The name explains it all at this popular roadside stop on the way to or from Waimea Canyon and Polihale, with another branch in Kapaa. Shrimp plates—most featuring about 10 juicy shrimp in savory sauces with fries or two scoops of white rice—are the top draw, but you can also order chopped shrimp on large flour tacos or a fried shrimp burger. Order the latter, or the lightly battered fried coconut shrimp plate (including a zesty papaya ginger tartar sauce), if you don’t want to get your hands messy from peeling shrimp, although the sweet chili and garlic sauces are indeed finger-licking good. The covered open-air picnic tables and trash cans can attract flies, so consider making yours a to-go order to eat at one of the nearby parks along the highway or on the beach. Note: The Kapaa location has a nicer dine-in area, though it still serves on paper plates.
9652 Kaumualii Hwy., Waimea, HI
Our Rating Neighborhood Western Kauai Hours Daily 11am–5pm Phone 808/821-0192 Prices Shrimp platters $12 Cuisine Type Shrimp Other Another location at 4-985 Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa (across from Chevron at Keaka Rd.)