Huggo's Restaurant for Dining in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island Hawaii.

Huggo's Restaurant
75-5828 Kahakai Rd.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
Phone: 808.329.1493

Huggo's is the place for waterfront dining in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island.




Huggo's opened in 1969 as a casual, gathering spot where you could get a good steak, a slab of fresh fish and pile it on at the salad bar. With its waterfront location, it proved to be a favorite haunt for local fisherman who gathered to share a salt tale or two. In the 35 years since, it has earned a reputation as Kona's premiere restaurant for fresh seafood, oceanfront ambiance and casual elegance.


Enjoy the beautiful Kona sunsets and fine cuisine of Chef Loetree while dining on the water in Kailua-Kona at Huggo's.


Breakfast Hours:
Everyday - 7am to 11am
Dining Room:
Sun - Thurs: 5 pm to 9pm
Fri & Sat: 5pm to 10pm
Cocktail Lounge:
Sun-Thurs: 4pm to 10pm
Fri & Sat: 4pm to 11pm
Ocean Views & Patio Dining:
Open air dining suspended just a few feet about the ocean.
Full Bar
Exotic & traditional cocktails, domestic, premium & local beer & wine.
Happy Hour:
Mon - Fri, 4-6 pm, Pupu specials in the main bar.
Wine List:
Extensive list with about 20 of the selections offered by the glass as well.
Children's Menu & Take Out
All Major Credit Cards, including Diner's Club & JCB
Groups & Private Parties:
Smaller groups of 10-15 can be accommodated in the main dining area. For private parties, the patio (seats 36) and Huggo's on the Rocks are available for larger groups and buy-outs. We offer catering for up to 1,000 guests as well.

The couple introduced Huggo's now famous Barbecued Beef Ribs and Teriyaki Steak. "We wouldn't dare take those off the menu," smiles son Eric, who has been at the helm since 1982. Eric credits his parents for instilling in him the foundation for success in the restaurant industry. The goal at Huggo's has been and continues to be "to provide a memorable evening and dining experience rather than simply a meal." The menu shares the limelight with Huggo's open-air location that "seems to suspend over the ocean" and is a stage for seaside diversions.

The surf at high tide swirls and foams just a few feet below diners who gaze out at a never-ending horizon, hoping to catch the elusive green flash. Anglers fish almost nightly off the rocks fronting the restaurant and every catch gets a rousing applause from diners. After dusk, Huggo's brightly lit facade sometimes attracts graceful manta rays that glide in and out of the reef.
"2011 Bronze Hale 'Aina Award"
recognition of restaurant excellence by the readers of Honolulu Magazine
One of the nation's top neighborhood restaurants. "...the food is as good as the view, and the view is terrific."
Bon Appetit
"The tables are so close to the water, you can see the entire
curve of Kailua Bay - fresh seafood remains the signaure."
New York Times Frommer's Review
"this open-air restaurant features a thatched roof bar, nautical-style rope along the deck, plenty of wave-breaking rocks below, and front row seats for showy sunsets...making eating here at cocktail-sunset hour a must."
Coastal Living Magazine

"The sun is nearing the water again, which means it's time for a giant beer and a guava-barbeque pork sandwich in the sand at Huggo'es on the Rocks. A band breaks out into some island standards while the tide rolls in..."

Hemispheres Magazine

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