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Sandy's Drive In

79-7432 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7932
+1 808-322-2161
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good37%
  • Average23%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“loco moco” (10 reviews)
“bulgogi fries” (3 reviews)
“donuts” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 7:30 pm Hours
American, Hawaiian, Fast food, Diner
79-7432 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7932
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We shared a huge plate of tender teriyaki beef served with rice, macaroni salad, something else that I forget lol and washed it down with passionflower soda... perfect!

1  Thank makeupartiste
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Sandy’s Drive In has been around for a long time and has thus gained a good reputation among the locals for tasty food that’s reasonably priced :). The simple interior is kept clean, and the staff take your orders with a pleasant smile. For visitors...More

Thank G C
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Don't judge a book by it's cover. I passed by this place for years. Never thought I'd stop. I'm so glad I had to opportunity to eat here and meet the family that runs it. Sandy's is part of the history of this town. The...More

Thank Teri L
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Never had a decent meal-dang. Somedays the workers do try and it may be OK but ya never know for sure! darn

Thank Bobb L
Reviewed 16 September 2017

A local friend recommended Sandy’s Drive In, and that was an excellent recommendation. Sandy’s is located on highway 11, Mamalahoa Hwy or Belt Road, in Kealakekua. Their service is fast and friendly and has been a local favorite for over 50 years. They serve a...More

Thank Archie M
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We really wanted a plate lunch after a day of snorkeling near Captain Cook (highly recommended). A local recommended this place and it was near our next activity. The menu is varied, the prices reasonable, and we got our food quickly and were on our...More

Thank Traci R
Reviewed 11 May 2017

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
Reviewed 1 March 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
Reviewed 10 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
Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank Mary Ann Z
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
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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