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Castaway Cafe

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45 Kai Ala Dr, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9420
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food was fair to OK. I ordered ribs and was served roast. The veggies were good. The potatoes tasted like roast. If I had ordered roast and potatoes, I still would not have been impressed, but trying to pass it off as ribs for $25 a plate was a huge disappointment. Not much af a kid menu.

Thank Amanda C
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place for morning coffee or pre dinner cocktails can't comment on food as we never ate there! Good staff.

Thank LavaLulu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every night there is a special. They have happy hour and all day special for one of their beers. This place is a very nice casual spot for reasonable prices in an otherwise pricey area. The atmosphere (Hawaiian music, torches, waves) is perfect- and it wont break your bank.

Thank Aaron S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A Maui tradition for me, on my first morning back on the island, is to wake up, go to the gym then walk to Castaway's for breakfast! What an amazing setting, beautiful view and very serene. The service is friendly, the food is good, a perfect way to start a vacation!

Thank Amy C
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bartender with the obnoxious laugh was totally drunk!!! It was embarrassing, is this normal service in Hawaii?? Where I am from that guy would have been sent home immediately. Do you not have a liquor commission on Maui?? What a shame it would be for this otherwise quaint establishment to be closed because of one totally drunk dude. Any... More 

Thank Victoria G
Lahaina, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was a group of eleven nearby so service was pretty slow this morning. Tons of kids, too. This the season I guess. This place just isn't the same when Cohn Restaurants took over this place. Food is still good at a reasonable price. Don't recognize any of the staff anymore.

Thank krazykane
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been dining at Castaway Café since we started visiting Maui in 2000. The ownership has changed but some of the staff are still there. They provide consistently good food and service at a reasonable price with the best views in Kaanapali Beach. We highly recommend Castaway Café if you are in this area.

Thank NickJodySiena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very friendly non-corporate place to hang out with family and friends. The prices are reasonable and the staff is very friendly and courteous.

Thank Gmalegre
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very laid back and quaint! We ate here numerous times. The food was excellent! The staff was very friendly!

Thank Dina B
Glen Iris, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unusual to have inattentive wait staff After being seated had to ask 30 minutes later for water and menus Then waitress unapologetic and nit really there Food nice and affordable just odd service

Thank Jennifer L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Hawaiian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Kai Ala Dr, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9420
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Lahaina
  • Phone Number: 18086619091
Boasting ocean front dining providing a selection of menus throughout the day and leading into dinner with spectacular views of the Maui Sunset, with a knowledgeable and "Ohana" (Family) friendly staff that will complete your dining experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?