Chubby’s Diner

Have Great Food and Fun Times at Chubby’s Diner Inside KB Xtreme in Kailua-Kona
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Visit Chubby’s Diner inside the KBXtreme entertainment complex for Hawaiian and American favorites. Whether you go to the entertainment side of the complex, make sure that you stop at Chubby’s Diner for great eats and a fun, festive atmosphere that has been a local getaway since 2009.

- The Local Expert Team

You may not think to go to a bowling alley for great food, but a visit to Chubby’s Diner is just such an unexpected detour that you should make. With treats like an all-day breakfast menu and poke specials, you’ll find a great selection of Hawaiian and American favorites.

The location of Chubby’s Diner means that visiting is ideal when you want a casual meal in a fun setting. If you want a quiet, romantic dinner with a view, Chubby’s Diner will not be your best choice. However, if you want to have local favorites served in big portions at great prices, you must stop by Chubby’s Diner. Though the adjacent arcade and bowling alley contribute some noise to the dining area, it also adds to the fun atmosphere and entices many to enjoy some video games or bowling after their meal. If you have kids, they’ll love a stop at the arcade after the meal. But, the bowling alley and arcade also are great for adults looking for indoor fun in an air-conditioned space that gives them a break from the heat of the day.

Many people find out about Chubby’s Diner when they go to the KBXtreme entertainment center for bowling or game playing. But many others also know Chubby’s as a destination of its own that is perfect for large portions of well-made food at great prices.

The Hawaiian dishes served at Chubby’s give you an authentic meal of local comfort food favorites, such as loco moco, oxtail soup, and saimin. Hamburgers, salads, and steaks also appear on the menu if you want mainland comfort food. The menu also includes breakfast dishes served all day, even late into the night when you have a loco moco, pancake, or omelet craving for dinner. Whatever you order, you’ll enjoy filling food and a fun atmosphere.

Make sure to try at least one of the following favorites from Chubby’s Diner:

Oxtail Soup
Oxtail Soup draws the richest flavor from one of the most neglected cuts of meat. To create this soup, Chubby’s Diner simmers oxtails in a ginger broth seasoned with vegetables, including cabbage, onions, carrots, and garlic. This rich soup is a rarity among restaurants. But it remains a staple here at Chubby’s Diner. Visitors rave about this favorite dish that has enough food for two people, especially with the included white or brown rice.

Loco Moco
Loco Moco is a rich, hearty breakfast treat for many Hawaiians. This meal at Chubby’s starts with either white or brown rice, a pair of eggs, your choice of meat, and flavorful brown gravy covering everything. You can also order Beyond Meat as a vegetarian alternative for your meat upgrade. Or select a Super Loco breakfast that gives you three meat choices from Spam, hamburger patty, bacon, ham, Portuguese sausage, kalua pork, or chicken katsu.

Fish and Chips
The classic bar favorite of Fish and Chips served at Chubby’s Diner ranks as one of the best, according to several visitors and fans of this dish. While technically on the Pupus (appetizers) menu, this dish could easily be a meal itself. It starts with tempura white fish for a light, crispy texture and crunch. You get a side of fries to complete the dish. By using tempura batter and lightly frying the fish, the diner produces a moist, flavorful, and well-seasoned dish.  

Visit Chubby’s Diner alone or as part of your stop at the KBXtreme entertainment complex. Whichever option you choose, you’ll have a fun time and a comforting meal in a festive spot catering to locals.

Insider Tips:
-The entertainment center has plenty of parking.
-Stay after your meal for the bowling and arcade in the entertainment center.
-Carefully follow the directions from your navigator to get to Chubby’s Diner. It can be very easy to miss if you make one wrong turn.
-The entertainment complex and diner are fully air-conditioned, making this a cool spot for hot afternoons.