Thanks for this comprehensive list! My husband and I ate at Ray’s on the Bay, and the food was good, but it is definitely an atmosphere directed towards tourists with deep pockets. Here were my top ten favorite places to go http://allthepassionstrings.com/eat-your-heart-out-big-island-of-hawaii/
Don’t bother getting coffee at The Coffee Shack — worst and most expensive coffee I’ve ever had! But the view and the carrot cake was worth the stop.