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Charley's Restaurant

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Steakhouse, Seafood, Hawaiian
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142 Hana Hwy, Paia, Maui, HI 96779-9745 (Luna Place)
+1 808-579-8085
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night
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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  • 157
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    Very good
  • 72
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Breakfast!

Known for great macadamia nut pancakes. Good food but a little slow. We ate there twice, food was good but time to receive food was slow whether busy or not. We would go back when in Maui.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Patricia M
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Anderson, Texas, United States
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We went through Paia on the way to Hana a few days earlier and we knew we had to go back. We decided to eat at Charley's and I am so glad we did. The décor was neat and the food was excellent. Good service as well.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

They have famous pancakes, try any flavor - we had chocolate chips with Coconut syrup and great coffee. Perfect stop before your journey on the Road to Hana. The pancakes are bigger then your head and you can share them. The place seems vintage and classic and just all around comfy and cozy. We stop at Charleys everytime we are... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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105 reviews 105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a delicious breakfast here. I had two eggs with ham, potatoes and sourdough toast. My husband tried the breakfast burrito. Both were excellent and portion size was good. We arrived around 9am and did not have to wait for a table. Service was good. Would definitely recommend breakfast here.

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Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Just came in for drinks and a snack...had a very good ceviche with mango; I think my husband had a burger he said was good. Drinks were decent and reasonably priced (for Maui). We liked the local flavor, and there were certainly a lot of locals there. Enjoyed the Willy Nelson tie-in and the cool painting on the wall featuring... More 

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

Glad you folks had a nice time! Thanks very much for taking the time to leave a review, I'm happy to see it. If you think there's anything we could have done any better, though, feel free to reach out to me personally at Jonathan@CharleysMaui.com so we can talk about it. I always appreciate constructive criticism! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

San Diego, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I like Charley's, I have been there 8 to 10 times. It is nothing special but the food is good, nothing special but good. The service is hit and miss but the prices are fair. They say that Willy Nelson drops in once and a while but never when I've been there.

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

Glad you enjoy it here for the most part -- thanks for coming back to see us again and again! Sorry to hear that the service hasn't always been quite what it should be, though. If you'd like to talk about it, or any other thoughts you might have on how we can improve, feel free to email me at... More 

Anderson, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Known for great macadamia nut pancakes. Good food but a little slow. We ate there twice, food was good but time to receive food was slow whether busy or not. We would go back when in Maui.

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

I'm glad you enjoyed the pancakes, Patricia! Sorry about the slow service -- we did have a really busy weekend with the Neil Young show, but that shouldn't have meant the service was any slower than it should have been, so I apologize for that. We'd love to welcome you back any time! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Chino Hills, California
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My family and I enjoyed breakfast at Charley's on our trip to Hana. The restaurant is on the main road in Paia and was easy to find. The food is better than most typical breakfast places. We enjoyed the 2 egg breakfast, the Loco Moco and Breakfast Burrito. Service was OK.

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

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit here for the most part, Dan! I appreciate you taking the time to review us. And I'll be looking into why the service was just "OK" -- it should only be great, and I hope you'll stop in again before you head back to CA, because next time you're here it'll only be... More 

Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Get the macadamia nut pancake, and bring your appetite, it is as big as a dinner plate! Comfy seats to relax before the long ride to Hana.

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

Great advice, Donald! Glad you enjoyed it here so much. Looking forward to welcoming you back any time! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Orlando, Florida
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The food here was pretty good, not great. Typical bar style food menu which is fine when its done well. The only thing we enjoyed was the chili which was actually very good. We went for lunch and they were not overly busy, yet our server was not very attentive. In fact she was kind of put out when we... More 

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

I'm sorry to hear that your server was apparently less than attentive when you were here, and I'd like to look into it a little more. Can you please email me at Jonathan@CharleysMaui.com with the date and time you were here so we can talk about it? I hope to hear from you soon, thanks in advance. Best, Jonathan, Owner More 

Kannapolis, North Carolina
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We stopped in after driving the road to Hana. They had excellent drink and food specials during happy hour. Lots of music memorabilia displayed. Good place for bar food.

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

Happy to hear we were able to show you a good time after a long drive! Thanks very much for taking the time to let us know what you thought of everything. Hope we'll see you again before you head back to NC! 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: Steakhouse, Seafood, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?