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Are you looking for a fun and casual place to eat? Look no further than Harbor House Restaurant in Kailua-Kona, HI. This local treasure is dedicated to serving the finest foods and coldest drinks for locals and visitors alike. Friends and families can count on exceptional customer service, affordable prices, and an inviting atmosphere. Stop into this trusted restaurant for the best happy hour on the island or satisfy your appetite with a plate of their freshly caught fish. Customers are sure to make lasting memories in the open air dining environment that features awesome views of the harbor. From tasty hamburgers and delectable entrees to mouthwatering salads and soups, you can't go wrong with
PRICE RANGE
US$15 - US$15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 9 March 2021

This was a fun place to go for generous portions, good food and cold beer. Reasonably priced. fast service, friendly.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 26 December 2020

If you want fine dining this isn't your place. If you want a cold beer, with quality bar food, and a great view of the harbor in a laid back place away from tourists then this is a stellar place for that. The fish and...chips was good, the smoked pork appetizer was unique and the Kona beer was cold and affordable. And shoot, attractive, friendly servers are kind of nice too.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 14 April 2020

Another place that we have a LOOOONG memory of visiting. Good points: The fish is generally really good no matter how you order it. The beer is absolutely CHILLED! The service is relatively quick and upbeat cheerful. It's more of a local place than a...tourist hangout but attracts a wide customer base. The view is nice if you like looking at boats and birds. The down side....if there's not a breeze there's a few too many flies zipping around and more than in many local outdoor restaurants. The place could use an update in tables and decor. Still did I say the fish and chips are the best ever?????More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed 12 April 2020 via mobile

The first visit to this great restaurant/bar was on the recommendation of a friend and then we stopped in again just because we were in the area. When we first entered it was obvious that it was a good place to be, as there were...lots of locals. All of the food & drinks that we had on both occasions were great, the staff was attentive, friendly and efficient. Besides the great food, drinks, staff the atmosphere of it being located at the harbor and watching the activities going on there the prices were very reasonable.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 25 March 2020

This was an easy place to stop for lunch on our way out of the airport. They have a nice beer selection. The Burgers were good and just what we needed.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 21 March 2020 via mobile

Food has deteriorated very much but the nerve of them being fully open when every single restaurant in Hawaii is either closed or only take out show the complete disrespect of the community by the owners as new cases of Coronavirus have been reported in...KonaMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 10 March 2020

The wife and I ate there on a Saturday night. The restaurant wasn't busy which should have been a warning. The location of the restaurant is outstanding if you want to be near the water, which we did. The restaurant did not have a feeling...of being clean, which may have had something to do with the location of being near the marina. After being seated it was approximately five minutes before our server appeared, flopping the menus in front of us. A few minutes later she returned and we ordered a diet coke and the wife had a glass of chardonnay, which came in an airplane bottle. My diet coke was served without a straw, which i subsequently requested, but was told the restaurant did not have straws. My diet coke tasted flat and syrupy. The wife said her chardonnay was basic, but it was all they had. We both ordered house salads which were nothing more than lettuce. Nothing else was in the salad. I ordered the seafood combination and the wife ordered spring rolls, which were egg rolls, nothing more. My seafood combination consisted of three fried shrimp, frozen fried clam strips and frozen fried fish nuggets. My combination didn't have french fries or cole slaw, just the frozen fried seafood. it was obvious the grease had been used for a very long time. I told my wife I was certain my entree would make me sick, and sure enough about four hours later it did make me sick. The server disappeared for a long time after the entrees were served. When she came back I asked for additional cocktail sauce which brought a frown that was as bad as the frown she gave me when i asked for a straw. No straws in this restaurant. We eventually gave up on the meal and flagged down one of the other servers and asked if she could tell our server we wanted our check. Our server eventually did appear and we asked her for our check. Eight minutes later she appeared with the check and left it on the table. I had my credit card ready to pay, but went AWOL again. Eventually she made it back and picked up the check and the credit card. Eventually she returned, we signed and left. I cannot recommend Harbor House because of the mediocre food. Perhaps my server was having a hard day, but she most definitely didn't have a good evening when we were there. Doubt seriously if we would ever go back.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 3 March 2020 via mobile

Friends of our recommended Harbor House so we dropped in after a whale watching excursion. The scene is pretty casual yet surprisingly busy for lunch. We had some fish and chips and a burger. After a lousy fish and chips experience at another restaurant earlier...in our trip the Harbor House offering was much better. Thank you. The burger was okay- nothing to get excited about. Seemed to be a pretty good choice of menu items as our friends said it’s pretty good for dinner. All in all not a bad placeMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 29 February 2020 via mobile

The view was excellent. We ordered edamame, shumai, clam chowder which were all good. The fish and chips were okay. Service was good.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 22 February 2020

Service was a little slow, but we were not in a rush. The ahi tuna was superb and my wife's burger looked great. The french fries that came with the burger was more than 1 person could eat, and so shared. Glad that we did.

Date of visit: February 2020
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PapaD1951
10 March 2017|
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Response from Holokauahi | Reviewed this property |
Head out of town, back north toward the airport. Take a left for Honokohau Harbor at the spotlighted intersection. Harbor House is in the first little group of shops on your right.
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ajkona
24 December 2015|
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Response from Sooogoodjelly | Reviewed this property |
....mmmm, I gonna say no! They are a "beer" establishment, but call them, they may allow with a corking fee! It would be a nice Sunset/Atmosphere with a glass of wine👍🏼🍷!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Harbor House Restaurant

  • Yes, Harbor House Restaurant offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Harbor House Restaurant offers delivery services.

  • Harbor House Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4