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Blane's Drive Inn

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217 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2437
+1 808-969-9494
05:00 - 20:00
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Mountain View, Hawaii
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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
1 review
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
Ashland, Oregon
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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 plate. The pork was thinly sliced and very tasty. Beneath was a liberal amount of... More 

Thank RCdeCruiser
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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106 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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. (A note for people who don't live here- drive ins no longer have actual people... More 

1 Thank charley-marley
Wooster, Ohio
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197 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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
Perth, Australia
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

A short walk from downtown Hilo, Blanes is a fuss free eating place. This was our first meal in Hawaii and while there are huge portions it wasn't really to my personal taste. Large scoops of white rice, a little macaroni salad and we ordered one mix plate (massive chunks of meat and chili) and shrimp and mahi mahi (both... More 

Thank cactus1305
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Ordered special of stuffed chicken breast. Very good and generous portions. I would recommend that it be served with gravy as chicken breaths was a little too dry.

Thank LeRoy A
Dublin, California
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Blane's has it all. It has fun restaurant/fast fresh food vibe. Food was uniformly very good. It says a lot that when you ask a local where to get a plate lunch this is where they send you!

Thank whereoff2nxt
Hilo, Hawaii, USA
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Customer service is terrible! The cashier with curly hair, wish I would have gotten her name, needs to be talked to. She was rude, slow, and never thanked us! No aloha! We used to go to this establishment all the time, slowly food quality got worse along with customer service. The only reason we went this time was for convenience.... More 

2 Thank Localgirl8088

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Fast food, Hawaiian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?