There is little better in this world than a stiff drink, a good steak, and great friends – though not necessarily in that order. From laid-back to formal, and from traditional to steak with an island twist, Hawaii’s steakhouses are as diverse as they are delicious.
1) Hy’s Steakhouse, Honolulu
For more than 35 years, Hy's Steak House has been a Waikiki hot spot, complete with leather booths, a regal flair, and plenty of old school charm.
2) Duo Steak & Seafood, Wailea
This high-end steakhouse is housed in the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, and offers a luxurious vibe and open-air seating.
3) The Hualalai Grille, Kailua-Kona
With golf-course views, ocean breezes and steaks with a Hawaiian twist, the Hualalai Grille can't be beat.
4) The Signature Prime Steak + Seafood, Honolulu
I can't decide which is better: the panoramic views of Honolulu from the 36th floor of the Ala Moana Hotel or the juicy steaks and seafood dishes.
5) Kimo’s, Lahaina
Kimo's is a Maui favorite, and received a Diner's Choice Award from Trip Advisor in 2015. Add in harbor views and the best hula pie around and you've got yourself an awesome date night restaurant.
6) Kalaheo Steak + Ribs, Kalaheo
Enjoy a country style dining experience and the best ribs and steaks on the island.
7) Lei Lei’s Bar + Grill, Kahuku
Located at the famous Turtle Bay Resort, Lei Lei's features delicious dishes with a local twist, stellar views and a laid-back atmosphere.
8) Kamuela Provision Company, Waikoloa
This upscale surf'n'turf restaurant is located within the Hilton Waikoloa, and offers quite the romantic setting.
9) The Saddle Room, Waimea
This American restaurant is more than just steaks: rustic decor, a seasonal menu and a wine bar make this a must-visit spot in Waimea.
10) Tanaka of Tokyo Central, Honolulu
An upscale, yet still casual, Japanese steakhouse, Tanaka of Tokyo is a unique alternative to the traditional steakhouse.
11) Makawao Steakhouse, Makawao
Serving up slabs of prime beef served in a cozy atmosphere with a cowboy theme, this local steakhouse is sure to please.
12) Duke’s Canoe Club, Lihue
This festive beachside steakhouse serves up both American favorites and island inspired fare.
13) Lahaina Grill, Lahaina
This historic restaurant full of beautiful art serves up seafood favorites, classic steaks and Hawaiian specialties.
14) d.k Steak House, Honolulu
Locally sourced ingredients and dry aged beef set this Waikiki steakhouse apart from the crowd.
What do you think of this list? Where is your favorite spot to order a juicy steak?