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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
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 1
    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
Good local food

The new location was easy to find and brightly decorated with a large and interesting menu. The staff was super friendly, and recommended the surf and turf (ahi cakes and beef strips. Other members of our party ordered a bacon burger and fries, tofu veggie plate and chicken plate. The food was good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Kihei, Hawaii
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Kihei, Hawaii
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The new location was easy to find and brightly decorated with a large and interesting menu. The staff was super friendly, and recommended the surf and turf (ahi cakes and beef strips. Other members of our party ordered a bacon burger and fries, tofu veggie plate and chicken plate. The food was good and we all left feeling full. FYI,... More 

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LUSBY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We stopped in here for lunch as I had seen it on Diners, Dives and Drive Inns TV sow. It did not disappoint. The Ono fish sandwich was delicious as was the Terriaki burger.

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

What is there to say other than the food here is good. Simple as that. The people are friendly and service is good so along with the good food, this is a can't go wrong kind of place. Plain and simple.

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Honolulu, HI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 38 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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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
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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