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Ma'alaea General Store & Cafe

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American, Sandwiches
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132 Maalaea Road, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96753
808-242-8900
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6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
All time favorite

Every trip to Maui is not complete unless we visit General Store. Tucked away in upcountry. Nestled into a beautiful surrounding its a terrific experience. Stopped for lunch driving from Napili for this particular visit. Service is always good and the food fresh and tasty. We look forward to our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Port Coquitlam
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Port Coquitlam
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153 reviews 153 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Every trip to Maui is not complete unless we visit General Store. Tucked away in upcountry. Nestled into a beautiful surrounding its a terrific experience. Stopped for lunch driving from Napili for this particular visit. Service is always good and the food fresh and tasty. We look forward to our visits here always.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The best fish tacos I've had on the island! Cool spot right on the water. Definitely going back before we leave, they have thee cool swing tables to sit and eat on. You can get groceries there too!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This store is fully equipped with everything you need from condiments to clothing. The sell Kona coffee for $9.99 a pound, which is really cheap, and lots of other souvenirs as well. In fact, I did all my souvenir shopping here. The staff were really friendly and told us where to go for the best Luau in Maui. One stop... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We were told to visit here by another tourist at the vodka farm. We arrived after Lunch and before dinner but we were greeted with the short menu which was quite limited. We both had the burger which was quite filling; I could only finish about a this of it The burger itself was huge and then loaded with lettuce... More 

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Boston
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Within walking distance to where we are staying. Nice selection of quick foods to take with or eat outside. Was looking forward to a nice cup of coffee but they do not have decaf. Only instant decaf...why bother. The muffins are warm and very fresh and the atmosphere is great....tables with swinging seats!!!

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Petaluma, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

OK -- must start by saying -- they have swings as chairs at tables out front. Stumbled upon this gem driving around the local area near our vacation rental condo. They're kitty corner to Beach Bums (don't waste your time -- over priced mediocre chain restaurant food) and they have a great, simple breakfast menu of portable food (breakfast sandwiches... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Exactly a year ago, we were here and raved about genuineness and the food. It truly was a gem. This year, the old ma and pa feeling is gone.... They've expanded, renovated, and looks like they are modernizing. The service staff seemed ditzy and the food quality has suffered at the expense o change. I get the feeling that ownership... More 

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Mesquite, Nevada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My wife and I have stopped here several times on this trip to Maui since we enjoyed their food while visiting in 2013. The food is still very good (great sandwiches for a picnic lunch when going to the beach or heading up-country) and reasonably priced. There can be a line at the ordering counter especially when the snorkeling trip... More 

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Eugene, Or
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90 reviews 90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The food here is very good. They are fixing up the store and it is looking nice. It is not a fancy place, but it is a fun place to stop and have some very good food.

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is a quick and easy place to get some coffee before your whale watching or snorkel trip leaves from Maalaea. They also have a small selection of snacks, staples, and trial size toiletries if you forgot something. I got a chai latte and it was really good. My only complaint was the staff wasn't overly friendly. They weren't rude,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 132 Maalaea Road, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96753
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Wailuku
  • Phone Number: 808-242-8900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm

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