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K's Drive In

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194 Hualalai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-3825
+1 808-935-5573
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88 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this histroical drive in has an old school classic feel to it... with2 hours to kill, my taller half and i decedied to grab some grub after returning our rental, to the airport... we took a cab to K's drive in... the parking lot wasn't full, there were a few others waiting for their orders.... our food came to us... More 

Thank Andrew K
Hilo, Hawaii
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice and filling - substituted mac salad for a tossed green. The price to volume factor is on par.

Thank Stanley S
Parker Colorado
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Looking for a quick fast-food bite, we stumbled upon this place and loved it! The young man helped us navigate the local favorites on the menu and we, in turn, entertained him with our mispronunciations. Great fun! The experience was worth more, as the food itself was not memorable.

Thank MendysMum
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Extremely slow service. Don't go there if you have to go back to work or have a meeting. The problem is with the cooks. Very slow. I wonder as to their training or culinary skills. There is a change ever since Mrs K passed. I left after waiting in line for a long time and it wasn't even a busy... More 

Thank LeRoy A
Honolulu, Hawaii
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93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

I love their Chicken Papaya plate. It is a soup with Chicken pieces, seasoned with ginger. The menu uses slices of Green Papaya which is cooked and adds to the flavor.

Thank Hiloschild808
Hilo, Hawaii
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

Absolutely worst food in Hilo by far, avoid this place unless you have poor taste, better off eating McDonald's then this garbage!

Thank john b
Honolulu, Hawaii
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

Grew up with this place, after school gravy burgers and fries was the routine. It's a requirement to stop here for a gravy burger every trip back home. Plate lunches are also a staple here too. It's not gourmet or something a "foodie" should be so quick to judge nor have high expectations... it's an old school drive-in that's been... More 

Thank Al S
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

The food isnt great but it sure is affordable. The best thing on the menu is the ice cream which they switch up the flavors everyday. The shacks locos are pretty decent as well. Looking for some cheap and quick lunch this is your place.

Thank laanmt
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Super awesome burgers! Quite a selection on the menu something for everyone and very reasonable prices. I kept going back for the burgers though they were simply amazing.

Thank Donald T
Honolulu, Hawaii
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103 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

Flew to hilo to buy lychee and eat the blueberry twist cone at K's drive in. I was anticipating a tasty, hearty plate lunch from there prior to my cone. I ordered the pork cutlet plate, it was the worst ever, first of all I could see more plate than lunch!!! The pork was over cooked and chewy, dont get... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 194 Hualalai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-3825
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-5573

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