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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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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/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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Visitor rating
  • 136
    Excellent
  • 141
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Interesting place.

Good restaurant. Our party had the fried chicken, BBQ Bacon burger and Hawaiian teriyaki chicken burger. All the meals were very good. We hit it during happy hour so $3 wells and beer. $4 house wine (red or white). The wine was quite good. My wife had the Paia Punch (some sort of rum and fruit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
thealbertasipper
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Calgary, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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381 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Good restaurant. Our party had the fried chicken, BBQ Bacon burger and Hawaiian teriyaki chicken burger. All the meals were very good. We hit it during happy hour so $3 wells and beer. $4 house wine (red or white). The wine was quite good. My wife had the Paia Punch (some sort of rum and fruit juice drink) which she... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The food was excellent, great service, as I felt like a regular customer even though it was my first visit to Charley's. The atmosphere was very "small town" authentic. Jonathan and Bridgette ( hope I got the spelling right) were very friendly. As suggested, went to Hookipa Lookout to check out the surfers and sunset for a perfect evening. I... More 

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

And we look forward to seeing you again soon, Cecil! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us this great review. It sounds like you were a real fan, and it was our pleasure to have you here. I'm really happy we could help you have such a perfect evening, and I can't wait to do it again.... More 

Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Pretty cool servers, and very good coffee! Liked it a lot. It is a surprisingly big restaurant and the macadamia pancakes were nom nom nom

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

Gotta love those pancakes! They're definitely a specialty of ours, so I'm really glad you liked them. Thanks for the great review and for stopping in when you were here -- next time you're on Maui, I hope you'll be back! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Plymouth
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Intended to go for brekkie but a late start meant we got there for lunch instead! But I was glad we did. Hubby & I shared a large spinach salad and the ah wrap between us. One of the best meals we had during our month in Maui. The ahi was fresh and perfectly seared (so often sinfully overcooked!). And... More 

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

I'm glad you did too! Thanks for the compliments on the ahi, and thanks especially for your endorsement! It really does mean a lot for us, and we sincerely appreciate it. I hope you'll be back again sometime! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We saw Willie Nelson in Vegas on Friday night and flew to Maui right after his show. We got to the island and decided to go to one of his favorite places to eat when he's in town. We were not disappointed. The pancakes are great. I'm trying to figure out a way to get back before we leave!

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

I hope you made it back for one more visit, Ric! If not, we'll be here next time you're in Maui. Thanks for giving us a try -- I'm so glad you had a great time, and I look forward to seeing you again sometime! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

If it's good enough for Willie Nelson, then it's good enough for us. We stopped by for breakfast after a Blue Hawaii helicopter scenic flight and were very hungry. Charley's was welcoming, friendly and had a superb breakfast menu that was just a little bit different. I went for their speciality, the Loco Moco which was a half pound burger... More 

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

Sounds like you had a great time, John -- thanks for letting me know! I really appreciate you taking the time to write up this fantastic, detailed review. You really captured what we're all about, and if you're ever back in Paia, I hope we see you again for more Loco Moco! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We stopped in here for breakfast to fuel up before we hit the road to Hana. Fist off, during Christmas and New Years let me just say that Pai'a was a zoo, it was so busy. I've been to this awesome little surf town before and didn't experience the traffic gridlock until this time of year. Be prepared to park... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave this review on Yelp and TripAdvisor, Jennifer. I really appreciate it, and like I said there, we'll be glad to welcome you back any time. I am sorry to hear that your husband did not think our Loco Moco as amazing. The burger patty is Maui Cattle co. 1/2 lb, grass fed beef,... More 

Sylvan Lake
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We went here because of Willy Nelson. The staff were friendly. Happened to be there during happy hour (3-6pm), so got cheap drinks.

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

I'm glad you had a good time, Brittany! Thanks for letting me know -- I hope you'll be back soon so we can earn those last two stars! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Friendly wait staff and manager. Food was delicious and the atmosphere laid back with a big helping of "ALOHA" Great place! Can't wait to return :)

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

And we can't wait to see you again, Sharon! Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to write up this review. Glad you liked it so much -- come back soon, so we can show you a five star time! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Fountain Valley, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I ate dinner at Charley's while visiting Maui over the holidays. Shared the steak bites as an appetizer with my wife, which were phenomenal, and had the BBQ short ribs for entree, which were also great. Go for the cheese covered corn bread as a side; you won't regret it. After dinner we stayed for a couple of hours to... More 

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

Aw, thanks, Bob! So glad you were so happy. From the ribs to the music, it sounds like you had an awesome time, and I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know about it. I see you're back in CA now, but I hope you'll pay us another visit sometime! 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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