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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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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 4 weeks ago

I really like this place. It is very casual dining and relaxing. The service and food is good. In the evening they have live entertainment. The Poke is delish...! Don't miss this place.

Thank Kwan G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tourists would enjoy the ambiance being right on the ocean in downtown Kailua-Kona. Lunch type meals to choose from with a happy hour drink and food menu.

Thank happydog2015
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped for a celebration drink after the Super Bowl. The place was still full of excitement with fans from both teams. Great live music and incredible views of the ocean, thus the name... it is literally right on the rocks! Service was super friendly!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoy different offerings. I had ordered shrimp fried rice omelette with oyster sauce. Delicious. The view was amazing.

Thank Ernest W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our second time here and the tuna is still the best we had---anywhere! Nice location right on the Bay. Very easy to do lunch after attending Mass at St Michaels the Archangel Church nearby. Enjoy.

Thank IrishFan-80
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The waitress felt that if she waived her gluteous maximus a foot from my face (with my wife sitting beside me) she could keep a $17.00 tip for a $23.00 tab. We had to ask twice for the change. She got a $2.00 tip. We...More

Thank Gene M
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Had a Rocks toco salad and Crunchy beef tocos. Toco salad was good, the Crunchy beef toco had what I considered double bought shells that had been waiting for me to buy them. Fair service, nice person, friendly and busy. Great views that help the...More

Thank Bob R
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Came here to nosh and listen to music and had a wonderful time. Reasonable happy hour food and drink prices and a lovely young lady playing guitar and sera fading us. Watching the waves break just off the bar, and the humpback whales breaching in...More

Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

We walked in and had drinks only. You sit on the sand and look at the beautiful beaches. Fun spot for adults.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Great ambiance but horrible service. My husband and I went to this restaurant tonight to watch sunset and have dinner. We have been here numerous times over the years as we come to Hawaii once a year. First it took forever to get our dinners....More

Thank konagirl128
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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
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  • 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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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