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Castaway Cafe

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45 Kai Ala Dr, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9420
+1 808-661-9091
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Medford, Oregon
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were staying at the Villas so this was just a walk away - great location, right on the beach! We enjoyed our breakfast - service was great - fast, friendly...food arrived quickly - portions adequate, price fair - nice presentation, even an orchid on the plate! Real cloth napkins. We came back for happy hour - enjoyed the entertainment... More 

Thank Jeannine F
Minden ON
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188 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Two for dinner on a Thursday night. Shrimp tacos were flavorless and the fish tacos were just average. The only thing 'premium' was the price. There are good eateries in the area, but unfortunately, this isn't one of them.

Thank Mike D
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't speak to the normal menu, but went for 2 for 1 pasta night (you can't order off the normal menu) with a group of 8. I had the clam linguine and sampled the parm chicken and both were really bad. Plain pasta with a canned sauce and very limited protein. Pretty bad and not worth the 13 bucks each... More 

Thank Riley D
Merced, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

they use tap water for there ice which really messed my tummy up. the food is sub standard I could make the rice better from a package. the burger was pretty burn't and they are really pricey I would not recommend them unless you can't get a ride to another place. they need to do some work to get up... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walk the beach walk over to this restaurant one evening for dinner and watch the sunset from our restaurant table. Romantic!

Thank crenross
Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

nice veiw of the sun set as right on beach front. OK meal , was very good to child and pricing good.

Thank Davidcox429
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hard to find, difficult to get to, Slow service, mediocre food. Lackluster oceanfront view in comparison with so many other options.

Thank mfxb
Calgary, Alberta
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first day on Maui we headed out looking for breakfast. We stopped by the office of our hotel where they suggested the Castaway Cafe. The food was fabulous and the view absolutely unbeatable with Humpback Whales breaching just offshore. Now a trip to Maui is just not complete without Breakfast at the Castaway!

Thank SvenEric13
Pollock Pines, California
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped there for early dinner. I ordered three different tacos - chicken, fish and pork. Wow!!! Those were best tacos I have ever eaten in my life. Next day we confirmed the quality of their food by trying their breakfast. It was very tasty. And coffee was much better than at "Duke's" day before. We would definitely eat here... More 

Thank KonPolPine
Reno, Nevada
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331 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't go Monday or Tuesday mornings because they are cutting the grass and making a lot of noise. The workers have noise protection over their ears - guests need them too. When they are not cutting the grass, breakfast is very good - especially the omelets. New outside tables and chairs (since the last time we were there) are very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $25
American, Cafe, Hawaiian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
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: +1 808-661-9091
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?