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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 #8 of 113 Restaurants in Kaneohe
Price range: $5 - $10
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
897 helpful votes 897 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We live on the other side of the island so we had to plan our trip to Dean's Drive Inn after Guy Fieri's DDD got us excited about this place. We were first in line for a weekday lunch so we got a nice corner table. Our orders arrived quickly, service was friendly and Dean himself even stopped by our... More

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Beaverton, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Like some of the others here I made it a point to try while on vacation. I must say it was pretty good...I came here with family so I had the opportunity to taste the ahi belly with butter n capers, a little dry but tasted really good...the surf n turf...ahi cakes and Teri steak...sauces on both was good...you definitely... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

stopped in with a party of 10 after going to the sea world park one day. rack of lamb was gamey, surf n turf featured ahi fish cakes which were really good with the chilli aioli sauce. coconut shrimp was typical of fast food. only reason we went there was because of a recent cooking show feature. the host of... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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
13 helpful votes 13 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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37 restaurant reviews
897 helpful votes 897 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
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147 reviews 147 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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