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“Space ship sized macnut pancakes!!!”

Charley's Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 41 Restaurants in Paia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Luna Place
Description: 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.
Shingle Springs, California
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Space ship sized macnut pancakes!!!”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

Charley's is a place I recommend to anyone visiting Maui. I say this with confidence even after only visiting twice ourselves. : ) This latest visit included our family of 12. We were on our way to Hana and knew that Charley's would give us the full tummies we needed. I think our server was a little overwhelmed when we first traipsed in but she quickly warmed up to us. ; ) All but 3 in our party ordered the fantastic, amazing, ginormous macnut pancakes and, of course, the coconut syrup is the only topping of choice. Can't wait to return!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Heather D
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Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Thanks for recommending us, Heather! I'm glad to know you and the rest of your family had a fantastic breakfast. Can't wait for you guys to return, too!

All the best,
Jonathan, Owner
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
1,199 reviews
931 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,409 helpful votes
“Ok for a pit stop”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

This place has mixed reviews. I liked the old world charm of the place, though the food (even breakfast) was so-so. Prices are reasonable and service was quick.

  • Visited August 2012
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Talladega, Alabama
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Went three times”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

We have eaten at Charley's a few times in the past, but were on Maui for two weeks so we got the opportunity to stop in several times. My daughter and I had breakfast each time we went because it was so delicious and my husband had breakfast twice and a burger once. Our food was delicious and our service was good. Loved the laid-back feel of the restaurant and especially enjoyed sitting and talking with the breeze blowing through the open windows. No complaints on food or service and will go back the next time we're on Maui.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank dalton68
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Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thanks for visiting several times during your trip to Maui. Knowing that you keep coming back and always have a great time is exactly our goal. Hope you and your family get a chance to visit Paia again soon!

Take care,
Jonathan, Owner
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Temple City, California, United States
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fun and accommadating!”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

We have been here a couple of times. Always good food and always pleasant service. Great breakfasts, too. One time we showed up after the Road to Hana-LATE. We had kids with us and olly the bar was open. They the opened a table in the dining room just outside the bar for us so the kids could have dinner! Now that is Aloha spirit! Boy did that dinner taste great.

Visited September 2012
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Thank LauraJean S
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Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thanks for sharing your story on TripAdvisor! We didn't want to leave you and your family hanging, so it was our pleasure opening up the dining area for you. I hope you had a fantastic time in Maui, and I look forward to your next visit.

Take care,
Jonathan, Owner
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Not so great”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Underwhelming. From the service to the food, the whole experience felt as though I was paying to leave at the end of it all. Would not return.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Timothy A
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Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Timothy, I'm disheartened to hear you had such an underwhelming experience. We put a lot of love into Charley's, taking advantage of local Hawaiian ingredients. We want our food to be just as special as Paia itself. If you have any suggestions for us to improve, please let me know.

Best,
Jonathan, Owner
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