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Sandy's Drive In

American, Fast food, Hawaiian, Diner, Polynesian
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79-7432 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7932
+1 808-322-2161
07:00 - 19:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:30
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Gilbert, Arizona
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This place we found randomly. We were very surprised at how good the food was in this local place that we just had driven by and stopped at.

Thank Lana D
West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Hotel suggested annies burgers but saw this place on map and went instead. No air-conditioning but over head fans and cooler at 500 feet than kailua-kona, so was comfy. Simple plate lunches good local cuisine. I had fish sand wife fried shrimp sandwich. Fries with marinated meat and drizzled in special sauce were good. Traditional Loco Moco served and other... More 

Thank Daniel R
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

We went to this place which is just down the street from Donkey Balls Gift Shop and the store cashier recommended it, and was not disappointed! We each had the corned beef hash with eggs and bacon it was the best and we tried to find other spots that served this and was not successful! Highly recommend it! The service... More 

Thank Dreamcatcher C
Fort Gibson, Oklahoma
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102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

We were driving down to Volcano, and saw Sandy's , and I enjoy local spots, so we stopped. We ordered shrimp burgers and fries. Delicious! The Moco Loco also looked great! Very eclectic menu with everything from burgers to bento plates. If you aren't too fussy about atmosphere, you will enjoy Sandy's.

Thank soonerservant
Huntington Beach, CA
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

We stopped in at Sandy's for a quick breakfast on our way from Kailua-Kona to Volcanoes National Park. We wanted hot food and to get back on the road. Sandy's met those needs. I had a scrambled egg plate with toast and bacon. My husband had an omelette and corned beef hash. The food wasn't fabulous, but we didn't expect... More 

Thank wakndhart
Newnan, Georgia
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129 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

It was suggested by a lady in a nearby fabric shop so we gave it a go. They had these new Buligogi fries and we loved them. I had a double cheese burger and a friend had the fish ( maui maui) burger. The people were very friendly and the service is fast. I liked what I saw on the... More 

Thank Kim B
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

It's right near the laundromat so very convenient. We've had numerous breakfast sandwiches here. Always reliable, friendly, fast and easy in easy out. The menu is standard fare, very reasonable with a few local items we haven't tried but for a quick breakfast it's just perfect.

Thank Greta R
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114 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

My wife and I had lunch at this primarily locals counter service restaurant. The food was fine and inexpensive. It is basically not a tourist type place, so the ambiance is lacking, but it is exactly what it tries to be....decent food for locals. I tried the loco moco.....it was fine. Would I get it again? Probably not, though there... More 

Thank smerdlapgraslbinder
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

this was recommended by locals too us, this is pretty much a greasy spoon with very tasty local Hawaiian food, nothing fancy but if you want some tasty very inexpensive loco moco or chicken katsu or fries with lomi lomi tomatoes, poi, and kalua pork this is the place too go! those fries where tasty by the way

Thank Morgan C
Kealakekua, Hawaii
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

I get take out from here often. The fried chicken plate is good but my favorite is their beef stew when they have it! They use local beef at Sandy's too and I always try to eat that when can. I recommend it highly :)

Thank Angel B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food, Hawaiian, Diner, Polynesian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79-7432 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7932
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kealakekua
  • Phone Number: +1 808-322-2161

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