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Charley's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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142 Hana Hwy, Paia, Maui, HI 96779-9745 (Luna Place)
+1 808-579-8085
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 02:00
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365 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had 9 adult children traveling with us on this morning. After a cold, rainy and foggy visit to Haleakala Crater we were looking for comfort food. We called 15 minutes ahead warning them if our arrival. They had a table set for us - perfect. Hot coffee, latte's, juice, eggs Benedict, and the most appreciated item was the macadamia... More 

Thank Clinton S
Tysons Corner, Virginia
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227 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was probably the only place open in Paia on Thanksgiving. That's why we did not experience the usual eastbound traffic backlog on Paia with the most silly traffic light in the whole island. Actually we were coming from Hana where we made the whole 138 miles of island circle from the reverse direction. We were treated very welcoming at... More 

Thank BirTurk
Fort Myers, Florida
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped in here for a late lunch one day. There weren't too many people in the place, but people started trickling in. The art on the wall was the best. So much to look at in regards to Maui, who has visited Charleys, and of course Willie. The server was in the mural on the wall and had a... More 

Thank eree1009
Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

Sounds like a great time overall! Apart from a few mixups with the service, and a slightly greasy cheese steak, I'm happy to hear how much you enjoyed everything. I'll make sure we fix those little mistakes for next time, and I hope you come back soon so we can do more to impress you! Thanks again. Take care, Jonathan,... More 

Kihei, Hawaii
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the Thanksgiving special, the turkey was so salty, I couldn't eat it, the only thing on the plate that was good, was the cranberry sauce. The sweet potatoes were ok, everything else sucked. They are great for breakfast and lunch, but the chef tonight needs to taste what he cooks. Maybe it was just one bad plate. Otherwise... More 

Thank makawao96753
Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm concerned to hear that you got this impression, as we put a lot of care and attention into out Thanksgiving dishes. I'm sorry to hear that the seasoning wasn't quite right, and I'll be sure to look into this further with the kitchen team. I'm glad you're a fan of our food during breakfast and lunch, so I hope... More 

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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever we visit Maui we always make it a point to have a breakfast at Charlie's. Rustic decor with much Willie Nelson memorabilia decorating the room. The extremely large pancakes are very good, but so is everything else.

Thank funlover_8
Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

We'll be glad to see you any time you're in Maui! Sounds like you're a fan of everything about us, from the food to the decor and everything else. I just hope that means you'll be back soon! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Defiance, Ohio
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78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

wife wanted to come here for lunch.because of the willie nelson affiliation. food was ok, beer was not real cold. i wouldn't go back, but she would.

Thank kandvr
Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that the beer wasn't cold -- the whole point of serving beer is to serve it cold, so I'm not sure how that happened, but I'll look into it. Thank you for the feedback and for giving us a try in the first place. Take care, Jonathan, Owner More 

Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to get s bite yo eat and a beer. Nice bar atmosphere. Good service and drinks. Prices are good too.

Thank pdeibert001
Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

Happy to hear how much you enjoy it here! Thanks very much for the great review -- hope to see you again soon for another visit! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

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41 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mediocre bar food. Best known for their musical drop ins. Good service and great location to walk through town though!

Thank OrlandoSnowBird
Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

While I'm sorry we haven't really been able to impress you with our food just yet. We make most everything from scratch and are very proud of our food. I'm glad you've enjoyed the rest of your visits here! Thanks for the balanced review, and for visiting us in the first place. Come back any time! Best, Jonathan, Owner More 

Albany, NY
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257 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Burgers and fish & chips were great in this large friendly establishment. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. Charley's was just a few extra steps away from the center of the tourist action which meant that it wasn't quite as crowded as some of the other spots. This made for a very relaxing lunch for the three of us.... More 

Thank cbed90
Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad to hear you thought it was a good time! Thanks a lot for the terrific review and for stopping by in the first place. Hope you'll come back some time soon to check out the night life! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Pembroke, Canada
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Last day in Maui. How better to end it that with breakfast at Charleys. Great food and service. Plate were big portions and we had lots to take home!

Thank Maggie J
Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

Maggie, we can't think of a better way to wrap up your vacation than a trip to Charley's -- thanks for doing just that! Glad you enjoyed it so much, and I really appreciate this great review. Come back any time! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 142 Hana Hwy, Paia, Maui, HI 96779-9745
    (Luna Place)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Paia
  • Phone Number: +1 808-579-8085
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.

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