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45-270 William Henry Road, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744
808-247-1300
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 24
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Worth the Drive

I drove from Aiea to check out the new home of Dean's Drive-In (it has moved a few blocks from the old location...now on William Henry Road) . It's really nice. The food was good , as usual. I ordered the shoyu ginger ono and the ahi cakes. Loved both of them. I'm not a big fan of the mac... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Honolulu, HI
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Honolulu, HI
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I drove from Aiea to check out the new home of Dean's Drive-In (it has moved a few blocks from the old location...now on William Henry Road) . It's really nice. The food was good , as usual. I ordered the shoyu ginger ono and the ahi cakes. Loved both of them. I'm not a big fan of the mac... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It was closed when we were there in January so we went to the new off the beaten path location last week. I went with the teriyaki burger and the family had chicken and fish. I guess you have to order off the daily special board to really appreciate this place. Maybe next time. The tiny side of macaroni salad... More 

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georgetown, ontario
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Gps took me right to Adon plaza only to find a Mexican takeout. Wasted an hour then ate superb seafood at Nicos pier 38. Only found new address at biz journal.com. Favoured by locals because only they would know where it is.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Dean's got a flair for flavors. Get the Ahi Crab cakes, the "surf n turf", the fish...any fish that is being served with any sauce... Whatever you decide to order, you will definitely be delighted! This is truly our number one favorite restaurant! We eat here a lot because the food is "Ono all the time!" And the service is... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We first saw this place on an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. In my opinion, places like this are the best way to sample local food and Dean's did not disappoint. We ordered the Ahi tuna cakes and the Teriyaki burger. Service was quick and the food outstanding. I suspect everything on the menu here is good. Wish we... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Okay, Dean keeps slightly wonky hours but we arrived on a wednesday at 5:40 before the 6pm closure - mom had 'ono' fish (as opposed to Ono in my title, which means REALLY GOOD TO EAT!) and I had the teri beef and coconut shrimp... both came with a choice of brown or white rice and mac salad (a perennial... More 

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Medford
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

So much fun! Truly a island christmas trip. Night one,starving, found Deans DriveIn. Yea! Neat little place, really nice owner, very interest in our pleasure. Really really good food. Had the surf & turf, Yummy!

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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We carefully planned our day trip around Oahu, including a stop at Dean's for a traditional Hawaiian meal. However, by the time we got here, we needed a restroom break, and were completely shocked to find that this restaurant doesn't allow access to theirs, even from paying patrons! They directed us to drive down the road to the town library,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My wife and I were in the area after spending the day at Sea Life Park. We remembered watching Diner's, Drive-Ins, and Dives and seeing the episode about Dean's Drive-Inn. Totally unexpected. Food was amazing. Thinking about it now makes my mouth water. We were greeted by Dean and he asked if we ever tried the restaurant. Since we had... More 

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San Francisco, California
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We decided to check out this tucked away restaurant based on it being on DDD, as well. We were not disappointed. We were searching for some great Hawaiian BBQ, and found it here. We had the surf and turf and it was even better than most of the meals we had at the expensive restaurants around Waikiki. Definitely check it... More 

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Additional Information about Dean's Drive-Inn

Address: 45-270 William Henry Road, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744
Phone Number: 808-247-1300
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kaneohe
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45-270 William Henry Road, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kaneohe
  • Phone Number: 808-247-1300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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