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Huggo's On The Rocks

75-5828 Kahakai Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-5308
+1 808-329-1493
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
75-5828 Kahakai Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-5308
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We celebrated here when my grandson came to visit. It was about 8:30 pm. Service was ok, a little slow but the place was packed. Enjoyed the food. Next time we will visit earlier to enjoy the sunset

Thank Gordon L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here for breakfast. Great location right on the water. Great range on the breakfast menu. Staff were efficient and friendly. Both our orders off the menu were very nice. Great stuff.

Thank Gareth B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have been to Huggo's twice and have really enjoyed the experience. It's a must do in Kona because there is nothing like sitting in the sand next to the water in the tent like atmosphere. The food and the service is good but not...More

Thank Nicholas S
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's a great place to sit and have a mai tai. Right on the water with a nice view of the bay. My friend and I had a salad and I'm afraid it wasn't too impressive, but we really didn't go there for the food.

Thank lwparisfrance
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great location to watch the sunset. We enjoyed the beautiful location as much as the food. This was a great choice to celebrate my husband's birthday. We had a lovely table with a great view. Our server was attentive and made some exceptional...More

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a Saturday morning here, had a couple of Bloody Mary's and a well-prepared and delicious lunch. This place can get busy rather quickly, so it's best to get there slightly before lunch and get a seat at the shore line, if you don't, you...More

Thank Troy D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must stop when vacationing on the Big Island. Happy hour is fantastic with low priced drinks and Appetizers. Try the Mai Tai,s as you look over Kona harbor and the waves crash on the rocks in front of you. The tables are...More

Thank koleary89
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right on the water, a great place to watch the cruise ships, dolphins and of course the sunset. The burgers & fries are really good, cocktails are tasty and the service is good. Sand floor is a nice touch to dig your toes in. A...More

2  Thank celestewest10s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in at happy hour for one the famous Huggos Mai Tais. The bar was busy so we sat down at the end of the bar and waited for someone to greet us. We waited several minutes and finally, asked the bartender if we could...More

1  Thank mjannunziata
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice spot directly on the water in Kona. Fish tacos were meh, tortillas were stale and just broke apart. Drinks ok, waitress was terrific. Go here for location.

1  Thank Suzaconn1964
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December 18, 2016|
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Response from DirkaDirk | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. It appeared when we were there that one half of the restaurant takes walkins and the other half reservations. We had reservations.
Harold F
June 13, 2016|
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Response from Susan K | Reviewed this property |
it's within walking distance. It is on the other end of the row of shops.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5828 Kahakai Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-5308
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-329-1493
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Opened in 1998 in the waterfront location adjacent to Huggo's fine dining restaurant, On the Rocks is a come as you are, kau kau (eat) great food with sand between your toes, kick back and enjoy great island entertainment center of fun on Hawaii Island. "After operating Huggo's restaurant for 18 years, we had the opportunity to purchase the vacant lot right next door and we jumped at it," Eric says. "The concept is what you see today - a casual bar and restaurant set literally on the rocks and sand of Kailua-Bay. Like many locals, we were tired of driving 20 miles or more up the coast to enjoy this sort of relaxed resort ambiance and decided to create just that right here in town."
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