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“Paying for the Nice View” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Anthony's By the Sea - CLOSED

Anthony's By the Sea
77-6452 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Paying for the Nice View”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We live here, and went for our anniversary. We requested an outside table and got one right next to the wall overlooking the ocean. Downside was the weather was very cloudy so there was no sunset. Food was very good. We had a catch of the day which was Ahi, cajun style, which was $37, nice size portion and tasty. Also the seafood linguine, which was tasty and good size, although the sauce was pretty thin. Keep some of the bread to soak up the broth! Service was excellent, although it was not very full especially for a Saturday. Cheese flatbread for appetizer was also good, but small for the price ($8).

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sunshine Coast
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Beautiful Means with a Lovely Backdrop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Arrived late in Kona and Anthony's was handy to our accommodation. Bit apprehensive when we walked in, big restaurant but very few people there. No need to worry. Service was very good and the four of us all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Two of us had the seafood linguine and it was absolutely beautiful! One of us had the catch of the day which was tuna and it was cooked perfectly and had amazing flavours. I had the fillet oscar and the sauce was to die for! Steak was a tiny bit overcooked but nothing to complain about. Four and half stars would be a better recommendation! Definitely recommend!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chandler, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Best meal regardless of some of the reviews”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Wife and I ate here many times when it was Jamison's by the Sea. Saw it had reopened as Anthony's. It is a fabulous seaside setting so wanted to try it. Looked at the reviews and they were very mixed. Excellent to Not Good. Decided to try it anyway. Couldn't have had a better experience. Prompt seating and service. Waiter was Damien who was great and his suggestions for meals and wine were right on. We had the Caprese Stack for an appetizer. I had the Seafood Platter which was Lobster Tail, Catch of the Day, and Shrimp. One of the best meals I have had. Wife had the Prime Rib special which was perfect. For dessert we had the days pie which was Sweet Potato/Hapuia pie. It was excellent. Actually met the Chef, Keith Lowe, on our way out. Very Personable. This was a superb dinner.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tehachapi
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86 reviews 86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Great takeout for Magic Sands Beach!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Yummy hot food, including burgers, Kalua pork quesadillas, lobster flatbread made very portable by the friendly staff. A bit pricey but what isn't in Hawaii?!

Visited June 2013
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Boise, Idaho, USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Nice meal, great view.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We were looking for a dinner close to the Sheraton Kona resort. We just happened upon Anthony’s (our old GPS database showed this as Jameson’s Harbor Grill), but were very happy. We shared a fresh fish main course, and had a table overlooking the water. It is a nice restaurant with an ocean view, and a nice break from resort food. We would dine here again.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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