On the main drag though town, across the street from the Shrimp Station, is a charming little store that sells yummy granola and cookies made on site. The prices are reasonable and the woman who runs the place is sweet. The granola and cookies make for yummy snacks to take with you on the trip up the canyon.
Favorite Dish: The granola, of course and Marc loved the cookies.
Jo Jo’s is written up in every guidebook as the best Shaved Ice on the island. One thing you should know about me, I love my Hawaiian Shaved Ice. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth but I go gaga for Shaved Ice. That being said, I’m no connoisseur. I couldn’t tell what set Jo Jo’s apart from every other shaved ice place I visited. That doesn’t mean it’s bad, on the contrary it’s awesome! I love shaved ice. Portions are huge and prices are fair and their flavor menu is one of the largest I have ever seen. The only confusing thing, is there are two Jo Jo’s in town. The famous one is located on the highway that passes straight through town (the other one is on a side street). If you’re in the area you must stop into Jo Jo’s for a shaved ice refresher!
The Shrimp Station is a little takeout joint near the start of the highway that takes you up Waimea Canyon. This cheap, yummy little restaurant serves delicious local fare and specializes in, you guessed it, shrimp. Order at the window and take a seat on the patio and enjoy. This is no gourmet fare, but what they do they do well. The staff is nice and the food is served quickly. If you’re in town and hungry check out the shrimp shack.
Favorite Dish: Marc had the Garlic Shrimp served with rice and it was delicious. It totally hit the spot!
Its a nice enough place with friendly service, but you get one big taco with too much cabbage and onion in the filling. I'll be looking for an alternative if I ever come back to Waimea.