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“Great View, Good Food, Nice Atmosphere”

Huggo's On The Rocks
Ranked #21 of 288 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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."
Tulsa
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“Great View, Good Food, Nice Atmosphere”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

We've been to Huggo's on the Rocks serveral times. The place is right off the water to the south end of the main Kona area. If you're lucky, you can park right by the place, but there's a dirt parking area right across Ali'i Drive.

In addition to the view of the bay, the floor is sand, which adds to the festive mood. Of course if you don't like the idea of sand between your toes as you sip on a beverage at the edge of the ocean, you should probably go somewhere else, like not Hawaii!

Last time we went, my wife had the nacho plate (kalua pig over nacho chips) She'd neglected to mention she didn't want jalapenos, so I got to enjoy it while she had my Bulgogi Fried Rice Bowl (I got a taste, it was excellent also)

Visited September 2012
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“On the beach and Happy Hour. How can you lose”
Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

Just stopped for sunset and ran smack into happy hour. Mai Tai's $4. Drafts $3.50 and special happy hour Appitizers. All of that and you get the sunset. Give it a try

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Favorite in Kona”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Great place for lunch or dinner or happy hour. Live music most nights, great drink specials, good food. Best place to catch the sunset. This place is right on the water. The floor is sand. Great tropical feel.

Visited September 2012
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North Wales
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“Good food in great location!”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Lovely setting outside (tables & chairs in sand!) with full ocean view. Food was plentiful and very tasty!

Visited September 2012
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Colorado Spring
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“EXCELLENT! #1 Stop”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

You must go to this restaurant. The food, views and music are nothing short of spectacular. The drinks are great and happy hour is a must. $3 draft beers which is unheard of in Kona. Tried the Fried Rice Bowl. It was excellent.

Visited October 2012
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