Fat Boy’s Local Drive In: Waipio, Hawaii

Fat Boy’s is a local joint with two locations in Waipio (next to the Costco) and in Kailua.  I can’t speak for Kailua, but I do for Waipio.  Small in size, and super clean(something a little challenging to find on Oahu), everything is packaged to go, so there is minimal clean up for the delicious food.  The staff is super friendly, and always gives the place a laid back feel.

Fat Boy’s has great menu selection for that air-conditioned local joint you want down the street from your house.  Basic breakfast items, a lot of island style foods (aka with Rice), cutlets and curry, of course a good order of crispy fries, and damn good prices to match!!  The prices are super reasonable, for the amount of food you get.  I like to call it “Hawaii size,” visually it’s big enough to satisfy the largest Samoan you know.  But the piece de resistance is my all time favorite, the Chinese Chicken Salad.

Make no joke about it, I am a meat eater, a steak and potatoes girl, but this salad, is like the crack to my habit.  It is a great mixture of shredded iceberg lettuce, red and green cabbage, warm chicken, scallions, topped with toasted peanuts and crispy julienned wontons.  The dressing is this amazingly thick peanut dressing, that is completely homogenized (no one likes a separated dressing), and it is delicious.  I get the salad at least once a week, and to be honest sometimes I even order two so I don’t have to go back the next day, and look like that crazy person, who comes in every day for the same item.

In the end, Fat Boy’s is my fav, place down the street, to walk to on a Sunday morning/afternoon.  A place to get good food for a good price, and leave happily satisfied.