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Sandy's Drive In

79-7432 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7932
+1 808-322-2161
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good35%
  • Average25%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“loco moco” (10 reviews)
“bulgogi fries” (3 reviews)
“donuts” (2 reviews)
Closes in 17 min
07:00 - 19:30All hours
American, Hawaiian, Diner
79-7432 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7932
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't judge a book by it's cover. I passed by this place for years. Never thought I'd stop. I'm so glad I had to opportunity to eat here and meet the family that runs it. Sandy's is part of the history of this town. The...More

Thank Teri L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never had a decent meal-dang. Somedays the workers do try and it may be OK but ya never know for sure! darn

Thank Bobb L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A local friend recommended Sandy’s Drive In, and that was an excellent recommendation. Sandy’s is located on highway 11, Mamalahoa Hwy or Belt Road, in Kealakekua. Their service is fast and friendly and has been a local favorite for over 50 years. They serve a...More

Thank Archie M
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We really wanted a plate lunch after a day of snorkeling near Captain Cook (highly recommended). A local recommended this place and it was near our next activity. The menu is varied, the prices reasonable, and we got our food quickly and were on our...More

Thank Traci R
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Found Sandy's on the way from Kailua-Kona to HVNP. Low key, quick service from the counter. Priced well - just over $5 for 2 eggs, choice of meat and toast. Lunch options looked good, too bad we weren't back in the area.

Thank Shouldercat
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Stopped in after snorkeling for lunch! Great local food! Loco Moco was very good and they plate lunch was awesome. Very low Key very drive in and very good!

Thank lenaphillips
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Sandy's hands down has the best local grub... this has been a local favorite for 50 years.... make sure you check out the daily specials.

Thank Dana S
Reviewed 25 January 2017

No atmosphere to speak of it is a drive in with good food at good prices you are coming here if you want island food we opted for no rice got a heaping helping of chicken Katsu and tender teriyaki beef also tried their fries...More

Thank Mary Ann Z
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This place we found randomly. We were very surprised at how good the food was in this local place that we just had driven by and stopped at.

Thank Lana D
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Hotel suggested annies burgers but saw this place on map and went instead. No air-conditioning but over head fans and cooler at 500 feet than kailua-kona, so was comfy. Simple plate lunches good local cuisine. I had fish sand wife fried shrimp sandwich. Fries with...More

Thank Daniel R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Hawaiian, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
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: +1 808-322-2161
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