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Are you in the Lahaina, HI, area and looking to try something delicious? Down the Hatch is Maui's top takeout and curbside seafood restaurant, offering a multitude of choices that are guaranteed to get your mouth watering. This establishment was founded in 2015 by three native Georgians who have since migrated to Maui. They specialize in Hawaiian cuisine with a southern twist, creating every dish with locally caught seafood and dressing with fresh ingredients. There's no end to the delicious seafood options this takeout and curbside restaurant offers. Split some crispy calamari or lava lava shrimp as an appetizer for the whole group, and then dig into entrées like a grilled fish salad, macadamia-nut-crusted
PRICE RANGE
US$ 5 - US$ 25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, Hawaiian, American, International
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Gift Cards Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Hubs and I split the chicken and waffles. This entree was blow your mind delicious ! I would have gone back the second night for these tasty morsels. The batter in the chicken was special and the waffles were so light and fluffy ! The...mai tai packs a lunch served up in a cute little pineapple glass ! Down the Hatch is doing things right in Lahaina!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Michael L, General Manager at Down the Hatch Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Aloha Breder, Thank you so much for the review! So glad you enjoyed the Chicken an Waffles pilled high! Hope to see you again for another Mai Tai. Mahalo

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed a week in Maui and had breakfast here 3 times, the food is great and it’s in a great location down on Front Street. I definitely recommend going here to get a meal.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Michael L, General Manager at Down the Hatch Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha, Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed our breakfast so much! Hope to see you again soon! Mahalo

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was wonderful. Had Grilled Cheese Lobster and Crab Sandwich and a Shrimp Po Boy. Guy at counter super nice and helpful. Staff on the floor extremely rude and put out we were there. Too bad that bad staff take away from experience

Date of visit: September 2021
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Michael L, General Manager at Down the Hatch Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha John, Love to hear more about the experience. Please send me an email when you have time. Mike@dthmaui.com Mahalo

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super good and fast, don’t let the Line deceive you. The sampler appetizer is the way to go and so much food. The pork quesadilla and lava shrimp were to die for. The calamari strips were excellent as well.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Michael L, General Manager at Down the Hatch Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha, Thank you so much for the review! The calamari is a personl favorite of mine! Hope to see you again soon! Mahalo

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Down the Hatch right after landing from the east coast. Overall, great food but the man cleaning tables made our experience there rather unpleasant. We were standing in line to order and sent our extremely tired kids to sit at an open...table. Apparently the protocol is that you order and they seat you. We weren’t aware and saw other people seating themselves. The man cleaning tables approached us when we were about to order and asked if we took a table already and asked us to explain why. We asked what the process was and said we didn’t know, but he patronized us, again asked us why we would seat ourselves, and pointed to a small line on a sign that we passed while in line. We again said we didn’t know and he told us the table was ours now and he walked away. I feel bad that we irritated him by not following the process but we did not need chastised as our first experience in Maui. The food was good, but DON’T seat yourself.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Michael L, General Manager at Down the Hatch Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Im sorry you felt patronized. Yes we do ask that you place your order prior to seating yourself. If everyone sits first then we run into a problem of having no tables which...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Down the hatch is so amazing!! Our family loved it so much, we ended up going there 4 times during our vacation. We tried breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They have an awesome open air setting and their service and speed is unmatched!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Michael L, General Manager at Down the Hatch Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha, Thank you so much! So glad your family enjoyed the restaurant so much! Hope to see you again soon! Mahalo

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I go to down the hatch all the time they need to get someone who can actually speak English to take orders. Once again I come home to the order being completely wrong. Not to mention you can’t even speak to someone over the phone...to get a simple refund. Not happy at allMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 11 August 2021 via mobile

Food was outstanding. We came here due to diners drive in and dives and it did not disappoint. I had the chicken sandwich with lava lava sauce and it was so good. Their loaded fries were incredible. The lobster/crab grilled cheese (featured on ddd) was...just okay. The service was hit or miss as we actually visited twice. 1st night, it was nearly impossible to get my adult beverage to be delivered and even had to show receipt and talk to 4 employees to get it.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Michael L, General Manager at Down the Hatch Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha Sara, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! Im sorry about adult beverage, some times when we are busy it can be difficult being understaffed. Hope to see you again soon! Mahalo

Reviewed 7 August 2021

I heard good things about this place but it was just ok. Service at the counter wasn't very friendly. Food was what I would consider bar food. OK but doubt I'll go back.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Michael L, General Manager at Down the Hatch Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2021

Aloha John, Im very sorry to hear we were just ok! I would like to know more about your experience, please email me at mike@dthmaui.com Mahalo

Reviewed 7 August 2021 via mobile

Was recommended by a couple we met at hotel. Was on diners, drive in, and dives. I was a little surprised with walk up to order layout, but food was GREAT! We had the firecracker shrimp and also sandwich po boy made with same. Very...good! Line was worth it and hear they have a great happy hour.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Michael L, General Manager at Down the Hatch Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2021

Aloha, So glad you enjoyed the shrimp! We have Happy Hour everyday 2-5 pm as well as Happy Hour music everyday 3-5! Hope to see you again soon. Mahalo

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slidinbullets
8 December 2019|
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Response from 101calebh | Property representative |
Kids are highly encouraged. We have amazing kids options. Any unattended children will be given a espresso and a puppy fyi.
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carolcosseboom
20 November 2019|
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Response from Michael L | Property representative |
Aloha, Yes, we have an elevator on the far side of the restaurant!
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Canadasunny53
29 July 2018|
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Response from 101calebh | Property representative |
Aloha! Sadly, we do not. Because of our casual dining experience, the flow is fairly fast the wait for parties of 6 or less is never more than 15 minutes. We do have packages for larger parties though. Please let me know... More
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Down the Hatch Maui is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5