Like his inn, owner-chef Albert Jeyte’s woodsy restaurant radiates Gemütlichkeit, that ineffable German sense of warmth and cheer, symbolized by the “International Fireplace of Friendship” studded with stones from around the world. Although starters such as mushroom caps and baked Brie are ho-hum, the European-style main courses showcase unique proteins such as rabbit, antelope, buffalo, and duck, along with local grass-fed beef and lamb, plus the fresh catch (recommended). The wine list is well-priced, although lilikoi margaritas can quickly take the edge off a long day of exploring the nearby national park. Dinner prices are steep (perhaps due in part to the lack of competition), but lunch offers good values, including Kuahiwi Ranch grass-fed beef, buffalo and antelope burgers and a curried chicken bowl. Breakfast is another winner, especially the all-too-tempting French toast made with Punaluu Bake Shop’s guava, taro, and white Portuguese sweetbread.
Hawaii (The Big Island)
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Kilauea Lodge Restaurant
19–3948 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano
Our Rating Neighborhood Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Hours Daily breakfast 7:30–10am, lunch 10am–2pm, and dinner 5–9pm; Sun brunch 10am–2pm. Phone 808/967-7366 Prices Main courses $11–$14 breakfast, $12–$17 lunch, $26–$41 dinner. Cuisine Type Continental Web site Kilauea Lodge Restaurant Other Reservations recommended
Map19–3948 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano Hawaii (The Big Island)
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