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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, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 154
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 70
    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
Great Breakfast!

Known for great macadamia nut pancakes. Good food but a little slow. We ate there twice, food was good but time to receive food was slow whether busy or not. We would go back when in Maui.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Patricia M
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Anderson, Texas, United States
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Anderson, Texas, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Known for great macadamia nut pancakes. Good food but a little slow. We ate there twice, food was good but time to receive food was slow whether busy or not. We would go back when in Maui.

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

I'm glad you enjoyed the pancakes, Patricia! Sorry about the slow service -- we did have a really busy weekend with the Neil Young show, but that shouldn't have meant the service was any slower than it should have been, so I apologize for that. We'd love to welcome you back any time! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Chino Hills, California
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My family and I enjoyed breakfast at Charley's on our trip to Hana. The restaurant is on the main road in Paia and was easy to find. The food is better than most typical breakfast places. We enjoyed the 2 egg breakfast, the Loco Moco and Breakfast Burrito. Service was OK.

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

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit here for the most part, Dan! I appreciate you taking the time to review us. And I'll be looking into why the service was just "OK" -- it should only be great, and I hope you'll stop in again before you head back to CA, because next time you're here it'll only be... More 

Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Get the macadamia nut pancake, and bring your appetite, it is as big as a dinner plate! Comfy seats to relax before the long ride to Hana.

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

Great advice, Donald! Glad you enjoyed it here so much. Looking forward to welcoming you back any time! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Orlando, Florida
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The food here was pretty good, not great. Typical bar style food menu which is fine when its done well. The only thing we enjoyed was the chili which was actually very good. We went for lunch and they were not overly busy, yet our server was not very attentive. In fact she was kind of put out when we... More 

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

I'm sorry to hear that your server was apparently less than attentive when you were here, and I'd like to look into it a little more. Can you please email me at Jonathan@CharleysMaui.com with the date and time you were here so we can talk about it? I hope to hear from you soon, thanks in advance. Best, Jonathan, Owner More 

Kannapolis, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We stopped in after driving the road to Hana. They had excellent drink and food specials during happy hour. Lots of music memorabilia displayed. Good place for bar food.

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

Happy to hear we were able to show you a good time after a long drive! Thanks very much for taking the time to let us know what you thought of everything. Hope we'll see you again before you head back to NC! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Various
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a breakfast at Charley's on our trip to Maui. The restaurant is on the main strip in Paia and is easy to find. The food is a bit better than most typical breakfast places (i.e. IHOP, Perkins, etc) and has local selections such as the Loco Moco or Portuguese Sausage. Service is good and timely.

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

I'm happy to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your visit here! We really do pride ourselves on our food, and it's good to know you enjoyed it. If you're still in Hawaii, I hope you'll stop by again -- I know we can show you an even better time! Best, Jonathan, Owner More 

Fort Madison, Iowa
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

My sister and I made a point of renting a car and driving up to Paia on our recent trip to Maui, just to get breakfast at Charley's. We sure weren't sorry we did. We both ordered the banana, macadamia nut, French toast and our eyes almost bugged out when it was delivered! I honestly think we could have shared... More 

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

Great advice on the French toast, Letha! Glad you enjoyed it so much, along with all the rest of your visit here. I see you're from Iowa, but I hope you'll stop in again before you head back there. If not, I look forward to seeing you again next time you visit Paia! Best, Jonathan, Owner More 

Memphis, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Twice I went for breakfast and both times were great. Including the service. Recommend:yes I had the healthy tofu scramble/YUM and then the Mahi Eggs Benedict. I ended up having the same waitress who remembered me and what I liked.

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

We are so happy you tried us out -- not once, but twice! Hope to see you back for some more Mahi Eggs Benedict. Thanks for thinking of us! Best, Jonathan, Owner More 

San Carlos, California, United States
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We stopped in for a quick morning breakfast. Service and food were both good. If you're staying in town and want a quick easy meal, give them a try

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

Glad you liked it, Don! Thanks very much for the endorsement -- I'm happy to hear everything was so great. Hope you'll stop in again sometime -- I know we can earn an even higher rating next time! Thanks, Jonathan, Owner More 

Reno, Nevada
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Charles is a great place for a local restaurant/bar. We did not go for the entertainment, but the food and drinks were reasonable and very good. Great atmosphere and surroundings!

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

Glad you liked everything, Phillip! Thanks for taking the time to leave this review, and thanks for visiting us! Hope we see you again sometime -- I know we can earn that fifth star! 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: Steakhouse, Seafood, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, 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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