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Review of Harbor House

Harbor House
Ranked #44 of 299 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Price range: $15 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Our first time a few years ago at the Harbor House was perfect! Great food, you felt like you were in a place that just fit in a marina with lots of working boats and pleasure craft. Subsequent trips were not as good, but still solid and we'll always go back. Clean and great views of the marina. Kids would like being here. A nice gift shop also!

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Thank Tag1990Ken
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

Not far off Hwy 19 north of Kona, the restaurant at the small boat harbor has it all. The open air overlooking the marina is the first hint towards a good experience. The boats slow transit the marina. The boats are tied at the bow to a mooring buoy with their sterns secured against the dock. It is fun to watch the skippers gently their boats. And while this is going on, we sit and sip a schooner of cold beer. Ah, just right. The meal (salad with ono or a mushroom burger) made the day. The local boats willing share their ventures of the day on the water. Yes, that beer does go down well.

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Thank Blue Magic
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

Well, went to the Harbor for "fresh fish". Tried the "fish of the day" which was blue marlin. Kind of a greasy fish....couldn't eat it. If you order the "fish of the day" you may expect it to taste good if they selected it as their special fish of the day. Here they are at the "Harbor" where one would expect the freshest fish in town. In a town with Ahi and Ono and Mahi, you would expect to enjoy your fish at a seafood restaurant in that location. But alas, not a good choice. The schooners were great....maybe you have to drink more to enjoy the food. Service was very slow. Got our beer soon enough, but long wait for the food which was definitely not worth it. Also, there were lots of flies that were annoying. The bar area was very loud and seemed to be full of regular drinkers. Very disappointed overall.

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Thank Gina D
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Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch after a local suggested it. Nice setting on the harbor overlooking the fleet of boats. I ordered the calamari and chips while my companion had the fish sandwich. Both delivered quickly, the calimari was fantastic as was the fish sandwich. Service was excellent! $26 for two, a little spendy, but this IS Hawaii! Highly recommended!

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Thank OregonStrider
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

We really like the Harbor House. Despite flies, birds and al fresco "odors" from the boat slips, this is ol' skool Kona at its best. Good food, cheap schooners of draft beer, attractive servers, and a fun but rough crowd.
Things haven't changed here since we started visiting Kona in the 1980s, abnd we hope they never do.

Thank renosparksVP
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