Hawaii Island Week: Tex Drive In

KHON2’s Wake Up 2day and Living808 present a special series from the Island of Hawaii. Trini Kaopuiki went exploring and found the joys of a staycation on Hawaii’s largest island.

Tex Drive In in Honokaa on Hawaii Island has been serving local Hawaiian food and other popular menu items since 1969.

General manager Trina Agustin says the restaurant has evolved over the last 47 years. They added a gift shop, outdoor eating area, and a viewing area so people can watch malasadas being made.

Tex Drive In is most known for their delicious malasadas. According to baker Marilyn Grace, they make between 2,000 and 3,000 malasadas a day!

The restaurant is located at 45-690 Pakalana Street, just off Highway 19, and is open daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., except Christmas.

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