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Dean's Drive-Inn

45-773 Kamehameha Highway (Adon Plaza), Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744
808-247-1300
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Ranked #4 of 113 restaurants in Kaneohe
Price range: $5 - $10
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English first
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We went based on Guy Fieri's DDD rec. Every table was taken when we walked in. At first, Dean seemed impatient and grumpy, but he warmed up while we were waiting for our food. He was really very gracious and accommodating. As soon as our food was ready, a table opened up...I had the coconut shrimp and my friend had... More

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Spokane, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Awesome food and service. I had the coconut shrimp and my husband had the ahi cakes. Both were very good

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Eugene
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Great plate lunches and great service! I love the teri beef. It's in a hole-in-the-wall location that can be easily missed. Go get 'ono grinds from them now!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
859 helpful votes 859 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We never heard of Dean's Drive-Inn until it was recently featured in Diners Drive-ins and Dives. Long drive from Waipahu but we're happy we made the trip a few days ago! We tried the Island Fresh Ono (featured on Triple D), Surf and Turf and the Tofu Steak plate lunches. Dean came out a couple of times to say hello... More

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Hilo, Hawaii
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We had the Avocado Burger and the Mushroom Burger. The Avocado Burger had lots of avocadoes and the mushroom burger was one of the few mushroom burgers where the mushrooms were fresh and the mushroom taste came through. Both were very good and very reasonably priced. The lady that took our order was very nice, outgoing and made sure we... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We were on a drive around the island and we started getting really hungry in Kaneohe. We saw that Dean's Drive-Inn had some good reviews, so we checked it out. If you weren't looking for it specifically, you'd drive right by. We were looking for it and we still drove right by! The restaurant itself it pretty small - maybe... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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75 reviews 75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Based on two travel web sites, we tried this small but unique restaurant. It's difficult to get into the strip shopping, but worth making an extra trip around the block. Only 6 tables in the restaurant, no restrooms and charges for refills, lots of people do "take out'. We had just walked up Diamond Head and was heading north, so... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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236 reviews 236 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Super friendly and charming hole-in-the-wall where they serve great food! The menu is more extensive than what is on this site so go check it out! Most order take out, but there are 6 booth tables for dining in-house.

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Rochester, NY
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Here it's all about the food. We were out at Kaneohe to visit the botanical park and sought this place out because the reviews were so good. We were not disappointed. It's a little place with five tables inside. You could drive past really easily. But the food was amazing. My wife and I both got the "surf and turf"... More

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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Ate here on our last day of vacation. It was delicious and fresh. We tried Ono and mahimahi and also teriyaki beef. It was all tasty. Kids licked their plates. Owner was very friendly and talkative. Highly recommended.

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