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Best Kids Restaurants in Kona

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Best Family Friendly Restaurants in Kona

While Kona is not known for its cuisine there are a few solid options available. We visit all of the restaurants in Kona so you don’t have to. When it comes to family friendly restaurants in Kona the options are a bit smaller but don’t dispair! Some of the most popular and best restaurants are also family friendly. Check out our let of the best kids restaurants in Kona.

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Papa Kona allows adults to dine in peace while watching the kids crawl around the tide pools and play in the grass below


Best Kona Retaurants by Category

Papa Kona – Best Playspace & View

Kona Brewing Company – Best for Wanderers

Willies Hot Chicken – Inexpensive & Hip

Beach Tree Grill – Upscale yet Casual

Journey Cafe – Vegan & Cozy


1. Papa Kona

The best thing about Papa Kona is it’s excellent view and close proximity to numerous tide pools for the young ones to explore.


The menu is a varied mixture of dishes focusing on mostly American fare with interesting variations like avocado fries and tropical drinks with a twist.


2. Kona Brewing Company

Does your kid need to be on a leash 24/7? Kona Brewing Company has a relaxed outdoor atmosphere and an outdoor playspace for kids to explore and play while to sit comfortably and enjoy your pizza and beer. That’s the main draw here. The food in general is fine. We recommend the slice and the salad and the beer is fresh. Other drink options are limited but available.


3. Willies Hot Chicken

With a fast casual cool kid vibe Willies Hot Chicken is great for families because of the indoor/outdoor eating spaces and good music. If you want something fast and inexpensive that allows you to sit while the little trouble makers run about this is a good spot. The picnic tables outside are a great spot for the family to gather around the table. Who doesn’t like chicken tenders? The chicken varies from no spice all the way up to ‘I regret I chose this’ levels of heat.



4. Beach Tree Grill

The best restaurant on this list for cuisine and atmosphere the Beach Tree Grill is both posh and casual. Located in Four Season’s Resort it’s great for kids who want to run around with other kids on the spacious grass and get wet and sandy in the nearby ocean. There’s live music and casual outdoor seating near the sand. There’s a massive grass lawn next to the restaurant where kids often gather and play. Bring a ball or frisbee for kids to entertain themselves whilst you enjoy the sumptuous Italian cuisine and fancifully crafted cocktails.



5. Journey Cafe

A bit more intimate, the bench seating and games provide a cozy atmosphere for the family as well as the outdoor seating space. Journey Cafe is a nice little escape from the norm. You can rent a dog for the day and the kids can take turns walking it around the back alleys here.

While this place is technically Vegan, the food is excellent for all kinds of foodies with a nice variety of delicious options.


More Restaurant Guides

Looking for more restaurant options in Kona? Check out our Kona Restaurant Guides for up-to-date info about the best restaurant options in the Kailua-Kona area. Looking for more family friendly things to do in Kona? Check out our snorkel tours which are great for ages 3 and up.

Kona Restaurant Guides