Though the Hawaiian Islands are small in terms of landmass, the islands feel huge as soon as you consider the countless restaurant options found across the state, some more popular than others. From casual drive-ins and seaside poke joints to upscale seafood restaurants and resort restaurants, these 13 famous Hawaiian restaurants are totally worth the hype — and 100 percent worth the wait.

Which of these famous places to eat in Hawaii is your favorite? Are there any restaurants in Hawaii you’d like to see featured? Nominate them and tell us why!

For a more casual meal, why not head to one of these 15 unassuming eateries?

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What are some inexpensive restaurants in Hawaii?

Living in -- and visiting -- Hawaii can get quite costly, so it's always good to have a few tried-and-true standbys that offer inexpensive dining options. Some of our favorite cheap eats in the Aloha State are these chain restaurants in Hawaii -- and don't scoff at their "chain restaurant" status, because they really are some of the top eateries in the state! We're big fans of places like Teddy's Bigger Burgers, Merriman’s, Fresh Catch, and Roy's, which serve up a wide variety of cuisines sure to satisfy any craving you have!

What are the best casual restaurants in Hawaii?

Hawaii is known for its amazing cuisine, and you don't have to make a reservation at a fine-dining establishment to sample some of the best the state has to offer. Hawaii's food trucks, in fact, dish up some of the best eats in the Aloha State; and the best part is, these dishes are generally super affordable, too! From the malasadas and sweet corn at Manuela Malasada Company to the fresh fish tacos from Da Fish House Lunch Wagon, the poke and grilled fish plate lunches from South Maui Fish Company to the killer sandwiches from Nana’s Snack Shack, you will not go hungry when you visit Hawaii's awesome food trucks!