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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 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Greater Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Perfect location overlooking the water, superb burgers, good value, great ambience. Ideal for lunch or a casual dinner location. Worth checking out !

Thank J3628ZJrobertl
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After a less than stellar breakfast at another nearby establishment, we were a bit reluctant to try again. We were pleased we took the chance to have a breakfast meal here. The waiter was friendly as was the hostess. The food was hot and fresh and very tasty. I had the Baked Egg O Cado and my wife had the... More 

Thank Bill B
Florence, Italy
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great food ,large portions, we shared, coffee is great, the view while eating breakfast, we enjoyed watching the dolphins at play

Thank Cnc39
Sherwood, Oregon
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Right on the water with sand on the floor, this place has excellent drinks, surprisingly good food, and is known to go off and turn into a dance spot with the right live band! We went three times over the course of this week-long work trip, and each time it was excellent! Sunday night (go figure) there was an AMAZING... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Of course, downtown Kona, this place will be touristy. The place has a nice sandy area with live music over looking the water. You sit on law chairs that are not that comfortable. Menu is pretty standard for the area, poke, or soup, and the fish of the day that is probably Ono or Mahi Mahi that you can have... More 

Thank Kristine C
Portland, Oregon, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a recommendation and weren't disappointed. Happy hour has good prices, fair food and is all about atmosphere. We watched the sunset as a musician played and a hula dancer swayed against a backdrop of blue, where ocean meets sky, all the while the surf pounded only feet from our table.

Thank Lorene W
Austin, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Huggo's on the Rocks, like its sister restaurant Huggo's next door is right on the water, perfect for enjoying delicious food while watching daytime water activity or view a red sunset. Open air dining with some of the tables on a sand floor to create a "beach dining" feel. Nightly music and entertainment.

Thank dreisprings
West Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food was less than average. Prime rib sandwich meat looked like it was out of a deli package from Wal-Mart. Beef tacos were soggy. Beer was not cold. Seating near ocean was only good thing about the place.

Thank Tanya M
missoula, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Huggos has the view and the Happy hour. On the sand side, the drinks and appetizers are both reasonablely priced and good. At the restaurant bar, the half price appetizers are exceptional along with the drinks. Service is excellent. Huggos is the place for a nice evening.

Thank Patrick R
Kelowna, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The setting is magnificent, feet in the sand watching the sunset and listening to waves crashing mere feet away! The server was polite and friendly! The food was at best average. The beer was warm. The iced tea was spectacular!

Thank pattilpn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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?