Maui Dining - Charley's Restaurant in Paia - great night out

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Real Estate Agent with Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers HRE# 58089 - RS

Charley's Restaurant in Paia Maui Hawaii

Charley's Restaurant in Paia Maui Hawaii - a local dining experience to remember

As long time north shore Maui residents, we have been eating at Charley's for decades!  It's been a real landmark in Paia, and our Jim Sanders Realty office is right across the street.  So the other night we were hungry and thinking about where to eat in Paia.  We decided to take our chances at Charley's... sometimes it's OK and sometimes it's really good! 

Well we got lucky on Wednesday night when we picked Charley's.  There was nobody in the front dining room (a little early perhaps), but a pretty good crowd in the bar in back.  The comfy booths in between the front and back rooms were very inviting, and I think they must have been recently upholstered.  The place looked a little "freshened up" since we were last there in fact. tiger prawns in satay sauce

Charley's is rather notorious in the area, and there have been many wild nights with police in attendance to break up the fights... usually something to do with the pool table.  If you come for their famous breakfast (think macadamia nut pancakes, breakfast burritos, huevos rancheros) you might even see a famous local celebrity (think Willie Nelson).

This night we had a new waiter who was very keen to please, and he was a real winner, bringing us Stella Artois draft and pink cocktails to go with the seared sashimi.  For a main event we both had the chef's special - beer battered tiger prawns in a peanut satay sauce with a hint of mint, rice and sauteed veggies, and a garden salad.  They make their own papaya-seed dressing and it's always the best I've ever had.

Speaking of Willie Nelson... this is where he likes to play and sing when he gets a chance, and we've caught a show or two of his.  Word of mouth ticket sales usually precede the radio announcement.  If you ever get a chance to see his show here, you're in for a good time.

dining at Charley's in Paia Maui

Charley's is well known for the following items:

  • pizza and burgers
  • smokehouse items
  • organic produce
  • fresh seafood

and also:

  • live entertainment
  • pool tables
  • large-screen TV's
  • saloon open until 1 am
  • breakfast, lunch, dinner 

They're open from 7 am, so get there early before going surfing.  They will even deliver in the Paia area Call them: 808 579-9453

And when you're belly is full and you're ready to buy a home, just walk across the street and see if I'm around.  If not, you can call me... 808 283-0635 and set up an appointment.

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Jim Sanders Realty Inc.
PO Box 792050, Paia, HI  96779
(808) 579-8255  FAX: 579-9004

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Gary Woltal
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Georgina, what a great writeup on this wonderful Maui restaurant. I want more scoop on that pool table and the police episodes ; )

Aug 07, 2009 04:00 PM #1
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Katerina Gasset
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Georgina- I felt like I was right there at Charley's as you gave this very revealing overview and your experience. What a fun place! The  prawns with Peanut sauce look scrumptious.

Aug 07, 2009 04:12 PM #2
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Karina Kfuri
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Great post Georgina! How are you guys preparing for the storm?

Aug 07, 2009 04:26 PM #3
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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Gary - I'm just sayin!  Never been present for any of that action.

Aug 07, 2009 04:33 PM #4
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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Katerina - I'm taking a tip from you, and putting my hubby in the post!  Don't tell him. lol

Karina - what storm?  Just kidding.  We are always prepared - we supply our own power and water, and there's food right outside the door.   If it's just wind and rain, we're used to that.

Aug 07, 2009 04:36 PM #5
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Georgina, What a nice diner...Charley's sounds wonderful.  All our diners look the same and really only good for breakfast at any time!

Aug 07, 2009 10:15 PM #6
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Georgina- Way to go, I did notice your hubby! It really makes things personal and connecting. :)

Aug 08, 2009 03:59 AM #7
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Jeffery Griffin
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I like the pancakes here..... yet Charlies is a hit or miss with me, the service is not what I would call customer friendly. But if you want to party with the wild kids of Maui at night time then there's always a good mix of locals, surfers and beautiful women. And always a good dose of loud danceable music. 

Aug 08, 2009 08:32 AM #8
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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Carole - It's not really a diner, just a funky place to eat or hang out.

Katerina - hehehe

Jeff - you never know... when it's super busy it can kind of suck.  Our waiter was very nice - never saw him before.  Othertimes, it helps to get a waitress you know... like Sue.

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