Hawaii, United States Food Guide: 10 American food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Kealakekua

November 9, 2019 Janean Rudisill

Discover Restaurants offering the best American food in Kealakekua, Hawaii, United States. Kealakekua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaiʻi County, Hawaiʻi, United States. The population was 2,019 at the 2010 census, up from 1,645 at the 2000 census.
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10. Shaka Tacoz

82-6161 Hawaii Belt Rd,, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704 Mexican, American Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Dog Friendly [email protected] +1 808-896-7706 http://shakatacoz.com/
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4 based on 48 reviews

Shaka Tacoz

Located on Hawai’i Island, 10 miles south of Kailua-Kona and right on Mamalahoa Highway in the small town of Captain Cook, Shaka Tacoz is becoming a community staple and must-visit tourist hot-spot. Known for our tacos and incredible view of the south Kon

Reviewed By Riverbabe60

Not all i heard it was but still a good taco, I went with pork but they have many options including fresh catch of the day.Mahalo for your feedback! We strive to offer the best taco on the big island, while providing exception service. We hope you give us another chance to meet your standards.

9. The Korner Pocket Bar & Grill

81-970 Halekii St, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-8104 American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service +1 808-322-2994 https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Korner-Pocket-Bar-Grill/110224275672881
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4 based on 62 reviews

The Korner Pocket Bar & Grill

Reviewed By Kwaller29

We were here with a local friend for lunch. This is definitely a place that is set up for a pau hana gathering with the pool tables. The waitstaff was very friendly and helpful. We had the burger with fried egg and fries, the Ruben and fries, and the prime rib dip and coleslaw. The burger was cooked perfectly but I didn’t like the taste. There was too much creosote flavor and that is not my favorite. The prime rib dip was large but was lacking beef flavor. Now the coleslaw was yummy. The Ruben was probably the best of all the three and served on rye!! Oh and the French fries were yummy. I see they now have Sunday brunch and I would be willing to try that.

8. The Coffee Shack

83-5799 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8306 American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Deli Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront [email protected] +1 808-328-9555 http://www.coffeeshack.com/
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4 based on 1276 reviews

The Coffee Shack

Reviewed By Lira1993

Herbert is the name we gave to the lizard . He’s a cute little dude who will gladly help you finish up your sweet jam. This is a gorgeous place to grab a coffee and some breakfast. Get there early for a good seat. Decent veggie options. Friendly staff. Service is super fast. My only tip: cut back on the cooking oil. Worth a visit..... if just to say hi to Herbert. Seeing Herbert may reminds you that all living beings have a soul... maybe skip the bacon next time

7. Big Rob's Bakery

82-6127 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8203 American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards +1 808-854-1843 http://bigrobsbakery.com
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4 based on 103 reviews

Big Rob's Bakery

Hey my name is Robin. You can call me Big Rob. Big Rob's is a family owned and operated business bringing home style ono grinds to the South West Big Island! As the sole owner, I have been baking for over 30 years and I take pride and joy in my products.

Reviewed By crvisitor41

It ain't pretty or centrally located, but Big Rob's restaurant is worth checking out, not only for the experience of meeting Rob but also because the food is great! As others have mentioned, Rob does pretty much everything himself. We thought he was all disorganized as far as ordering but suddenly Rob had lunch for 4 of us whipped up! We ordered everything from French toast to a fish sandwich and he mastered all of it.We wanted to return on our last day on the island but it was a Monday, and Rob's was closed! The man needs a day off. He expends a lot of energy. You gotta go!

6. Randy's Huli Chicken and Ribs

79-7552 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7908 Hawaiian, American Lunch Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible +1 808-936-2789 https://www.facebook.com/randyshuli
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4 based on 45 reviews

Randy's Huli Chicken and Ribs

Reviewed By GC404

Huli Huli Chicken is a delicious Hawaiian specialty that’s prepared to absolute perfection by Randy’s on the Big Island :)). Whole seasoned birds are roasted on outdoor rotisseries over a smoky grill, and served hot to eager customers... the taste is incredible, with the juicy meat easily removed from the bones with yer fingers. They’re available on Thursday and Friday (sometimes not every week), and when the chickens are sold out for the day, you’ll have to wait for the next time (arrive here during mid morning!). Be sure to grab a bottle of the yummy sauce to take home as well... it’s worth the short drive south of Kona to see if you can score on this marvelous culinary delight — enjoy!!!

5. Manago Hotel & Restaurant

82-6155 Mamalahoa Hwy Manago Hotel, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8203 Hawaiian, American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Table Service, Reservations, Highchairs Available [email protected] +1 808-323-2642 http://www.managohotel.com/rest.html
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4 based on 394 reviews

Manago Hotel & Restaurant

Reviewed By RobinM1592

This is not a high-end restaurant. They have had the same menu for decades. You know what you are getting - very tasty food. Their side dishes are all first rate. I always have the pork chops - but people tell me there other dishes are good too. Clearly great recipes and know-how from doing this for a long time. (Oldest restaurant on the island). Hours are short. Reservations are a good idea.

4. Pine Tree Cafe

73-4040 Hulikoa Dr Ste 2, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2604 American, Cafe, Hawaiian Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards +1 808-327-1234 https://www.facebook.com/Pine-Tree-Cafe-180947154470/
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4 based on 498 reviews

Reviewed By jt-BR-74

We just wanted a take out to eat during the flight. Lot’s of option, quick service and delicious food.

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3. Annie's Island Fresh Burgers

79-7460 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7917 American, Bar Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront +1 808-324-6000 http://www.anniesislandfreshburgers.com
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4 based on 1497 reviews

Annie's Island Fresh Burgers

Reviewed By jilleknight

My husband and I were driving around HI exploring when we fortuitously stumbled upon this restaurant in the tiny town of Kainaliu. When walking in it did have posted that they were voted best burger in HI and ascertined that they had other locations. We split both a burger and blue marlin fish and chips and OLA beer.. Everything was fantastic including our server.The Knights

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2. Keei Cafe

79-7511 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7918 American, Seafood, Asian, Contemporary, Hawaiian Dinner Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Full Bar, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music [email protected] +1 808-322-9992 http://www.keeicafe.net/
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4 based on 404 reviews

Keei Cafe

Reviewed By Goldrichie

What a cracker of an eatery. Everything we had was delicious, especially the seafood pasta which is easy to mangle in lesser hands,. The owners young children took delight in serving the tables and good on them for learning responsibilities in this regard. This place as far as we can tell is the absolute stand out in the area around Captain Cook. We heartily agree with everyone who has rated this highly. It is wise to book as it is very popular, but we walked up and got an inside table on a week night in summer. Plenty of car parking off street.

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1. Rebel Kitchen

79-7399 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7911 American Dinner, Lunch Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +1 808-322-0616 http://www.rebelkitchen.com/menu.html
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4 based on 351 reviews

Family run restaurant serving ono grinds on the Big Island. Everything is made onsite using fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Open for lunch and dinner, also serve beer & wine which can be enjoyed in our awesome outdoor seating.

Reviewed By rebecca s

Rebel Kitchen is a great bar, with lovely food. We visited on the way back from captain cook, and it was so delicious we went back again the next day! The blackened Ono, the shrimp and bacon sandwich, the cheesesteak, the grilled veggie burger, the creamy veggie pasta, and the garlic pepperoni fries were all delicious. They are freshly cooked and reasonably priced too. The waitress was very friendly, and remembered us the next day! You can buy the cool t shirts that the staff wear, a great souvenir! Would definitely recommend.

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