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Castaway Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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45 Kai Ala Dr, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9420
+1 808-661-9091
07:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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Omaha, Nebraska
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate here twice on a recent trip to Maui (lunch and dinner). The atmosphere is casual. It is on the beach with a nice view of the water. We enjoyed everything we tried. The calamari appetizer was very good. I really liked the fish tacos. The avocado and poke was good, but not the best that we had. We... More 

Thank Jeff C
Lake Havasu City, Arizona, United States
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fun staff, the bartenders were awesome. Food is good, although a bit pricey for burgers and pancakes, but it's Maui and that's to be expected. We enjoyed a loveley Christmas dinner and had great service with a terrific view. We saw whales while enjoying our breakfast one morning. They do take reservations, and we needed them for Christmas, but the... More 

Thank Glo3S
San Francisco
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Sleepy breakfast shack on the water for something really good and a little different. We had Meyer lemon ricotta pancakes with lilikoi purée and blackberry dressing.

Thank syriapoet
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, nice location. I had the Maui Prime steamed clams for lunch, two of my party had the pulled pork sandwich and one the fish tacos. Everything was good nd properly prepared. Low-key beachside dining.

Thank Carol C
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is conveniently located on the premises of Maui Kaanapali Villas (Kaanapali Beach) and is constantly busy (bar and restaurant). The food is okay. The service is very slow. Our last visit was very disappointing as they sat us outside in the rain and seemed to forget about us. After 10 minutes, the waiter finally took our order. An... More 

2 Thank Kim C
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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380 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we had no reservation we were able to get a table right on the row of tables closest to the beach. Our fish and chips, loco mono and fish tacos were very good and reasonably priced. Service was attentive.

Thank ResourceTeacher
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Castaway has always been a favorite for breakfast when we visit Maui. However we have noticed the last two times that the food and service is just not the same as it used to be. Hashbrowns tasted funny this time (greasy) and they don't have regular sausage anymore (just chicken sausage).... Service was lacking. Drinks did not get refilled and... More 

1 Thank EMTzimp
Three Rivers, California
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Castaway Cafe is a quaint little restaurant just above the Kaanapali beach. Eating dinner by sunset was amazing. The food is good. Each evening has a dinner theme. Pasta night, date night and burger night, just to name a few. This is a full service restaurant serving Breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also a full bar inside. Friendly... More 

1 Thank Patricia L
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't get it! Surly food delivery guy. Not so yummy omelette that I wished I hadn't eaten. Kind of run down place. But it is right on the beach and we watched whales breaching so there's that!

1 Thank adoregon
Snoqualmie, Washington
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388 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the location, the breakfasts are great and the place and its employees have real island personality. Its kind of funky in the best possible way- not a franchise , not corporate, not fancy- just fun and good. I have only had breakfast here but its a place you could go every day on your vacation.

Thank couplessPS

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
American, Cafe, Hawaiian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Kai Ala Dr, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9420
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Lahaina
  • Phone Number: +1 808-661-9091
Boasting ocean front dining providing a selection of menus throughout the day and leading into dinner with spectacular views of the Maui Sunset, with a knowledgeable and "Ohana" (family) friendly staff that will complete your dining experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?