Blane’s Drive Inn: Loco Moco Plate

Blane’s Drive Inn, downtown location

I’m very sorry guys, I just had to do this again. I woke up this morning craving for a loco moco, not just any loco moco… it had to be a Blane’s loco moco. I’ve featured their loco bowl in the past at the Industrial location, but this time I got the loco plate at the Downtown location.

Blane’s Drive Inn Ordering window

I was thinking of getting a mix plate with katsu for sake of variety, but I could not deny my loco moco craving (sorry kelly!). There must be something in the gravy that makes it addicting.

The plate ($6.25) is a double loco moco with mac salad and miso soup. It’s a small price to pay for a happy stomach all day long.

Blane’s plate lunch w/ miso

All of their take-out plates are served this way, with a styrofoam cup of miso soup anchored to the top of the plate with a thin rubber band. Brilliant idea, I think! The miso soup looks like it could fall easily, but the rubber band actually does support it fairly well and can withstand the bumps and turns on the seat of my car.

And without further ado, here it is in all it’s gravy glory!

Blane’s Loco Plate

*gives you a few minutes to stare and drool*

Here’s the miso soup.

Blane’s Miso Soup

And one more closeup.

Blane’s Loco Plate Close-up

This loco may be even a little better than the Industrial location, based on this experience. Or maybe it was because I was craving it so much?

In any case, the loco moco plate is just amazing. The two burgers were very tender and had a great taste; gravy was plentiful and soothing to the soul; eggs were well cooked; mac salad was good and mayonaissey, which went really well eaten with the loco moco.. and the miso soup was nice for in between bites.

I’m so happy right now. :D

Blane’s Drive Inn
217 Waianuenue Ave
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Menu Hotline: (808) 969-6677, Phone: 969-9494

26 Responses to “Blane’s Drive Inn: Loco Moco Plate”

  1. Kirk Says:

    Woooo Ba-by – This looks like the poster child for locos’ everywhere!

  2. kelly Says:

    wow brah…da buggah does look ONO! da eggs look supah runny brah! an da gravy looks like its sticking to everything. WHew! I hope you wen get one fruit punch to wash em down with….an I still waiting for some katsu brah!

  3. Dean Says:

    James once again a great review…. I am hoping you review the ULTIMATE local in Hilo that can only be found at the Hawaii County Fair. Look for the Waiakea Pirates Fried Rice Loco . If you can post a photo of that loco it would be awesome! The Fair is in mid-September. I’ll be there:9

  4. kelly Says:

    brah….i gotta diagree wit da fried rice brah…I telling you hilo lanes (as i remembah) wen get da most ONO fried rice in town! If you no believe…you gotta go try um bruddah! An no foget da fruit punch eh!

  5. James Says:

    Kirk, yup, dis is da loco of da locos!!! i wish they freeze dried these things – i’d send you one if the did!

    kelly, no worries, katsu soon! and thanks for da fried rice recommendation… i hope dey still get good fried rice over dea at da lanes.. when was dat u went go?

    Dean, i have seen that last time i went, but neva get fo try um! I going definately grind one next time I go.. garans ball barans! I heard it was good ova dea. Mid september eh? I going try um.. tanks ah. If you see one guy taking multiple closeups of his fried rice loco, and everybody staring at him like “dis guy is ok??”, den dat’s probably me! haha

  6. kelly Says:

    was maybe 5 -6 yeas ago brah… all da time back in da day…..brah….fried rice was winnas!

  7. monika Says:

    blane’s also has the BEST boneless chicken, ever!

  8. Mel Says:

    Blane’s Drive Inn has four convienent locations to serve you all now.

    Honoka’a – located in Honoka’a town right across of the 76 gas station.

    Industrial – Located right next to Hilo Toyota, neighbors to Lex Brodies & Big Island Honda

    ORCHIDLAND – Will be open for business from 1/20/06 Their hours of operation is Mon~Fri 5am till 10 pm. Sundays – 6am- 9pm. Located on Orchidland road, right next to Wiki Wiki mart and gas station.

    And Last but not least…..

    Downtown ~ as featured and pictured above. Located at 217 Waianuenue Avenue. At the intersection of Kinoole St. and Waianuenue Ave. Above the downtown Post office….. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! =)

    Just to let you all know… We now have customer service survey’s available at all locations. So we can serve you better.

    Thank you for your patronage!

  9. farfrommyhome Says:

    ho guys,
    dat loco looks so ono, i tink i goin cry cuz i neva had one fo so long. right now, i stay in north dakota trying fo get my degree. i remembah blanes’ boneless chicken was one winna, da loco was awesome too and for da best compliment to any blanes grinds, the mac salad…ho, broke da mouth! tanks fo reminding me of home guys. eat up!

  10. Janfrederick Says:

    I know this is an old post…but I couldn’t resist. Not that I needed a reason to take another Hawaiian vacation, I now have a mission. My GAWD man! Y’all are soooooooooooooo lucky to have this place all good to go. Mel, any possibility ya might open a convenient location here in San Diego? Please!? :)

  11. crystal mondala Says:

    Guys just letting you know that th hamburgers are usually a couple days old sitting outside before they serve it. You maybe lucky to have one that has accidently been dropped and served to you. trust me i work here. the katsu is deep fried 2x usually a week old, the fish is purple and goozy when they cut it specially the mahi mahi and ahi tuna, everything is DEEP FRIED.. most of the time the micros that work there dont wash thier hands and also spits in the trash thats close to the grill. yuck!! there was also an incident when we had to use mouse traps in the kitchen. well im just letting you folks know wat really goes on in the kitchen. trust me. i work in the industrial area. number 808 935 2259. mahalo for reading.

  12. exblanes worker Says:

    i used to work here at blanes.
    dont eat here.
    its so unhygenic.
    the people dont know how to wash their hands.
    youll get sick.
    i worked there for one week till i quit in disgust.

  13. summer Says:

    wow looks ono brah…… ono looks ono tasts ono

  14. yuki Says:

    call me at 7690521

  15. Anonymous Says:

    They need to find better staff…;(

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