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Are you in the Lahaina, HI, area and looking to try something delicious? Down the Hatch is Maui's top takeout and curbside seafood restaurant, offering a multitude of choices that are guaranteed to get your mouth watering. This establishment was founded in 2015 by three native Georgians who have since migrated to Maui. They specialize in Hawaiian cuisine with a southern twist, creating every dish with locally caught seafood and dressing with fresh ingredients. There's no end to the delicious seafood options this takeout and curbside restaurant offers. Split some crispy calamari or lava lava shrimp as an appetizer for the whole group, and then dig into entrées like a grilled fish salad, macadamia-nut-crusted
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, Hawaiian, American, International
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Gift Cards Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The 4 of us all enjoyed our meal at Down The Hatch. I had the Lava Lava Shrimp and thoroughly enjoyed it! Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Michael L, General Manager at Down The Hatch Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Aloha, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! Hope to see you again soon! Mahalo

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came in for happy hour Mai Tai’s. I think they were $6. Then we saw the food going by and looked delicious so we had some good appetizers. Featured on Diners, Drive ins and Dives on Food Network. In a open air area with Koi...fish and and stores all around. Downtown on the Main Street.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Michael L, General Manager at Down The Hatch Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha, You can't go wrong with a $5.50 Mai Tai for Happy hour! Come on in and lets us handle you Happy hour needs! Hope to see you again soon! Mahalo

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have been to Maui twice... we stumbled upon this place during our first trip in 2019, and it was so yummy that we made a point of going again during a trip with my parents in September 2021. The food is...absolutely delicious! The crab & lobster grilled cheese is to die for. We went for lunch with my parents (both somewhat picky eaters) and they loved it too! Anyone visiting Lahaina should check this place out, you won't be disappointed!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Michael L, General Manager at Down The Hatch Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha, Thank you so much for leaving us a review! We are glad to hear your experiences with us have not changed! Hope to see you for a third time! We will save a Lobster and Crab grilled cheese for ya! Mahalo

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best place to stop in for happy hour. Food is so great and the drinks are strong. Staff is always on top of it and the place is always pumping. We caught a solo singer guy who was very good, made our happy hour...experience even more enjoyable. Lava lava shrimp!!!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Michael L, General Manager at Down The Hatch Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha Steve, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! So glad you enjoy your experience at DTH. We hope to see you again soon! Mahalo

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a find. Seriously quality food at mainland prices. Their burritos, huevos rancheros, avocado toast, and DTH sandwich were so so good.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Michael L, General Manager at Down The Hatch Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha, Thank you for the review! We do love our breakfast here! Hope to see you again soon! Michael

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was good but not great. Fleetwoods upstairs was SUPERB. Cool Kat was excellent with this place a 3rd for us. It was not friendly and the food and drink not as good as the others.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Michael L, General Manager at Down The Hatch Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha Tim, Thank for taking the time to write us a review. While I agree both those restaurants are excellent, I do hope you come on in and give us another try. Id like to be better than 3rd. Michael

Reviewed 21 October 2021

We got poke nachos, lobster and crab grilled cheese, and fish tacos. All the dishes were delicious and large portions. The cocktails were weak and expensive. It's outdoors and has tvs for sports. There is also a shaved iced counter in the same plaza.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Michael L, General Manager at Down The Hatch Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Aloha, Thank you so much for the review! Poke nachos area are a fan favorite and the lobster and crab grilled cheese was featured on DDD. Hope to see you again soon. Mahalo

Reviewed 11 October 2021 via mobile

I’ve been coming to Maui for years now and never stopped here because we never had time. This time it was the first dinner stop on the trip and we were not disappointed and I’m wondering why we never stopped before. We had the lava...shrimp, macadamia nut mahi, crab and lobster grilled cheese with drinks and everything was excellent. I will definitely be backMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Michael L, General Manager at Down The Hatch Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2021

Aloha, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! We are so glad to hear you started your trip here with us! The Lobster Grilled Cheese is a favorite for many and you cant go wrong with the Macadamia Nut Mahi!...More

Reviewed 8 October 2021 via mobile

We came here today for lunch. We were told to come as it was on Diners, drive in and dives. We had the lava lava shrimp along with the Maui fish sandwich plus the spinach salad. The food and service was great. You gotta come...here!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Michael L, General Manager at Down The Hatch Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2021

Aloha, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review! We are so glad you enjoyed Maui fish sandwich and the Lava Lava Shrimp! We hope to see you again soon! Mahalo

Reviewed 5 October 2021 via mobile

Happy Hour is long and a good value. Cocktails were delicious. We had a Mai Tai and a Lava Flow. Dinner was great. We split the Lava Lava Shrimp appetizer, the Cajun Ahi, and the pork quesadilla. The open air atmosphere is casual and inviting....It feels more like a food court but that’s ok; the food and drink more than made up for it.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Michael L, General Manager at Down The Hatch Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2021

Aloha Diane, Thank you for taking the time and leaving us this awesome review. We are so glad you enjoyed Happy Hour and stayed for Dinner. The Lava Lava Shrimp is definitely a favorite, finishing with the Cajun Ahi is a great way to end...More

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slidinbullets
7 December 2019|
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Response from 101calebh | Property representative |
Kids are highly encouraged. We have amazing kids options. Any unattended children will be given a espresso and a puppy fyi.
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carolcosseboom
20 November 2019|
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Response from Michael L | Property representative |
Aloha, Yes, we have an elevator on the far side of the restaurant!
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Canadasunny53
29 July 2018|
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Aloha! Sadly, we do not. Because of our casual dining experience, the flow is fairly fast the wait for parties of 6 or less is never more than 15 minutes. We do have packages for larger parties though. Please let me know... More
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Down The Hatch Maui is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5