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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
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Buellton, California
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent drinks and pupus. Their mai tais are the bomb! Sunset views and a class act singer/musician for the magic hour.

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Thank Robin S
Seattle
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great and fun food with unbeatable view. Love the ambiance and free Hawaiian entertainment. Try the salads with seared poke!

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Thank HappyHalleday
bc canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So many places in Kona are right on the waterfront but this one is a great one to choose. All seats have a great view of the bay and activities going on. Food is very good too.

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Thank murphyBcCanada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Always great, great live music, great service, and a fun setting, sitting with your feet in the sand. The food is very good, with unique offerings. We miss the breakfasts!

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Thank Daniel M
Clackamas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great outdoor bar location for day or evening. There is great live music in evening. Bar staff are friendly and efficient. Menu is priced a bit high for a basic light nosh with drinks.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Huggo's is the place to go for great food, drinks and music! I spent 7 nights in Kona and 3 of those at Huggo's dancing the night away!

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Pollock Pines, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I ordered "Beef Short Ribs Korean Style". I would never order it again. It came with a salad. Salad was good. Ribs too hard to chew. Maybe "Korean Style" means hard to chew. My wife ordered their special on that day – "Beef ribs with beans and coleslaw". Beef was mostly fat. She did not like her choice either. They... More 

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Thank KonPolPine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent couple of hours sipping our drinks and listening to the waves crashing near by. Amazing ambience, good food and delicious desserts!

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West Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a terrific ambiance at Huggo's, sitting on the edge of the water listening to the waves, and sometimes having live music playing as well. I ordered Kailua pork quesadilla, my wife ordered the sliders. The Kailua pork had a delicious flavour to it, and made for a very interesting quesadilla, though I didn't think too much of the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Hugo for happy hour....sat with our toes in the sand and great drinks and snacks. The sliders are amazing... We were treated to a beautiful sunset, live music and a hula dancer...with lessons. Not sure what the experience is outside of happy hour...but great ocean view

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
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."

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?