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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: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
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We made a point of trying Dean's thanks to the Food Network and all the other terrific reviews. My husband and I arrived just before opening time and we weren't the first ones waiting - that's a good thing. The staff was wonderful..very helpful with the menu and genuinely welcoming to everyone that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Tinley Park, Illinois
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Tinley Park, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We made a point of trying Dean's thanks to the Food Network and all the other terrific reviews. My husband and I arrived just before opening time and we weren't the first ones waiting - that's a good thing. The staff was wonderful..very helpful with the menu and genuinely welcoming to everyone that came in. The food was terrific from... More 

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Kaneohe
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dean's has awesome food and has been on the show Diners, Drive-in and Dives. It has local food(s) and the portions are good for the price you pay. Some of the things are on the sweeter side but overall the taste of the dishes are awesome.

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Thank fparr
San Francisco, CA
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Evidently Guy Fieri came here, but there's truly better food out there. The ahi cakes are popular, but they were just meh and mushy.

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Thank Kresge86
Oxford, Ohio
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

We were excited to try one of the Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives restaurants. The owners were so nice, and the food was excellent. The Avacado and Maui Taro burgers were really good. My son and I had a combination plate. It was really good. I strongly recommend this place to families.

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Thank crowdemw
Kaneohe
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Deans drive inn always hits da spot! The loco moco is definitely a favorite. Also love the Teri beef and scallops! The place is spacious and clean. Only downfall they charge for refills. But I still come back for the food.

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Thank Kailana T
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I saw Dean's on Triple-D just before visiting the island and had to make a stop there, it did not disappoint! Dean is a very sociable person and an awesome chef. Had the Ohno and the Ahi Cakes. While both were very good, the Ahi Cakes stole the show, a definite must have.

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Thank like_2_see_the_world
Marietta, Georgia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

When a restaurant is reviewed and televised by Guy Fieri there is often an anticipation built up that the restaurant cannot satisfy when you actually visit there. This is not the case with Dean's Drive Inn (which is actually in a small mall and not a drive in at all lol. Everyone in my party loved the casual atmosphere and... More 

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Thank Tabbichat
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Saw this place on Food Networks Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. The Ahi cakes are great! Burgers are good too. Lots of food for the price!

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Thank Ryan S
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We've heard about this place (Guy Fieri on Diner's, Drive-ins and Dives). Tried it and loved the food and the specialty items. Definitely try the corn bread cake. The Ahi-cakes are to die for. Fabulous food.

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Thank S_Scrib555
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

We love eating at Dean's! So.much flavor in every single bite! Love the chicken salad. Love the fish. And love the ahi crab cakes! The portions are large! You gotta have the cornbread or any of their desserts! Yummy!!!

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Restaurant Details

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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