Fodor's Expert Review Quinn's Almost by the Sea

$ Kailua-Kona American Fodor's Choice

With the bar in the front and the dining patio in the back, Quinn's may seem like a bit of a dive at first glance, but this venerable restaurant serves up the best darn cheeseburger and fries in town. Appropriate for families, the restaurant stays busy for lunch and dinner, while the bar attracts a cast of colorful regulars. The menu has many tasty options, such as fish-and-chips, meat loaf, and beef tenderloin tips. If time gets away from you on a drive to the north beaches, Quinn's, which stays open until 11, awaits your return with a cheap beer and a basket of fried calamari. Drinks are strong—no watered-down cocktails here. Breakfast is sometimes served during football season. Park across the street at the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel and get free one-hour parking with validation.

American Casual Lunch Dinner $ Family Quick Bite Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

75-5655 Palani Rd.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii  96740, USA

808-329–3822

www.quinnsalmostbythesea.com

Known For:
  • Strong cocktails
  • Comfort food like meatballs
  • Open late (until 11 pm)

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