Hilo Yacht Club

The entire office at work was treated to a nice Christmas luncheon at the Hilo Yacht Club, a beautiful recreational club sitting on the beach (Reed’s Bay).

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This is an exclusive recreational club kept alive by its members who pay an initial and monthly fee which varies depending on your age and living location. Members can use all of their facilities as well as their banquet rooms for special events. So is it worth joining here for the food?

I started with the French Onion soup with Gruyere Cheese ($4.50)

French Onion Soup

Sadly, this soup tasted more like beef broth with soggy bread and onions. The onions still had a small crunch to them, not caramelized at all, which onions in a proper french onion soup should be. Even the crust of the bread was soggy, and the bread was not even good bread. French onion soups need bread that can hold up to the soup and stay crusty, me thinks!

Rib Eye Steak (medium rare) with mushrooms & onions ($14.95)

Rib Eye Steak

The steak tasted good and was well seasoned, but was unevenly cooked and was a bit tough considering it was a rib-eye. Half of the steak was thin and other half was thicker, making one side well-done and the other a medium. I wish they cut it thick instead of thin and large. Vegetables were good and buttery though.

Chocolate Mousse with Strawberries

Chocolate Mousse

I think this was the best thing that came out of the kitchen so far. The mousse was smooth, chocolaty, and not too sweet. The strawberries were ripe and sweet. It was a great ending to the meal.

Here are some of the other dishes ordered which I didn’t get to taste:

Lobster & Crab Salad with Fresh Fruits and Sherbet ($9.50)

Lobster and Crab Salad

Homestyle Chicken Curry ($8.95)

Chicken Curry

Mud Pie ($3.95) and Chocolate Brownies with Kona Coffee Ice Cream ($3.95)

Mud Pie Brownies

Food-wise, this club just doesn’t cut it, but they offer a lot more including an oceanview pool, three tennis courts, a black sand volleyball court, and beautiful views of the beach.

5 Responses to “Hilo Yacht Club”

  1. Dean Says:

    My father is a member so we eat there quite often. Lunch is so so ,but Dinner is good . The Roast beef is always good and thier Mother’s Day brunchs are the bomb. The real treat of the “club” is the mix drinks.

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  3. secret diner Says:

    With out a doubt best food in Hilo. Kitchen Staff should gets keep up the good work!

  4. Member Says:

    Went in for lunch today at the HYC with some friends. I had the panini and my friend had the fish special. The panini was excellent, the bread was crispy, the chicken with the panchetta and brie was a great combo. My friend said her fish was excellent too. She said that crab crust with the breadcrumbs just made the fish taste out of this world! Good Job Hilo Yacht Club. The food rivals any upscale food establishment that ive been to.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    da best

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