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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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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good35%
  • Average28%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“loco moco” (10 reviews)
“fries” (8 reviews)
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American, Hawaiian, Diner
79-7432 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7932
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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 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
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
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 marzek
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
Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank Daniel R
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...More

1  Thank Dreamcatcher C
Reviewed 25 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...More

Thank soonerservant
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank wakndhart
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank Kim B
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Restaurant Details

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American, Hawaiian, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Good for
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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