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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 good49%
  • Average11%
  • 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 days ago

Fast and good food, very reasonable, good size portions, would go back. Very popular and busy at times

Thank travelcouple100
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Simple drive inn conveniently located near Hilo bay. A few outdoor picnic tables but most people get and go. On our two recent visits the food was actually quite good. The Double Bacon Cheeseburger got a thumb's up and my BBQ pulled pork was excellent...More

Thank Ozone88
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Verna's is very much a locals joint where you know exactly what you are going to get visit to visit. Nothing fancy but by HI standards, dirt cheap. On our last visit we waited at least 20 minutes to get a simple order. We wondered...More

Thank Tupelo010835
Reviewed 3 July 2017

One of my tour guides suggested I try Verna's so I did. Twice!!. The first was a Double Bacon Cheeseburger with small fries and a medium coke. I got change from $10 !! Nothing fancy but it was tasty and BIG. Big meat patties rarely...More

Thank PerthAussieGuy
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We chose to taste local favorite dishes for lunch on our tour of the island. Our guide called ahead to place our orders and they were hot and ready, when we arrived. We sampled all of it and it was fresh and good. The service...More

Thank Lou P
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 2 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 25 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
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Restaurant Details

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