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Blane's Drive Inn

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150 Wiwoole St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-5124
808-935-2259
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

Although filling, there are better places to eat. Try Hiro's instead if taste, flavor and low prices are important to you. Yes, this is a local fast-food restaurant. No, it seems to concentrate on volume and not quality of experience for your palate. There are better choices Trippers.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Over priced, small portions, and quality is poor. My wife and I will never go back. I'm surprised it gets good reviews, I guess some people don't know good food.

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1 Thank JP G
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Blane's Drive Inn is only located in Hilo on the Big Island with 2 locations. There is a wide variety on their menu and the plate lunches come with macaroni salad. I had the teriyaki beef and it was great! It's a typical drive in so the seating is in an open area. Not much of a view but it's... More 

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Thank Shawnee L
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The menu at Blane's Drive Inn really accommodates my Ohana and I. The Beef Teri and Fry Shrimp is the winnahz!! My kids are simple, yet picky eaters and always ask for the musubiz, or cheese burgers. The vanilla scoop cherry icee on the side became a traditional choice of beverage for the kids. I usually get hot coffee because... More 

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Thank 808HAWAII2015
hilo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nothing like Blane's Strawberry Icee Float on a hot afternoon! They heap in the vanilla ice cream and fill to nearly over flowing with Icee (Strawberry or Coke) and top with whipped cream if you want. It is heavenly! I also like their fried rice breakfast bento, and just about anything else they have on their menu. Prepare to stand... More 

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Thank donnaspeaks
Hawaii
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104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I always get the fish plate. Ahi or Mahi, I can never keep it straight. Any it is always good. I would like a lot more tartar sauce, maybe I could ask for extra next time. Service is always quick and efficient, and always locals eating there.

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Thank capncusp
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My husband ordered a burger which was missing half the beef patty and the bacon was completely raw. As for my blt the bread was not toasted bacon was raw and they decided to leave a hair in it. After spitting it out I returned it to them and they thought it was funny. This place should be shut down.

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1 Thank Shutthemdown
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

50% off Plate Lunches, regular and mini? We just got two meals for $8. Talk about cheap eats that hit the spot after a day of beach time and errands. I got the yummy shrimp plate. They very busy due t the promo, so were out of Mahi and a few other items.

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Thank Stephanie Y
West Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We only went to Blane's for breakfasts -- great food -- mega inexpensive! It's just a fun place to go to and it beats the heck out of your typical "fast food" restaurant. I don't even consider it FF -- it's just a great little place!

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Thank mjb1213
Costa Mesa, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

The fried korean chicken drummettes were so delicious. Served with macaroni salad and 2 scoops of white rice. They also have it boneless which is delicious also. This was the best chicken drummettes I ever had. It was perfectly done and not overcooked like most places tend to over fry it dry. I wish we had a Blane's in California.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Fast Food, Hawaiian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Wiwoole St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-5124
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: 808-935-2259

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