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Tex Drive In & Restaurant

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45-690 Pakalana St, Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727-6934
+1 808-775-0598
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06:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 20:00
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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stubble upon this cafe on our coastal drive north of Hilo. It's a fast food place with a Japanese twist. They do wraps etc, plus your usual burgers. I had the teriyaki beef burger which one of the best fast food burgers I've ever had. The place is very busy but has ample outside and some indoor seating. Totally... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't say anything about the standard food - but go here for the malasadas. They're fantastic. A hotel concierge gave us the suggestion and we went back, out of our way, multiple times to get more.

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Houston, Texas
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our group stopped at Tex Drive in for malasadas and decided to stay for dinner. The malasadas were great and we plan to stop for those again. Dinner was average if that and the service was not good. We stood in line for 10 minutes to place our order because only one person was working the front and she was... More 

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A fresh meal followed by malasadas makes us and our guests happy to stop. Fast, friendly service. A natural, peaceful setting.

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1 Thank Sharon H
Joliet, Illinois
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here while driving the north shore going to Kona. Excellent Nathan's hot dogs. Their masladas to us reminded us of Bismarcks or filled donuts. They were delicious and gave us a good sugar high. They also had a window to view how they made the donuts

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Thank FERN L
Grand Junction, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

World famous Malasadas. Gotta get me one or two. The monsters of the donut world are masterpieces. Fluffy dough filled with chocolate, mango, cream, strawberry are a delightful stop. This was a fun place to stop. Maybe a bit touristy but who cares. Those Malasadas are great!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped on the suggestion of a local. The malasada (mango) was very good - they are huge - next time we'll share one. Fish and chips tasty. Can watch the baker making the malasada. One server seemed to be having a bad day but overall friendly atmosphere.

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Thank Clara S
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent malasadas - a type of Hawaiian doughnut without the hole. Available plain or with many choices of fillings. Good breakfast/lunch menu. If you visit Honoka'a, a stop here for a malasadas is a must.

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Vernon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here after dropping in to downtown Honokaa looking for a nice restaurant (Tex Drive In is just off Hwy 19 on the outskirts of Honokaa) but nothing was open between 2 and 5 pm (Mexican siesta???). It really wasn't our style, looked like a fast food outlet. The menu however is quite extensive, I tried the mahimahi fish... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite place to get malasadas on the Big Island. They have plain or filled malasadas. They also have good burgers and other items on their menu. You can watch them making fresh malasadas daily!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast food, Hawaiian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 20:00
Monday
06:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 20:00
Thursday
06:30 - 20:00
Friday
06:30 - 20:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?