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Local Boy Snack Shop

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1941 South Kihei Road, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
(808) 875-6731
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Da kine!

We tried several shave ices at a variety of shops on Maui, but Local Boys was by far the best. We visited the store on Front St. in Lahaina. The young woman behind the counter was super friendly, and helpful in explaining all the extensive flavors and options, despite the store being quite busy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Island_Sherry
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried several shave ices at a variety of shops on Maui, but Local Boys was by far the best. We visited the store on Front St. in Lahaina. The young woman behind the counter was super friendly, and helpful in explaining all the extensive flavors and options, despite the store being quite busy. The ice itself is finely shaved,... More 

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Thank Island_Sherry
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

When you are in Hawaii you need to have shaved ice. This little place is close to many restaurants. The young lady working was super helpful. Check it out.

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Thank Scooping4life
Kihei, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Localboys is a must when visiting maui, the shave ice is the softest , great tasting Flavors, and a wonderful staff. They also have some of the prettiest coconut girls working at both locations in Kihei and Lahaina ! Not to mention their bomb signature sweet cream ! 😍 Definitely check out this local stand!

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Thank Alohi A
Toronto, Canada
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70 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We heard snowcones...I mean...shave ice is a must! Don't call it snowcones...I think it might be illegal down there to call it that ;) We saw lots of people eating these, so we had to give it a try. There's lots of spots to get shave ice, but heard local boy was the best. Lots of flavours to choose from...maybe... More 

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Thank A_honeymooner
Kihei, Hawaii
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

THe service was friendly and helpful. Trying to choose a flavor was hard because of all the choices but take your time and read the menu and you'll find the right flavor. ENJOY!

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Thank PuasFada
Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The local frozen treat known as shaved ice is a must-do for any trip to the island. Local Boy has 2 strengths - the number of flavors and the add-ons. The number of flavors available is immense and almost is a disadvantage as it makes the decision that much harder. I recommend going with a pre-set combination or ordering what... More 

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Thank SzczRob
PDX
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

When we come to Maui, we always hit Local Boys. We hadn't been to the one in Kihei Town, but tried it today and it is as great as Lahaina! My favorite is the volcano with coconut ice cream and Kauai cream. Glad to know I have different options on the island! Check them out!

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Thank BlossPDX
Boston, Massachusetts
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160 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Small shack in downtown but serve fantastic shaved ice. Went here 4 or 5 times and always good whether with ice cream or just plane. Loved it every time. Big and Good!!

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Thank J0hnPM10
Lake Stevens, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Yummy shaved ice with a lot of different flavor options. It was smooth with no chunks of ice. They had flavor combinations you could choose from or create your own. The great thing about this place is that the add on's are already included in your price so you can have things like the cream on top and ice cream... More 

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Thank NW748
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We have tried a few shave ice shops in Maui, but this was our favorite... mostly because it is slightly cheaper than the most popular one in town, AND you get FREE toppings/icecream. The workers are very friendly, and I would definitely recommend checkin' them out!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1941 South Kihei Road, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Kihei
  • Phone Number: (808) 875-6731

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine

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