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Quinn's Almost By The Sea

75-5655 Palani Rd Ste A, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1618
+1 808-329-3822
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Ranked #48 of 225 restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Although it is rated higher, I can only give it average ratings. We went the first night because of previous ratings. The food was mediocre at best. It was an enjoyable atmosphere and the staff was pleasant. We went a second time because it was the only place open after 10pm. The beer was still cold and staff friendly. Food... More

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Berrien Springs, Michigan
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Located across the street from the King Kamehameha hotel, it has a good variety of foods, including some local dishes, fresh fish and burgers. Does not have an ocean view like others along the bay front, but we like going there with local friends.

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Leesvillle, SC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

After visiting some of the restaurants in the Kona area, we took the advise of the crew on The Huntress Sportfishing and ate at Quinn's because they said the food was good and much more reasonable. Well they were right! The prices are quite reasonable especially for the volume of food we received. My husband and I frequently share plates... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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106 reviews 106 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Prices are reasonable, service is good, ambiance is so so and the food is dang fresh and prepared with care. Not your fancy spot, parking is not so good but it is a short walk from many hotels and in the heart of town. It has been here a long time

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Not True..The Batter is soooo thick ..and undercooked in some spots ..I had a lump halfway down my throat with stuck piece of ONO ...the beer is Colder then Kona Brewery Serves and I'm a regular there...so that was a good thing..2 ice cold beers..my Mom ordered Clam chowder and thought it would come before meal..nope ..with lunch..is I had... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great food and kid friendly. Handy location almost on waterfront. Special board worth a look. Cold beer.

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Kauila Kona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Deviated from standard procedure of procedure and went to Quinn's b/c my husband heard it was "The BEST BURGER IN TOWN" from a local we have known for quite some time now. It wasn't. We arrived late due to night scuba diving, and my 1st question was if the kitchen was still open--I didn't want to make anyone unhappy by... More

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Phoenix
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Oh yeah, without a doubt the best value on the island. You won't find any frozen fish sticks here. Just a block from the dock, your fish is often still floppin' when it arrives. LARGE portions of everything. You know it's good when the "locals" tell you it's their favorite place for fish.

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San Diego
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Convenient location, good food, friendly service. Close to downtown, across the street from the Harbor. Cold beer.

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Tempe, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Seating at their outdoor patio was pleasant. No ocean view, as their name declares, but the tropical rock garden was nice. They went out of their way to find us a good table. Servings were generous and delicious. The beef batter fish and shrimp were amazing. Condiments were right at the table, they knew their food we'll. Very convenient that... More

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