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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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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 159
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  • 164
    Very good
  • 74
    Average
  • 33
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  • 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 pancakes

I had to try their pancakes that they are famous for. They are huge and very delish. The place was great and wait staff was friendly. The best potatoes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
christine197
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Grants Pass, Oregon
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Grants Pass, Oregon
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I had to try their pancakes that they are famous for. They are huge and very delish. The place was great and wait staff was friendly. The best potatoes.

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

Glad you thought we lived up to the hype, Christine! Thanks very much for giving us a try, and for leaving us this great review. Looking forward to hopefully seeing you again before you head back to Oregon! Thanks again, Jonathan, Owner More 

Stillwater OK
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Read all the reviews referring to Willie Nelson and I am a fan. I have been to Lukenbach TX another small town he adopted. A lot of pictures and memorabilia related to music. Food was great and service friendly. Live music begins around 6:30 pm and the place fills up shortly after 6 pm. Waitress made me a fresh pot... More 

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

Hey, glad to hear you liked it so much! Sorry Willie wasn't here when you stopped by, but it's great to know you enjoyed it so much anyway. I really appreciate all the kind words, and I hope you'll come see us again sometime! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Found this place on our way Hana - Paia is the last town on the way to the "road". Story goes, Willie Nelson started coming here to get away from it all / write songs & struck up a friendship with the owners. Lot's of neat music related artwork, pictures, worlds biggest guitar (?), etc. And, yes the food was... More 

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

Great to hear you liked it so much, Dave! Thanks for this detailed review. It's not quite the biggest guitar in the world, but it's definitely pretty huge, hah! Seriously, thanks very much. Hope we see you again soon! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Had a great lunch and service at this local saloon. The food was good, the history of the restaurant/saloon was interesting, and the staff were friendly and accommodating. Can't say that about all the places in Paia or Maui.

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

Good to hear from you, Jacob. Sounds like you had a pretty great time overall, and I really do appreciate it, and I know we're all hoping you'll come back and see us again before too long! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Pocatello, Idaho
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We had a great breakfast yesterday here, super service and wow the food was tremendous. Interesting place and with a stage is probably a great night out for music and fun.

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

Excellent review! I'm so glad to hear you had such a nice time here, from the food to the service and everything in between, and I hope you'll stop in again sometime soon. Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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162 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Decorated in Willie Nelson . Maybe a great music place (Neil Young a couple of days before we got there ). But raw pancakes and burnt bacon weren't that satisfying. Service was spotty also. Just because your are a great venue for music , doesn't mean you can play folks for the price of breakfast.

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

I'm really surprised and disappointed to see this review, Rick -- most people love our breakfasts just as much as our live shows, and I apologize for the fact that you seem to have been here on an off-day. Please contact me at your convenience at Jonathan@CharleysMaui.com with the date and time you were here so I can find out... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Charley's was a great place to pick up a cocktail and a hamburger. It's local and the people are very friendly. They also serve a very good breakfast.

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

Those are all true facts about us, so thanks! I'm really happy to see that you enjoyed your visit so much, and I hope that means you'll be back again next time you visit Paia. Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Kihei, Hawaii
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This place is like your favorite torn and worn slippers you just can't part with. Service was good, interesting ambiance. Food was adequate. Beer was good and cold.

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

Thanks for the review, Kathy. Sounds like you come here quite a bit, and I hope next time the food will be better than just adequate. If you had any specific issues you'd like to discuss, please feel free to contact me at Jonathan@CharleysMaui.com and I'll get back to you soon. Thanks again! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

In a major city this place wouldn't do too well, but in the charming town of Paia it stands out as a superior diner type restaurant. Prompt ordering followed by very slow food delivery. Quality just OK, but we were hungry having just finished the Crater bike ride. Our American fellow bikers liked it but I suspect we have different... More 

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

Glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and our beautiful locale! Thanks very much for the feedback. Sorry you didn't have an even better time, though -- if you'd like to add any specific info on what we could've done better to meet your expectations, please feel free to email me at Jonathan@CharleysMaui.com. I look forward to hearing from you!... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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

Glad to hear you had such a nice time! Thanks very much not only for the review but for giving us a try in the first place. It's good to know we made such a great impression on you, and we'd love to see you again sometime! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

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Additional Information about Charley's Restaurant

Address: 142 Hana Hwy, Paia, Maui, HI 96779-9745
Phone Number: +1 808-579-8085
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Paia
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
Average Prices: USD $30 to $30
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Hawaiian

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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 to $30
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?