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Paddler's Inn

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10 Mohala Street, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Upstate NY
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fun evening at the Paddler's Inn in July 2016. The entertainment on the night we were there was a ukulele/guitar player who also sang. He was amazing! Food was good and atmosphere comfortable.

Thank UpstateNYNalli
Baker City, Oregon
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Paddler's Inn is one of only a few restaurants on the island of Molokai, and only one of two restaurants that serve alcohol. My husband and I ate there the first night we arrived. We'd heard good things about it, so we figured "why not?" Paddler's Inn is basically a bar that serves food. It was not a bad atmosphere,... More 

1 Thank SavvyTravelist
Vancouver, Canada
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52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Lots of character to this place and plenty of parking. You have to order your food at a window. They don't sell bar t shirts anymore. Different types of live music on different nights.

Thank ElTigre W
Tomball, Texas, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

We had cheeseburger, tuna melt and chopped steak. All were delicious and served quickly. Nice ambiance and clean. Would definitely eat here again.

1 Thank Weenig
Atlantic Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We absolutely loved our dinner listening to live music with Lono. We got to see some of the local Aunties jump up and dance hula as well! This is a must go spot on Molokai!

1 Thank Ukulele77
Eugene, Oregon
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I really enjoyed listening to Lono the night we came here. The food was average. I ordered the spicy fish which had breading on it. The waitress was nice enough. What made it for me was the outside area. It was really nice to sit out there and I enjoyed the atmosphere.

Thank S H
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

We have now been to every place to eat on the island and I don't quite understand why this isn't number 1? The food is great (katsu chicken, mahi mahi salad first time, firecracker mahi mahi and shrimp next time). It is licensed (a bonus in itself) I ordered wine which I didn't like when it came (stupidly ordered rose... More 

1 Thank Oonagh S
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

This place definitely makes you feel like you are on a tropical island - like a large grass hut which is really a bar and restaurant. I ordered a strawberry lava flow - yummy! There was both a bar and a full menu available. We had crispy fried zucchini with a delicious spicy dipping sauce. Somebody there us a master... More 

Thank Debra M
San Juan Capistrano, California
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

If you enjoy the bar scene, Paddler's Inn is your place. There is dining in the bar area and also a smaller dining room as you enter. The food is good, especially the fish & chips. It can get very noisy.

Thank CaliforniaBrit
Vancouver, Canada
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

There is not a lot of choice on Molokai for restaurants. Given the heat, the high and wide thatch roof (or whatever plant the roof is made of) was welcome. There were interesting items on the menu -- very affordable. I'd say the food was average. The live musician(s) were outstanding. I'd say this is a great spot to have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Hawaiian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Mohala Street, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Molokai  >  Kaunakakai

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