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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“malasadas” (626 reviews)
“bavarian cream” (102 reviews)
“donuts” (96 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
45-690 Pakalana St, Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727-6934
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Reviewed 2 days ago

For lunch, I had a teriyaki burger which was served on a (ciabatta?) roll rather than a bun making it a little dry to my tastes, but it was good. My hubby got the meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy and said it was OK...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 4 days ago

We came for lunch after Waipio Valley. My husband loved his warm coconut cream malasada. He did not enjoy his hamburger moco loco. He said the hamburger was a burnt frozen patty that was hard to cut. But, couldn’t believe we found mashed potatoes. Our...More

Thank Nina E
Reviewed 6 days ago

Worth a stop for a malsada or more. Sit inside or outside. Watch malsadas being made fresh. Other graet food for breakfast or lunch.

Thank maroisd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the food. The pork lokomoko was very good and so was the coconut malasada. Yummy and creamy. Easy parking. Will recommend a stop there.

Thank bkoustubh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way to the Waikiki Overlook. It was meant to be a quick stop to use the restroom and have a snack. Because of the drive in and the inside service it took much longer than we had expected. We just...More

Thank Denise C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A direct competitor of Punaluu Bakery; they also sell some really good Malasadas which is hard to evaluate when comparing to Punaluu. Tex also sells a variety of food items including some good burger options. The point to make here is that the burger bun...More

Thank Avik C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited Tex Drive In and several occasions and have always had good meals and enjoyed their wide selections of malasadas. These Portuguese doughnut type treats are somewhat heavier than others but are very good nonetheless.

Thank ecmagilla
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were told this was the place to stop for the best malasadas and we were not disappointed. Absolutely delicious! We were here for lunch and enjoyed huge cheeseburgers from local beef that were excellent. We made a point of coming by here again to...More

Thank Wanderlust34212
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by on our way to the Waipio lookout. Their burgers are huge and so juicy. I had the mahi burger and it was amazing. Their malasadas are to die for!

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here as we went from Akaka falls to Waipio overlook. The malasadas were great but really big. Only $1.30 for a plain one. The service was a little slow but it was worth it. Also, the bathrooms were really clean.

Thank Oy L
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8 April 2018|
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Response from Darlene R | Reviewed this property |
We paid cash, I did see other people paying with credit cards.
8 June 2016|
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Response from brian g | Reviewed this property |
No wifi when we were there in April, although cell reception was reasonable.
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
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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