In the town of Paia is the famous Charley’s Restaurant and Saloon.
Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon is on the north, windward side of Maui and is known for good, solid, “comfort” food. It’s located in the heart of the historic town of Paia, on the Road To Hana.
Charley’s is located on the Road To Hana (Hwy. 36), which is the single road to take to the remote town of Hana on the windward (eastern most) part of Maui. But Paia is also worthy of some time, as there are many small gift shops, art galleries, surf shops, and clothing boutiques.
This small, sugar plantation town has a “hippie feel” to it.
The famous country singer, Willie Nelson, is a frequent customer of Charley’s Restaurant when he is on the island, even though he is not one of the owners of the eatery, as some rumors suggest.
Charley’s Restaurant is also a hang-out for celebrities, political figures, musicians, and well-known surfers – it’s not uncommon to be sitting at the bar with someone famous. Some nights there is live music in the evening.
Suggestions For Charley’s Restaurant:
- Consider having breakfast at Charley’s on your early morning drive to Hana. Try the pancakes (huge and can be shared) or an omelette.
- Or stop at Charley’s on your way back from Hana and try their pizza. It’s very good, one of the best on the island, and the beer is always cold.
- Drive over to Paia from the Lahaina, Kihei, and Wailea areas and enjoy this historic, somewhat quirky town.
- Stop at Baldwin Beach either before or after lunch at Charley’s Restaurant and Saloon, or spend the day at the beach and have dinner at Charley’s before heading back to the other side of Maui.
142 Hana Highway – Paia, HI 96779 (808) 579-8085
Open 7 a.m. daily except for weekends when it closes at 1 a.m.
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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.
Here’s a few West Maui beaches to enjoy:
Aloha – Enjoy Maui!
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.
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.
Eating & Drinking. Oh, yea. You’ve also got to eat and drink while visiting Maui. Well, for breakfast The Gazebo in Napili is a “must-do tradition,” along with the Kihei Café. For pizza, try Prison Street Pizza in Lahaina or Dollie’s Pub & Café in Napili.
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.
Ever been in a rainforest? Check-out the Honolua Bay Rainforest! Out in Paia is a famous restaurant – Charley’s – so make sure you stop there for breakfast on your way to Hana, or for dinner on your way back. Check-out the various places to stay in Hana!
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