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“Fantastic Food and Fantastic Service!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Huggo's On The Rocks

Huggo's On The Rocks
Ranked #19 of 283 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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“Fantastic Food and Fantastic Service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2013

We called ahead for a reservation, and showed up about 15 minutes early. We were seated right away in the best table in the place. We were in a corner, overlooking the rocks and water. We couldn't have asked for a better spot. The waiter was super friendly and funny too. The food was delicious and fairly priced for the area. This was one of the best restaurant experiences my husband and I have ever had in our 12 years together.

Visited September 2013
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“Best poke in town! Highly recommend!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

Huggo's was hands down the best restaurant we ate at during our stay in Kona! We've already eaten there twice and are contemplating a third meal there before we depart in a few days. The poke pie and fish tacos are phenomenal! The only negative thing I would say is that since Huggo's was the first meal we had in Hawaii, every meal since has been a disappointment in comparison :) The view and ambience here is amazing - there are even some tables right in the sand. Huggo's is a must-visit restaurant on the big island!

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“Great atmosphere for tourist - great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013

We loved our lunch and the very laid back vibe with the view. The wait staff was extra friendly and attentive and the food was great! Fish Tacos!

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“Great Happy Hour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

Best Mai Tai I have had in the Islands! Happy hour prices very reasonable. Small nachos and fish tacos -yummy! Great views -right on the waterfront! Very friendly staff and patrons. Seems like a regular happy hour crowd.

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“Food NOT Worth The Money”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

Service was ok but very slow to receive drinks, food and dessert. Food was ok but not oh la la good and was pricey. Awesome location and had live music.

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