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“fresh is best” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Harbor House

Harbor House
74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Ste 12, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2708
808-326-4166
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Ranked #71 of 209 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Price range: $15 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Bellaire, Michigan
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“fresh is best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

It's the real thing when it comes to fresh fish as the vessels are visible . The food has always been great and the view of the harbor is always a treat. I agree that the birds are petty..

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Relax have a beer and eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

By the time we finished the whale watch with Captain Zodiac we were ready to eat and drink. A very cold beer served by a waitress who hustled was just the ticket. The fried calamari was average but the location and beer and view made for good memories. Hard to complain when you're warm on the Big Island and its' ten (10) degrees back in Oklahoma.

Visited February 2014
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Sedona, Arizona, United States
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74 reviews 74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“We like this place.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We like this place. They do a great battered fish sandwich. Big $5 schooner beers.
But the owner needs to get the birds and flies under control they always disturb your meal.
Staff is ok. Could be more friendly. But the location is great right by the marina, view of the harbor.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bend, Oregon
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231 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
“Harbor House - great prices for food and beer”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

We stop here at least once every trip. Service is ok, a little slow but then again this ain't the mainland. You are in hawaii. Probably need more staff. May be some of the Cheapest Kona Brewery beer on the island? ($4.50). A decent selection of beer - nice and cold in frosty mugs. Prices very good. Food was good. Service slow.
Well be back.

Visited February 2014
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Tinley Park, IL
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Good seafood, good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Had some fresh and tasty seafood here after whale watching on Captain Zodiac. I had a calamari basket that was loaded with strips and fries. Overlooking the marina it was relaxing (in the beginning) to enjoy drinks and lunch watching the boats come in. Place was busy; waitresses seemed overwhelmed and we were kinda rushed out because they needed our table. The minute we stood up, a hostess ran over and took chairs from our table and moved them and proceeded to sit 2 people at our vacant table--and we weren’t 5 feet from the table!She never said thanks or smiled; just seemed happy we vacated the table. It was lunch hour but they could have waited til we at least were a bit further away....I would recommend the food but the service leaves a bit to be desired.

Visited February 2014
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