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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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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The 4 of us arrived hungry and thirsty. Our very pleasant waiter promptly gave us water and took our drink order. It became very busy but he never missed a beat when we ordered our second round of drinks the bartender delivered them because he was taking a order from a larger party .Our lunches came quickly a taco salad,a... More 

Thank fidgetmouse
San Ramon, California
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664 reviews
373 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had breakfast at Huggo's On The Rocks after we landed at Kona International Airport and getting our rental car. We drove into downtown Kailua-Kona and headed straight for Huggo's! My wife had the Kahakai Breakfast, 2 eggs with bacon and rice. I had the FBI Omelette with mushrooms, local spinach, feta cheese, scallions and macadamia nut pesto. In a... More 

Thank Rob M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We wanted to have lunch before heading to the airport and this was a great choice. We ordered the Mahi Mahi tacos they were great!!! The view was great beautiful ocean view loved it!!!

Thank yeli1218
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Huggos On The Rocks is always a great place to catch some live music and food food. It's a party spot in town that runs late night and is usually crowded. If in Kona it's a must do.

Thank BParnell
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bar was great, server was great, main dishes were great. Don't waste calories on Volcano Chips. Cold, greasy, no salt or flavoring...yuk. Hostess needs another job. Asked for waterside table, and told her we were willing to wait. A few minutes later she took us to another area as two waterside tables opened up. I told her again we would... More 

Thank Pete F
Solana Beach, California
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We sat right on the waters edge and had an amazing breakfast. It was hard to leave. Staff was very helpful and friendly.

Thank jschmottlach
Boise, Idaho
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Unbeatable location on the shore with the splashing surf, good food and fun Hawaiian entertainment. But...a really annoying thing is that they give everyone crummy 4 inch paper plates to eat on. If they really have to be paper plates, then they could at least be full size plates! This is not the fine dining side of the restaurant, but... More 

Thank Starison
Spokane, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After days of fishing, Mona Kea observatory visit, snorkeling all over, swimming, morning runs on Ali'i, it was time to hit the Rocks. So we crawled into the Rocks at 4:45, and ordered Happu Hour drinks and Tapas. Service is VERY good, and location on rocks and with sand floor right on bay as sun is setting is beyond price.... More 

Thank Jeffery S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Late afternoon pupus and a drink, music and a beautiful view- paradise. We had the poke pie as our appetizer- best poke we had on our trip! I had a passion fruit lava flow and my husband had a Mai tai. Beautiful afternoon.

Thank PattiCNS
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party of six stopped by for lunch the other day. The service was great, the food was great and the view was great. What kept me from giving this place five stars was that if they gave a plate to my brother who was to share my niece's fish and chips they would have tacked on an extra seven... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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?