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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
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 18:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The plate lunches are flavorful and filling. Nice little diner that reminds me of the past. Seems to be a local joint where a lot of peeps come to which is a good sign. Would come back if I'm in the area.

Thank skankymonk
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I typically go to Dean's when craving a plate lunch meal. I prefer the better quality food such as brown rice and/or salad with the meal vs. white rice and mac salad. The hamburger steak and steak plates are my favorites. The hamburger steak meaty and juicy vs. pre-frozen hockey puck burger. Seating and decor are nothing special but very... More 

Thank Curtis L
Fort Dodge
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

It's solid. Kind of a hole in the wall, my kind of place. Didn't blow us away but it was good. Fairly priced by Hawaiian standards.

Thank JesseandMichelle
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Saw this place on Guy Fierri's DDD show so we made a point to stop here (they moved from original place to here). Everything we had was very good! Teriyaki Beef was outstanding! Corn bread was also excellent. The Ahi Cakes were also very good. Dean was there and was very friendly to all of us.

Thank BigDawgMAF
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The surf and turf is so delicious here. It consists of ahi patties and teri beef and they also serve brown rice if requested. Kind of pricey but worth it to me.

Thank Kahea96744
Kailua, Hawaii
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

If you're looking for a friendly diner with a panoply of beef, seafood, and vegetarian selections, you'd be wise to search out Dean's Drive-In. The fact that Dean's was featured a few years back on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives will be recommendation enough for most food lovers. Dean's offers plate lunches, sandwiches, and more. The dining room is large and... More 

Thank uilamaboy
Honolulu, Hawaii, Usa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Never had a bad experience at Dean's. Everything is good. I personally like the ahi belly. Lightly crisp & juicy. Teriyaki also good. The salads are worth every penny & huge! Ahi cakes cooked just right, never over cooked. I go there all the time.

Thank kailua_96734
North Carolina
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Found this place by chance when looking for a close lunch spot to the valley of the temples. It definitely is a hole in the wall locals place but soooo worth it. We got the ahi cakes plate and the ahi catch of the day with recommended ginger soy dressing. The salads were the freshest I've ever had a budget... More 

Thank minnow123
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

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.

Thank James T
Scottsdale, Arizona
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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 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 

Thank Dave F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Hawaiian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?