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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 the Big Island. 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,
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 5 days ago via mobile

Three different times! Our group of 10 couldnt resist the goodness at DTH. Service is great, food excellent, with hearty helpings.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Michael L, General Manager at Down the Hatch Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Aloha, Thank you so much! So glad we were able to accommodate your large group! Hope to see you again soon. Mahalo

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As alaways another favorite to frequent. I always start with a lava flow, and then on to lava lava shrimp. Then it could be a number of choices and especially love it when they have live entertainment. Good times to be had by all and...food has always been delicious. Make sure to tip well, cuz those guys are always working hard and aim to please.More

Date of visit: January 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 the review. We have live entertainment everyday 3-5 during during Happy Hour, 2-5. Hope to see you again soon, we will be here ready to make another round of Lava Flows for you! Mahalo

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a Saturday with our household of 8. Outdoor seating was easy and comfortable. Food was delicious, drinks were good, and also at a reasonable price (keep in mind I live in Los Angeles). Highly recommend for a fun casual bite in Lahaina.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Michael L, General Manager at Down the Hatch Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha, Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad we were able to accommodate your family. Hope to see you again on your next visit to the island. Mahalo

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Generous portions but mediocre cuisine (think basic bar food), a very busy food court yard ambience, self-service with food runners.

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

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! Yes our portions can be large and once you sit we will take care of the rest! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enough said. Don't miss 3-6p food and drink specials with 3-5p live music. Great place to rest during a Front St. shopping trip

Date of visit: November 2020
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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 review! We do love our Happy Hour, and live music each and everyday 3-5! Hope to see you again soon. Mahalo

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two families of 4 ate lunch and everyone loved their lunch selection. the whole fish was not only delicious but all the kids had a good laugh when it was delivered.

Date of visit: December 2020
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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 the review of our restaurant! Your right, you can't go wrong with the Whole Fried Fish! hope to see you again soon! Mahalo

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This outdoor spot is a great place for lunch, a drink and probably breakfast as well. The food is surprisingly good as are their drinks (not surprising). You order upon arrival and your order is brought to your table.

Date of visit: December 2020
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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 the review of our restaurant! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us so much! Hope to see you again soon for breakfast, we have an assortment of alcoholic carafes you may really enjoy! Mahalo

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I were on vacation in Maui (in the Lahaina area) and happened upon Down the Hatch on our first day. Because of the great food and service we ended up going there multiple times during our stay both for dine in and...takeout. When we did dine in we arrived early (prior to the rush) but we noticed that both for lunch and dinner it's pretty popular during peak times and there is a line to get seated. They do a great job of managing social distancing, all of the staff were wearing masks and there were signs posted all over informing the guest to do so also (when not eating or drinking). When it comes to the food my wife and I really enjoyed the Lava Lava Shrimp Tacos (grilled), the Grilled Fish Salad (Ahi tuna grilled perfectly), Spicy Caesar Salad, and the Local Fish Tacos. All were fantastic. The kids (5 & 7) loved the Cheeseburger, Chicken Fingers and Fries, and Cheese Quesadilla. We once ordered the Fish and Fries (off the kids menu) and there was a strong beer flavor in the batter that was a real turn off for the kids. Also I think that if it were fried a little harder and had been more crispy the kids would have liked it better. But the quality of the fish is very high so I can understand the trade-off of not frying to a crisp. The seasoned fries that come with the kids meals are great! My wife and I also enjoyed some of the local brews they had on tap as well as the outstanding house margarita (which they will put in a Mason jar for take out orders). The service was fast, takeout orders always ready on time and the staff was consistently nice. Plus when you dine with kids they get a free order of shave ice (yes “shave” not “shaved”). I highly recommend Down the Hatch.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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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 such an extensive review of our restaurant. Im so glad you and your family were able to enjoy it so often! Hope to get to see you again on your next visit to the island! Mahalo

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great happy hour! Good food and drinks n a nice open and airy area of Lahaina across from the banyan tree.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Michael L, General Manager at Down the Hatch Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha, Thank you so much for your review! We are an open and very airy restaurant, we even a 15 foot fan just to make sure the you are nice and cool! Hoped to see you again soon for Happy Hour! Mahalo

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Down the hatch is located right in the middle of every thing, across the street and downstairs from the banyan tree on Front Street. The drinks, food and live music are amazing!!!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Michael L, General Manager at Down the Hatch Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha, Thank you for your review! We have Happy hour everyday 2-5 as well as live music 3-5 each afternoon! Hope to see you again soon. Mahalo

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slidinbullets
8 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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Response from 101calebh | Property representative |
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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