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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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Emerson, Iowa
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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.

Thank IowaRoger
wenatchee, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love to come here and sit in the patio with our feet in the sand and the ocean right beside us. We love the live music and dancers. Food is good, drinks are good. It's a great place to be on vacation in Hawaii

Thank chica-gigi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When they say it's on the rocks, they aren't kidding! It is located right on the water with ocean waves splashing up on the surrounding lava rocks. We ate here for lunch and enjoyed the food and drinks. It's all outdoor seating either under and overhanging roof or at tables out in the sand. I enjoyed the Rock's Classic Burger... More 

Thank Jim C
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had the special dinner here on Christmas day, and it was fantastic. A little pricey, but what we expected for the occasion. Fantastic view right onto the sea, delicious food and tasty drinks. The service was excellent, despite them being super busy.

Thank Matthew C
Home Base - Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped here for lunch while walking around Kona. Both had salads with fish. Very large portions. Super casual sitting at tables on sand floors. Very relaxing and easy. And priced reasonable given other prices in Kona.

Thank MassTraveler
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After a day of shopping, we stopped at Huggo's on the Rocks for a sunset happy hour. We had some "Rainbow" cocktail, it was so awful and very weak on the pour. We took advantage of the happy hour food specials and got a series of sliders, nachos, pita and hummus, etc. It was fine, sliders were probably my favorite... More 

Thank Sean C
Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Food was delicious, highly recommend the Grilled Chicken, Bacon and Pepper Jack Sandwich with Potato-Mac Salad as your side... drooling just thinking about it!! I loved the sand floor! Cool umbrellas. Atmosphere was fun and service was great. My daughter had to go back next day for another hit of their Coconut Sorbet!

Thank Debbie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were recommended this location by locals. We were very happy with the view and food here! I would recommend this restaurant!

Thank Kristina M
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of seven ate at Huggo's on the Rocks twice for lunch. Both times, we had a table overlooking the ocean. Huggo's has trucked sand into its outdoor restaurant, so we were able to eat while playing with the sand between our toes. Service was quick, efficient, and cheerful. The wait for the food was short. The drinks were... More 

Thank Kurt14
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit this place every time I'm in Kona. This is a seaside restaurant that has seafood plus other things like Steak, Chicken, etc. There is not a bad seat in this place but I recommend reservations in advance to guarantee an oceanside table. The food is really good and the staff is super nice. Also, a lesser known fact... 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
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, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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?