Top Choice Diner in Waimea (Kamuela)

Hawaiian Style Cafe

Think you can eat a lot? If the portions at this local favorite greasy spoon don't satisfy you, we nod our heads in awe (and maybe a little in disgust). Expect enormous portions of loco moco (rice, fried egg and ham…
Top Choice Burgers in Kainaliu

Annie's Island Fresh Burgers

Sometimes you just need a burger. The sort of burger that makes you sigh and smile and go ‘Damn’ and feel slightly uncomfortably full afterwards. Enter Annie’s, which uses local veggies and grass-fed Big Island beef…
Top Choice Market in Volcano

Volcano Farmers Market

The whole community comes out to this weekly market to buy farm-fresh produce, takeout meals, flowers, local crafts and more.
Top Choice Burgers in Waimea (Kamuela)

Village Burger

Burger connoisseurs, prepare to be impressed. Big Island beef, veal and lamb burgers are juicy and tender, while vegetarian options (Waipiʻo Valley taro or Hamakua mushroom) are equally scrumptious. All major ingred…
Top Choice Market in Waimea (Kamuela)

Waimea Town Farmers Market

With a circle of vendors around a grassy field, this farmers market has a friendly, cohesive vibe. Find artisan edibles, including handcrafted pasta and sausages and bread freshly baked in a mobile oven. While the s…
Top Choice Cafe in Hilo

Paul's Place

In a three-table dining room, Paul serves absolutely scrumptious renditions of the classics, including Belgian waffles, robust salads, and eggs Benedict featuring his special sauce. Everything's healthy, with lots o…
Fast Food in Hilo

Cafe 100

Locals love this drive-in for its generous plate lunches and 20 rib-sticking varieties of loco moco, including fish and veggie burger options. With a clean seating area and efficient service, it's local fast food at…
Cafe in Captain Cook

Coffee Shack

Perched precariously next to the highway, the Shack is famous for insane views of Kealakekua Bay from its open-air deck. We can say, with no hyperbole, you may never have a cup of coffee with a better vista. The foo…
Cafe in Kailua-Kona

Island Lava Java

A convivial gathering spot for Sunday brunch or a sunny breakfast (served until 11:30am) with ocean-view dining on the sidewalk patio. This upscale diner is a little too fancy to be a greasy spoon; maybe it's a grea…
Diner in Hilo

Ken's House of Pancakes

There's something comforting about a 24-hour diner with a mile-long menu. Choose from macadamia-nut pancakes, Spam omelettes, slow-cooked kalua pig plates and steaming bowls of saimin.