With a nod to Hawaiian Regional flavors, award winning Chef Allen Hess has expanded on local land and sea offerings and developed a menu both distinctive and creative.

It’s Always Seasonal at FORC

Gather your family and special someone for Dinner service 4:30-8:30pm. Make a reservation through the reservations tab, by phone or online with Open Table to experience the fresh harvest flavors of the Big Island. Locals love happy hour 3-4:30pm with the bar serving till 9pm first come, first served. Have something else in mind? Join us for special menu Holiday celebrations. And, plan with us for private dining and special event dates.

August 22nd Peju Wine Dinner

Call to reserve a seat or table as we celebrate an end to the Summer season.

Please note due to a staffing shortage regular Brunch has been suspended until further notice. Interested in working with us? Please stop by.

Hawaii Regional Favorites

FORC showcases Farmer, Ocean, and Rancher harvests from across Hawaii Island. Menus of traditional local comfort food dishes and a display of creative skill. Local style Brunch items like the FORC steak sandwich, fresh bacon, pancakes and French toast. Hearty seasonal Dinner dishes like Big Island grass fed beef, whole roasted fish, and Ali’i Mushroom Poke. There are vegetarian, paleo, and gluten free options. Indulge more with special menus like Happy Hour and holiday menus. You must adventure through our Sommelier’s wine list or seasonally mixed cocktail libations. Chef Allen Hess’ distinct menus offer a wide variety of culinary experiences from a quick refuel to a lingering meal. 

The indoor and outdoor dining rooms welcome you into a relaxed, neighborhood feel while the bar area of the restaurant has an authentic country style design, a nod to the area’s roots. Consider joining us as a neighborhood regular or visitor. And, let’s work on your upcoming private dining and special events experience you, and your guests, won’t soon forget. Contact us.

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The Locale

Located in the center of Waimea Town (elev. 2,670 ft) at the historic Waimea Country Lodge. FORC’s style is open, relaxed, ohana-friendly, and full of Aloha.

The Food

Offering renowned Chef Allen Hess’ flare on a traditional country kitchen eating house with a few dishes paying tribute to classic local favorites alongside new favorites for brunch, happy hour, and dinner. An evolving dinner menu aims to provide returning guests a new culinary experience with each seasonal visit.

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The Chef

Internationally renowned, Hawaiian regional cuisine chef Allen Hess has opened a string of successful restaurants across Big Island. Find out more about Restauranteur, local food supporter, and chef Allen Hess.

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Unique opportunities to join us in heritage and taste.


You can savor our meals and local specialties with the best seats during our seasonal dinner service. Request a Table,

Private Dining and Events

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