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“The "Home" of Kona Brewing - Bustling, Busy, a little Pricey - but Reliable”

Kona Brewing Company Pub & Brewery
Ranked #20 of 304 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: The 2,000-square-foot outdoor lanai, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and tiki torches, offers seating for 175 patrons. Customers also can enjoy a cool meal or beverage inside the air-conditioned bar area at one of several surrounding tables or at the koa U-shaped bar itself. Inside the bar area is the retail store, stocked with colorful T-shirts, hats, towels, coasters, mugs and much more.
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Went here our first evening on the Island - kind of a 'must try it, at least once' thing. Seating indoors is verrry limited. The rains had been passing through late in the day, so the number of tables available outside were limited even more, making the wait even longer than typical. So, better to go here when there's no rain in the area. Limited seating and an extended wait was the down side. On the other hand once seated, the service was fantastic. The beers, salad and pizza we had were great - a little pricey - but great! Worth the stop but if you're here for a limited stay, there are a lot of other, equally good options.

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Thank michiana5
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Good food, with some Hawaiian twists on typical bar fare. Nice kids menu as well. The beer was also great. This place gets busy, so try to go outside of peak hours -or be ready to wait.

Thank tagretchen
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Yes it’s busy,yes you have to wait,but,that’s the price you pay for being in a beautiful place on vacation, to us it was worth the wait!!
It menu wise with some help and pleasant modifications took our food needs including my daughters very strict vegan needs and met them-after ordering our meal came in a timely fashion,visiting and having a beer made it wonderful.
Our food was good,our server Olla was just so nice.
It’s a brew co.,not a French restaurant it was good,fun,worth going to.

Thank cskrmomx6
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

I love this place. The both the food and beer are very good. The pizzas are made from the spent grains from the brewing process, and they have combinations of toppings not found elsewhere. The salad and slice of the day is a great option when you have no where to store leftovers. I have enjoyed every meal I have had here. I have even been known to schedule a long layover in Kona and rented a car just to have a meal here.

There usually is a bit of a wait. The staff does a great job of keeping the wait to a minimum while not making seated guests feel rushed.

Thank msmarjorie
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Stopped here the first night we were in Kona. Very crowded did get 2 seats at the bar. Had their pizza, it was good. Bartender was very good. She kept a eye out for when we needed another beer. Has the name, but honestly I don't think it's anything special.

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