We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Verna's Too Drive In

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
18-1314 Hawaii 11, Mountain View, Island of Hawaii, HI 96771
+1 808-968-8774
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

10 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 10: English reviews
Soldotna, Alaska
Level Contributor
87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We had to stop here to get local grub. The loco moco was huge and we couldnt finish it. The onion rings were cheap and good. The burgers and sides are separate but everything is super cheap. The teller is really nice and food comes fairly fast for a diner. You eat outdoors serving yourself as everything is to go.... More 

Thank peter c
1 review
Reviewed 26 March 2015

First off, this place is very cheap so if that is what you value then a burger is three dollars. Otherwise, this was one of the worst food stops I've ever encountered, and I have been to a number of very good and very cheap restaurants. I speak only of the burgers, since that was what my family had, and... More 

Thank crt0808
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Went there with my friend Verna and the kids. Food was good local style. Lots of carbs (rice & mac salad), but you can substitute French Fries if you're sick of rice & mac salad. If you are hungry as you pass by, stop and eat. You won't regret it.

Thank roaminharry
Level Contributor
191 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2013

I live nearby so pass Verna's often. When we have been digging bananas, clearing guava's, working hard , and are starved, 'dis is da place. I get the veggie sandwich, it is a huge sandwich with sprouts, lettuce carrots, tomato, cucumber, and probably more. Plus mayo. Comes with mac salad or fries. Fills me up every time. The other selections... More 

Thank capncusp
Bend, Oregon
Level Contributor
127 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2013

This is the place to go if you want truly authentic Hawaiian food on the Hilo side of the Big Island. Huge portions at good prices.

Thank uanahelefromhi
Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2013

Verna's was recommended to us by someone at a park. We decided it must have been a brother. The food was plentiful, but in the homemade fashion, VERY greasy.

Thank Wendy B
Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2012 via mobile

Living so far away from town, I am thankful for vernas II. The Katsu dip is my favorite and the sandwiches are good. It's not the best in the world, but it's nice to have something close when you don't want to cook dinner. I'll agree the kitchen doesn't look the cleanest, but I've been eating here for years and... More 

1 Thank Christy S
Level Contributor
55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2012

This is convenient -- very close to town and on a main highway. There is an extensive menu -- we tried both a sandwich and the corned beef hash. Both were fine and very reasonable. Good for a quick lunch, but of the same ilk as other drive-ins such as Cafe 100.

Thank OregonDuck87
Level Contributor
37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2012

local fast food, good service and nice milkshakes !

1 Thank LauraLaRue
Volcano, Hawaii
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2012

If you are into greasy fried food, then this might be the place for you. It sits right next to a gas station, and right off HWY 11, so definitely a convenient stop if you absolutely must get a bite of pure unhealthiness. The taste of the food can be good, depending on what you get, and the price is... More 

Thank Lavaguyd

Travellers who viewed Verna's Too Drive In also viewed

Mountain View, Island of Hawaii
Mountain View, Island of Hawaii
Kurtistown, Island of Hawaii
Mountain View, Island of Hawaii
Mountain View, Island of Hawaii
Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Been to Verna's Too Drive In? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Fast food
Restaurant features
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18-1314 Hawaii 11, Mountain View, Island of Hawaii, HI 96771
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: +1 808-968-8774

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Verna's Too Drive In staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?