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“Good food, great service”

Huggo's On The Rocks
Ranked #18 of 287 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, 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."
Mooresville, NC
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10 reviews
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“Good food, great service”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

casual dining on the water, a little pricy, but most everything is in Kona. Great service. Easy walk from Royal Kona resort.

Visited July 2014
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Novato, California
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“Love this place”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

One of my Kona favorites. Love sitting at the tables on the water, kicking off my flops and curling my toes in the sand. We had drinks and apps here this trip - service friendly, Mai Tai's delicious (go for the double), view perfect. The live music was great too!

Visited July 2014
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Always a favorite”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

We go here every time we visit Kona -- the atmosphere is perfect and the food tasty! Not cheap of course (nothing in Hawaii is), but worth it to relax under a tent on the sand (with chairs and a table!), eating fresh seafood. Always a good time!

  • Visited July 2014
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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
“awesome”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

try the veggie pizza it rocksThe location is great and the people were super cool.come bring the family you will love it.The prices are great as well,

Visited July 2014
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Leesvillle, SC
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“Breakfast on the rocks lacking”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

I realize that things can be expensive in Hawaii, but if that is based on the quality and amount of food you get, then it's worse than I remember! As our first breakfast in Kona, we walked to Hugo's on the Rocks and it was a slim crowd. No worries, so we sat down at the water -- great view by the way. We were a bit limited in choices, so my family of three adults ordered 3 breakfast wraps (eggs, meat, a little cheese?). We received along with that a couple pieces of fruit to include orange slice, a wedge of mango (or papaya), and another small piece of fruit. The fruit was fresh and wonderful. But after finishing the meal, we all left hungry. The wrap was okay, a little short on taste but for $13, I did expect a little more :( After paying $56 including tip for breakfast, we knew we wouldn't be back. This didn't affect our opinion, but it did dampen the first day in Kona -- we believe we left a pair of Oakley sunglasses on our table, but no one ever turned them in. Not bad food or atmosphere, but walk a little further and you may be more satisfied!

  • Visited July 2014
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