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Huggo's On The Rocks

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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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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Amarillo, Texas
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was very pleased with the food. I had the fish tacos and they were great. The view is fantastic and the service was good also. The price is normal for the area so no shock there.

Warren, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoy this restaurant and it is a must stop every time we visit the Kona area. We love to come for dinner and the sunset. The signature Teriyaki steak dinner is outstanding and a must try. The daily seafood special and seafood dishes are also wonderfully fresh and delicious. The locally raised abalone is an excellent appetizer. Add excellent... More 

Prince George, Canada
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Few drinks, few laughs, great sea side views and nobody got hurt. Highly recommended for happy hour.

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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397 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Waterfront Sunset, great alcohol, and surprisingly good fish and starters. Homemade pasta not bad as well. Island cocktails and friendly atmosphere+service.

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous view, great staff, toes in the sand experience. Food very average to not so great in the opinion of my party of 6. Music at night makes for a nice evening though. It's a beautiful island spot though so worth a visit

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4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've come close several times to writing a review. I really dislike doing a bad one, especially bc we live herein Kona, but this time I'm just done. I rarely get good service or food here but my friend loves going here when in from out of town. I also enjoy the atmosphere here after work, just to hang and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't beat this view to watch the sunset. You can have your feet in the sand if you choose while you listen to the waves. Lovely casual vibe. Great service and tasty food. Nice local live music. Try the Kona poke pie!

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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went with two friends for lunch. The ocean view is beautiful. The table and chairs are in sand which makes it feel like having a relaxing lunch on the beach. The service was excellent, very friendly and efficient. The food was average and reasonably priced. We had the taco salad, soup and salad and a burger.

Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A nice place to eat breakfast, with excellent food, and large servings. Great coffee, and attentive service.

Emerson, Iowa
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Kick off your shoes and eat at tables on the sand. Casual dining and great atmosphere at a reasonable price. Happy hour is a must for good deals on drinks and appetizers, too.

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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
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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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