Fat Boy’s Local Drive-In

Fat Boy's Mixed Plate

What is a review on a place called Fat Boy’s Local Drive-In doing on Made Healthier?! I know, I couldn’t bring myself to eat at Fat Boy’s for a very long time. But it seemed like everyone around me, especially this year, has been telling me about how much they enjoy eating here. And they all said, don’t let the name put you off. So when Fat Boy’s recently opened a new restaurant in Waipio, I finally and reluctantly gave it a go.

Fat Boy's Lunch Menu

Partial shots of their breakfast and lunch menus.

Fat Boy's Breakfast Menu

The image up top is the lunch that we shared. It was a mixed plate of garlic chicken and beef stew. Fat Boy’s is well known for their garlic chicken so I had to try it. It was very good – sweet and garlicky. The beef stew was good too with lots of celery (which I love), and nice  chunks of meat, potato, and carrots.

Fat Boy's Garlic Chicken

When you order, you get a choice of toss or mac salad which is really good. My only suggestion would be to make it easier to order brown rice. They do have brown rice but it’s currently of the individually prepackaged commercial variety. If there was no additional cost to have brown rice and toss salad as my starch and salad choices, Fat Boy’s Local Drive-In would rank pretty high up there on my list of places to grind.

Fat Boy’s Waipio
Address: 94-1221 Ka Uka Blvd., Waipahu, HI (By Costco)
Phone: (808) 680-7520

Fat Boy’s Kailua
Address: 301(A) Hahani St., Kailua, HI 96734
Phone: (808) 263-2697

7 comments   -   March 30, 2008

1 K { 04.01.08 at 4:43 pm }

Fat Boy’s food is the best for all of us “fat boyz”! Especially at Lunch Break, when you are really hungry! My favorite is the choose your own mixed plate. I would also order it with brown rice if it was a free option; not an add on cost. But of course with gravy all over! Yeah! some ono!

Great blog site! Keep up the good work! Eat On! K

2 made healthier { 04.01.08 at 4:55 pm }

Hi K,
I love their mixed plate too. Hopefully it’ll get easier to order brown rice. Going healthy with the brown rice, but gravy all over. Too funny – but yes, very ono! :)

3 kat { 04.05.08 at 1:48 am }

I’m putting this place on my list for next year! :)

4 made healthier { 04.05.08 at 3:24 am }

Hi kat,
I’ll eat there for you in the mean time! 😉

5 cf { 12.20.09 at 3:43 pm }

Love the garlic chicken- just had it for the first time yesterday!! Too bad they aren’t open for dinner on Sunday or I’d be ordering it right now!

6 Steve C { 04.30.10 at 10:47 am }

Had your Garlic chicken, brown rice & mac salad plate last week and it was great… had nough for at least 2 people.

7 Lynne { 05.03.10 at 10:44 am }

I LOVE Fat Boy’s Garlic Chicken. This was a favorite spot of ours when we used to live on the island. The picture brings back fond memories (and a savory mouth!!).

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