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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 good51%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“mac salad” (8 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (6 reviews)
“pasteles” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Fast food, Hawaiian
1765 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4626
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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
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Try the corn chowder soup. You will have to chew before swallowing...very hearty. A surprising first bite, and noting the quantity of ingredients. Ono

Thank Stanley S
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Verna's was never an excellent drive-in, even when it was in Keeau with little competition, and it didn't improve when it moved to Hilo. Maybe time has passed it by

Thank Miriahm D
Reviewed 24 February 2017

There is a lot to like about our Pidgin communication. But when it comes to Verna's, say "no can". Kens is just across the street and worth the walk.

Thank Keaka_Pono
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

It's a great place to eat healthy if you have the willpower to order the healthy options they offer. This place has a lot of options!

Thank iHealth C
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Gotta eat here. I just love their quantity and quality. The double Teri cheese burger was HUGE! Had to save 1/2 for dinner.

Thank Harriet Nina C
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

The outside isn't the most appealing but the food is very good. Pastele plates, loco mocks, Hawaiian food plate, and my usually favorite Gravy Cheeseburger Combo. The burger itself is delicious, then they add really tasty brown gravy and cheese. A must-go for me when...More

Thank Carlos A
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Open 24-7!! Can't get any better than that! Pick a plate lunch, burger, fries etc!!! Hungry at 1am? Not a problem! Try the Li Hing Hui Lemon slush!!!! Used to be the best place to get a pastele plate but they are no longer selling...More

Thank Shanel C
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Food is great no doubt about that, it's the service that lacks. If your trying to call in an order to be ahead, don't bother they never pick up. None the less their food is worth the hassle. Also they give a nice size portion....More

Thank Caitlin P
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The price is right. You can take the food home or sit on the benches with the local people. I liked the breakfasts in the morning. There is no ambience, scenery, it's across from a service station, but the food tastes great.

Thank AsianStanley
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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