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

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  • 22
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  • 10
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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
Most recent review
He Ono!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
Keoki250
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Victoria, Canada
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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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42 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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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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7 helpful votes 7 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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15 helpful votes 15 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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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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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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