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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.
American Restaurant
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“Upscale farm to table fare. Our favorite restaurant on the island. This is a must for any foodie who visits Waimea. Great for special occasion dining. Reservation recommended for lunch and dinner. Approximately 1 hour drive from the guesthouse. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Always love to go here and have some great tasting snacks with a locally brewed micro-brew. It has a great outside lanai and also the inside has a very cool charm. I think I had probably one of my favorite burgers here ... I would combine a visit here on a Saturday when I visit the numerous farmers markets in Waimea.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“A local institution - with a menu of Hawaiian comfort favorites. Order the Haupia pancakes and Kalua Hash. Address: 65-1290 Kawaihae Rd Waimea”
  • 37 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Stylish haunt with an inventive menu that merges global flavors, plus a beer garden & live music. Cute atmosphere with good food!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This cafe has good food and coffee and is a wonderful gathering place for the community. Feel free to ask people for recommendations for places to go or for general info. It can get crowded, so not great if in a hurry. But if you are on Island Time and want to linger and absorb a bit of Waimea (Kamuela), this is a good place for it! Open for breakfast & lunch (till 3) every day, closes at 5:30 pm most days (closes 3 pm on Sunday).”
  • 26 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“This restaurant celebrates cooking from scratch with a focus on slow and low smoked brisket, pork, ribs and chicken. Pulled pork, fish tacos and chopped BBQ brisket are our favorites. Address: 64-957 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kamuela”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“They have great burgers, and veggie options too. Next to the food court in Waimea, which also has a decent mexican food shop, and other places to eat.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Catch amazing performances nightly at our local theatre just 2 minutes away”
  • 17 locals recommend
Salad Place
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“Delicious and casual spot for breakfast and lunch located on the back side of the Parker Ranch Center. John, the owner, is a lovely Frenchman and his food reflects that. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A staple restaurant in Waimea. Pizza, pasta, salads - dine in or take out. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“This is a great Saturday experience to get some local grown veggies, honey and more. Food trucks for lunch:)”
  • 10 locals recommend
Health
  • 7 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Charming Farmer's market with local arts and crafts, woodworkers and unique food choices made right there on site. Go early, they close at noon. Saturdays only.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Art gallery or gift shop, this a great place for unique gifts and things to browse! Many local artists and lovely Hawaiian elements. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“My favorite dish is the Pesto Pasta and I add the fish of the day to top it off. Caesar Salad is great!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Gift Shop
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“Starbucks for the morning. Foodland for your groceries. The Parker Ranch gift shop for presents to bring back home.”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“Upscale farm to table fare. Our favorite restaurant on the island. This is a must for any foodie who visits Waimea. Great for special occasion dining. Reservation recommended for lunch and dinner. Approximately 1 hour drive from the guesthouse. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Brewery
“Always love to go here and have some great tasting snacks with a locally brewed micro-brew. It has a great outside lanai and also the inside has a very cool charm. I think I had probably one of my favorite burgers here ... I would combine a visit here on a Saturday when I visit the numerous farmers markets in Waimea.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“A local institution - with a menu of Hawaiian comfort favorites. Order the Haupia pancakes and Kalua Hash. Address: 65-1290 Kawaihae Rd Waimea”
  • 37 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“Stylish haunt with an inventive menu that merges global flavors, plus a beer garden & live music. Cute atmosphere with good food!”
  • 31 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“This restaurant celebrates cooking from scratch with a focus on slow and low smoked brisket, pork, ribs and chicken. Pulled pork, fish tacos and chopped BBQ brisket are our favorites. Address: 64-957 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kamuela”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“They have great burgers, and veggie options too. Next to the food court in Waimea, which also has a decent mexican food shop, and other places to eat.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Salad Place
“Delicious and casual spot for breakfast and lunch located on the back side of the Parker Ranch Center. John, the owner, is a lovely Frenchman and his food reflects that. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A staple restaurant in Waimea. Pizza, pasta, salads - dine in or take out. ”
  • 15 locals recommend

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