Seafood Bar & Grill, Kawaihae

Fresh seafood -as in you can see where it came from across the street is served up as poke, sashimi, grilled in a casual walls optional top floor restaurant. Sit indoors at the 70-foot mango wood table or out on the wrap around deck. Even when you are indoors the wall to wall windows offer views of the industrial Kawaihae harbor and ocean. A favorite spot for locals since opening in 2002, Seafood Bar & Grill serves up really good food and decent (not resort) prices. Awards so far include, #1 Restaurant in Kawaihae by TripAdvisor, Best 'Happy Hour', 'Seafood' and 'Fish' by West Hawaii Today. Vibe: Tiki time! From the welcome chalkboard as you enter featuring 'caught that day' specials, the breezy open air seating options and friendly staff, the Seafood Bar & Grill, has the components necessary to lower blood pressure. Stick with the health regime with sashimi or grilled fish or balance out the stress reducing atmosphere with some coconut shrimp, braised beef teriyaki short ribs and fries. Locals will be watching sporting event on the TV, tourists will likely be snapping photos of cocktails on the deck, the staff busy keeping both happy.

Menu: Sashimi, Fresh Fish, Burgers, Salads, Clams and an extensive cocktail list.

Not to Miss: Aim for sunset at an outdoor table and enjoy happy hour prices with a million dollar view–well you’re looking at the Port of Kawaihae–but just beyond the industrial buildings will be the ocean and sun setting.

Located in the quaint historic harbor village of Kawaihae,(808) 880-9393, seafoodbarandgrill.com