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45 Kai Ala Dr, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9420
(808) 661-9091
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7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 194
    Excellent
  • 163
    Very good
  • 79
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Stay away from the 2 for 1 Italian night

This is a great place for lunch and I love their salads. You can request chicken or ahi on a great big garden salad and the price is right. The limited outdoor seating is great and it has a different menu--burgers and sandwiches--all reasonable priced, with VERY reasonably priced wine as well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Linda S
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Lahaina, Hawaii
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  • Families with children
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Lahaina, Hawaii
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is a great place for lunch and I love their salads. You can request chicken or ahi on a great big garden salad and the price is right. The limited outdoor seating is great and it has a different menu--burgers and sandwiches--all reasonable priced, with VERY reasonably priced wine as well. The only time I went for dinner was... More 

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Northport, New York
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This was a nice surprise. The restaurant is on the grounds of the Maui Ka'anapali Villas Resort. Easy to park after getting a permit from the front desk(simple process). Short walk to the restaurant. The front of the restaurant was very warm but we had gotten a table outside with an amazing view of the ocean just after sunset. Service... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Fairly small place so get their early, or late. Food is expensive in Maui although this café was very reasonable.

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Columbia, Missouri
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

While staying at a part of the Royal Lahaina resort next door we were surprised to find this little restaurant closer to our room the the one at our hotel! We had breakfast here once (good food, great view, friendly and quick service) and came back for dinner after a long day on a tour to Hana. Was blown away... More 

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Roseville, California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We stayed at MKV with our family for our wedding. We not only had several fantastic meals at Castaway Cafe, but they also made an amazing fruit tray for a family get-together. We look forward to our next visit!

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Maui
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I've been eating at Castaway's since it opened, and there's a good reason for that-it's reliable, consistent, fair, good food, and a magnificent setting. Okay, that's actually five reasons, not just one :-) This isn't "fancy" food. This is more home cooking in a restaurant; don't visit expecting fancy tables, lots of fou-fou food or service. Come in for food... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My husband loves their breakfasts, so we ate there 2 mornings out of 5. I love the open air setting and the awesome view of the open ocean. Always tasty food; pancakes are good and my fave is Loco Moco. He likes Huevos Rancheros. Best of all the prices are reasonable!

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Looking at this from the outside you might be excused if you kept walking. We used to do exactly that until about 5 years ago when someone told us to give it a try. The atmosphere is actually just right for being on the beach, not pretentious, and the staff always make you feel welcome. We have probably eaten here... More 

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Corona, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us as having the best breakfast along the Kaanapali coast. It was a short walk from our hotel along the beach. We were seated promptly at a table outside. We admired the view as we perused the menu. I decided upon a standard bacon and eggs breakfast. I also ordered a half of a papaya... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I would recommend to people who visit maui to visit this restaurant atleast once. we stayed in maui kaanapali villas, so me and my wife used to go to this place every evening after our long walks on the beach. Food and cocktails were good. we loved it!!

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Additional Information about Castaway Cafe

Address: 45 Kai Ala Dr, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9420
Phone Number: (808) 661-9091
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Lahaina
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45 Kai Ala Dr, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9420
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Lahaina
  • Phone Number: (808) 661-9091

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?