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Restaurant Review: Porky’s Kauai

While Kauai has a bevy of excellent restaurants, its food truck scene is just as vibrant and full of variety. Many of the food trucks in the area put a Hawaiian twist on classic street food: burgers, tacos, fries, and hot dogs – they all get a Hawaiian makeover. One of the best places to get the latter is Porky’s Kauai, a mobile cart that has a mouthwatering menu of quick eats.


This friendly food stand is owned by a local named Justin, and the hospitable service that he provides is part of the reason that so many people keep coming back. The other main draw is the awesome food. if you’re a meat lover, you’re sure to be thrilled with the selections as most of the rotating menu at Porky’s consists of beef and sausage hot dogs smothered with various tasty ingredients. A popular local favorite is the pulled pork covered dog that’s topped with chunks of spam, sauteed onion, and Porky’s own sweet and spicy barbecue sauce. The stand’s pineapple infused pork sausage is another delight that perfectly melds sweet and savory flavors. The pineapple relish placed on some of the cart’s dogs is incredible — you’ll wish you could go home with a jar of it.

Porky’s also offers pulled pork grilled cheese sandwiches, which kids typically love to eat. On occasion you’ll see beef burgers on the menu, plus Porky’s offers affordable combos that include a grilled cheese or sausage dog and a drink. The portions are so generous that you won’t find yourself hungry soon after eating your meal. This food truck is the ideal place to stop after a day of outdoor excursions or relaxing on the beach, and you can’t beat it if you’re looking for freshly made, portable food in a hurry.

Since the food cart often moves around town, the best way to find out the hours and locations is to check its social media pages. For a filling bite to eat that you can only find in Hawaii, catch up with Porky’s the next time you’re in Kauai.

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