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

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  • 6
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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
Nice icy treat!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
A_honeymooner
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Toronto, Canada
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Toronto, Canada
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66 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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Kihei, Hawaii
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 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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PDX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 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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Lake Stevens, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 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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Bend, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I always thought Shave(d) Ice was 'just' a snow cone... OH MY GOODNESS, it is Not...it is SO much better...ESPECIALLY if you get it from Local Boy(s). They pack the ice and give free toppings... Packing the ice actually keeps it IN the cup, not floating all around like uncontrolled snowflakes. And their flavors are yummy, I loved Tiger's Blood... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Some say Ululani is better but I tried Local Boys in Kihei and Lahaina locations. You will wait but you won't be disappointed. Be sure to get ice cream on the bottom and cream on the top of your shave ice. Get exotic or go old school with your flavor combinations. It doesn't matter how you build the shave ice... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Shave Ice is a great dessert and Local Boys serves the best shave ice in Hawai'i--- many flavors and toppings to choose from.

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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, Local cuisine, Families with children

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