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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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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good48%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“cheeseburger” (7 reviews)
“shoyu chicken” (3 reviews)
“rice” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Fast food, Hawaiian
1765 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4626
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

I’m a former HI resident. Vernas is an authentic local restaurant. They have the dishes that locals eat and most of the folks in line are locals. I ate here all 3days I was in Hilo. Very good quality food and good prices.

Thank Kenny C
Reviewed February 18, 2018

Stopped in for a burger and fries before airport. Pretty bad. I realize that this is just a fast-food joint, but it was bad even by those standards.

Thank agolddog
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Loved it. Fresh clean and well portioned. Fast service. Ate every bite and paid $21 for two meals. Bargain. My new Hilo fave!

Thank AeroDDD
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

We just wanted to grab a quick bite, and Verna’s fit the bill! It was super fast, cheap and delicious! The large order of fish and chips fed both my husband and I, and was less than $10 with a drink! Would definitely stop here...More

Thank MrsCain811
Reviewed January 17, 2018

This is a no frills sort of place. There are several concrete style picnic tackles to the side of the restaurant; but otherwise the food was takeout, and was served in styrofoam containers. They are open 24 hours a day, and serve breakfast dishes, burgers,...More

Thank TraveLoveRN
Reviewed January 1, 2018

We got the cheeseburger combo, burger combo, 2 cheeseburgers, 1 burger, small onion rings, large onion rings, and 2 shakes... all for under $40! There were no complaints from anyone either!

Thank Jena_TX87
Reviewed December 19, 2017

Three of us ate there for lunch and all had the fish sandwich and onion rings. They were prepared after we ordered and therefore piping.hot and so fresh. The fish was grilled to perfection and the batter on the onion rings crispy and well seasoned....More

Thank JAB43
Reviewed November 22, 2017

They have a great deal on fish sandwich! Its Ono and lots of fish for under $6! You can't find a better deal. All the food is good and the prices are so good!

Thank Ledesa B
Reviewed November 14, 2017

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 October 18, 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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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