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Dots is the spot in Wahiawa

  • MARIE HOBRO / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Dots manager Scott Harada dances with Patsy Matsumuro, left, as the Arlene Iwalani Trio performs. “Auntie Patsy” is a regular on live-music nights at Dots.

  • MARIE HOBRO / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Dancing is a prime attraction in Dots’ dining room, above. Regulars on the dance floor include Lorraine Salon­deka, left, and Lori Marumoto. Manager Scott Harada, right, often joins in.

  • MARIE HOBRO / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Sugar Regidor, right, has been a waitress at Dots for 21 years.

  • MARIE HOBRO / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    The Dots sign shines at night in Wahiawa earlier this month.

  • COURTESY DOTS

    Wedding parties and other large celebrations were once Dots’ stock in trade.

  • COURTESY DOTS

    The original Dot’s Drive Inn crew lined up outside the restaurant in 1939.

  • COURTESY THE HARADA FAMILY

    Harada & Harada Inc. began with the buying of the old Sukiyaki Inn.

  • MARIE HOBRO / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Local comfort food, such as a mahimahi and spare ribs combo, pictured, are among Dots’ standards.

Dots restaurant in Wahiawa is like the old auntie who’s been around forever, always serving something good to eat, playing music and making you feel at home. Read more

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