This North Shore Food Truck Serves Fried Catfish and Cornbread with a View

Hughley’s Southern Cuisine opens a beachside to-go at Waimea Bay.
Hughley's Southern Cuisine
Fried catfish ($12).
Photo: Jennifer Fiedler


The ‘Aiea location of Hughley’s Southern Cuisine has become a local favorite for mac ’n’ cheese, fried chicken and pork spare ribs. Now, the owners have opened a food truck on the North Shore in the Waimea Bay parking lot.


What that means: You can take your to-go lunch plate and stroll over to the beach to watch the waves—without ever having to give up your prized parking spot.



Love the view from our food truck! #flavorwithsoul lives in Hawaii

A photo posted by Hughley's Southern Cuisine (@hughleysoutherncuisine) on


The streamlined menu features some favorites from the restaurant. Fried catfish ($12) has a crispy cornmeal crust and comes with a choice of two sides and cornbread. Chicken and waffles ($11), brisket sandwiches ($10), and fried chicken ($12) round out the menu.


On the lighter side, there’s a grilled chicken sandwich ($11), which comes covered in cheese and a ranch-style dressing.


We recommend going straight for the sides ($4 each): the hush puppies (fried cornbread balls) are addicting, perfectly spiced with a crunchy exterior; braised collard greens have just a hint of vinegar. They were out of the mac ’n’ cheese when we visited, but it seems like a good plan to cobble together a meal out of a few of the sides if you’re looking for something a little less hefty.



Drinks include a usual array of sodas and a Southern-style sweet tea ($5), which is served super-sized and extra sweet.


Hughley’s Southern Cuisine, Waimea Bay parking lot, 349-3289, open every day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Read more stories by Jennifer Fiedler