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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: 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

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Visitor rating
  • 148
    Excellent
  • 156
    Very good
  • 65
    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
Yummy and gooey

We had a GREAT breakfast and very nice service. The way to go: pancake for the table and a variety of other plates to share.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Dan W
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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418 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We had a GREAT breakfast and very nice service. The way to go: pancake for the table and a variety of other plates to share.

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Wailuku, Hawaii
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116 reviews 116 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Went for lunch and should have known upon entering the dining room when I did not see many diners that things weren't as good as they could be. Service was pleasant enough. Food is rather pedestrian despite the fact that we tried the "favorites". (barbeque sliders, smokey joe panini, and poke steak bites). Prices for lunch average about $15 with... More 

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Miami, Florida
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258 reviews 258 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were told to have breakfast at Charley's, so we did. The restaurant was about half full when we arrived and were seated. A server approached us, said good morning and gave us menus. We were not able to get her attention again for almost 10 minutes. When we did she asked if we wanted coffee. We told her we... More 

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

I'd like to apologize for the poor service -- thank you for bringing it to my attention. This is unusual for us, and I'd like to discuss it with you further, if you don't mind. When you get a chance, can you please email me at Jonathan@CharleysMaui.com to let me know the date and approx. time you joined us? I'd... More 

Wichita, Kansas
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189 reviews 189 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It had been 2 years since we had been to Maui or eaten at Charley's. It's listed in guide books as the place to eat breakfast before driving the road to Hana. In the past it has been endorsed as a favorite place of Willie Nelson. Unfortunately I feel the restaurant is living on it's reputation alone and not it's... More 

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

I'm really surprised and disappointed to read this, Doug and Shelley. As you can tell from 90% of our other reviews, most of our other customers haven't had experiences like this when they come to see us, and I apologize that you didn't get to see us at our best. Can you please email me directly at Jonathan@CharleysMaui.com with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The Gluten-Free Pizza I had was by far the BEST I have every had. Our waitress was very helpful And friendly I wish I knew the receipe for the dough If we return to Maui we will certainly return to CHARLEY'S

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

I certainly hope you'll be back sometime, Marilyn! It seems like you really loved it here, and I look forward to being able to cook more tasty gluten-free pizza for you. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this review! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Dallas, Oregon
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69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Yep. The Portal got us to stop by, but the friendly staff and menu pulled us in for lunch. Local beer on tap, try the Maui Brewing Big Swell IPA. We split a spinach salad and fish and chips. Both were very good. Service was very friendly and efficient. Mahalo. Cool vibe, too. Check it out yourself. 🌺🌸

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

Thanks, Laurie! Whatever brought you our way, I'm glad you had a good time here, and I hope you'll stop by again next time you're in town. I appreciate all the kind words -- thanks again! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

California City, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Great quinoa salad with grilled fish and loved the kombucha on tap. Waitress Linda was very nice. Met some nice people at the bar. Live music some evenings too!

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

You really covered the bases here -- great food, great service, and great entertainment are what we're all about, so I'm glad you loved it all! Hope that means we'll be seeing you again before you head back home! :) Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Breese, Illinois
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We left our condo near Whaler's Village for our trip to Hana. Prefect stop for breakfast after driving about one hour. Good service and wonderful meal. Very reasonably priced and large portions. Probably should have shared my meal with my husband.

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

Thanks for the compliments! Great service and great food are what we're all about, and it looks like we did well on both for you guys. Glad to know that! Hope we see you again soon. Thanks again! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Warman
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Walked Paia touring the shops. Stopped in at "Charlie's". Had great fish and chips, fresh Mahimahi. Good service. Huge Willie Nelson guitar with signatures from Johnny Cash and others.

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

Thanks very much! It's always great to read a terrific review like yours, so I'm glad to know you had such a good time here. Fish and chips is a good choice! Hope we see you again soon! Take care, Jonathan, Owner More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

It took forever to get a burger and they forgot half our order. We were told it would be a few minutes to prepare the remaining Childs burger...... Well 20 minutes later we still had no food for our little girl. Food was horrible as well!

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

I'm very sorry to hear about this. You should never have had to wait so long for a simple burger -- that's very unusual for us, and I'd like to find out more about what happened, if you don't mind. Can you please email me at Jonathan@CharleysMaui.com with the date and approximate time you were here, along with your server's... 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: 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?