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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 #9 of 113 Restaurants in Kaneohe
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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
972 helpful votes 972 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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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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38 restaurant reviews
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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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157 reviews 157 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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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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