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“Good, quick breakfast on the way to Hana” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Charley's Restaurant

Charley's Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 41 Restaurants in Paia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Denton, Texas
Level Contributor
73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good, quick breakfast on the way to Hana”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

Charley's is always a good choice for a quick, large breakfast when setting out on a journey to Hana town.

The food is consistently good. We usually split an omelet and a short stack of mac-nut pancakes. That's more than enough for two people. The omelet is reasonably-priced, but the 'famous' pancakes are overpriced, in my opinion. They're good, but...

Grab the meat variety omelet for some tasty sausage. And, maybe buy the waitress a cup of coffee to get her in a better mood in the morning.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank MauiBoy99
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Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Thanks for recommending us! It's nice to hear you think our food is consistently good. We prepare our dishes with local Hawaiian ingredients as much as possible. I will take another look at our pricing on the pancackes.
I aplogize if the morning server seemed in a bad mood!!

How was your trip to Hana? I hope you had a wonderful time, and I look forward to your next visit.

Take care,
Jonathan, Owner
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Santa Clarita, California
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good breakfast in Paia”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Had eggs Benedict with bacon strips rather than Canadian - was good and fairly priced. We told our waitress we were in a hurry and she served us quickly. Food is good but if you are on Maui I think the Kihei Cafe is a better breakfast " joint". Of course Charley's is nicer decor; ie inside with music TV and air conditioning.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Linda H
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Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Hi Linda,

Thanks for taking the time to review us. It's nice to know you enjoyed having breakfast with us. We put a lot of love into our cooking, using local Hawaiian ingredients as much as possible. Hope you get a chance to visit again soon!

Take care,
Jonathan, Owner
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Park City, Utah
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Open Late”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

Jalapeno Margarita's are worth coming back for again and again. Charley's is open later than other restaurant's in Paia. The avocado burger is one of the better burgers in town. Great place for big groups on busy nights.

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Candylandranch
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Chilliwack, Canada
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great food and great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

We stopped at Charley's on our way back from Hana based on the recommendations in our "tourist book" and were not disappointed. Each of us ordered a different burger and both were excellent. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the service was very fast. We enjoyed the atmosphere as well. Exiting the parking lot was a bit weird since we had to enter a pay-parking area, take a ticket and then drive out again, informing the cashier that we had been at Charley's. No issues - just felt strange.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KKrabb
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Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Thanks for recommending us! I'm glad we were able to offer you a delicious meal on your way back from Hana. It was a pleasure serving you, and we hope you get a chance to visit again soon.

Mahalo,
Jonathan, Owner
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Usa
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very good breakfast and dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

The breakfast is great, order what you want and they will cook it. We also ate dinner there and it was very good also. Good place to stop on your way to The Road to Hana.

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank FrancisM118
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Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Thanks for recommending us! It's great to hear you enjoyed both breakfast and dinner with us. The next time you're in Maui, be sure to see us again!

Take care,
Jonathan, Owner
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