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“Pretty good, but definitely not the best” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Local Boy Snack Shop

Local Boy Snack Shop
Ranked #12 of 19 Dessert in Kihei
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Wheelchair Accessible
Seattle, WA
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Pretty good, but definitely not the best”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2011

Maybe it's because I'm a tourist and I'm not well versed in the art of shave ice, but I wasn't blown away by Local Boy's shave ice. Don't get me wrong, it was tasty and I'd probably eat there again, but given the choice I'd go to Ululani's in a heart beat. There is also another shave ice place in Kihei just south of Local Boy called S&Q's that was just as good and a hell of a lot cleaner and friendlier. In fact, we chose S&Q's over Local Boy several times!

Visited January 2011
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English first
Northern Wisconsin
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155 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Totally NOT a snow cone; this is great stuff!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2010

Shave ice is not a snow cone, not even a distant cousin, so don't be scared away. Done right in the traditional manner, it starts with Hawai`ian ice cream, topped by ice shaved so fine it is nearly a mist as it comes from the machine, packed carefully by the maker, then generously doused with any of several varieties of flavorings. There are other items that can be added for free, including Gummi Bears, Azuki Beans and/or Rice Mochi underneath your shave ice! But the real touch is the Kauai cream over the top. On hot days there will be a line, but it is worth the wait. We get to Maui twice a year and will always be stopping at Local Boys for the shave ice.

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Seattle, Washington
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Local Boy is best for shave ice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2010

It's the best shave ice shack on Maui. Smooth ice with small crystals, plenty of syrup in a great selection of colors, with complimentary Roselani's Ice Cream (although they were out of azuki beans both times we stopped and asked). Located in a funky bazaar on the main drag in central Kihei, they are simply 'ono'.

But the best shave ice - bar none - in Hawaii? Gotta go with Waiola Shave Ice at the Waiola Bakery, Waikiki (now near the eastern shore of the Ala Wai Canal). That's the standard shave ice should be judged against!

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Australia
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Best shave ice in Maui”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2010

This place easily has the best shave ice in Hawaii. It was so smooth and the flavours so sweet and fruity. The staff were friendly and it is a good spot right near the beach.

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Virginia
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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“My final treat before I left.....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2010

This was my last stop before leaving. Grabbed a coconut ice cream and walked over to Kalama park for my last sunset. I didn't have shaved ice at this location but did at the Lahaina store. Really fabulous!

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