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Charley's Restaurant

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Seafood, Steakhouse, Hawaiian
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142 Hana Hwy, Paia, Maui, HI 96779-9745 (Luna Place)
+1 808-579-8085
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Today
9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Paia maintains its small-town, old Hawaii charm, and is now a bustling...
Paia maintains its small-town, old Hawaii charm, and is now a bustling destination with restaurants, bars, shopping, coffee and gelato. At Charley’s you never know who might be sitting next to you. It’s long been a favorite hang-out for surfers, adventurers, writers, hippies, rock stars, artists, business leaders, celebrities, and all types, looking to get away and find the ultimate in Maui hospitality.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 138
    Excellent
  • 149
    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Awesome food!!

We had lunch here with our kids and my VERY picky parents and everyone loved their food, especially my mom who is very hard to please. We would love to come back for drinks and music next time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
amyh1829
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Johnstown, Colorado
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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395 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Johnstown, Colorado
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We had lunch here with our kids and my VERY picky parents and everyone loved their food, especially my mom who is very hard to please. We would love to come back for drinks and music next time.

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Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad to hear we had something for the whole family -- thanks for letting me know you enjoyed it! I hope we'll be seeing you again soon before you head back to Colorado! :) Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Hoboken, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

prices average , food a little better than average, wait staff VERY casual, just a fun laid back place. If you are lucky you may see Willie Nelson when he stops in and plays; has a home a couple blocks away. Enjoy!

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Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you like the food and the atmosphere of our place so much! I really appreciate hearing from you, and I hope that means we'll be seeing you again soon! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We had to visit this bar as it was know to be owned by Willie Nelson. Sat up at the bar and had a drink. Very friendly staff and reasonable priced drinks. Lots of Willie Nelson paraphernalia in the bar. Worth stopping for a drink and a snack. They obviously have live music as there was a small stage at... More 

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Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you folks enjoyed it here! You're right, we do have lots of live shows most weeks -- sometimes even Willie stops by! If you're still in Paia, you can check out our Facebook page for the performance schedule if you wanted to see a show. If not, I hope you'll come see us again next time you visit Maui!... More 

Brentwood, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Charleys is in Paia. Willie Nelson plays here. Great happy hour. We ate at several $150 places in Maui but came to Charleys three times. Try the poke appetizer. The burgers, pizza... Ask for Briggette, she's an awesome server.

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Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed it! And thanks for the great review and recommendations, it really means a lot. I'll definitely pass this on to everybody here so they can see what you thought. Hope we see you again next time you're in Maui! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Top Contributor
326 reviews 326 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We stopped here for breakfast like most people do on the way up to Hana. Both of our plates were good although my over easy eggs were more like over hard. At least it held us over for the trip!

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Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! I'm sorry to hear your eggs weren't what you wanted them to be, though -- if you'd like, feel free to email me at Jonathan@CharleysMaui.com with some info about when you were here, so I can find out more about this from the staff that were working at the time. I hope you'll get back to... More 

Southport, North Carolina
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Fried spam, rice, gravy, fried onions and coffee. They will all serve you well before the long road to Hana. Do yourself a favor and check this place out. Our server was attentive, though admittedly we were the first one inside, save for some old timer that looked to be a regular.

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Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Tasty food and great service are what we're all about, so I'm glad you liked everything so much. Hope we see you again before you head back to North Carolina! :) Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Solon, Maine
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I guess if Willy Nelson eats here maybe he should rethink his choice. This place could be a gold mine....however, it is so dirty. The service for breakfast was so slow 15 - 20 minutes after being seated before we could get coffee. It was not busy so no excuse.

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Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm very sorry to hear that, Rebecca. This sounds very unlike us -- great service and a welcoming, clean environment are two of our top priorities, along with tasty food, and I'm really surprised and disappointed we let you down like that. When you get a chance, please email me at Jonathan@CharleysMaui.com with the date and approximate time you were... More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Going to Hana we stopped at Charley's for breakfast as it was recommended, but very disappointed! Seated quickly, given menus and then 15/20 minutes later, finally our waitress came over and said "Have we decided yet". We had not even had a drink order taken!!! We gave our orders and some 20 minutes later had our food. Didn't think someone... More 

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Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so sorry to see you were disappointed, although I'm relieved that your server had the presence of mind not to charge you for your eggs, Evelyn. Can you please email me at Jonathan@CharleysMaui.com with the approximate date and time you were here, so I can talk to the staff about this? I'm sure it was just a mistake, but... More 

Fredericton, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I ate breakfast here twice. It was excellent both times. The macadmaia nut pancake with coconut syrup is to die for ! It is enormous and I could not eat it all, but took it home to eat again later ( when cold) and it was equally delicious later on. I am traveling alone and I felt the staff was... More 

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Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

"Excellent" is the kind of word I love to see in a review, Joan -- thanks so much! I'm really happy you enjoyed your pancakes, and I hope you'll come back and see us again sometimes. That said, I'm concerned that the staff wasn't friendly to you -- can you please email me at Jonathan@CharleysMaui.com so we can discuss it... More 

Kahului, Hawaii
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This is a great place to have a hearty breakfast with friends. Service was great, food was really good. Willie Nelson is known to eat here.

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Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

You really summed us up! Thanks a lot for the great review -- sounds like you had a great time, and I hope we'll be seeing you again soon! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 142 Hana Hwy, Paia, Maui, HI 96779-9745
    (Luna Place)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Paia
  • Phone Number: +1 808-579-8085

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine

Description

Paia maintains its small-town, old Hawaii charm, and is now a bustling destination with restaurants, bars, shopping, coffee and gelato. At Charley’s you never know who might be sitting next to you. It’s long been a favorite hang-out for surfers, adventurers, writers, hippies, rock stars, artists, business leaders, celebrities, and all types, looking to get away and find the ultimate in Maui hospitality.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?