Tasty Crust for pancakes

Tasty Crust has the best pancakes on Maui, Hawaii.

Tasty Crust in Wailuku

Tasty Crust Pancakes is the best pancake place on Maui

Looking for the best pancakes on Maui, Hawaii?  The Tasty Crust has what many locals claim as the best pancakes on the island.

For many years in Wailuku, the Tasty Crust has been serving a variety of golden pancakes, with the banana pancakes being one of the most popular items on the menu.  You can also get cooked eggs in several different ways, along with Portuguese sausage, bacon, ham, and fried rice.

The Tasty Crust also serves lunch and dinner, with the Loco Moco being one of the most popular items.  It’s a large hamburger patty on top of a mound of rice, covered with a thick, brown gravy.  Eating a Loco Moco is a Hawaiian tradition.


  • The Tasty Crust can be crowded on the weekend, so you might have to wait for a table.
  • If you have a small group, you can sit at the long counter on a short stool for faster service.
  • Try the Banana Pancakes and Portuguese Sausage.
  • Portions are large, so if you have small children they can probably share a pancake.
  • Another local tradition is the POG drink, made of several fruit juices.
  • It’s not hard to find, but also not easy.  Call if you need directions.
  • If you’re looking for a true “local” place to eat on the way to the airport, consider The Tasty Crust.  It’s not far from the airport and is inexpensive.

Tasty Crust

1770 Mill Street

Wailuku, HI  96793

(808) 244-0845

Open:  6 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day except Monday, when they close at 3 p.m.

Tasty Crust is famous for its pancakes on Maui, Hawaii.

Tasty Crust for pancakes

Directions.  If you’re coming from the Kahului area, take the Lower Main Road and their is an intersection with Mill Street.  Turn right and go about a mile and a half.  If you’re in the Wailuku area, take Main Street to the intersection with North Market Road.  Go through a stop sign and keep going about a half mile.  You will come to a intersection with Mill Street.

Tripadvisor has some good comments about the Tasty Crust.

Yelp also lets you read what others have to say about the Tasty Crust on Maui.

Tasty Cakes makes the best pancakes on Maui, Hawaii.

Tasty Crust dining room

Tasty Crust makes the best pancakes on Maui, Hawaii.

Tasty Crust Pancakes

Aloha – Enjoy Maui!

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Beaches.  Maui has some of the best beaches in the world.  Napili Bay and Kapalua Bay on the west side of the island are popular snorkel locations, and everyone loves Baby Beach in Lahaina.  Honolua Bay is also awesome for snorkeling, and Slaughterhouse Beach nearby is a tourist favorite.  Don’t forget to try D.T. Fleming Beach Park.

Big Beach is a favorite on the southwest side of Maui, along with Ulua Beach, Wailea Beach and Polo Beach.

In Paia, there’s Baldwin Beach that is popular and Ho’okipa Beach is just past Paia.  Just before Hana is the famous Black Sand Beach.

La Perouse Bay is an incredible place to snorkel, swim and hike, and Po’olenalena Beach is a little hide-away beach in the Makena State Park area of southwest Maui.

Top 10 Lists.  Take a look at my Top 10 Activities on Maui, and my Top 10 Restaurants.  There’s also my Top 10 Attractions while visiting Maui and, of course, my Top 7 Shopping places and Top 5 Luau experiences.

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There’s a lot of good burger places in Lahaina, along With Honu Seafood and Pizza and Lulu’s Lahaina Surf Club.

In the upcountry town of Makawao are two good places to eat – Casanova Italian Restaurant and  Makawao Steak House.   Stop at this “Hawaiian cowboy” town on your way down from a sunrise visit at Haleakala Crater.

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Maui Travel Tips is a blog by SteveENJOY!  Living on Maui, I love to talk about this beautiful island.  I hope you enjoy my photography, and I love to provide first-hand information about Maui.  My hope is you feel the true Hawaiian “spirit of aloha” in everything you see and do on Maui.

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Fun Things To Do On Maui!

Visit Honolua Bay when you’re on the west side of Maui, and maybe grab a pizza at Dollie’s.  There plenty of activities on Maui and also some of the best burger places are in Lahaina Town.  Don’t forget to make a trip to Haleakala Crater and snorkel at Black Rock or Airport Beach.

Looking for a great breakfast?  Try The Gazebo in Napili.  Do some shopping at Lahaina Cannery Mall, try some pizza in Lahaina Town at Prison Street Pizza, or go upcountry and have a great steak at Makawao Steakhouse.

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Take a look at our delicious Hawaii Flavors of salt water taffy – our salt water taffy is soft and creamy and it makes a great gift item, too.  The taffy is sold at many stores on Maui, and you can also order on-line with Big Wave Taffy.

Big Wave Taffy sells delicious salt water taffy on Maui, Hawaii.

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