The culinary and nightlife ‘scene’ in Hilo is concentrated around the bayfront area where you can also find e.g. the Hilo Farmers Market. We list some of our favorite spots on this page.
Puka Puka Kitchen is a small diner and offers a healthy, fresh and tasty menu. If you are early enough you can also pick up a lunch box for on the road. You can find them at 270 Kamehameha Avenue (website).
Ken’s House of Pancakes is our local favorite for breakfast. This is *the* place if you need a good foundation for a day filled with outdoor activities. You can find them at 1730 Kamehameha Avenue (website).
Pineapples is a restaurant with occasional live music with good food and great drinks/cocktails. You can find them at 332 Keawe Street (website).
Cafe 100 is *the* place to try out a local favorite: the Loco Moco. This is a hearty plate filled with steamed rice, a hamburger patty, fried egg and brown gravy (read more about local Hawaiian food). You can also pick up plate lunches here to have some food for on the road. You can find Cafe 100 at 969 Kilauea Avenue (website).