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Charley's Restaurant

142 Hana Hwy, Paia, Maui, HI 96779-9745
808-579-8085
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Ranked #13 of 29 restaurants in Paia
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Hamburgers, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Luna Place
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.
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English first
Brantford, Canada
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great breakfast restaurant and great food! Pancakes are enormous and I made the mistake of ordering 2. Way too much food! Portions are large but the food is top notch. My only complaint is that I ordered the mac nut pancakes and I really could not tell that there were macadamian nuts in the pancakes. Everyone was so friendly and... More

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

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to us, Elisa! Great choice on the macadamia nut pancakes, but I'm sorry they weren't quite what you were expecting -- we'll keep that in mind going forward. I see you're from Canada, but next time you're in Hawaii, I hope we see you again! All the best, Jonathan, Owner More

Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A tour driver told us about this restaurant saying it's been owned by Willie Nelson for decades "though he won't admit to owning it since his IRS trouble". ;-). Anyhow drove up for lunch and drinks. Strawberry Basil Lemonade made with midnight moonshine was really great, salads and sandwiches excellent too. Lots of character and history.

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

Glad to hear you enjoyed everything here so much, Brenda! You're right that we do have a really colorful history, and Willie's definitely a fan of ours... I see you're from Houston, but I hope you'll come visit us again next time you're on Maui! We look forward to seeing you -- thanks again! Take care, Jonathan, Owner More

Wixom, Michigan, United States
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Cute little place on the corner in Paia. I was told Willie Nelson has some sort of investment in the place and his pictures and gold records are prominently displayed throughout. Waitress allowed me to order from the keiki (child's) menu and got 2 tiny burgers with fries. Son had the full size burger with onion rings. Rings were awesome,... More

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

Thanks for this terrific review, Kim! I'm so glad to hear that you and your son enjoyed your meals so much. Great choice on those onion rings, by the way! I see you're based in Michigan, but I hope you'll come see us again next time you're on Maui. We look forward to it! Best, Jonathan, Owner More

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We eat here when on the north shore. Good atmosphere, food and friendly staff. Never disappoints. Good healthy choices as well as regular fare. Breakfast is great.

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

Glad to hear you've been so consistently satisfied with us! From the food to the service, it sounds like you've been nothing but happy here, and we're happy we could do that for you. Here's hoping we see you again soon! All the best, Jonathan, Owner More

Springfield, Virginia
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Sally was our waitress. We came back several times due to our great experience the first time. My daughter said this was the best breakfast burrito she had ever had. My wife and son had the loco moco and loved it. Every dish we had was great. We ate here before taking the road to Hana, and several other times... More

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

I'm so glad that you and your family loved us so much, Dave! And I'll be sure to let Sally know how you felt -- she'll be so happy to hear it. Great choices on that loco moco and breakfast burrito, by the way -- those are definitely some of our specialties! Thanks again for this great review -- I... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I am back visiting Maui and this time brought my kids. Planning on going back to Charley's. My husband and I went to Charley's last Oct for breakfast and loved the food and service. I am very picky but I loved this place. It is not a fancy place, it's basically a pub/bar with really great good. Can't wait to... More

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

We can't wait to cook those pancakes up for you, Michelle! It's great to hear that you're such a fan of ours, and we're looking forward to your next visit. Thanks again for this great review! All the best, Jonathan, Owner More

Washington, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Loved the pancakes and laid back atmosphere! Great little stop on the road to Hana. Enjoyed walking around Paia after breakfast.

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

I'm really glad to hear it! Thanks for stopping in and for this great review. If you ever find yourself back in Paia, we hope you'll stop by our place again! Take care, Jonathan, Owner More

New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Words our family of 5 kept could be heard loudly exclaiming while we devoured the macadamia pancake with coconut syrup: insanity, stupidly delicious, off the hook and charts, best pancakes we have ever eaten! If you are in the area for breakfast/ lunch, you MUST stop in and get the macadamia nut pancake with coconut syrup. We are a family... More

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

I'm so happy to see this great review, Rosemichele! The macadamia pancakes with coconut syrup is one of our breakfast specialties, so it's great to hear that you and your foodie family loved them so much. Thanks so much for the review. I see you're from New Jersey, but if you find yourself on Maui again, I hope you'll stop... More

Lakeland, Florida
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

A favorite of Willie Nelson, Woody Harrelson, Rachael Rae and one of mine as well. The breakfast is perfect and close on a small to the beach. It is inconspicuously located on the main drag in the town of Paia. The service is fast and the food is good. It was my first experience using coconut syrup on my macadamia... More

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

"Perfect" is just the kind of word we love to see used to describe our breakfasts, Jonathan. I'm really happy to hear you're such a fan of ours! Particularly the macadamia pancakes with coconut syrup -- that's definitely a specialty of ours. Thanks so much for this great review. I hope we'll see you again next time you find yourself... More

Houston, Texas
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Service is terrible. We were completely ignored at the door for 10 minutes. Hostesses and servers passed by without a glance or word. Two servers seemed very busy and definitely uninterested in more business. Our party of 5 was stunned, gave up and left. Restaurant was 1/8 full for breakfast.

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

I'm deeply disappointed to read that we showed you such poor service on your recent visit, and I regret that you left with such a poor impression of us. I want you to know that we'd never intentionally keep someone waiting like this, and that, somehow, you must have been overlooked because of some miscommunication among the staff as to... More

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