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Verna's III Drive Inn

1765 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4626
+1 808-935-2776
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good50%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“mac salad” (8 reviews)
“burgers” (12 reviews)
“shoyu chicken” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Fast food, Hawaiian
1765 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4626
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great burger at the local dive-in. Don't miss this gem in Hilo. Truly a Cheeseburger in Paradise with no frills. Order the onion rings too. Burgers are HUGE! Be prepared to wait for a bit even if there is no line. The phone orders were...More

Thank DizzyLizzy115
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

food here is awesome, and the service is great! Ordered a Roast Pork Special and got it with-in 10-15 minutes. will come here again.

Thank Rachael H
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I love a good root beer float. There is nothing like a summer's day with a float. This is one of the best I've had. A bit messy - take plenty of napkins.

Thank Elizabeth N
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

The food was reasonably priced. There wasn't enough help for the volume of business they were doing. Most of the food was very good. Unfortunately, they messed up our order. We weren't aware of it until we have returned to our hotel room. Overall, quality...More

Thank Wilma B
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Fast and good food, very reasonable, good size portions, would go back. Very popular and busy at times

Thank travelcouple100
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Simple drive inn conveniently located near Hilo bay. A few outdoor picnic tables but most people get and go. On our two recent visits the food was actually quite good. The Double Bacon Cheeseburger got a thumb's up and my BBQ pulled pork was excellent...More

Thank Ozone88
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Verna's is very much a locals joint where you know exactly what you are going to get visit to visit. Nothing fancy but by HI standards, dirt cheap. On our last visit we waited at least 20 minutes to get a simple order. We wondered...More

Thank Tupelo010835
Reviewed 3 July 2017

One of my tour guides suggested I try Verna's so I did. Twice!!. The first was a Double Bacon Cheeseburger with small fries and a medium coke. I got change from $10 !! Nothing fancy but it was tasty and BIG. Big meat patties rarely...More

Thank PerthAussieGuy
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We chose to taste local favorite dishes for lunch on our tour of the island. Our guide called ahead to place our orders and they were hot and ready, when we arrived. We sampled all of it and it was fresh and good. The service...More

Thank Lou P
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Informal dining offering tasty local fare at reasonable prices. The local fare is abundantly loaded in large take out styrofoam boxes. Pulled pork covered with tasty gravy, chicken thighs roasted with exotic flavors, rice and home made macaroni salad is fantastic. The "Hawaiian plate" is...More

Thank kateo2324
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1765 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4626
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-2776
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