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Best Hawaii Outdoor Dining


Enjoy dining al fresco?  Let yourself be romanced by the sidewalk sounds of a big city or pampered by the peacefulness of a patio garden. Flock to the terrace, deck or boulevard table and share a bite, under the sun, an oversized patio umbrella or the stars. Be it a brunch in the breeze, sunset supper or long lunch, all of it tastes best outside. Visit a few of these top airy hot spots for the best outdoor dining in Hawaii.


 

Honolulu/Oahu
Maui
Big Island
Kauai
Lanai

HONOLULU/OAHU

'Ama 'Ama Pacific Rim
13/20
Dining Room at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
92-1185 Aliinui Dr.
Kapolei, HI 96707

Modern and classic dishes made with local ingredients at a Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa restaurant. More...

Azure Seafood
No Rating
Dining Room at Azure, Honolulu, HI The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki
2259 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815
Menu
This oceanfront restaurant glistens like a jewel while the menu features the freshest possible seafood. More...

Buzz's Original Steakhouse American
12/20
413 Kawailoa Rd.
Kailua, HI 96734
Menu
A classic beach steakhouse with potent tropical cocktails and good steaks and seafood. More...

Duke's Restaurant & Barefoot Bar Hawaii Regional
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Duke Outrigger Waikiki
2335 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815
Menu
This beachfront spot has everything: legendary story, glorious setting, cold cocktails and plenty of aloha. More...

Haleiwa Joe’s Seafood
12/20
46-336 Haiku Rd.
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Menu
The lush tropical garden setting makes this a good choice for special gatherings. More...

Hau Tree Lanai Seafood
12/20
New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel
2863 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815
Menu
Any meal here is made special by the oceanfront setting. More...

Hula Grill Waikiki Seafood
13/20
Outrigger Waikiki
2335 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815
Menu
Reasons to dine at Hula Grill: the view, the decadent breakfast menu, the full bar and the fresh seafood at dinner. More...

Orchids Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at Orchids, Honolulu, HI Halekulani
2199 Kalia Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96815
Menu
This elegant space showcases the ocean view and seafood-focused menu. More...

RumFire Fusion
12/20
Dining Room at RumFire, Honolulu, HI Sheraton Waikiki
2255 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815
Menu
This beachside hotspot attracts a young crowd with its lounge-like setting, fusion cuisine and specialty cocktails. More...

Tiki's Grill & Bar American
12/20
ResortQuest Waikiki Beach
2570 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815
Menu
Tiki's is like a beach party with good food, cold drinks and live entertainment (sans the sand) every night. More...

MAUI

DUO Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at DUO, Wailea, HI Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
3900 Wailea Alanui Dr.
Wailea, HI 96753
Menu
DUO at the Four Seasons Resort Maui features fresh air dining for breakfast and dinner. More...

Gerard's Restaurant French
14/20
Dining Room at Gerard The Plantation Inn
174 Lahainaluna Rd.
Lahaina, HI 96761
Menu
French cuisine via Hawaiian products yields superior results at this romantic Plantation Inn destination. More...

Hula Grill Hawaii Regional
12/20
Whalers Village
2435 Ka’anapali Pkwy.
Lahaina, HI 96761
Menu
Hits the right notes with its casual regional fare and old-style Hawaiian beach house ambience. More...

Longhi's Italian
11/20
Shops at Wailea
3750 Wailea Alanui Dr., Ste. B22
Kihei, HI 96753
Menu
Popular for straightforward Italian fare; good selection of Italian wines. More...

Milagros Food Co. Southwestern
12/20
3 Baldwin Ave.
Paia, HI 96779
Menu
Island visitors love Milagros' great people-watching location and consistent quality food; locals love its casual ambience and happy hour specials. More...

Pacific'O Hawaii Regional
13/20
Dining Room at Pacific 505 Front St.
Lahaina, HI 96761
Menu
Chef James McDonald keeps improving the innovative food at this open-air restaurant. More...

BIG ISLAND

Brown's Beach House Hawaii Regional
No Rating
Dining Room at Brown The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
1 N. Kaniku Dr.
Kamuela, HI 96743
Menu
This open-air oceanfront restaurant offers an awesome setting and Hawaiian Regional fare featuring fresh island ingredients. More...

CanoeHouse Hawaii Regional
15/20
Dining Room at CanoeHouse, Kamuela, HI Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows
68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr.
Kamuela, HI 96743
Menu | Photo
Local products and sustainable seafood take center stage at one of Hawaii's most romantic beachfront restaurants. More...

Coast Grille Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Coast Grille, Kamuela, HI Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel
62-100 Kaunaoa Dr.
Kamuela, HI 96743
Menu
Coast Grille's seafood dishes are best sampled on the wraparound terrace with its stunning ocean views. More...

The Orchid Court Breakfast
11/20
Dining Room at The Orchid Court, Kamuela, HI The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
1 North Kaniku Dr.
Kamuela, HI 96743
Menu
The Orchid Court offers breakfast from a menu, or you can load up at the bountiful buffet. More...

KAUAI

Beach House Restaurant Pacific Rim
14/20
Dining Room at Beach House Restaurant, Koloa, HI 5022 Lawai Rd.
Koloa, HI 96756
Menu
A fine meal and a million-dollar view, especially at sunset. More...

Plantation Gardens Hawaii Regional
14/20
Dining Room at Plantation Gardens, Koloa, HI Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation
2253 Poipu Rd.
Koloa, HI 96756
Menu
A lush garden setting and food that reflects island culinary elements distinguish this romantic restaurant. More...

LANAI

Lana'i City Grille Hawaii Regional
12/20
Hotel Lanai
828 Lanai Ave.
Lanai City, HI 96763
Menu
With a menu created by Hawaii Regional Cuisine chef Bev Gannon, there is a lot to like here. More...

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