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Local Boy Snack Shop

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1941 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-7840
+1 808-875-6731
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Toronto, Canada
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88 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

We heard snowcones...I mean...shave ice is a must! Don't call it snowcones...I think it might be illegal down there to call it that ;) We saw lots of people eating these, so we had to give it a try. There's lots of spots to get shave ice, but heard local boy was the best. Lots of flavours to choose from...maybe... More 

Thank A_honeymooner
Kihei, Hawaii
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

THe service was friendly and helpful. Trying to choose a flavor was hard because of all the choices but take your time and read the menu and you'll find the right flavor. ENJOY!

Thank PuasFada
Chicago, Illinois
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87 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

The local frozen treat known as shaved ice is a must-do for any trip to the island. Local Boy has 2 strengths - the number of flavors and the add-ons. The number of flavors available is immense and almost is a disadvantage as it makes the decision that much harder. I recommend going with a pre-set combination or ordering what... More 

Thank SzczRob
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

When we come to Maui, we always hit Local Boys. We hadn't been to the one in Kihei Town, but tried it today and it is as great as Lahaina! My favorite is the volcano with coconut ice cream and Kauai cream. Glad to know I have different options on the island! Check them out!

Thank HaveKidWillTeardrop
Boston, Massachusetts
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320 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Small shack in downtown but serve fantastic shaved ice. Went here 4 or 5 times and always good whether with ice cream or just plane. Loved it every time. Big and Good!!

Thank J0hnPM10
Lake Stevens, Washington
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162 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015

Yummy shaved ice with a lot of different flavor options. It was smooth with no chunks of ice. They had flavor combinations you could choose from or create your own. The great thing about this place is that the add on's are already included in your price so you can have things like the cream on top and ice cream... More 

Thank NW748
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2015

We have tried a few shave ice shops in Maui, but this was our favorite... mostly because it is slightly cheaper than the most popular one in town, AND you get FREE toppings/icecream. The workers are very friendly, and I would definitely recommend checkin' them out!

Thank Emily S
Bend, Oregon
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98 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

I always thought Shave(d) Ice was 'just' a snow cone... OH MY GOODNESS, it is Not...it is SO much better...ESPECIALLY if you get it from Local Boy(s). They pack the ice and give free toppings... Packing the ice actually keeps it IN the cup, not floating all around like uncontrolled snowflakes. And their flavors are yummy, I loved Tiger's Blood... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

Some say Ululani is better but I tried Local Boys in Kihei and Lahaina locations. You will wait but you won't be disappointed. Be sure to get ice cream on the bottom and cream on the top of your shave ice. Get exotic or go old school with your flavor combinations. It doesn't matter how you build the shave ice... More 

Thank regalgal
Evanston, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2014

Shave Ice is a great dessert and Local Boys serves the best shave ice in Hawai'i--- many flavors and toppings to choose from.

Thank Coral N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1941 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-7840
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Kihei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-875-6731

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