You may be concerned that, because you’re visiting a place so full of historical importance, you won’t have many options for eating at Pearl Harbor. While visiting Pearl Harbor may not be an all-day affair for some, most visitors choose to spend a lot of time here, whether by purchasing the Passport to Pearl Harbor or joining a guided tour. For these guests, there are plenty of options for staying nourished and hydrated. The dining options may not be as plentiful as in Waikiki, but there are convenient places you can stop off to get a bite to eat while you’re touring the history of the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor.
There are several restaurants just outside Pearl Harbor within a ten-minute driving distance, but going to one of them also requires you to pack the family back up and leave Pearl Harbor and its incredible history. If you’d prefer to remain at Pearl Harbor and dine on something quick and convenient, you have a few options. They’re relatively inexpensive, convenient, and, best of all, you don’t have to get in the car and drive somewhere. Concession stands are located just outside the Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park and the Battleship Missouri. At each of these, you can grab a drink and a quick bite to eat, like a hot dog or packaged snacks.
Laniakea Café at the Pacific Aviation Museum
Not only is Ford Island known for the Battleship Missouri and the USS Oklahoma Memorial, it’s also home to the Pacific Aviation Museum with its Laniakea Café, a restaurant that delivers the convenience of a sit-down meal right in the heart of historic Pearl Harbor. The menu here is a casual affair of sandwiches, burgers, salads, and island favorites like pineapple fried rice, lilikoi chicken, and teriyaki style beef. With a kids menu and a selection of sides and beverages, Laniakea Café will keep you well fed and energized during your Pearl Harbor tour.
Just outside the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center’s main entrance, you’ll find Restaurant 604, an eatery known for its menu of sandwiches, burgers, salads, and handcrafted local favorites. The casual atmosphere makes it easy to come in and grab a bite to eat while digesting the information you picked up during your time at Pearl Harbor so far. Enjoy a finely crafted sandwich or sample local favorites like loco moco, a must-try for any visitor to the islands. Restaurant 604’s convenient location makes it easy to pop in, eat, and then resume your tour of Pearl Harbor without having to get in the car for a trip back to Honolulu.