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Ma'alaea General Store & Cafe

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132 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5933
+1 808-242-8900
06:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 18:00
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Cary, North Carolina
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144 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The big appeal to this place has to be the fact that it's essentially the only thing in the harbor area where you can get quick food, plus sunscreen, etc. Otherwise, I really don't understand the five-star ratings. We had lunch here and it was fine. Nothing special, and by 1 p.m. they were out of several things on the... More 

Thank JodyDavis
Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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144 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our only choice for breakfast after arriving in Maalaea in the middle of the night. The cost of the breakfast was a bit of sticker shock. Certainly didn't feel like good value but we were starving and in no mood to haggle. Having said that, the breakfast was good, healthy and nutritious. We got to eat the breakfast... More 

Thank bullbarley
Wailuku, Hawaii
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This store is right on the pier. It has a good variety of foods and some Hawaiian items too. The sandwiches are very good.

Thank GlendaG330
parts unknown
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food and friendly service. Had a light breakfast while there. We will return again soon. Try it, you'll like it.

Thank Scott D
Las Vegas, Nevada
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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have good food to go and some basic things you might want. Nothing else close by. Drinks chips suntan lotion soap etc.

Thank davestitz
Brisbane, Australia
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136 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this store/cafe has a large range of items food and souvieniers, also they have free wifi which is great

Thank o12
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155 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

How cute is this general store. We looked for somewhere to eat lunch before our snorkel trip and stumbled across this little gem. The staff were super friendly, the prices were reasonably and the kids sat in a swing chair out the front for lunch. Highly recommend this store.

Thank MVM81
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Great breakfast options as well as burgers. Loads of cold drink choices as well as hot. The fish tacos are a family favorite.

Thank Ken R
Tacoma WA
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

First time trying this little gem. Friendly service, variety of outdoor seating, and food was well prepared. Was perfect for lunch after exploring the aquarium. Park above and take the stairs down.

Thank pcsmith01
Gwinn, Michigan
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We came after after exploring the island. It is a little place that if you'll blink you'll miss it. We got the mahi-mahi fish tacos split, which were good, but $13 for two! So it's not too cheap. The girl at the register acted like she hated working in general and spent more time texting on her phone than attending... More 

Thank Marquela L

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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
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5933
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Wailuku
  • Phone Number: +1 808-242-8900

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