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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 21 January 2024 via mobile

More than a typical fast food restaurant, they offer an extensive menu of entrées. They have the traditional hamburgers/cheeseburgers but they also offer plate lunches that are Hawaiian and Asian themed. The prices are very good and the food is good.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 October 2022

I had heard good things about this place and after swimming nearby we stopped in. You order at the window and wait a bit. I understood they were cooking it as we waited so I did not mind. There was a steady stream of customers....The employees were helpful and friendly. The food was very very good.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 9 October 2022 via mobile

Had a fantastic lunch here at Verna’s. We were able to place an order fairly quickly and the food was ready just a few minutes later. The outdoor tables were clean and the food tasted fantastic. We’ll definitely be back!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 22 January 2022 via mobile

My wife and I got into line with another person at 6:30 pm to order food. They advertised closing at 9:00pm. The staff slammed “closed” boards over the windows without a word to any of us. When I knocked on the window and asked for...an explanation a woman said they were short staffed. No apology, no warning. All three of us were upset. I won’t patronize a place that treats customers like this.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 8 July 2021 via mobile

We had a great lunch here on the spur of the moment. We were the only tourists there, among a long line of locals. The food was non nonsense, prepared quickly and tasty. Due to Covid they were only doing take out so we took...ours over to a nearby park by the bay. Great lunch!!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 8 June 2021

This is a walk up drive in for food. No bathrooms. I had the Korean Plate and loved the food. The price was half to 1/3 the cost of other restaurants. Actually had-macaroni salad I liked otherwise pass on macaroni else where. just noodles and...mayo. Green papaya is great if you like cilantro.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 16 January 2021

We've lived here for almost 3 years and finally decided to stop in. The Swiss mushroom burger was delicious and my husband really liked his fish. We are from WA State and know fish and he was impressed. They need to add a second fillet...as one isn't enough, but the amount of fries do make up for it if your really hungry. Nice staff too ;)More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 31 March 2020

Cheap simple food! Great for teenagers! They are also very fast at preparing food in a timely fashion.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 23 February 2020

We were coming back from dinner and didn't have the desserts there. Vernas was on the way walking back and so we stopped for ice cream. We got a nice helping of good ice cream and not expensive either. The also serve a variety of...fast food and have outdoor seating.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 20 February 2020

Best fast food place hands down. Better prices and food than McDonald’s. Great customer service. More than just cheeseburgers and fries here!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 22 December 2019

Great local food. Very quick and worth the wait. Verna's is a favorite of both the locals and the tourists alike. Convenient location and delicious - no matter what you choose to eat.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 16 October 2019

Service is crap. Ordered a large fry took 22 minutes while I’m watching the fries sit on the counter both Of the workers on their Cell phones. If I can give them zero stars I would

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 23 August 2019

We had pork and cabbage meal and kids had hamburger and fries. Hot and tasty. We took down the road and ate at the beach park. Prices great

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

Verna's is a popular local establishment made famous by its signage that states "If no can, no can. If can, Verna's!" Its a walk-up plate-lunch counter. Plate lunch means your chosen entree comes with 2 scoops rice and mac salad. Service was fairly quick, minimally...friendly. Food was ok. Incidentally, the food at Verna's is just as good as at Ken's, the sit down place across the street. Verna's offers the same quality food, cheaper and faster.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 31 July 2019 via mobile

This place will definitely satisfy the picky family appetite. iPad a very good Kalua and cabbage. Wife had miso soup and a sandwich. The other meals were a cross of American with island twists. Plates come with excellent white rice side and macaroni salad.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Vernas III is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3