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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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Austin, TX
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 2 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
Charleston, Illinois
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109 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I really enjoy having my feet in the sand with ocean spray and having a cold beer. When we visited a cold 16 ounce Primo was only $2.50; you won't find a deal like that anywhere else in Kona. The food specials a quite tasty too. Looking forward to a return visit.

Thank MNVikesfan
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to set by the water and have a bite to eat or just drinks. Out doors and nice. Will be back!

Thank ConnieBaker2017
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105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You just can't beat the location. Right on the water with sunsets as a bonus. The food was very good and the drinks even better.

Thank AtlantaBeachfreak
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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312 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After a frustrating day in air travel on 2 planes from Lihue to Kona with our 2 largest pieces of luggage not on our final flight, drove to the highly rated Huggo's on the Rocks. With fury of the waves pounding the lava rocks and shore we had a terrific lunch which settled us down. I've tried numerous burgers over... More 

Thank sabers86
Auburn, California
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192 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On-the-Rocks is the beach-bar portion of Huggo's and operates at different hours. Prices are fairlyreasonable considering the location and the service friendly. Nothing really exceptional, but a fun place with a great view of the surf. Happy hour is from 3 to 5 and the drink prices during that time are more reasonable.. Fun on the beach

Thank Len T R
Calgary, Canada
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110 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a great place to stop for lunch on our arrival on the Big Island. It is right on the water with lots of interesting things to watch while having a delicious lunch. My husband enjoyed the local beers. Service was friendly and fast. There are high tables, regular tables and also tables in the sand.

Thank Loves_Muskoka

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