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Dean's Drive Inn Closed Mondays Now

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kathryn Jan 7, 2013 08:58 PM

No mention on their Facebook Page or on Yelp. Drove up to a closed restaurant today. Must be new policy?

  1. indelibledotink Jan 8, 2013 02:06 PM

    wow, there are some bad reviews on yelp.

    why do you like this place? i've never been.

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      kathryn Jan 8, 2013 03:23 PM

      Have never been, was recommended to me by others here, for a post Lanikai Beach "local grinds" bite.

      1. re: indelibledotink
        killersmile Jan 8, 2013 05:23 PM

        Dean's is a solid plate lunch place in kaneohe. They tend to do a good job with their fresh fish specials. If we are ever in Kaneohe around lunchtime, this is where we go. I don't think I have ever had a bad meal here, although maybe others feel differently. I can only go by my own experiences. And i'm not sure where on yelp you are looking, but I only saw 2 bad reviews on there, while the rest were good.

        1. re: killersmile
          indelibledotink Jan 8, 2013 08:41 PM

          my bad, it has four stars. i thought i saw two.

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          KaimukiMan Jan 8, 2013 07:12 PM

          I think I'd rather hit KJ's for their awesome fried chicken plate. (unless they sell out)

          1. re: KaimukiMan
            killersmile Jan 8, 2013 09:10 PM

            I like KJ's but find them inconsistent. Some times their chicken is awesome - shatteringly crisp skin and moist meat, while other times it is dry and chewy.

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              kathryn Jan 8, 2013 11:27 PM

              Yup, ended up there. Had two pieces of fried chicken, and the furikake chicken plate lunch. Pretty good but very odd Mac salad (didn't like the tuna / spaghetti).

              1. re: kathryn
                KaimukiMan Jan 9, 2013 02:33 AM

                just now read your review, and yes the macaroni salad is odd. tuna shows up in mac salad here and there, but the spaghetti is a 'unique' variation. face it, put enough mayo in it - it being almost anything from salad dressing to chili - and hawaii people will eat it proudly (not that there is anything wrong with that.) A 'breakfast casserole' of white rice with a topping of tuna, furikake, and mayonnaise is becoming quite popular. Sometimes it is browned under the broiler, but not usually.

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