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ONO-LICIOUS | MARCH 4, 2016 3 BONGO BEN’S: Popular with visitors and locals alike, Bongo Ben’s is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Bongo Ben’s Island Café on Alii Drive offers oceanview dining. KAREN ANDERSON/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY coconut shrimp, coconut onion rings and more, priced at $22.95. Among the most popular entrées are the fish ‘n’ chips, burgers and steaks. The restaurant also serves up farm-fresh salads, veggie wraps and gluten-free pizza. Sourcing freshly caught fish from local fishermen several times a week, Bongo Ben’s also obtains its produce locally from local farmers right here in Kona. Indeed, “fresh,” “local,” and “affordable” are the operative words at Bongo Ben’s. In the kitchen at Bongo Ben’s, the culinary team makes its own breads, biscuits, pizza crust and hamburger buns in-house. And because the homemade cinnamon buns are always popular, these ultimate taste treats are available for breakfast and throughout the day. Located across the street from the ocean, Bongo Ben’s is always a great destination for sunset cocktails. At the entry, two giant bongos (with menus printed on the drumheads) attract customers as they approach the steps of the covered dining patio, where every seat has an ocean view. Featuring tropical cocktails discounted at $5, happy hour takes place daily from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The appetizer menu highlights calamari strips, ahi sashimi, poke and coconut onion rings. For early risers, the morning drink specials (Bloody Mary, Mimosa and Irish coffee) are priced at $3.95. Inside the restaurant, a cocktail bar features local brews and imports on tap, plus ten TV screens broadcasting a variety of sports. Popular with visitors and locals alike, Bongo Ben’s is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The complete menu is viewable online at BongoBens.com. ■ seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A Bongo Ben’s Island Café on Alii Drive offers generous portions at affordable prices. Visit these fine establishments Sansei Seafood Bar and Grill 866-6286 Queens’ MarketPlace, 201 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Suite 801, Sam Choy’s 334-3434 78-6831 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona Rays on the Bay 930-4900 78-128 Ehukai St., Kailua-Kona Romano’s Macaroni Grill 443-5515 Queen’s MarketPlace, 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Drive. No. 1010 Blue Dragon Restaurant and Coastal Cuisine 882-7771 61-3616 Kawaihae Road, Kawaihae Ruth’s Chris Steak House 887-0800 The Shops at Mauna Lani, 68-1330 Mauna Lani Drive, Puako CanoeHouse 885-6622 68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Mauna Lani Resort, Puako Bay Terrace 881-7911 68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Mauna Lani Resort, Puako Three Fat Pigs 339-7145 250 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa Roy’s Waikoloa Bar & Grill 886-4321 69-250 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa


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