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Sandy's Drive In

American, Fast Food, Hawaiian, Polynesian
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79-7432 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7932
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

We went to this place which is just down the street from Donkey Balls Gift Shop and the store cashier recommended it, and was not disappointed! We each had the corned beef hash with eggs and bacon it was the best and we tried to find other spots that served this and was not successful! Highly recommend it! The service... More 

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Fort Gibson, Oklahoma
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99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

We were driving down to Volcano, and saw Sandy's , and I enjoy local spots, so we stopped. We ordered shrimp burgers and fries. Delicious! The Moco Loco also looked great! Very eclectic menu with everything from burgers to bento plates. If you aren't too fussy about atmosphere, you will enjoy Sandy's.

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Huntington Beach, CA
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

We stopped in at Sandy's for a quick breakfast on our way from Kailua-Kona to Volcanoes National Park. We wanted hot food and to get back on the road. Sandy's met those needs. I had a scrambled egg plate with toast and bacon. My husband had an omelette and corned beef hash. The food wasn't fabulous, but we didn't expect... More 

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Newnan, Georgia
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92 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

It was suggested by a lady in a nearby fabric shop so we gave it a go. They had these new Buligogi fries and we loved them. I had a double cheese burger and a friend had the fish ( maui maui) burger. The people were very friendly and the service is fast. I liked what I saw on the... More 

Thank Kim B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

It's right near the laundromat so very convenient. We've had numerous breakfast sandwiches here. Always reliable, friendly, fast and easy in easy out. The menu is standard fare, very reasonable with a few local items we haven't tried but for a quick breakfast it's just perfect.

Thank Greta R
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

My wife and I had lunch at this primarily locals counter service restaurant. The food was fine and inexpensive. It is basically not a tourist type place, so the ambiance is lacking, but it is exactly what it tries to be....decent food for locals. I tried the loco moco.....it was fine. Would I get it again? Probably not, though there... More 

Thank smerdlapgraslbinder
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

this was recommended by locals too us, this is pretty much a greasy spoon with very tasty local Hawaiian food, nothing fancy but if you want some tasty very inexpensive loco moco or chicken katsu or fries with lomi lomi tomatoes, poi, and kalua pork this is the place too go! those fries where tasty by the way

Thank Morgan C
Kealakekua, Hawaii
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I get take out from here often. The fried chicken plate is good but my favorite is their beef stew when they have it! They use local beef at Sandy's too and I always try to eat that when can. I recommend it highly :)

Thank Angel B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Food was OK solid & filling, good Loco moco, good fish sandwich, but dining room was hot and muggy and No free refills on drinks

Thank gebarn
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Sandy's is my kind of Drive In dive. I grew up in the village of Kainaliu in the 50s. There where only two restaurants to choose from back then in upper mauka South side Kona, Manago's and Teshima's . Hardly any of the locals ate at these two restaurants, not that they'er not good eating places but they were out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Fast Food, Hawaiian, Polynesian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79-7432 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7932
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kealakekua
  • Phone Number: 808-322-2161

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