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“A local favorite...........”

Quinn's Almost By The Sea
Ranked #41 of 299 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed November 18, 2012

Quinn's has been around since 1979, and the current owners have had it for over 20 years. It is a favorite of locals, and we go regularly. We avoid the front air conditioned part and head for the back patio, which, as has been pointed out, is essentially a covered area next to landscaped greenery. For me it has a relaxing ambiance, but is definitely not fancy with plastic chairs. Still, we come for the food. Back when I was driving tour boats for a living here I'd drop off fresh ono when we caught it and use the money to buy new lures and line. They go through about 1000 lbs of ono a week, or so I once read. So they know what they are doing with ono, and their fish and chips are a local favorite. You can substitute a salad for the chips. Also check out their specials; their steak and ono dinner for $24 comes with a salad and your choice of sides such as linguini or Quinn's potatos. I also enjoy their sandwiches. Get a draft Longboard (locally brewed) and relax. Don't come here for your ultimate romantic Kona dinner, but do come for fine food and friendly service. Our favorite server is Lisa, who has been there for years, and worth asking for. They're now on FB; perhaps one day they'll provide wi-fi. You can park across the street at the King Kam and get validated.

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Reviewed November 15, 2012

I had fresh ono fish and chips and it was some of the best I've ever had. The beer batter was light and crispy, the fries were delish. The ambience can't be beat...and after listening to the sounds of the islands for a few days it was nice to kick back to some classic rock and enjoy good food!

Thank LisaLou52
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

And I have three t-shirts! The restaurant has outdoor seating which is built into the hillside. Talk about unique! The place serves a lot of regulars, and those who vacation here return time and time again. It's not that the food is out of this world, it's just that eating at Quinn's means that you are truly ON VACATION!

Thank kmesaaz
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

Yep tried the fish and chips with a side order of onions rings. Good stuff. Big portions. Enjoyed the bar.

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Thank Troy H
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

The sign says that it has air conditioning. It does, but don't expect AC like the mainland. Stopped for a light bite and a cold drink. Potato skins were apparently not their calling card. Nothing great about the tropical drinks either. An OK place to go during the day. Perhaps better during a game to watch on TV. The best part was no waiting to get in and fast service.

Thank matous
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