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Tropics

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, International
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75-5852 Alii Dr, Royal Kona Resort, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1310
+1 808-329-3111
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Palmer
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Nice little bar in a shopping mall. Pretty good happy hour with $4 drafts. Pleasant an comfortable. No real outstanding features. We didn't try the food bot it looked well prepared and presented.

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Thank Tom R
Vernon, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We had the cheeseburger sliders and the fish sandwich. Both were very good. Sliders were big island beef. We upgraded to a side salad (a few slices of cucumber and a couple mini-tomato halves, on a bed of extremely fresh greens.) The "Tap Tai" was great, a bit on the sweet side but I like them like that. The beer... More 

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Thank QKate2015
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We stopped for a quick break, very nice and clean place, friendly crew, lots of tables, the tap list on a big screen, lots of TV's, an excellent sports bar

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Thank Mike W
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
1 review
Reviewed 30 May 2016

I like the beer selection here and some of the food is pretty tasty. But the bartenders are pretty bad. I heard there was a good one, though I was never in there when she was working, but I guess she had to move back to the mainland. Every time i've been in there I've gotten bad service at the... More 

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Thank Russell2727
Oxnard, California
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Tropics is a spacious open-air bar attached to the Royal Kona. The bartenders were great, the drinks were pricey - but it's Hawaii - and the pupus were tasty. It's adjacent to the hotel pool, with lots of viewing space for sunset, as well as the luau show.

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Thank JimM529
Lynnwood, Washington, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

The food is rather bland and a limited menu, tried it twice probably won't return as there are many other places to choose from, their food prices are high for the quality they provide.

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Thank Janet D
Honolulu
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Part of the Royal Kona Resort, the bar is directly on the waterfront. Great relaxing ambience. There is usually live music and food can be ordered. Highly recommended !

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Thank AlohaLadyHonolulu
Naperville, Illinois
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120 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

We visited Tropics on a weekday afternoon. Apparently, they just started opening for lunch. Conveniently located within a shopping center, the restaurant has a relaxing open-air atmosphere. Large craft beer selection and the mai tais are pretty good too. The bartender, Keo, was awesome. Great service and great conversation made us feel welcome and appreciated. Food could use some improvement.... More 

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Thank loimln
San Rafael, California
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

This used to be Drysdale's, and it was a slightly more than a passable sports bar, where quantity trumped quality, but the many TV screens allowed the avid sports fan to watch March Madness. Then it was unoccupied, mysteriously, for a couple of years, and reopened about a week ago, as a sports bar with entertainment at one end. I... More 

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Thank tinkll1
Salt Lake City, Utah
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to Kona, Hawaii for over 35 years. Always loved to eat at Drysdale ' s and was disappointed it had closed. We gave this place a try that had taken the location. If you are into just drinking beer and nibbling appetizers, then it is fine. Go some other place for dinner. The fish tacos were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, International
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5852 Alii Dr, Royal Kona Resort, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1310
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-329-3111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?