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Dean's Drive-Inn

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45-270 William Henry Rd, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-5806
+1 808-247-1300
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 18:00
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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dean's took over from Zippys 2nd location on Wm Henry Rd. very good local food; however their chili is da best.. even better than Zippy's and that's saying a lot. drive-thru is nice.

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Thank James T
Scottsdale, Arizona
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

OK, you have to get out of Waikiki and do some exploring. Go up to Kaneohe. Find Dean's. You will thank me for the suggestion. Family run by wonderful people. My wife had the fresh catch ono. She loves ono and she absolutely loved it today. Now... my choice was the ahi cakes. Ahi Cakes... I have never seen them... More 

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Thank Dave F
Hawaii
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

After moving to another Kaneohe location, the food is still better than the typical, local plate lunch place with higher end entrees served plate lunch style.

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Thank HawaiiIsleGal
Honolulu, Hawaii
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

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!

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1 Thank jay22200
Honolulu
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

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 

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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 18 September 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 

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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 12 September 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).

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Thank Deanna L
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79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 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 

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1 Thank A H
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

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

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Thank Rodney C
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 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.

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Thank mmaetani

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
American, Hawaiian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
Monday
11:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45-270 William Henry Rd, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-5806
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kaneohe
  • Phone Number: +1 808-247-1300

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