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Sandy's Drive In

American, Hawaiian, Diner
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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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Minneapolis, MN
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112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found Sandy's on the way from Kailua-Kona to HVNP. Low key, quick service from the counter. Priced well - just over $5 for 2 eggs, choice of meat and toast. Lunch options looked good, too bad we weren't back in the area.

Thank Shouldercat
Spokane, Washington
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Stopped in after snorkeling for lunch! Great local food! Loco Moco was very good and they plate lunch was awesome. Very low Key very drive in and very good!

Thank lenaphillips
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Sandy's hands down has the best local grub... this has been a local favorite for 50 years.... make sure you check out the daily specials.

Thank Dana S
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

No atmosphere to speak of it is a drive in with good food at good prices you are coming here if you want island food we opted for no rice got a heaping helping of chicken Katsu and tender teriyaki beef also tried their fries typed with kailua pig and more yum the sweet potatoe fritters were a great dessert... More 

Thank marzek
Gilbert, Arizona
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 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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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 

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Fort Gibson, Oklahoma
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105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
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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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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182 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Hawaiian, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating
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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?