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Try Some Local Hawaiian Food at Big Island Grill in Kona

75-5702 Kuakini Highway
(808) 326-1153

If we had to describe Big Island Grill in just a few simple words, it would be “A local-style family dinner with good food and good prices.” Think Denny’s meets a local Asian inn. A friendly staff, great service, and ample portions of really good local Hawaiian food and American comfort food are what have made Big Island Grill a Kona mainstay. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week, this wonderful diner is a great place to start your day before heading out to see the sights, take a break from the beach for lunch, or enjoy a delicious dinner in a welcoming family atmosphere. Prices run from about $8 to $13, with entrees like baby back ribs and prime rib being around $20. You may have to wait a few minutes to be seated, but it’s worth it.

Big Island Grill Specialties, Local Hawaiian Food & More

Like many places to eat in Kona, Big Island Grill in Kona is usually packed with locals for a reason: they know where the big servings of good food are. Kick off the morning with perfectly cooked egg dishes, including favorites such as eggs benedict, steak and eggs, fresh fish and eggs, or a shrimp scampi omelet. Or start the day right with pancakes, French toast, waffles, fruit; try going local with saimin or a loco moco. The menu is the same for lunch and dinner and features local standards such as Kalua Pork and Cabbage, Oxtail Soup, Teriyaki Chicken, and Chicken Katsu next to American standbys that include Fish and Chips, Surf & Turf, steaks, pork chops, and fried chicken. Their Alfredo Linguine and Shrimp Scampi Linguine are out of this world! Big Island Grill offers set daily dinner specials, and if you are hosting an event, they also offer catering.

How to Get There

Big Island Grill is located in the heart of downtown Kona by the corner of Kuakini Highway and Hanama Place, in the Hanama Place Shopping Center. You can’t help but see Big Island Grill. It’s the biggest freestanding building in the complex. Bring your leftovers back to one of our fantastic vacation rentals to enjoy on the patio!