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Huggo's On The Rocks

75-5828 Kahakai Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-5308
+1 808-329-1493
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
75-5828 Kahakai Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-5308
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped here on a recommendation from a friend. It’s an outdoor pub/food trailer scenario. Their covered seating is very limited so if it’s raining - good luck. If the weather cooperates then their tables along the water sit in sand and are comfortable. The...More

Thank Janeen_and_Bill
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Okay... Huggo's On The Rocks was one of those places that we researched and said; "Gotta try this!" We went before sunset to sit in the sand, have a few cocktails and dinner. We waited a half hour to be seated, and missed out on...More

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not normally a breakfast eater but had heard people talking about this place. Great little spot on the water, so much to choose from! Had the muffin with omelette and bacon and great coffee. Just enough to start the day. Would highly recommend, staff terrific...More

Thank W5353ABrebeccar
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place for happy hour or night time fun. sit with your toes in the sand, listen to the surf at your feet and enjoy the live music.

Thank BusyBarb
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Restaurant right on the waterfront probably most popular in the bay. The seafood was great especially the poke and fresh catch of the day. Worth the 25 min wait for the table. Service was swift and really friendly- don’t miss this

1  Thank passepartout4
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A great place for beer and food anytime of the day. But the service is lacking. It was great because we were there for the Brew Fest weekend and they had tap takeovers. But the service ruined it for us.

Thank Deathoncall
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Friendly service, good food, and great location. They have live music which is top notch.....plus it is not too loud, so you can still enjoy the music and carry on a conversation. We went there two times, and are looking forward to a third.

Thank Gypsydahb
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view here is wonderful and the atmosphere is relaxing. I finally felt like I was on the islands. The wait staff was friendly and attentive considering we were not ordering much. We went for happy hour and only ordered drinks. The Mai Tai's were...More

Thank mamcclure62
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here a couple of days ago. The view is amazing and enjoyed being able to stick your feet in the sand while dining. The young lady that waited on us was very good but the one consistent theme was problems with the food....More

Thank Sacramentotraveler7
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've walked past this place many times, but this last trip in March we dropped in around dinner time. It was packed so we took seats a the bar, and ordered drinks. Later we were offered menus. The prices seemed very high so we left...More

Thank Trey R
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18 December 2016|
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Response from DirkaDirk | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. It appeared when we were there that one half of the restaurant takes walkins and the other half reservations. We had reservations.
Harold F
13 June 2016|
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Response from Susan K | Reviewed this property |
it's within walking distance. It is on the other end of the row of shops.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5828 Kahakai Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-5308
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-329-1493
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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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