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Dean's Drive-Inn

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45-270 William Henry Rd, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-5806
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get the Surf and Turf! Teri-steak with Crab cakes! I can see why Guy Fieri featured it on his show Drive in, Dinners, and Dives!

1 Thank jay22200
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have been to Dean's Drive-Inn twice and will be back many, many times. Excellent ahi cakes and beef teriyaki. Fresh fish sandwich was the best I've ever had. Very friendly service. Both times, we chatted with the owner Dean (can't miss his blond hair). An interesting man, for sure. He shared his experiences with Guy Fieri... More 

2 Thank PJHono
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

This diner is totally nondescript but with a menu and local cuisine sure to delight, IF you can get there before it's early closing - it was 6 or 6:30 pm when I went. Not sure if the hours have been extended. The chef is just a nonassuming local guy who makes ono food local style, but not in the... More 

Thank Alan M
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Like Roy's or 3660 on the Rise in a styrofoam box, it's that good. But you have to catch them when they're open. Would have given five stars but hours of operation are erratic. More times than not, have driven by and they are dark. Just gave up so have not gone back in a long time (months).

Thank Deanna L
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Fresh Catch USEd to be my fav spot for a good fresh fish plate lunch/dinner BUT has not been so FRESH past few visits. These guys are happy, serve local kine grinds and are consistently GOOD. Fresh fish specials too. Harder to find as you turn off Kam going thru Kaneohe by Taco Bell on William Henry Rd and its... More 

1 Thank A H
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

A place to have restaurant food in a drive-in. Food is always great. You can count on great food every time.

Thank Rodney C
Kaneohe, Hawaii
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Great Teri beef plate lunch and you can choose a cup of soup instead of tossed or Mac salad. His short rib beef stew is really good....if and when he can get the type of meat that he's satisfied with. A bit pricey for a plate lunch, but it's really good.

Thank mmaetani
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

My son and I visited because of Diners Drive-Ins and Dives. We loved the ahi cakes! It's always nice when you are in a new place and the locals come in while you are there .. you know it's good. Plus you feel like you are supporting the Local economy.

Thank katyface
Newark, Delaware
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was featured on the show Diners, Dives, and Drive Inns on Food Network. It was very good!! This is a local hot spot and the food was delicious. The portions were large and well worth both the trip and the money. Highly recommend this for a visit.

Thank kbmvma
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

My wife and I took a group of ten here while on a senior trip from Alaska. We initially chose the place because of it being on Diners Drive-ins and Dives. Most of us ordered burgers, loco moco, and the teriyaki steak. My wife loved the Avo Burger. We all loved all of our meals, so much so that we... More 

1 Thank alaskanbl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Hawaiian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45-270 William Henry Rd, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-5806
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kaneohe
  • Phone Number: 808-247-1300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?