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Charley's Restaurant

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142 Hana Hwy, Paia, Maui, HI 96779-9745 (Luna Place)
+1 808-579-8085
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A fun place to dine. We had blueberry pancakes "as big as your head!" The wait staff were so friendly and accommodating to my dad in a wheelchair. Great music, too!

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Rapallo, Italy
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102 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had intended to have a family dinner at a well-reputed Japanese restaurant in Haiku. Unfortunately the restaurant did not take reservations so we thought that getting there before 7:30pm would get us a table. Alas, after 40 minutes still no table! So we decided to take the suggestion of someone in the parking who said that Charley's place in... More 

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189 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Charlie's has an old Austin Texas vibe. More reminiscent of the Texas Hill country when the music was good, than a place in the middle of the Pacific. Charlie's pulls it off well with a gigantic guitar signed by Willie Nelson and an eclectic mix of tunes you know from Bob Marly to Cat Stevens to Johnny Cash....and of course... More 

1 Thank TikiTex
Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

Happy to hear how much you enjoyed your visit! Thanks a lot for writing this up for us -- hope we'll be seeing you around again soon! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Clovis, California
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Heard from a local that this was a fun place to visit, so this was our first food experience. What huge disappointment. We understood that the food was going to be just so-so bar food, but what I was not expecting was that I was going to get the honor of getting food poisoning. I ordered the smoked turkey sandwich.... More 

Thank dandksmommy
Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm really sorry to hear that you apparently got sick after eating here. I haven't heard any reports like this from anyone else, but regardless, I will take this extremely seriously and start investigating it ASAP. Can you please send me an email with the date and time of your visit? My address is Jonathan@CharleysMaui.com -- I look forward to... More 

Custer, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before leaving Hawaii...my husband wish was to visit this restaurant...just miles from airport on Maui. Some of the more memorable patrons, such as Woody Harrelson and Willie Nelson....were not there... BUT we were. Waitstaff were patience with our group and very attentive. Everyone liked their choice for food...but the overwhelming A++ goes for the smoked chicken.....we all shared it.....should have... More 

Thank boenski7035
Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit! You'll just have to come back some time soon -- maybe you'll bump into someone special! Thanks also for the compliments on the chicken. I'm really happy you liked it! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Bern, Switzerland
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67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

depending on what you eat. Steak with Mac n' Cheeseburger absolutely ok. Although wanted the Steak medium, it came well done but, but good Smoker tasty. the ladies had pasta dishes, they were ok but cold. Service very friendly.

Thank Affolter M
Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm sorry for any mistakes we may have made, but it looks like you still enjoyed yourselves here, and I hope we'll see you again sometime soon! Can you please let me know the date and time you joined us so we can work on that with our kitchen staff. Jonathan@CharleysMaui.com Best, Jonathan, Owner More 

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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great fun place, not gourmet but plentiful and wholesome. A kind of grubby and grungy bar/eatery , but a cool vibe and friendly staff.

Thank dee l
Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Dee! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit here, and I just hope we'll be seeing you around again soon! Best, Jonathan, Owner More 

Wailuku, Hawaii
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We do a 30 mile ride just to get a fantastic pancake. Mine was a shared blueberry, banana, macadamia nut. Plenty for 2 people. Always a great stop.

Thank dlsalse
Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you think our pancakes are worth a drive! Thanks for being dedicated fans like this -- come back soon! Best, Jonathan, Owner More 

Anaheim, United States
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got trapped by the fire on highway 30, and head to find a place to stay. The owner of the Mangolani Inn where we stayed the night before, recommended Charley's for breakfast. He was right, this place had excellent food, friendly service, and beautiful scenery. The town is quite quaint; shops and restaurants are plenty. If you're liking for... More 

Thank Traci W
Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

Traci, I'm glad we were able to show you a good time under less-than-perfect circumstances. Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for the great compliments! I just hope we'll see you again sometime! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Fairfield, Ohio
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a place to eat on our way back from Hana and pulled into Charley's. This is a large bar type restaurant that looks like has a lot of live music gigs. We went as a family and everyone enjoyed their meals. They also have a sushi bar which had some very good sushi. I highly recommend... More 

Thank Steven J
Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed everything, Steven! Thanks for giving us a try and for taking the time to let us know what you thought. If you're still on Maui, we'd be happy to see you again before you head home! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Pub, Hawaiian, Gluten Free
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 142 Hana Hwy, Paia, Maui, HI 96779-9745
    (Luna Place)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Paia
  • Phone Number: +1 808-579-8085
Paia maintains its small-town, old Hawaii charm, and is now a bustling destination with restaurants, bars, shopping, coffee and gelato.

At Charley’s you never know who might be sitting next to you. It’s long been a favorite hang-out for surfers, adventurers, writers, hippies, rock stars, artists, business leaders, celebrities, and all types, looking to get away and find the ultimate in Maui hospitality.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?