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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Food
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“Microbrewery with informal tours, pizza and other food, live music on Sundays and a lanai with a corrugated tin roof. Beer to go is also sold on premises. When purchasing beer, you may also bring your hydro flask to get it filled up with beer. Recommend for lunch and dinner. ”
  • 104 locals recommend
Department Store
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“If you have a membership- this is arguably the best place to buy groceries, beach supplies and the cheapest gas! ”
  • 71 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Enjoy lunch or dinner on the sand and closeup with the water. Excellent food and drinks while watching the bay or sunset. ”
  • 86 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Huggos is a local favorite and a place our visitors love to dine and have a few cocktails while enjoying some live local music and a beautiful ocean front view. Best time is of course sunset.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Café
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“This place offers a nice breakfast and an incredible view if you just want to sit and enjoy a coffee ”
  • 73 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Our personal favorite for lunch and dinner. Local-style Hawaiian comfort food with an emphasis on poke & fresh fish. Casual.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Food is great and there is a nice ambiance. I recommend the Ahi tartar appetizer and the Lychee martini”
  • 55 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“I teach yoga here Monday and Tuesday mornings at 8:30 but there are classes Monday thru Friday and the view is amazing (so Is the food ) ”
  • 51 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Magical night time setting for this restaurant situated in Holualoa. Call to make sure they will be open and make reservations.”
  • 52 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Splasher's Grill is a family friendly restaurant that offers diners breathtaking views of Kailua Kona Bay and a delicious, affordable menu. Recommend for breakfast and lunch.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bar
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“An enjoyable 2-story location known for good burgers, hot wings, dozens of beers on tap, with plenty of opportunities for people watching & sunset views. Additionally, you can enjoy viewing or participating in afternoon & evening sand-volleyball scrimmages in the adjacent grassy area.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Local favorite which is located directly across the street from the bay. Great food and great view. Friendly and polite staff. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Local musicians play here on a regular basis, including a group of local Ukulele players. Come enjoy the sunset and sounds ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Museum
“The Huliheʻe Palace is located in historic Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi, on Ali'i Drive. The former vacation home of Hawaiian royalty, it was converted to a museum run by the Daughters of Hawaiʻi, showcasing furniture and artifacts. It is located at 75–5718 Aliʻi Drive, Kailua-Kona. Next to the Kona pier. It’s also across the street from this historical Mokuikawa Church which is also in my guide book for my guests to must see and visit during their stay in Kona town.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Hotel
“Natural food store with a great deli, bulk spices, grains, teas, and a broad assortment of natural food products, produce, etc.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“One of the all time classic oceanfront Hawaiiana style restaurants with panoramic views. Great Sunset Happy Hour....”
  • 36 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“Enjoy lunch or dinner on the sand and closeup with the water. Excellent food and drinks while watching the bay or sunset. ”
  • 86 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Huggos is a local favorite and a place our visitors love to dine and have a few cocktails while enjoying some live local music and a beautiful ocean front view. Best time is of course sunset.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Café
“This place offers a nice breakfast and an incredible view if you just want to sit and enjoy a coffee ”
  • 73 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our personal favorite for lunch and dinner. Local-style Hawaiian comfort food with an emphasis on poke & fresh fish. Casual.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Food is great and there is a nice ambiance. I recommend the Ahi tartar appetizer and the Lychee martini”
  • 55 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“I teach yoga here Monday and Tuesday mornings at 8:30 but there are classes Monday thru Friday and the view is amazing (so Is the food ) ”
  • 51 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Magical night time setting for this restaurant situated in Holualoa. Call to make sure they will be open and make reservations.”
  • 52 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Splasher's Grill is a family friendly restaurant that offers diners breathtaking views of Kailua Kona Bay and a delicious, affordable menu. Recommend for breakfast and lunch.”
  • 38 locals recommend

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