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“Pure Hawaiian”

Huggo's On The Rocks
Ranked #19 of 287 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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Good for: Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, 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."
Sydney, Australia
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“Pure Hawaiian”
Reviewed 8 November 2013 via mobile

After a long international flight and a short domestic one, Huggos was a welcome relief from fatigue and hunger. We were promptly attended to by friendly staff, the food and drink arrived promptly and was very good. There was free entertainment in the form of a band and a hula dancer and the location is wonderful. Highly recommend having a meal here.

  • Visited October 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Feet in the Sand”
Reviewed 7 November 2013

This was out first taste of dining in Kona.
We loved it.
Looks nothing from the outside, but walk in the tables are in the sand, and the view is great.Friendly service.
Good cocktails and big serves of food.
Not cheap but a most enjoyable lunch

Visited October 2013
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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“Great location, but getting hit on by people my parents age keeps me away”
Reviewed 7 November 2013

I really want to like this place. The location is awesome, the service is friendly, the food is standard bar fare, the beer selection is passable, and they have live music. The drawbacks are that they have the same bands over and over and over and over again playing the same songs over and over and over and over again week after week after week. They need to change up the music a bit more. They need to figure out how to get more young people in the place too. I'm in my early thirties, and every time I go there I'm the youngest person in the place by like 30 years. Maybe that is the crowd they are catering too and I'm just an oblivious party crasher.

  • Visited June 2013
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Aiea, Hawaii, United States
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“A must when visiting Kona Hawaii”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Very nice restaurant right on the water. You can look over the railing and see the sea life while you are enjoying your meal. Beautiful sunsets also visible. Good food, good service. wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommend.

  • Visited October 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Amazing View, Good Food and Drink”
Reviewed 1 November 2013

We spent an amazing Happy Hour or two at Huggo's. The view was absolutely magnificent and the appies and tropical drinks at Happy Hour prices were great. Highly recommend, lunch, Happy Hour or just drinks as one of the fun things to do on the Big Island.

  • Visited March 2013
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