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“Local pub with real cold beer and many choices.”

The Korner Pocket Bar & Grill
Ranked #12 of 35 Restaurants in Kealakekua
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Captain Cook, Hawaii
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278 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Local pub with real cold beer and many choices.”
Reviewed February 14, 2014

You can still get a draft beer in Hawaii for less than $5 bucks. Good bloody Mary after a scuba dive or snorkel. Have not had the food in awhile. Yes the smoking does go on but it is a local Pub and "When it rome...". The wind actually blows up the mountain most of the time in the daytime but yes the ownership should ask the locals to enjoy their habit out of nose-shot. but if you do go there be prepared and kids are not a good idea after 2-3. The beer is cold and the normal cocktails are real good and the TV is always on sports but the juke box does play and the pool table bangs. Weekend nites are for the rowdies only. I have not had food their in awhile except some pupus which were frozen/fried style. The meals in the back I have had in the past were real good so I am glad some folks enjoyed theirs. Prime Rib? I'll have to ask them about that. Stop by and cool your throat but if the bikes come in with the clubs it will get loud as to be expected. The folks are nice enough if you don't cop a 'tude. I have stopped there a time or two to wait out the school traffic, and rush hour. You don't have many other choices up here so if you expect Touristy-not going to cut it. Interesting and odd people, some are private so go slow.

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
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“Great Price, food and patrons.”
Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Overall great place. Beth and the other lady are awesome. Food was great I had the garlic steak and it was super yummy! Free pupus, pool and jukebox on select nights.

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Thank Sierra W
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Hawaii
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Cigarette (or worse) smoke!”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

It's illegal to smoke inside restaurants and bars in Hawaii, yet the Korner Pocket does nothing to keep patrons from smoking upwind and directly outside open windows and doors. They might as well let people smoke INSIDE, because that's where all the smoke ends up anyway.
The food and drinks were pretty good, and if not for the employees apathy about the smoke (it was pretty constant so there's no way they couldn't notice), I'd have rated them four out of five stars.
There was also a small group of people self-medicating with "medicinal herbs" in the parking lot, and we could smell that a bit too.
Yikes!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank renosparksVP
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Captain Cook, Hawaii
1 review
“stay away”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

no happy hour, super unfriendly staff and customers. Super overpriced with awful food. This is the most boring place i have ever had a drink

Visited March 2013
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Thank GregP369
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good food for a small bar.”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

Looks like a dive bar but the food is very good- do not be fooled! I have tried many foods here and all are good. The have theme nights like Meatloaf Monday and Taco Tuesday. Good value for the price.

Visited August 2012
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