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Huggo's On The Rocks

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American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
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75-5828 Kahakai Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-5308
+1 808-329-1493
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San Antonio, Texas
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Huggo's on the rocks is a nice place to hang out, have a drink and watch the sunset. Food and service are great too. We had the pork quesadillas and they were surprisingly flavorful. Service is great and they serve very cold drinks. Music is awesome at nights and don't miss sitting on your table with your feet in the... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Always come here when the kids come in. Love the entertainment on Friday nights. Mainly burgers, tacos and salad on the sand location. If you want to be a little more formal they have an inside restraunt.

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Thank Shelly D
Gold Hill, Oregon
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere. .great entertainment, drinks not the tastiest..relaxing..on the beach..very friendly helpful staff...

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Thank NanaM4three
Tim C, Manager at Huggo's On The Rocks, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and feedback. We use all our reviews to better our guests experience. Come again soon. Mahalo More 

Mooloolaba, Australia
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97 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the view of the ocean, the sunsets with music, the happy and helpful bar staff, the great nibblies and just sitting enjoying a delicious cocktail with my toes in the sand. You may have to wait for a table if you get there too late but we always arrived early and enjoyed the whole ambience.

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Thank Barbara L
Tim C, Manager at Huggo's On The Rocks, responded to this review

Aloha, Great advise for the newbies. You may have to wait for a little while, but it's well worth it. Come see us soon. Happy Hour everyday 3pm-6pm, live music and Hula every night. Come put your feet in the sand. Mahalo More 

San Rafael, United States
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love this place! My feet in the sand, right on the ocean with the waves crashing. The best food in town AND the hula and live music on the weekends. Friendly service -- staff have become friends -- for real!

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Thank Heather R
Tim C, Manager at Huggo's On The Rocks, responded to this review

Aloha, what a great review. It's so nice to hear our guests becoming friends with the staff and recognizing their hard work. Not to mention the sand between your toes. We have live music and hula every night of the week. See you soon! Mahalo More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wait staff is very attentive, great view and live music. Food is pretty decent and within walking distance from Royal Kona Resort.

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Thank Teresa P
Tim C, Manager at Huggo's On The Rocks, responded to this review

Aloha, You can't beat a post snorkle drink with sand between your toes. Walk, drive, or swim on in anytime. Mahalo, More 

Mill Creek, Washington
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner at this restaurant. The food was excellent and the service was also great. We had the luxury of being seated at one of their tables in the sand, which was a nice surprise. We were able to watch a beautiful sunset right from our table. This restaurant is a perfect place for a family or... More 

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Thank Mark W
Tim C, Manager at Huggo's On The Rocks, responded to this review

Aloha, We really appreciate your review. Beautiful sunsets, and sand between your toes every night her at Huggo's. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Mahalo, More 

Glendale, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for the sunset at Huggo's to celebrate our two week engagement anniversary (***insert my most obnoxious 7th grade girlfriend squeal***), and stayed for Billy, the most amazing bartender. The food was great, but watching Billy master the bar was beyond anything I have seen. His attention to each and every glass was superb. The way he cranked out... More 

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Thank SmithsBarbie
Tim C, Manager at Huggo's On The Rocks, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks for the fun and informative review about your time with Billy. He really is a master at his trade. we are happy to have him on our team. We also have a few other bartenders with tremendous skill, come see them anytime. Mahalo, More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

service/food and scenery excellent dinner at sunset is awesome and live relaxing music ate there several times while here.

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Thank Amy W
Tim C, Manager at Huggo's On The Rocks, responded to this review

Aloha, Love this Review! Thanks so much Come see us again soon. Mahalo More 

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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You're paying for the view. You're sitting on the seawall looking out over the bay. I don't like giving them 3 stars because the staff was great views were great and the food was good. My 3 of 5 rating is based from it feeling like an over priced resort restaurant. I like something more local and chill. Everything in... More 

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Thank Evan L
Tim C, Manager at Huggo's On The Rocks, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for your review and feedback. We understand everyone likes things a little differently and we try to accommodate as best we can. On the Rocks is really our chill spot where we offer lunch, dinner, and happy hour. Huggo's is our higher end side of things and we do offer a nicer experience here than other places.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?