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“Awesome food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dean's Drive-Inn

Dean's Drive-Inn
45-773 Kamehameha Highway (Adon Plaza), Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744
808-247-1300
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Ranked #12 of 113 Restaurants in Kaneohe
Price range: $5 - $10
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St Louis MO
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Awesome food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2009

Best teri beef on the island. Great food and great value.

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  • English first
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English first
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Favorite Gourmet Plate Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2009

My favorites are the teriyaki steak ($8.75) and ahi cakes ($8.75). The steaks are grilled and then sliced rather than the thin slices that are dipped in teriyaki and grilled. The ahi cakes are fresh diced ahi mixed with bread crumbs and spices and fried. All lunches are cooked to order.

I call it gourmet because where else can you find rack of lamb plate lunches ($17.25). All of the lunches have that thin sliced vegetable garnish. I think they make all of their sauces.

They have really good desserts.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Good food but is it healthy?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2009

After reading the rave reviews of Dean's Drive-Inn, I decided to give it a try. The first thing I noticed was that they are closed on Saturdays (but open on Sundays). The food is typical local style plate lunch cuisine and while they do have a vegetarian menu, the regular dishes seem to be drenched in sauces and oil. I ordered the curry meatballs and they sat in about a 1/4" of oil. The food is very good but not sure it's very healthy (regular menu). Plate lunches aren't usually healthy but Dean's seems to be a bit excessive on the oil and sauces. Overall can't complain.

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