Big Island Eats
During our trip to BI in October we were heading back from VNP and we stopped in Hilo and happened upon Harrington’s. It was late and we really didn’t have a place picked out. We saw that there were a lot of car’s in the parking lot at 8:30 pm and thought that was a good sign. We had a really good meal and were surprised that we had lucked out with our random choice. DH had a spicy thai shrimp dish and I had opah again. Nice wait staff and a pretty location overlooking the Ice Pond although it was dark when we were there. Lots of locals eating there, always a good sign to me.
For higher-end spots, you might want to check out this post: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/33509...
Though it was done 18 mos. ago, I've checked with several 'hounds, who have dined at both, and they report that they are still in top form.
Also a Search for Big Island will yield dozens of recent posts, including everything from fine-dining to local spots.