Merriman's Market Café
At one time, Hawaii’s farms didn’t grow much besides pineapple and sugar cane. Chef Peter Merriman set out to change that, and he has been instrumental in the state’s food scene, effectively launching Hawaiian Regional Cuisine. This Waikoloa café is one of the few locations offering cuisine with emphasis on locally farmed products. Indoor and outdoor seating are available at this casual spot, where lunch entrées include the fresh island fish taco with cabbage and local greens, and dinner options include local grass-fed filet mignon with mushrooms, potatoes, and green beans.