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Are you in the Lahaina, HI, area and looking to try something delicious? Down the Hatch is Maui's top takeout and curbside seafood restaurant, offering a multitude of choices that are guaranteed to get your mouth watering. This establishment was founded in 2015 by three native Georgians who have since migrated to Maui. They specialize in Hawaiian cuisine with a southern twist, creating every dish with locally caught seafood and dressing with fresh ingredients. There's no end to the delicious seafood options this takeout and curbside restaurant offers. Split some crispy calamari or lava lava shrimp as an appetizer for the whole group, and then dig into entrées like a grilled fish salad, macadamia-nut-crusted
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, Hawaiian, American, International
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Gift Cards Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music
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Reviewed yesterday

We stopped here after our whale watching tour and were very impressed. You walk in and order, then take your number to your table in a cute courtyard area. I had the calamari appetizer, which was excellent, and my sister had the macadamia nut crusted...mahi, which was also great. Would definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Short wait - lively laid back atmosphere - beautiful courtyard outdoor setting with plants, sun, umbrellas, a koi pond, and nearly tame little birds to eat your dropped crumbs. The fish tacos with mahi mahi are absolutely delicious. Also decent beer selection.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Michael L, General Manager at Down The Hatch Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! So glad you enjoyed the fish tacos as well as our fresh catch! Hope to see you again soon. Mahalo

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Why this restaurant is open for breakfast is beyond me! Their food in no way resembles the photos presented at the entrance. I had the worst shrimp omelet ever - and it took 2 times for the kitchen to actually produce an omelet that had...shrimp in it. For the final omelet the kitchen obviously found some leftover popcorn breaded shrimp from the night before and put them inside the previously served omelet. Awful! I gave the place 2 stars because they had a fabulous musician singing and playing the ukulele. He was the highlight of our visit to “Down the Hatch”.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Michael L, General Manager at Down The Hatch Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha, I would love to know about your experience, Please email me at mike@dthmaui.com. Mahalo

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place, good food. Order at the counter, take a number to your table and they find you. Lots of menu choices, reasonably priced food and drinks. Good, helpful, friendly staff.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Michael L, General Manager at Down The Hatch Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Hope to see you again soon! Mahalo

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place and location! Great fish tacos and service was excellent. Would've loved to explore their menu more. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Michael L, General Manager at Down The Hatch Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha, Thank you so much for the review! So glad you enjoyed the fish tacos, they are a personal favorite! Hope to see you soon. Mahalo

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here because of all the reviews and it is worth a stop! We did an excursion and it’s a block away after you dock so great location. A tad scattered when you go down stairs just know to order food first, find seat, go...back and get water and utensils. Then went to bar and ordered drinks. But once that’s done get ready to enjoy some Fabulous food and large portions! Had the Lobster and Crab grilled cheese, fish and chips, calamari and lava shrimp. Everything just mmm mmm good! And brought stuff back to hotel so big portions on both. Mai Tai average but spicy Bloody Mary was the best that day. They do have a bathroom, which those of us just off boat needed. It was probably about 30 mins to get in all orders and seat and bathroom until food arrived. Went around noon and the line for food just came and went while there but it wasn’t crazy. Would recommend highly didn’t get to see the live music but another trip.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Michael L, General Manager at Down The Hatch Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Kelly, You can order both drinks and food from the counter all at the same time. Lobster and Crab Grilled cheese is our best seller and was featured on DDD. Hope to see you again soon. Mahalo

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Lahaina on Christmas Day and we stumbled upon Down the Hatch. Just like all the other restaurants in Maui, you pay as you order then find a table. The place was packed for lunch so the service was a little slow. We ordered poke...tuna special, mermaid tenders, chicken and waffles, cantina pig plate and shrimp quesadilla. The chicken and waffles, mermaid tenders and shrimp quesadilla were delicious. Prices were slightly higher. They had a full bar and shave ice stand also. If you show your receipt you get 15% off your shave ice order.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Michael L, General Manager at Down The Hatch Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha, Yes we are open on all Holidays! If you keep your receipt from DTH you will always get 15% your order at Breakwall shave ice co. Hope to see you again next Christmas! Mahalo

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed this restaurant so much we went twice! The food and drinks are delicious, and the servings are HUGE! We understand why it was showcased on Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Michael L, General Manager at Down The Hatch Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha, Thank you so much for the review! So glad we could have you dining with us twice during your visit. Hope to see you again soon. Mahalo

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nowhere did it say that on Christmas Eve, there wasn’t a happy hour! We would have Never ordered or stayed if we knew what we were being charged! Please beware for the upcoming holidays! We have visited many other establishments on holidays and they have...always been upfront about the happy hour not being available on that holiday, but not Down the HatchMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Michael L, General Manager at Down The Hatch Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha, Im so sorry you feel deceived. We do not do Happy hour during any major holidays. Mahalo

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In historic Lahaina harbor across from whale boats and near the Big Tree. We went there for breakfast after our whale watching trip, but missed the breakfast menu by 10 minutes. Oh well... lunch it is.. As with some other restaurants there you order yr...food, then sit down and wait for it. Service was relatively quick even though it was crowded. We had the chicken quesadilla and shrimp PO boy. Both were large and well prepared. Fries were very good. Price was $35 for soda and food. I would recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Michael L, General Manager at Down The Hatch Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Scubadave, So happy you enjoyed your meals with us! Gotta love the Shrimp PO boy! Hope to see you again soon. Mahalo

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slidinbullets
December 7, 2019|
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Kids are highly encouraged. We have amazing kids options. Any unattended children will be given a espresso and a puppy fyi.
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carolcosseboom
November 20, 2019|
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Response from Michael L | Property representative |
Aloha, Yes, we have an elevator on the far side of the restaurant!
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July 28, 2018|
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Aloha! Sadly, we do not. Because of our casual dining experience, the flow is fairly fast the wait for parties of 6 or less is never more than 15 minutes. We do have packages for larger parties though. Please let me know... More
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Down The Hatch Maui is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4