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Charley's Restaurant

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Bar, American, 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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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
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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  • 214
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  • 200
    Very good
  • 87
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The old "Willy Nelson's " Restaurant still Rocks

Well we've been going here for at least 5 years and even though it's sold to a new owner, they're still preserving the old Feel of the place. there's good food for not-too-much, lots of beer on tap and if you check the schedule - a good band performing lots of the time. For a night out and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
C W
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97 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well we've been going here for at least 5 years and even though it's sold to a new owner, they're still preserving the old Feel of the place. there's good food for not-too-much, lots of beer on tap and if you check the schedule - a good band performing lots of the time. For a night out and a good... More 

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

I'm really glad you still love it here, despite the new ownership -- here's hoping we'll keep seeing you plenty more in the years to come! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Manotick, Canada
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202 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went on A Road to Hana bus tour and the guide tools us that this was the village Willie Nelson had home in. Too us he went to Charlie's and sometimes sang if the mood hit. Being fans of Willie Nelson, we had to return. Sure enough, there was a lot of pictures and memorabilia of himself around you as... More 

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

Sue, thanks for checking in! I'm really glad you enjoyed your visit here, and I hope you'll come back again if you ever find yourself in Paia again. Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great locals bar with really good food and really fun atmosphere. Live music most nights and a great Willie Nelson back story to boot. I strongly recommend a stop into Charley's.

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

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing Sushi in a regular restaurant, go figure. My husband doesn't eat Sushi, so he got a Chicken Parmesan sandwich and I got my Sushi. Where does that happen??Charley's in PAIA, that's where. Jennie and the staff were great. Only opened the Sushi Bar 2 months ago, good idea! We'll be back the next time we're in Maui.

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Thank vegasgal17
Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

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Calgary, Canada
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a really good lunch at Charley's, just the pub food.we were looking for. Sarah gave good service and answered all our questions. We enjoyed all the Willie Nelson memorabilia. Too bad he wasn't there at that time.

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

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit! Sorry you missed Willie -- guess you'll just have to come back some time! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting place.... not quite a diner but close. Loved the Corn chowder. The few Willie Nelson memorabilia on walls are great photo shots!

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

Glad you liked it, Allen! Here's hoping you'll be back soon so we can earn an even higher rating from you. Thanks for stopping by! Take care, Jonathan, Owner More 

San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by one day for a later lunch. Couldn't decide what to get so our great waiter, Lindsey, recommended the pizza. It was very good, and we were told they make the dough themselves. Although I've had pizzas that could compare to the one I got, the crust really stood out and had a lot of flavor. I'd come back... More 

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

I'm glad you liked the pizza! I hope you'll be back again sometime so we can show you an even better time! Best, Jonathan, Owner More 

Whitehorse, Canada
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We used to love coming to Charley's and have always made a point of stopping in whenever we are in Paia, however on this last visit we were thoroughly disappointed. We waited at the "please wait to be seated" sign for almost 5 minutes before being acknowledged by any staff. Once seated we noticed that the entire place smelt horrible... More 

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

Nikki, I'm sorry if you weren't promptly served. While we feel that five minutes isn't an unreasonably long time, I understand your frustration, especially if on previous visits you were attended to more quickly than that. I do apologize if there was any unpleasant smell, though. It may be that you visited the morning after a show, and as you... More 

Easton, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a great time at Charley's! Our first night there we went and heard some great, live bands. The staff are great, the drinks VERY reasonably priced and we met such nice locals. The second morning we ate breakfast there and loved the food (also great prices for the portions). Stop there for a great time!

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

Good to know you're such a fan! Thank you for the great review, and for giving us a try in the first place! We always try to be a great place for locals and visitors alike, and I'm glad we were able to help you make new friends. Hope you'll be back again soon! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here with our family and the food was great. Even seated in the bar area with live music, it was super comfortable as a family environment. The kalua pork pizza was fantastic, and it seemed everyone at our table enjoyed what they had as well.

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Thank Dillo1
Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you liked it so much! Thanks for giving us a try, and for taking the time to leave such a great review. Come back any time for more! 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: Bar, American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?