Ocean Friendly Restaurants

Plastic pollution is suffocating our ocean and the many animals that call it home. Researchers estimate there are now over 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic in the ocean with the number continuing to grow every day. This pollution is impacting our marine ecosystems, wildlife such as seabirds, dolphins, fish, and turtles, and plastic fragments are even displacing plankton at the base of the food chain. So what’s the best way to combat this global epidemic facing our ocean? It’s simple: we need to stop the problem at its source! The Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants program does just that. One restaurant, one customer at a time, increases awareness, drives change in behavior and ultimately creates scalable impact to reduce our plastic (and water!) footprint.
Intro Plastic Pollution Facts Registration & Restaurant Benefits Find an OFR Near You

The Ocean Friendly Restaurants program offers restaurants an easy way to show their commitment to making sustainable choices for our ocean. Interested in becoming a Surfrider Ocean Friendly Restaurant Member? 

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Restaurants participating must follow the first four criteria:

1. No expanded polystyrene use (aka Styrofoam).
2. Proper recycling practices are followed.
3. Only reusable tableware is used for onsite dining, and disposable utensils for takeout food are provided only upon request.
4. No plastic bags offered for takeout or to-go orders.

And choose a minimum of three of these criteria as well:

5. Plastic straws are provided only upon request.
6. No beverages sold in plastic bottles.
7. Discount is offered for customers with reusable cup, mug, bag, etc.
8. Vegetarian/vegan food options are offered on a regular basis; and / or all seafood must be a ‘Best Choice’ or ‘Good Alternative’ as defined by Seafood Watch or certified as sustainable.
9. Water conservation efforts, such as low-flow faucets and toilets, are implemented.
10. Energy efficiency efforts such as LED lighting and Energy Star appliances, are in place.

Restaurants who meet all 10 of the criteria are recognized as a Platinum Level Ocean Friendly Restaurant.

Interested in becoming a Surfrider Ocean Friendly Restaurant Member?

Click here to register your restaurant!

Check out this Quick Guide for Restaurants for specific ways to meet each of the criteria.

Researchers estimate there are now over 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic in the ocean with the number continuing to grow every day.

  • An estimated 100 billion plastic bags are used ANNUALLY in the United States.​

  • 49.4 billion plastic water bottles were sold in one year’s time with only 31.1% recycled, leaving roughly 34 billion plastic bottles that were littered or went into a landfill in 2015.

  • Restaurants use an average of 5,800 gallons of water per day

  • Plastic does not biodegrade so virtually every piece of plastic ever created still exists in some form today!                                                                       

​The Ocean Friendly Restaurants program offers restaurants an easy way to show their commitment to making sustainable choices for our ocean. 

 Join over 200 restaurants across the country protecting our ocean! 

References:

http://www.beachapedia.org/Polystyrene

http://ecocycle.org/bestrawfree/faqs

https://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/conservation/waterwork/checklist-restaurant.html

Do you own, manage or can you recommend a restaurant that you would like to register as an Ocean Friendly Restaurant? Join us as an Ocean Friendly Restaurants member by joining here. 

Register Now!

The Ocean Friendly Restaurants membership fee is based on a sliding scale ranging from $125 to $175 for local businesses based on the number of employees at the restaurant. 

And you'll receive these incredible member benefits:

  • Ocean Friendly Restaurants marketing collateral including window stickers, brochures, table-tops, and bill inserts to show your membership to your customers.
  • Use of Ocean Friendly Restaurants logos for restaurant menu, website and other restaurant marketing materials.
  • Restaurant listed on Surfrider national and chapter websites. 
  • Restaurant included in Ocean Friendly Restaurants national map on Surfrider national and chapter websites.
  • Launch parties and collaborative promotions with your nearest Surfrider chapter.
  • Surfrider chapter social media marketing promotions.
  • Access to national vendor discounts on sustainable restaurant and to-go products.
  • Tax-deductible contribution.
  • Association with a nationally recognized nonprofit with thousands of members and supporters working hard to keep our ocean healthy and protected!

As a member of the Surfrider Foundation, your Ocean Friendly Restaurant demonstrates to your customers and your community your commitment to our environement and ocean.

Want to learn more about the Ocean Friendly Restaurants Program? Click Here

The Surfrider Foundation acknowledges that we cannot claim that all listed Ocean Friendly Restaurants are 100% in compliance with our standards at all times, but that the Surfrider Foundation strives to diligently review compliance on a regular basis. If an Ocean Friendly Restaurant is found to be out of compliance, they are removed from the website as quickly as possible. Such a restaurant will not be reinstated on the list of Ocean Friendly Restaurants, until the compliance issue is remedied. 

 

The Surfrider Foundation is proud to recognize the following restaurants as Ocean Friendly!

333 Pacific
7 Devils Brewery
Acqua California Bistro
Ai Love Nalo
Alan Wong's
Aloha Aina Juice Cafe
Aloha Beer Co.
Alvarado Street Brewery
Ambrogio 15
Ambrosia by Caffrodite
Americana
Amplified Ale Works
AnQi
Anthem Vegan
Asbury Park Yacht Club
Asiento
Aslan Brewing Co
Avila's El Ranchito
Avila's El Ranchito
Avila's El Ranchito
Avila's El Ranchito
Azu Restaurant and Ojai Valley Brewing
Back Bay Tavern at Whole Foods Market
Bagby Beer Company
Baja Sharkeez
Baja Sharkeez
Bamboo Fresh
Banana Dang
Bankers Hill Bar and Grill
Banzai Sushi Bar
Bare Back Grill
Bareburger
Barefoot Beach Cafe
Barrel Republic
Baya Bowls
Bayside Landing
Baywood Ale House
Beach House Restaurant
Beach Plum Kitchen
Beet Box Cafe
Bevy
Big Island Brewhaus (Waimea)
Big Island Juice Company (Hilo)
Bistro Boudin
Blacksmith's Bread
Blaze Pizza
Blind Lady Alehouse
Bliss Cafe
Blu 
Blue Plate
Blue Point Coastal
Blue Tree Cafe
Bo-Beau 
Bo-Beau Garden
Board Room
Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries
Boardwalk Sub Shop
Bob Heilman's Beachcomber
Bob Heilman's Beachcomber
Bogart's Coffee House
Boudin Bakery
Breakwater Brewing Co.
Brennecke's Beach Broiler
Brew'd
Bright Coffee
Broke N Bored Grill
Burger Bench
Burger Lounge
Burger Lounge
Burger Lounge
Burger Lounge
Burger Lounge
Burger Lounge
Burger Lounge
Burger Lounge
Burger Lounge
Burger Shack
Burnt Crumbs
Butcher and Bee
Buzz's Steakhouse
C-Level
Cactus
CAFE CLUB by les artistes
Cafe des Amis 
Café Lumiere
Cafe Moto
Café Secret, Cocina Peruana
Cafe Zenon
Caffe Calabria
Caliente Southwest Grille
Campus JAX
Capetown Pub
Cask Alehouse
Cassia
Catering by Marilyn
Central Coast Juicery
Centrally Grown 
Charley's
Cheeseburger In Paradise Maui
Cheeseburger In Paradise Maui
Cheeseburger In Paradise Maui
Cheeseburger In Paradise Maui
Cheeseburger In Paradise Maui
Cheeseburger In Paradise Maui
Chef Chai
Chesapeake & Maine
Chico Feo 
Choice Health Bar*
Cholo's Homestyle Mexican
Chop Street
Coasterra
Coastline Restaurant
Coffee Gallery
Coldstone Creamery
Community Food Co-op Forest Deli
Community Food Co-op Forest Deli
Community Food Co-op Forest Deli
Con Pane Rustic Bread and Cafe
Conscious Culture Café (Hilo)
Cool Cat Cafe
Cool Haus
Coral Reef Yacht Club
Coronado Brewing - Imperial Beach
Coronado Brewing Company
Craftsman New American Tavern
Crepes of Brittany
Cucina Enoteca
Cucina Enoteca
Cucina Urbana
Culture Cafe at Kombucha Town
Dancing Goats Espresso Bar
Dancing Goats Espresso Bar
Daylight Mind Coffee Co. (Kona)
Daylight Mind Coffee Co. (Waikoloa)
Debbie Carmody
Dellz Uptown
Din Tai Fung
Dini's Bistro
Discovery Ventura
Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats
Dos Toros Mexican Grill
Down The Hatch
Downbeat Diner & Bar
Draft Republic
Duff's at the Beach
Duke's Huntington Beach
Eat Chow
El Texate
Eleanor's Coffee Bar & Market LLC
Elixir
Encinitas Ale House
Encore Saloon
Enlightened Cafe
Escabeche
Esters Wine Shop
Evolution Bakery and Cafe
Farmacy Health Bar* 
Farmacy Upcountry*
Farmer & Cook
Farmer's Bottega
Fete
Fish 101
Five Loaves Cafe
Flatbread Company
Fleet Landing
Fleetwood's on Front St.
Francesco Greco
Fudgen' Coffee Cafe (Honoka'a)
Galaxy Taco
Garden Bistro at Waiahole Nursery
Garibaldi Portside Bistro
Gentle Brew
Glass Door
Gnome
Good On Ya Deli
Grace in Growlers
Grassroots Kava House
Gratitude
Gravlax
Green Flash Coffee (Kona)
Green Garden by Plant-Based Heaven
Green Light Coffee
Greens & Vines Raw Vegan Restaurant
Grist Beer Hall
Guava Smoked
Gyppo Ale Mill
Hadley Magaziner
Haggos Tacos
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
Hāna Ranch Provisions 
Happy Girl Kitchen
Harbor Town Pub
Harold's Cabin
Hau Tree Lanai
Hello Betty
Herringbone
Herringbone
Hiking Hawaii Cafe
Holo Holo Charters
Holy City Brewing
Honeymoon Cafe
Honolua Farms Kitchen
Honolulu Museum of Art Cafe & Coffee Bar
Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House Cafe
Hook Fish Co
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Huckleberry
Huggos on the Rocks /PDC (Kona)
Imua Coffee Roasters
Indigo Grill
Island Brew Coffeehouse Kaimuki
Island Lava Java Cafe (Kona)
Island Naturals Deli (Hilo)
Island Prime
Island Thyme Food Co
Islands Fish Grill
italia Pizzeria
J Six
Jack of Cups
Jake's Del Mar
Jan's Health Bar
Jan's Health Bar
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
Jimmy's Famous American Tavern
Jimmy's Famous American Tavern
Jimmy's Slice
JOY Shell Beach
Juicy Brew
Juliet
Jus' Poke
Kahumana Organic Farm & Cafe
Kaimana Farm Cafe
Kaimuki Superette
Kalaheo Cafe & Coffee Company
Kalalea Juice Hale
Kalapawai Cafe
Kauai Beer Company
Kauai Juice Co.
Ke Nui Kitchen
Keka Puka Sahtki Girl, Inc
Ki's
Kihei Cafe
Killarney Pub & Grill
Kitchen 1540
Koko Head Cafe
Koko Head Cafe
Kona Brewing Co. Pub
Kona Brewing Company (Kona)
Krava Bowl
Kuau Store
La Piccola Casa
Labrador Lounge
Langosta Lounge
Las Olas Mexican Restaurants
Las Olas Mexican Restaurants
Las Olas Mexican Restaurants
Lava Lava Beach Club /PDC (Waikoloa)
Lawry's Carvery
Lazy Hummingbird
Le Magic Pan (Hilo)
Leahi Health (Kailua)
Leahi Health (Kaimuki)
Leahi Health Aina Haina
Lemonade
Libertine
Lionfish
Little Fish Coffee
Little Lion Cafe
LJ Crafted Wines
Local Boyz Shave Ice Kihei
Local Tap House Kitchen
Lodge Bread
Lofty Coffee Encinitas Cafe
Lofty Coffee Encinitas Roasting Works
Lofty Coffee Solana Beach Cafe
Longboard Restaurant & Pub
Longboard Restaurant & Pub
Lost Dog Café
LouLou's Griddle in the Middle
Luna Red
Luques Restaurant & Bar
Mahina and Sun's
Main Street Kitchen
Makana Market and Deli
mama's fish house
Mana Juice & Grill
Marie Shannon
Market Fresh Bistro 
Maui Brewing Company Brewpub
Maui Fresh Streatery
Merriman's Gourmet Pizza &Burgers
Merriman's Kapalua
Metto Coffee and Tea
Mex 1 
Middleton Place
Midnight bear breads
Milagros 
Mill House
Millville Pizza Co.
Milo & Olive
Mint + Craft
Miss B's Coconut Club
Mission Avenue Bar and Grill
Mojo Cafe
Moku Kitchen
Monkeypod Kitchen Ka'anapali
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Moon & Turtle
Morgan Creek Grill
Morning Brew Cafe Kaka'ako
Morning Glass
Mothers Cantina
Mud Hen Water
Mulligan's on the Blue
Naung Mai Thai Kitchen
Nekter Juice Bar
Nick's Fishmarket
NOM Kauai
North Shore Bakery & Deli
Noster Kitchen
Novo
OB Surf Lodge
Obstinate Daughter
Ocean Alley Restaurant & Beach Bar
Ola Mexican Kitchen
Old Crow Smokehouse
One Aloha Shave Ice Co. (Kona)
One Door North
Opakapaka Grill and Bar
Outerlands 
Pacific Catch
Pacific Coast Grill
Pacifica Del Mar
Paco's Tacos Cantina Poipu
Paia Coffee and Bar
Pain Du Monde
Pain Du Monde
Panama 66
Papayas Kitchen
Paradise Pantry
paradise pantry
Paul"s Place
Pavel's Backerei
Peace Cafe
Peace Pies
Pickled Fish
Pickled Palate
Pie-Not Aussie Style Bakery
Pier 101
Pierside Press
Pineapple's Island Fresh Cuisine (Hilo)
pint and jigger
Piparade
Pipeline Bakery and Creamery
Pleasure House Brewing
Poke Lab
Pop's Garage
Potbelly's
Pour House 
Prep Kitchen
Primo Grill
Privateer
Privateer's Cove
Public House La Jolla
Pueblo
Pueblo
Puesto
Puesto at the Headquarters
QUATTRO Q4 CAFFE
Queenstown Public House
Rainbeau Jo's
Rance's Chicago Pizza
Raven & Rose
Real A Gastropub
Red Dog
Red House Kitchen
Revel Kombucha Bar
Revival Ice Cream
Rimel's Bar & Grill
Rimel’s Rotisserie
River's End
Robin's
Rock and Brews
Root Note
Roy's
Rubio's
Ruby's Diner
Ruscello
Russell & Bette's
Rustic Canyon
Saint Marc
Salmonberry Saloon
Sandy's
Sarento's on the Beach
sbicca
Scram Food Truck
Scratch
Screen Door
Sea & Smoke
Sea DandeLion Cafe
Sea180
Searsucker Del Mar
Searsucker San Diego
Seascape Maalaea
Seascape Restaurant
Seasons 52
Shabu on Fire
Shark's Coffee Shop (Honomu)
Shine Cafe
Shoreline Sandwich Company
Siam Imperial Thai Kitchen
Simmzy's
Sip Me 
Slapfish
Slapfish
Small Town Coffee
Smoking Goat
Snooze- Del Mar
Snooze- Hillcrest
Snooze-La Jolla
Sol Cal
Spirit of 77
Sporting Club of the Pacific 
Sprout Sandwich Shop Haleiwa
Sprout Sandwich Shop Kaimuki
Square Barrels
Starbelly
Stellas
Stone Brewing Liberty Station
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens Escondido
Street Burger
Summer Sessions
Sunnin Lebanese Cafe
Sunny Days
Sushi on Fire
SustainaBowl
Sweet Cane Café (Hilo)
Swell Cafe
Tall Tales Brewing Co.
Tandoor India Cuisine
Tap & Barrel by Lanikai Brewing Company
Tender Greens Downtown
Tender Greens Liberty Station
Tender Greens UTC
Texas State Aquarium Pepsi Shoreline Grill
Thai Spice
The Backhouse
The Bair Bistro
The Beach House
The Bungalow
The Bungalow
The Buoy Bar
The Capital Grille
The Cider Press Café
The Common Room
The Counter Kahala
The Daily
The Fish and the Hog (Waimea)
The Fresh Shave
The Greenery Cafe
The Joint
The Landing at Jones Beach
The Little Chihuahua
The Little Chihuahua
The Little Chihuahua
The Local Kauai Kitchen & Bar
The Local PB
The MacIntosh
The Melting Pot
The Melting Pot Gaslamp
The Nook Neighborhood Bistro
The Oasis Café
The Ortiz Center managed by Spectra
The Patio Goldfinch
The Patio Lamont
The Prado
The Ranch House
The Refuge
The Spoon Trade
The Taco Shop at Underdogs
Three Magnets Brewing Co.
Tiger Tiger
Tiki Tacos
Tin Leaf Fresh Kitchen
Tin Roof
Tina's Garden Gourmet Café (Hilo)
Tommy Bahama Wailea
Town Kaimuki
Trees Lounge
Triangle Char and Bar
Trilogy Sanctuary
True Food Kitchen
Turtle Café/Aquarium
Tuscany Grill
Twenty Five Lusk
Umeke Market
Union Kitchen & Tap
Urban Solace
UTMSI Cafeteria
Veg-Out 
Vegan Hills
Vessel Restaurant (Kona Kai Resort)
Village Burger (Waimea)
Vintana wine + dine 
Virtjuice
Wahiole Nursey
Wahoo's
Wahoo's Fish Tacos
Water & Leaves
Water Avenue Coffee
Ways & Means Oysters
Wheat & Water
Whole Foods - Kailua / Windward Bar
Whole Foods - Puka's Rest.
WikiFresh Hilo
Wild Feast Foods
Wild Olive
Wild Whisper Cafe and Bistro
Wolfgang Puck Bistro
Wonderland Ocean Pub
Wow Wow Lemonade (Haleiwa)
Wow Wow Lemonade (Wahiawa)
Yo Bo Cantina Fresca
Z'Pizza
Zinc Café & Market