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45-773 Kamehameha Highway (Adon Plaza), Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744
808-247-1300
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Guarantee "Ono"all the time!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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georgetown, ontario
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
978 helpful votes 978 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45-773 Kamehameha Highway (Adon Plaza), 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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