Kailua-Kona's Best Restaurants

When you’re getting ready to make the move to a new area, you want to know all the local hang outs and best places to eat. An experienced Kailua-Kona realtor can be an excellent source of this information. However, when it comes to restaurants, personal preference often plays a major role in recommendations. Instead of focusing all of your attention on Kailua-Kona homes for sale, consider trying out these restaurants while you’re in the area to help you pick your new favorite.

Kona Brewing Company


Beer lovers are always looking for great-tasting new brews to wet their palette. At the Kona Brewing Company, you can start the afternoon or evening off with a free personal brewery tour, complete with delicious samples, and follow it up with traditional pub fare, including sandwiches, pizza and salads. Despite the restaurant being a brewery, it is family friendly.



If you’re looking for a romantic restaurant or one that gives you a little flexibility, Huggo’s is the place. You can choose to dine in at their beachside restaurant or take your food to go and dine out on the dock or down the road directly on the beach. This restaurant is known for its delectable seafood dishes. After dining, patrons can move over to the thatch-roofed Huggo’s on the Rocks for a night of specialty drinks and dancing.

Cafe Pesto


If you’re in the mood for some great sea-side pizza, Cafe Pesto is known for its wood-fire oven pizza. This local eatery resides in a beautiful historic space, great for entertaining your out of town guests. Cafe Pesto’s original Kawaihae location was founded in 1988 as a small take out pizzeria which quickly grew into an award winning local favorite featuring fresh seafood and fusion fare. 

Roy’s Waikoloa Bar & Grill


Sometimes casual dining is just the ticket. Roy’s Waikoloa Bar & Grill specializes in Pacific Rim dining cuisine, including curry seared ahi tuna and kiawe-grilled rib-eye steak. The restaurant features a full bar known for amazing tropical drinks and martinis. They also offer a mouth-watering array of desserts.

Big Island Brewhaus


For the craft beer lover in your family, the Big Island Brewhaus is a must. This local favorite is well known for their handcrafted beer and locally sourced, fresh, handcrafted food. This restaurant works closely with local farmers, fishermen and producers to create high quality dishes directly from the Big Island. If you want to experience the local fare, the Big Island Brewhaus is the best place to get a taste! 

When you’re working with a Kona, Hawaii, real estate agent, you need to discuss more than just the houses available on the market. Finding the best restaurants in the area should also be one of your top priorities. Your Kailua-Kona realtor will be happy to share her recommendations with you so you can try out some of the best restaurants and find your favorite.

If you’re interested in Kailua-Kona homes for sale, contact us. We can show you available homes, as well as the other amenities the area has to offer.

Annette Mejia, Realtor Broker
Annette Mejia, Realtor Broker

"Everything Annette did for me was from the heart"

As someone that has spent her whole life feeling lucky to work with people in customer service, I vowed then and there to help people like you and me have the experience they deserved when moving to The Big Island. Because let’s face it, this should be the start of the happiest, proudest, and most peaceful period in your life!

For 15 years I have been helping people make the most out of life and real estate on The Big Island and I would be honored to do that for you too. I look forward to meeting you!

Warmest Aloha,
Annette Mejia

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