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Huggo's On The Rocks

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

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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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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This little joint was recommended by a local, and the food was delish. Great happy hour prices. I had mahi mahi (broiled) coconut cole slaw and rice with seaweed. It was perfectly cooked and spiced just right. I had some poke that was also delicious...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank annerieh
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely last evening at Huggo’s. My wife had the Cioppino and I had the Fettucini and mushrooms with Rock Shrimp. Both were delicious! Our waiter IJ was spectacular! Of course the drinks were wonderful and made the evening all the more special.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank georgej418
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a hidden gem. We stumbled upon this after talking to a local while hiking. Right on the water. Good food great drinks. Parking is a bit of a problem. We found that across the street behind a store was plenty of free parking.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Berry112008
Reviewed 2 days ago

Four of us had dinner at Huggos on Friday night. They were 30 minutes late for our reservation so we had a drink at the bar. Very overpriced. Our dinners were ok. The Cioppino was very good but the Teriyaki Flank Steak was just ok....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Barbara3673
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took a chance here and one out of two meals were great. Surfer dude waiter was a lot of fun, he did his job but it took forever to get the food. We actually paid twice as much for the same quality food in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank timcA3572FM
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So Good🌴 met so many nice people with my feet in the sand and the views are amazing. Nickie behind the bar is so full of life, I would totally recommend this spot!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gailnryan7
Reviewed 6 days ago

I hate writing negative reviews, especially during a once in a lifetime vacation to Hawaii. Before you decide to go to Huggo's you should know what you are getting.Two stars for the location. Zero stars for the service and food. Just left with my wife...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Allen W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They serve a great little drink called the rainbow… Tasted like fresh melon and packed a lovely rum punch

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Stephanie O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Huggos on the rocks was our choice for Thanksgiving dinner. View is great esp if you get along the rail. Food was good, the fish tacos were 19.95 and a slushy drink $10 but both can be found cheaper down the "strip"

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank crazyone2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere. Loved being right on the rocks and the sand floors. Food was ok - not memorable. Service was pretty good.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Wendy S
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Response from puravida0910 | Reviewed this property |
On Sunday evenings they don‘t! (Don‘t know how it is on other days)
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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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