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Huggo's On The Rocks

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75-5828 Kahakai Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-5308
+1 808-329-1493
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Seattle, Washington
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Fun setting on big patio with sand "floor" overlooking the beach/ocean, Great view, with huge umbrellas providing some shade to most tables. Food? It's ok, but most people don't come here for the food. It's the atmosphere, baby! Definitely "feels" like Hawaii, and can't think of a better place for afternoon cocktails. It's casual and fun...even if prices are a... More 

Thank migolfergirl
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Great food...delicious cocktails...amazing view and ambiance!! Beachfront location can't be beat! Visited several times...and would recommend to all!

Thank Stlswan
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

The bands are great on weekends and they have an amazing view. Service is good and food is good but the atmosphere is where it is. Great place to people watch and relax.

Thank Sporties123
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Great spot for an evening meal with the family. We sat at a table with our toes in the sand and enjoyed the live music and hula. The kids loved the sliders while we enjoyed fresh Mahi Mahi and a Mai Tai or two. Desert disappeared as quick as a sunset. After dinner, we strolled through the shops nearby before... More 

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Ian H, Public Relations Manager at Huggo's On The Rocks, responded to this review

Mahalo! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Kelowna, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2016

This restaurant has the best location ever! It is an outdoor restaurant with sand for a floor (for half of the restaurant)! You can enjoy your meal with an amazing view of the ocean (it is a deck of sand on the oceanfront)! The food was delicious, with lots of great looking menu options (with the best pink lemonade ever)!... More 

Thank claireverson
Sacramento, California, Usa
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167 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Wait for a table against the beach. Great view of the Kona cove. Tiki torches add to the ambiance. Classic tropical drinks. Lots of fresh fish prepared in all kinds of exotic ways. Decent wine and beer selection. Over the top deserts. Romance.

Thank GuyA473
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Our bartender, Jake, was very friendly and outgoing! Of course, the view "on the rocks" right over the water was lovely too! We tried the pupu platter and all of the food on it was delicious! Of course, for all of this awesomeness, you pay a price. As a couple, with a few drinks and a split appetizer, we walked... More 

Thank ChristiandChris
Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

The food was OK, the drinks were pretty good! The view is awesome! We came back a 2nd time during our week long visit to the island. Great spot to hang out and watch the waves crash. We caught live music the first time which was fun!

Thank Lindsey S
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Huggos is a nice environment but I gotta say the service sucks. I order a drink and every time I go I'm charged a different price. Double plus what I get charged across the street at Bongo Bens. Their pupus on the happy hour menu are a joke. Trust me, you'll laugh when you get it. They do have great... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Fun having a drink and or a meal on the beach with your table and chairs dug into the sand! Beautiful scenery, especially at sunset! Staff were all courteous and friendly. The food was average-fish was great but the Oneo salad could have more...just boring lettuce with a few veg thrown in. Fish tacos a very good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?