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Blane's Drive Inn

217 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2437
+1 808-969-9494
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good35%
  • Average30%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“corn chowder” (2 reviews)
“burger” (9 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Fast food, Hawaiian
217 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2437
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Used to be a tasty place to eat. Now the food is terrible, and staff acts like they're doing you a favor.

Thank Unkle S
Reviewed 28 October 2017

soooo good, I love getting blanes when I visit home. True taste of local food and culture if you want to just feel at home.

Thank Whitney W
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Blanes has great choices and pretty large portion plate lunch style meals (regular plate) When travelling around with visiting family everyone loved their korean chicken, chicken katsu and so on, but being vegetarian, there weren't many choices for me. I ended up getting a very...More

1  Thank IppyFu
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Very much a locals place where the offerings are consistent from day to day, month to monthly and year to year. When coming to Blane's you pretty much know what you are going to get. We've never strayed too far from the breakfast menu so...More

1  Thank Tupelo010835
Reviewed 21 April 2017

A decent place to go, friendly staff, decent quality diner style food. Local drive-in style, good choices of American and local foods. I'm quite likely to be back.

Thank sfendt
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Burger was good; hot, nice bun, cooked nicely. Smallish in size. Boneless Korean Katsu chicken special was awful, my teenaged son who eats EVERYTHING in sight wanted to just toss it out.

Thank ksbmom
Reviewed 27 February 2017

by far the worst place I have ever been, the orders were screwed up and the girl refused to change them the food (term used loosely) was not even edible. Staff rude and unprofessional and the food was garbage

Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We've eaten at Blane's several times and have really enjoyed their food each time. Their menu is extensive but not expensive. This time we each had a pork loco moco bowl. The bowl is just right for us, as the amount is reduced from the...More

Thank RCdeCruiser
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Blanes is a staple in Hilo. Although I can't recite it's history, it has been around a long time. Drive ins are still a popular choice here (not seen much on most of the mainland anymore) for people who want cheap fast local comfort food....More

1  Thank charley-marley
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Nothing special here, would most likely eat somewhere else if given the chance again. Not bad food, but nothing outstanding. Staff was not overly friendly either

Thank remsteel6
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2437
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-969-9494
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