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Castaway Cafe

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45 Kai Ala Dr, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9420
+1 808-661-9091
07:30 - 21:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First off I work in the industry so I give everyone a second chance. I'll keep this simple. Worst food I've ever had, raw chicken, boring sandwiches. You'd think with all that Hawaii has to offer the chef would put a little more into his work. It's too bad when you see s**t served on a plate. As for front... More 

Thank Joryblackstone
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I actually stopped here twice. We were heading south on the boardwalk and stopped and got juice for refreshing after walking for a little while. As we were heading back we stopped and had lunch there. The food was good and the service was good. Recommended for a refreshing stop or lunch.

Thank ageier7
Lincoln, Nebraska
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was mediocre, the service was awful. We were sitting over 15 mins before one of us got up to see what was going on. The waitress was snotty and said "I have other tables". Ok, that's fine...but there were maybe 3 other tables occupied in the whole place. We were then given menus and she walked away without... More 

Thank Br1750
Corvallis, Oregon
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A highlight of our visits to Maui is breakfast at the Castaway Cafe. Their lemon ricotta pancakes are an out-of-body experience. Seriously, the best pancakes I have had in my life! Omelettes and other dishes are also great. Service is first rate - shout out to Abraham! - but all the servers are super.

Thank keepmovin27
Carmel Valley, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

American/Italian good burgers, breakfasts and pastas! Very very good wine list! Perfect place to see the sun set between Lanai and Molokai

Thank CVTutu
Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a couple of breakfasts here, which were good--definitely get the short stack for pancakes as they are BIG! Came for a late lunch/early dinner one day and it was not great--my fish in the fish tacos was extremely dry, and the fish in the fish and chips had a different batter and wasn't tasty at all.

1 Thank Chatkat2013
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a little disappointed we came Tuesday the night they only serve pasta. But the view was incredible. Good wine list decent prices. Differently worth a visit. Service was great.

Thank Carmen M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not recommended for breakfast. Our steak (with the steak and eggs) was pretty terrible and one was undercooked (raw in the middle). Our server was not attentive and didn't seem to care. Fantastic location right on the beach, but not worth it given the food quality. The only bright note was the fresh fruit which was good.

Thank divot82
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had breakfast one day. service and food were very good. friendly staff, but wait list to sit outside on the patio. open air dining.

Thank Paul H
Lahaina, Hawaii
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live here and have enjoyed this place for breakfast for a long, long time. Eggs Benedict are fabulous, pancakes delicious, staff very friendly and helpful and the ocean view makes it perfect! Also available for lunch and dinner.

Thank ElisabethOnMaui

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Kai Ala Dr, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9420
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Lahaina
  • Phone Number: +1 808-661-9091
Boasting ocean front dining providing a selection of menus throughout the day and leading into dinner with spectacular views of the Maui Sunset, with a knowledgeable and "Ohana" (family) friendly staff that will complete your dining experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?