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Local Boy Snack Shop

Dessert, Ice Cream
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1941 South Kihei Road, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
(808) 875-6731
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 54
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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
BEST IN KIHEI

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
Emily S
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Dessert
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79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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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78 reviews 78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Duluth, Minnesota
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84 reviews 84 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Ok folks - as you're getting ready for your trip to Maui, you need to heed my advice: 1. Go to Local Boys in Kihei OR 2. Go to Local Boys in Lahaina. First, once you have a shave ice, you're going to want another, which begs, why wouldn't you want to eat a buy one, get one free every... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

If my husband had his way, we'd be checking in with the Local boys for shave ice three times a day. Not that he'd have to twist my arm much, they enough flavors and combinations to try something new every day for years! Don't hesitate to ask for the last recipe, you really can't go wrong. And definitely take the... More 

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DC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Stopped by after a filling diner on a hot night in Maui. Ordered a medium ( big baby?) with vanilla ice cream and 3 flavors: mojito, piña colada, and sharks blood( strawberry coconut). I really liked it and thought it was refreshing. The syrups weren't too sweet and the ice was smooth not crunchy. I would have liked a little... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Tasty concoction of ice cream, shaved ice and multitude of flavoring. Friendly staff. One stop on the quest for the perfect shave ice in Maui.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Very tasty and good. Combo of ice ice cream and cream sizzle was very good. Will go back. Friendly staff!

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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

great shave ice, lots of choices for flavours, and u can have ice cream on the bottom and cream on top for FREE, where we noticed others charge extra for these choices. Very friendly staff. was a fun thing to have as a snack.....a few times Enjoy

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert, Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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