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“Worth the drive to Kaneohe!”
Review of Dean's Drive-Inn

Dean's Drive-Inn
Ranked #8 of 131 Restaurants in Kaneohe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

We never heard of Dean's Drive-Inn until it was recently featured in Diners Drive-ins and Dives. Long drive from Waipahu but we're happy we made the trip a few days ago! We tried the Island Fresh Ono (featured on Triple D), Surf and Turf and the Tofu Steak plate lunches. Dean came out a couple of times to say hello and his wife and daughter were very nice. Tiny, clean, crowded place with outstanding gourmet plate lunches. We can't wait to go back!

8  Thank vrite
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

We had the Avocado Burger and the Mushroom Burger. The Avocado Burger had lots of avocadoes and the mushroom burger was one of the few mushroom burgers where the mushrooms were fresh and the mushroom taste came through. Both were very good and very reasonably priced. The lady that took our order was very nice, outgoing and made sure we had everything we needed. Very good.

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Thank Michael R
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

We were on a drive around the island and we started getting really hungry in Kaneohe. We saw that Dean's Drive-Inn had some good reviews, so we checked it out. If you weren't looking for it specifically, you'd drive right by. We were looking for it and we still drove right by! The restaurant itself it pretty small - maybe 4 booths and a table. Most of the people were getting their orders to go.
I ordered the hamburger steak plate with brown rice and salad. The hamburger was a patty of charbroiled deliciousness. The brown gravy was rich and savory. The salad wasn't fancy, but it was fresh and had a tangy dressing. I was planning on eating half of my lunch, but I couldn't stop myself. So good.
The food wasn't super fast, but it was wonderful and service was very friendly.

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Thank jaybee_96
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

Based on two travel web sites, we tried this small but unique restaurant. It's difficult to get into the strip shopping, but worth making an extra trip around the block. Only 6 tables in the restaurant, no restrooms and charges for refills, lots of people do "take out'. We had just walked up Diamond Head and was heading north, so we wanted to relax and have a good lunch. Dean was a great host. I had the mini ahi sandwich with mac salad (macaroni salad). My hubby had the surf and turf. The beef was amazing and so worth it. Try it. A fun, off the beaten track spot to try. Don't expect restrooms or refills, but do enjoy and wonderful lunch.

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2  Thank MaryFLincoln
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

Super friendly and charming hole-in-the-wall where they serve great food! The menu is more extensive than what is on this site so go check it out! Most order take out, but there are 6 booth tables for dining in-house.

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1  Thank Adele H
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