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Tex Drive In & Restaurant

45-690 Pakalana St, Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727-6934
+1 808-775-0598
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“malasadas” (582 reviews)
“donuts” (83 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Hawaiian
45-690 Pakalana St, Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727-6934
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Get the malasadas, they said. So we made a special trip to Tex's Drive In for their "World Famous" malasadas. Heavenly, warm, puffy dough pockets filled with chocolate or apple or mango or passion fruit or whatever you want and dusted with sugar. Delicious and...More

Thank Melissa Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove an hour just to go to Tex for their malasadas on a recent trip to the Big Island of Hawaii. It was worth every mile! They're large, warm, sugar coated islands of happiness in your mouth. They offer up a number of filling...More

Thank Deanna O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OMG! Their malasadas are yummy and big! It is worth the drive to honokaa just to sample these. My husband and i bought one of each flavor plus the regular,haha! We never knew it is gonna be bigger that the regular malasadas. They were all...More

Thank Bambi I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The warm malasadas are HUGE. My fav was mango. To die for. My honey had several flavors and can't pick a favorite. Just go.

Thank A N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The malasadas at Tex Drive In & Restaurant are delicious. If you have the chance to eat them when they are fresh (still warm), you will agree. However, these malasadas lose a significant amount of their magic when eaten at room temperature or cooler. They...More

Thank Huckleberry_Finn_808
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The donuts were amazing and very filling. The burgers were delicious and the teriyaki burger was very very good. Would definitely recommend this stop.

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The malasada were amazing. We tried the haupia, mango, and Ghana ones. They were all so delicious. They are also very filling. We were so full after eating the malasadas that we passed on dinner.

Thank pafsebring
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a Krispy Kreme girl so I wasn't a huge fan of their doughnut version called malasadas, but everyone else in my group loved them. This is a very popular place. And the taco salad was wonderful.

Thank 7heather7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small little place off the beaten path. Got to watch them make the Malasadas, which are like a light and fluffy donut pastry that can be eaten plain or filled with different fillings. The Mango is the best. Would definitely come back and eat...More

Thank paigeh507
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

definitely NOT a fast food place. service is really really slow. food is okay, malasadas are great (i get the plain) bread bombs. the local folks go for coffee in the morning and hang out.

Thank paauilojo
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Peter W
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Response from brian g | Reviewed this property |
No wifi when we were there in April, although cell reception was reasonable.
4 March 2015|
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Response from Theresa H | Reviewed this property |
There is mix for sale but haven't seen the recipe published.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45-690 Pakalana St, Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727-6934
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Honokaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-775-0598
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