Where the Locals Eat. Damn Good Good. Since 2004

Jackie Rey’s Kona

EST. 2004



Monday - Friday

11am - 9pm

Saturday - Sunday

5pm - 9pm

Jackie Rey's is located in the heart of Kailua-Kona.


Welcome to our Ohana


Recent raving reviews directly from TripAdvisor, Yelp, Google, and Facebook


Neighborhood Hideaway


This old Hawaiian shack was originally built in 1956 and was the first hardware store in Kona; named Sid's of Hawaii.

By the time we came along, the building was occupied by a dive bar. In this dive bar incarnation, the interior was painted entirely black with plate glass windows and 15 televisions staring at you. It was a shady place! We bought the lease off a guy from Chicago who ominously told us “I have a gun”. What were we getting into?

We spent three months tirelessly renovating the space into the colorful, warm, and family friendly vibe that our guests have come to love.

We opened our Kona doors in November of 2004 with 16 crew members. Today, Kona has a team of 35 people and every person on staff makes a difference. Business survival for a restaurant, basically located in a Hawaiian shack, takes a lot of dedication from ourselves and our crew.


Meet the Chef


Chef Jeric Genavia

Chef Jeric Genavia comes from a restaurant family. He started washing dishes at 15 years old here in Kona and has clawed his way to the culinary top. He started at Jackie Rey’s in 2014 as a salad cook and we are proud to now call him the Head Chef of Jackie Rey’s Kona. Working under the mentorship of Chef Dave in Hilo, Jeric has honed down the Jackie Rey’s classic dishes and expanded his repertoire to include beautiful seafood creations.

Jeric is a humble dedicated Chef who is respected by the entire crew at Jackie Rey’s.

We are lucky to have him.


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The Menu at Kona

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Damn Good Food ~ Since 2004



Monday - Friday 11am - 3pm


Everyday 5pm - 9pm



Wine List

Award of Excellence from
Wine Spectator Magazine


Happy Hour

Monday - Friday 3pm - 5pm

5pm - 6pm Bar Seats Only