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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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Lincoln, Nebraska
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was mediocre, the service was awful. We were sitting over 15 mins before one of us got up to see what was going on. The waitress was snotty and said "I have other tables". Ok, that's fine...but there were maybe 3 other tables occupied in the whole place. We were then given menus and she walked away without... More 

1 Thank Br1750
Corvallis, Oregon
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A highlight of our visits to Maui is breakfast at the Castaway Cafe. Their lemon ricotta pancakes are an out-of-body experience. Seriously, the best pancakes I have had in my life! Omelettes and other dishes are also great. Service is first rate - shout out to Abraham! - but all the servers are super.

Thank keepmovin27
Carmel Valley, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 16, 2017

American/Italian good burgers, breakfasts and pastas! Very very good wine list! Perfect place to see the sun set between Lanai and Molokai

Thank CVTutu
Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2017

Had a couple of breakfasts here, which were good--definitely get the short stack for pancakes as they are BIG! Came for a late lunch/early dinner one day and it was not great--my fish in the fish tacos was extremely dry, and the fish in the fish and chips had a different batter and wasn't tasty at all.

1 Thank Chatkat2013
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

We were a little disappointed we came Tuesday the night they only serve pasta. But the view was incredible. Good wine list decent prices. Differently worth a visit. Service was great.

Thank Carmen M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Not recommended for breakfast. Our steak (with the steak and eggs) was pretty terrible and one was undercooked (raw in the middle). Our server was not attentive and didn't seem to care. Fantastic location right on the beach, but not worth it given the food quality. The only bright note was the fresh fruit which was good.

Thank divot82
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Had breakfast one day. service and food were very good. friendly staff, but wait list to sit outside on the patio. open air dining.

Thank Paul H
Lahaina, Hawaii
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2017

We live here and have enjoyed this place for breakfast for a long, long time. Eggs Benedict are fabulous, pancakes delicious, staff very friendly and helpful and the ocean view makes it perfect! Also available for lunch and dinner.

Thank ElisabethOnMaui
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2017

Eggs Benny - recommended. Sit outside if you can. We went for a later breakfast/ brunch around 10:30 so wasn't too crowded and were able to sit outdoors in the shade.

Thank browndak
North Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2017

We love walking over to this beach side restaurant for the coconut pineapple pancakes and loco moco!

Thank teresa c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?