open air eatery has been a local staple for decades, serving up classic Hawaiian dishes like loco moco. For quick eats to enjoy it on the go, this downtown Hilo eatery is a true local experience.
For a more gourmet take on Hawaiian food, hit up Jackie Rey's Oahana Grill. Brunch here is always a reliable option for a fill start to the day, and the Hawaiian theme extends to the art and collectibles for sale.
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