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“A taste of home”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Dixie Grill

Dixie Grill
Ranked #5 of 159 Restaurants in Aiea
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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Good for: Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
North Texas
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A taste of home”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

Visited the Dixie Grill on a recommendation from a friend while we were in Hawaii. Being from Texas, the Dixie Grill hit the spot! A slice of the south on the islands. The popcorn on the table was a nice treat and our food was delicious. The wait staff was friendly and efficient. If we're ever in Oahu again, we'll definitely visit Dixie again.

  • Visited November 2013
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Norman, OK
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

Are here after a morning at Pearl Harbor. Great find. Great atmosphere. Burgers tasted fresh (not frozen) and the chicken was delicious as well.

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Boulder
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Saucy, unique southern comfort food experience in Hawaii”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

The place was filled with an enjoyable, boisterous crowd, perhaps a third of it military folk. Friendly staff enthusiastically took our orders, hurried to get food to our table and refreshed those ginormous mugs of (very) sweet tea.

It's a good idea to come early because:

-- The tables fill up
-- The parking lot fills up
-- The smoked meat cabinet empties out; we were too late to try the pastrami

I'm a big fan of smoked meat and barbecue, and Dixie Grill's menu scratched that itch. We REALLY appreciated the six large bottles of BBQ sauce that come with orders of smoked meat (Memphis, Kansas City, Southwest, Carolina, etc.). The two of us who ordered the brisket thought the KC sauce was excellent. The brisket had a few fatty pieces, but overall it was smoky and tender, as was the pulled pork. One note -- those who order the pork thinking that they are getting barbecue as opposed to smoked might think it's a little dry. In any case, a little of the sauce made it just right for us. The side dishes (cole slaw, cornbread casserole, baked mac & cheese) were OK, not great. I'll try other ones next time. One member of our party raved about the mufelatta she ordered but wickedly refused to share it. There's a lot more on the menu for us gourmands, from crab & shrimp to po boys to various south-efied burgers.

Also:

-- The food arrived pretty quickly, and we chowed down on the free popcorn while we waited.
-- Portions were adequate, especially considering that ordering the smoked meat nets you a couple of generous side dishes. We were too full for dessert.
-- It was a hot day, and while the inside isn't chilled, the fans kept it cool enough.
-- Although it was warmer and a lot noisier (due to the heavy traffic on Farrington) outside, patio diners seemed to enjoy themselves just as much as those of us seated inside.
-- Healthy options: There are a few salads that look tasty and won't raise your cholesterol. Otherwise, BYOCelery.
-- There are always specials not listed on the menu.
-- So far as I know, there is no other southern food filling station like this on Oahu, so we were very grateful to friends who recommended it.

  • Visited February 2014
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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“great beer and burger place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

My family loves this place! We eat here about every other week. The cornbread is the best I have ever had! We love the crab legs and meatloaf sandwich too. What is great about this place is - you can enjoy a good meal and have drinks for half of the price of what it would cost in Waikiki.

  • Visited March 2014
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Australia
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

We were looking for something different, away from the tourist area of Waikiki, and found Dixie grill via yelp. We hasn't tried a lot of southern food previously (being Aussies) but lets just say this place was so great, we are now heading on a road trip through the south this year! We went back twice during our trip to Oahu. The brisket and pulled pork were amazing, I loved the variety of sauces available. Also the cornbread casserole was divine. I had never tried sweet tea before, it was so good I'm now absolutely addicted. I also liked that there were very few if any tourists here ( we were getting very sick of hearing aussie accents everywhere in Waikiki), and in fact seemed heavily populated with military people and families, which was a great atmosphere to us. Highly recommend!!

  • Visited June 2013
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