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“Seriously great food for a very good price” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tex Drive In & Restaurant

Tex Drive In & Restaurant
45-690 Pakalana St Highway 19, Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727
808 775 0598
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Ranked #3 of 14 Restaurants in Honokaa
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Seriously great food for a very good price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The locals say don't pass Honoka'a without stopping for a malasada at Tex's - but the rest of the menu is fantastic too. I've had a few things on the menu but my favorite is the local wrap or plate lunch. The pork is done right Hawaiian style, with cabbage and the Hawaiian purple sweet potato chips are addictive. They serve home cooking fast food style and it's all good. And as for the malasadas....yum, yum, yum!!!! They just opened a gift shop too.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Honolulu, Hawaii
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Korean chicken”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Chicken was OK, I ate everything on the plate. I was not amazed by it. Food was good, presentation OK. Location to where we were was convenient.

Visited February 2013
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Lone Tree, Colorado
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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Don't Go Home Without Trying The Malasadas!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

When we are on the island, we like to take an afternoon and drive to the Hawaiian Botanical Gardens. We enjoy trekking through the rainforest and seeing all the beautiful flowers and waterfalls. On our way there , we always like to stop at Tex's in Honokaa for a malasada. These Portugese donuts are worth every calorie! Our favorite is the bavarian creme.Tex's is along the ocean side of Hwy. 19 in Honoka'a. Tex's is a long time landmark on the island. They do serve other fast food items as well, but we have never tried anything but the malasadas and coffee. There is inside seating as well as outside. Restrooms are also available, so this is a good place to stop and take a break

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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180 reviews 180 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Never disappointed when we come here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We travel to the Big Island at least once or twice a year, and we always make a point of stopping by Tex's for their awesome malasadas!! We had the pleasure of bringing our kids and grandkids this year, and they loved it as much as we do! My favorite is still the Bavarian Cream, but you won't go wrong with any of them!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pacifica, CA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Chili w/ rice and Mayonnaise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic plate lunch awesome Maladada and killer chili recipe had not changed in 30 years! Come home and Always eat at Tex's !! A must stop in Honokaa Town

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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