Quinn’s Almost By The Sea Restaurant Review


Today is St. Patrick’s Day and we find ourselves at Quinn’s Almost By The Sea restaurant in Kona almost on Kona Bay. In honor of the named saint who I have done zero research about. I admit it. I know nothing about this person who is the reason I have a drink of Guinness beer or Jamison Irish Whiskey each year while eating corned beef and cabbage. I do this regardless of where I am in the world. Unlike Cinco De Mayo which I know is celebrated for Mexico gaining it’s independence, I have no idea what the origins are for St. Patty’s Day. (I promise to go research on Wikipedia this evening).

I start my meal with a Mini-Irish Car Bomb. This is a shot of Guinness, Jameson Irish Whiskey, and Carolans Irish Whiskey. It was small and I immediately recognized that I might need a few more. That tasted great. Of course we ordered corned beef and cabbage. The corned beef has a good but lite flavor and is a little dry. The cabbage is a sour tart. The potatoes were delicious red potatoes. The accompanying carrots were lightly salty and tasted good.

We chose to sit in the back patio. The temperature is cooler with many plants which keep the area moist, cool, and green. It feels a bit like Ireland. Lol. It is a nice respite from the from patio which is in the sun this time of day making it dry and hot. The atmosphere is fantastic. Everyone’s happy. Everyone’s having a great time. There was someone playing bagpipes earlier. Now they have musicians playing Irish folk songs. Here in Hawaii I still find this fantastic.

The food is not the best corned beef and cabbage I have had, but the atmosphere will bring us back to try Quinn’s again. Food quality, receives a 2 surfboards, ambience receives 3 surfboards. If it had a view of the sea, and wasn’t “almost” by the sea, it would receive 4 surfboards for ambience. For overall I rate it 3 surfboards.

Aloha,    James Christopher



jim on St. Patty's Day

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