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Charley's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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American, Bar, Pub
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142 Hana Hwy, Paia, Maui, HI 96779-9745 (Luna Place)
+1 808-579-8085
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 02:00
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Houston, Texas
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194 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

Stumbled on the place on the way to Hana and since the menu said "world famous" pancakes I thought to challenge it since love my pancakes. I was expecting "bisquick" but instead got a dinner plate size pancake that was as good as any I have had. Plenty of butter and maple syrup made it perfect along with a couple... More 

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1 Thank ralph r
Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

Hey, great to hear from you, Ralph! Sounds like you were impressed with the pancakes -- no Bisquick here! Thanks a lot for giving us a try, and thanks even more for the great review. I'm going to find out why your service wasn't as friendly as it should have been, though. Sorry about that -- glad you didn't let... More 

Ontario
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151 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

We have been to Charlie's for breakfast a few times and been disappointed every time. We keep thinking it is a bad day..over and over again. Out of 4 of us, none of can figure out why it is so busy...other than it is on the way to Hana. Service is slow, food is nothing special....sorry Willy.

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Thank livetotravel61
Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear you've been disappointed a few times -- thank you for continuing to give us more chances to prove ourselves, though. If you'd like to discuss this with me in person, you can email me at Jonathan@CharleysMaui.com -- please let me know the date and time you were here, and I'll look into what happened. Thanks in... More 

Cameron Park, California
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204 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

This place has great history, starting with the name which honors a local dog. An open atmosphere, kind of noisy, funky feel--owned by Willie Nelson and visited by his local buddies occasionally. Check out the pictures on the wall--Kris Kristopherson, Steven Tyler, etc. and Willie's Gold Records hanging. Our favorite food is the Fish and chips--not some north Atlantic cod,... More 

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1 Thank Richard1140
Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

Willie's just a big fan of ours, Richard, and we love him right back! I hope that doesn't take away your enjoyment of our place at all, though -- we're just proud to be associated with him at all. Thanks for all your other kind words, also -- it really does mean a lot to us. I hope you'll be... More 

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

We stopped here for breakfast before heading to Hana. We sat at the bar and our waitress was very friendly and provided us with some suggestions of things to see on our upcoming journey. The huevos rancheros were delicious and I would definitely order them again!

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1 Thank Heidi M
Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

And we'd be happy to serve them to you again any time, Heidi! Thanks very much for being a fan -- I hope you'll be back really soon! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Phoenix Az
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86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Awesome watering hole with a great story behind it! Great drinks and good bar food. Highly recommended while traveling through Paia!

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

Glad you like it here, thanks so much for the endorsement! I hope we'll be seeing you again before too long. Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Maui, Hawaii
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181 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

just a little hole in the wall kind of bar. but they have really good cocktails. live music. willie nelson has been known to make an appearance there several times. lots of stars visit there. lots of famous singers have performed there. we have been a few times just for drinks and music, but havent eaten there, but i hear... More 

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1 Thank dancingbelle47
Jonathan H, Owner at Charley's Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you've always been a fan of everything you've tried here! Thanks for taking the time to leave a great review, too -- it means a lot to us. Hope you'll stop by for a show sometime too! Also, next time, try something to eat, I know you'll like it! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Riverside, California
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

We had come down from a trip upcountry on Maui and were hungry. Saw this restaurant that is like a tribute to Willie Nelson that looked good. It turned out to be a good choice; the meats coming from the smoker were delicious. Try the chicken. They have pictures and records of Willie on the walls which are fun to... More 

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

First off, sorry about the slow service, but aside from that I'm really happy to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to Charley's! It's always great to hear from a new fan, and I hope this is just the first of many visits you'll be making whenever you're on Maui again. Thanks again! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Great friendly staff, warning, the pan cakes are the size of plates, big plate. But very tasty the whole way through. Staff very good to point this out, as I ordered two. I'd recommend one to share almost.

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

Hah, our huge pancakes are one of our most popular dishes, and people are always surprised by just how huge they really are! Glad you liked yours, though -- hope this means we'll be seeing you again soon! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Makawao, Hawaii
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

I love BBQ, Pulled pork, and beef brisket is on the top if my food delights. So Charlie's has been advertising BBQ, pulled pork and beef brisket. My wife, son and 2 grandkids and I went for dinner. We will give it a try. Wife am I ordered beef brisket dinner. Mine had a salad with onion rings. Salad was... More 

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

I'm sorry you were a little disappointed with the BBQ, Rook -- it should've been better than this. I'm glad you like us overall, though, and I hope you'll be back soon so we can show you a better time! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

Canada
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Very good breakfast at reasonable prices! The fruit bowl with yogurt and a side of granola was a refreshing and tasty way to start the day!

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

Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks very much for giving us a try, and for this great review -- hope this means we'll be seeing you again before too long! Mahalo, Jonathan, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 02:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?