Restaurants

Top Choice Diner in ʻAiea

Anna Miller’s

Many fans consider the 30-minute drive to this coffee shop from Waikiki to be an essential part of their holiday. Classic diner fare is served by waitresses right out of central casting in surroundings that have an …
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 Diner in Naʻalehu

Hana Hou Restaurant

Hana Hou embodies all the glory and nostalgia of a 1940s family diner – because it was, and still is, one. The menu is filled with local takes on good ol' American comfort food. Come for the peppered mahimahi, but s…
Diner in Wailuku

Tasty Crust

The old-school American diner gets a Hawaiian twist at this low-frills locals’ joint. Breakfast standbys like Denver omelets and banana pancakes jostle for attention with loco moco, Spam, and fried rice with egg. Se…
Diner in Honolulu

Downbeat Diner & Lounge

Shiny late-night diner with lipstick-red booths posts a vegetarian- and vegan-friendly menu of salads, sandwiches, grilled burgers and heaping island-style breakfasts such as loco moco (rice, fried egg and hamburger…
Diner in Hilo

Hawaiian Style Cafe

Large appetite? Unfazed by meat, gravy and fried food? If yes, fill up on island-style comfort food with local families. Breakfast favorites include eggs with kalua pig or corned beef hash and frisbee-size pancakes …
Diner in Lahaina

Cool Cat Cafe

It’s a hunka-hunka burger love at Cool Cat Cafe, a lively 2nd-floor doo-wop diner where most of the burgers, sandwiches and salads are named for 1950s icons, honoring the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Chubby Checker and,…
Diner in Wahiawa

Sunnyside

The last renovations may have been done a half-century ago, but all is forgotten when the local home-style breakfasts, such as the fried-rice special, arrive. Make sure you save some room for the wickedly delicious …
Diner in Kapaʻa

Kountry Kitchen

A good old-fashioned Hawaiian diner, with a bamboo motif on the walls, no-nonsense wait staff and big breakfasts. Consider the Polynesian omelette with kim chee and Portuguese sausage or the grilled fish and eggs. I…
Diner in Waikiki

Wailana Coffee House

This retro all-night coffee shop is stuck in the 1970s but a perfect stop if you're on a budget. Wait staff know all the senior citizens and graveyard-shift workers sitting at counter stools by name. On a greasy-spo…