IN AND NEAR KONA
Dining options in Kona range from the elegant to the extremely casual. Often, the best restaurants in the area are also the ones that don’t jump out and scream for attention. The cooks are too busy cooking great food to try to spice up the restaurant decor for the locals. Following are a few of our favorites within walking or easy driving distance. Click on the links for menus and more information. (NOTE - there is another button for other favorites on the Island...check them out too if you plan to go a little farther afield.)
SOUTH OF US ON ALI'I DRIVE
DA POKE SHACK
76-6246 Ali'i Dr - an easy walk from our houses - #1 on Yelp
MAGICS BEACH GRILL
77–6452 Ali’i Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Restaurant & bar. Fresh, locally sourced. And Brunch!
IN THE KEAUHOU SHOPPING CENTER
One of our favorite go-to restauarants that never disappoints.
PEABERRY & GALETTE
Excellent crepes, sandwiches, sweets and desserts & good coffee.
ROYAL THAI CAFÉ
Fresh, authentic Thai
UP HUALALAI & BEYOND
JACKIE REY'S OHANA GRILL
75-5995 Kuakini Hwy.
76-5895 Mamalahoa Hwy.
79-7251 Mamalahoa Hwy
Mouthwatering tempura & sashimi.
LA BOURGOGNE FRENCH RESTAURANT
77-6400 Nalani St
upscale French - intimate
MANAGO HOTEL RESTAURANT
82-6155 Mamalahoa Hwy
Famous Pork Chops - A bit of old Hawaii.
75-5744 Alii Drive #135
On the water, great mai tais, a Kona tradition
74-5588 Palani Rd.
Vietnamese Sandwiches, Pho and more
POI DOG DELI
74-1022 Henry St.
Great sandwiches, casual atmosphere
QUINN'S ALMOST BY THE SEA
75-5655 Alii Dr
TVs all around the bar - if you want to the watch the games
DON THE BEACHCOMBER
75-5852 Alii Dr.
Classic Hawaiian music from the best (Kapono, Kaapana, Keawe!) Thursday nights.
GERTRUDE'S JAZZ BAR
75-5699 Alii Dr.
Live music every night...dancing encouraged!
KONA BREWING COMPANY
74-5612 Puawai Pl.
About 20 beers, some only available at the brewery. Tours & Pizza!
IF YOU HAVE READ THIS FAR - MAHALO!
IF WE MISSED YOUR FAVORITE PLEASE LET US KNOW SO WE CAN ADD IT.