The food scene on these islands is every bit as spectacular as the scenery, so rest assured that Hawaii burgers are right up there with the best bites that you’ll find on the mainland.
If anything, getting a burger and knowing you are eating it in paradise might make it taste even better than normal!
We’ve rounded up the seven best Hawaii burgers, from huge patties loaded with toppings to the more simple, classic cheeseburgers. Forget about poke for one day and dig in…
1. Teddy’s Bigger Burgers
Teddy’s is a fantastic 50’s themed burger chain with a simple menu of juicy burgers, fries and shakes. They use only 100% fresh chilled ground chuck (no fillers or binders) and with locations all over, you’ll never miss out.
2. Burger Hale
A kicked-up burger concept by award-winning local chefs Michelle Karr-Ueoka and Wade Ueoka from famed MW Restaurant in Honolulu.
The result is a magical collection of Asian- and local-inspired smash burgers that feature hula skirts of crispy cheese. The sukiyaki burger is a must-try!
3. Kua Always Sandwich Shop
This place is a local success story that started way back in 1975 in the town of Haleiwa. They’ve since opened stores in Japan (30 of them!), London and Taiwan.
It all started here in Hawaii though and the success is down to the quality of the burger itself. Perfectly shaped, super fresh and always cooked to perfection. Their burgers are super classical in style and just done right with minimum fuss.
4. Island Ono Loa Grill
Island Ono Loa Grill is famous for their hot dogs and sandwiches, but it would be criminal to come here and not get one of their burgers.
They pride themselves on the freshness of their ingredients. The beef burger is classic, has superb produce at its core and tastes absolutely incredible.
Want something different? Try the fish burger which is good as any you’ll have on this planet.
5. Chubbies Burgers
High-quality, locally-sourced ingredients, always made to order. They only use premium grass-fed local beef and serve it in a handmade local potato bun.
Their burgers always tick all the boxes and along with their crinkle cuts fries you will be leaving here with a big smile on your face every single time.
6. Kohala Burger & Taco
They rely on Hawaii’s Grass Fed Beef supply and abundance of Fresh Line Caught wild fish to create their two best products.: burgers and fish tacos.
Add in some great shakes, a chilled atmosphere and this is a place that you will quickly become a regular at. Good simple food, cooked well and served by true professionals.
7. Hilo Burger Joint
This originally started off a simple Irish pub, but they have since expanded to add burgers and live music.
The burgers are super juicy and are what get people in the door but you’ll stay foe a few drinks with the burger providing the perfect sustenance. Classic in style, perfectly cooked and simply delicious.