Cheeseburger in Paradise, Waikiki
lunch & dinner menu

Open daily!
Breakfast 7am-11am
Lunch & Dinner 11am-10pm

Happy Hour 3pm-6pm
$6 House Wines • $6 WBC drafts • $5.50 well drinks
$7 mai tais • $7 pina coladas
15% off Select Appetizers
(bar only for HH food)

Click for Breakfast only menu:

tropical drinks

Our Favorite Island Drinks!  

Pictured: Mai Tai, Piña Colada. Lava Flow

Cocktail of the month


Light Run, Mango Puree, Pina Colada Mix and Grenadine 



Our signature Mai Tai with light rum, orgeat, orange curacao, pineapple juice, orange juice, and a dark rum float.



Punch it up with 151, dark rum, and light rum mixed with pineapple juice, orange juice, and sweet & sour. Topped off with grenadine. 



Fruit juices and a float of strawberry purée top off this tasty combination of vodka, rum and banana liqueur.



The BEST Pina Colada you’ve ever had. Our original recipe is made from scratch daily.



Guaranteed to cure the pain of the worst sunburn. An enticing blend of raspberry, orange, and vodka.



We start with our very own Piña Colada recipe, add banana liqueur and dark rum.



You’ll be feelin’ single and seein’ double after a couple of these! It’s our “Trouble”, made with 151 Rum.



This one’s for Elvis!  Light Rum, Blue Curacao, and pineapple juice, served on the rocks!



The classic Mojito cocktail is a sweet and citrusy drink made with fresh mint and white rum. Grab a taste of the islands!

lava flow


A frozen favorite! Piña Coloada and Strawberry layered with light rum.



Vodka, Mango purée, lemonade and fresh thyme shaken and served on the Rocks!

draft • cans • bottles

Featuring Waikiki Brewing Company beers, locally crafted right here in Hawaii.

Pictured: Skinny Jeans IPA

LOCAL draft

 Skinny Jeans IPA, Waikiki Brewing Co. 16oz $7.50  20oz $9.50
Aloha Spirit Blonde Ale, Waikiki Brewing Co. 16oz $7.50  20oz $9.50
Craft Light Lager, Waikiki Brewing Co. 16oz $7.50  20oz $9.50
Hana Hou Hefe, Waikiki Brewing Co. 16oz $7.50  20oz $9.50
Black Strap Molasses Porter, Waikiki Brewing Co. 16oz $7.50  20oz $9.50

Keep the Glass for $7 more


Budweiser  16oz $7  20oz $9
Bud Light 16oz $7  20oz $9
Coors Light 16oz $7  20oz $9

Keep the Glass for $7 more

CRAFT draft

Boston Lager, Sam Adams 16oz $8  20oz $10
Hazy Little Thing IPA, Sierra Nevada 16oz $8  20oz $10
Lagunitas IPA 16oz $8  20oz $10

Keep the Glass for $7 more

IMPORT draft

Modelo Pilsner-style Lager 16oz $8  20oz $10
Heineken 16oz $8  20oz $10

Keep the Glass for $7 more

CIDER bottles

Angry Orchard Hard Cider $7

SELTZERS in cans

Ola Hard Seltzer – Orange Vanilla $7
Ola Hard Tea – Lemongrass Mint $7
White Claw – Black Cherry $7

domestic bottles

Miller Lite $7
Michelob Ultra $7

import bottles


Heineken 0.0 (Non-Alc) $7



6oz $8 • 9oz $11 • Bottle $28


Pinot Grigio

6oz $8 • 9oz $11 • Bottle $28


Cabernet Sauvignon

6oz $8 • 9oz $11 • Bottle $28


Pinot Noir

6oz $8 • 9oz $11 • Bottle $28



Glass $8.00 Bottle $22.00

non alcoholic beverages

soft drinks


Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale, Pink Lemonade, Root Beer, Unsweetened Tropical Iced Tea, Coffee, Decaf Coffee



Orange, Pineapple, Cranberry, Guava


Pictured: Strawberry Smoothie

non alcoholic smoothies

$7 Each

Fruit: Strawberry, Mango, Raspberry, Pineapple
Dairy: Vanilla, Chocolate, Oreo

Add your favorite liquor to any smoothie to make it a full adult beverage.


Pictured: Buffalo Wings



Chicken wings tossed with your choice of buffalo, tangy BBQ or sweet chile teriyaki.



Our crispy onion rings served with house-made ranch

coconut shrimp


Lightly breaded and rolled in shredded coconut, fried golden brown and drizzled with a soy glaze and sweet chile sauce.

pot stickers


Fried pork dumplings drizzled with a with a soy glaze and sweet chile sauce.


Pictured: Blackened Steak Caesar Salad

Blackened Mahi Salad


Mixed greens and tossed with sweet chile teriyaki dressing, pickled red onion, pineapple, sea salted macadamia nuts and pepper crusted mahi.

Blackened steak Caesar


Blackened local sirloin, romaine lettuce, traditional anchovy dressing, and garlic herb crostini.

simple salad


Mixed greens, tomato, onion, cucumber, and herbed crostini.
Dressings: Bleu Cheese, Ranch, Caesar, Pineapple Vinaigrette 

caesar style


Romaine lettuce, traditional anchovy dressing, parmesan, and a garlic herb crostini.


Our signature blend of ribeye, chuck, and premium ground beef.

ALL Cheeseburgers are cooked medium and come with fries. Upgrade to onion rings for $4 or side salad for $3.

Pictured: Buffalo Bleu Cheeseburger

cheeseburger of the month

Classic Drive Thru Cheeseburger $24

Tow Beef Patties, Colby Jack Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles, Sautéed Onions,  and Secret Sauce



The One, The Only, The Original Five Napkin Cheeseburger! Colby Jack cheese, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato and onion on a grilled brioche bun.

Steakhouse Cheeseburger *


Sauteed mushrooms, pickled red onion, arugula, tomato, Swiss cheese, and our house made A-1 aioli. Served with our crispy fries drizzled with house made fry sauce.

Island Style Cheeseburger *


Colby jack cheese, mayo, teriyaki glazed pineapple, fresh avocado, lettuce, and tomato.

Buffalo Bleu Cheeseburger *


Pepper crusted beef patty, buffalo sauce and shredded lettuce tossed with tomato and bleu cheese dressing.

BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger *


With tangy BBQ sauce, crispy bacon and colby Jack cheese, lettuce, tomato and a giant onion ring.

The Ali’i Cheeseburger *


Topped with a fried egg, crispy bacon, colby jack cheese, hot sauce mayo, lettuce and tomato.

Bacon $2.50 • Caramelized Onion $2 • Avocado $2.50 • Grilled Pineapple $2
Colby Jack or Swiss Cheese $1.50 • Bleu Cheese Crumbles $2.50
Onion Ring $3 • Japapeños $2 Fried Egg $2 • Sautéed Mushrooms $2
A-1 Aioli $2
*extra sauces may be subject to an additions charge

We can happily substitute any beef patty for a turkey patty, grilled or fried chicken breast

not cheeseburgers

Pictured: Air Fried Tacos

Blackened Fish Tacos


Three blackened mahi tacos served on corn tortillas on a bed pineapple slaw, topped with pickled red onions, house made creamy hot sauce and cilantro.

Corn Dog Platter


All beef hot dogs dipped in our sweet corn batter, made to order, state fair style. Served with, mustard, ketchup, house made pickles, and crispy fries topped with house made fry sauce.

Mac Nut Crusted Mahi Sandwich


Macadamia nut crusted mahi, grilled pineapple, fresh arugula, pickled red onion, and a mac nut pesto mayo on Brioche bun. Served with a simple salad, and your choice of dressing.

Loco Moco


Our beef topped with two eggs any style, brown gravy, sautéed onions and two scoops rice.



Juicy plant-based patty, toasted brioche bun, pickled red onions, bleu cheese crumbles, and arugula tossed in our pineapple Vinaigrett. Served with crispy fries or rice.


Pictured: Keiki Corndog

For our guests 12 and under
Served with refillable soft drink. Juice or milk $1.50
Keiki smoothie $4
Dairy: Vanilla, Chocolate, Oreo
Fruit: Strawberry, Mango, Raspberry, Pineapple

Chicken Breast Strips


Hand breaded white meat chicken with choice of crispy fries or fresh fruit.

Corn Doggie


Hand dipped corn dog with choice of crispy fries or fresh fruit.

Kid’s Grilled Cheese


Golden brown toast stuffed with Colby Jack cheese with choice of crispy fries or fresh fruit.

Kid’s Cheeseburger In Paradise


Served on a soft Hawaiian roll with Colby jack cheese with choice of crispy fries or fresh fruit.

*Consuming raw or under cooked meat, poultry or seafood may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

**An 18% gratuity will be added for parties of 6 or more.**

***split plate charge $3

Our Story:

Once upon a time there were two girls from Southern California who were picture framers selling their finished product at the Orange County Fairgrounds Flea Market, but longing for adventure in faraway places. In 1986, while vacationing on Maui, Laren Gartner and Edna Bayliff lingered in Lahaina. After eating the fish special of the day for $21.95 for several days, Laren remarked, “I sure would like a great big gooey, five napkin Cheeseburger”. The girls returned to California and resumed their life at the Flea Market until one day Laren, throwing caution to the four winds, said, “Let’s go back to Lahaina and open a Cheeseburger Restaurant!” And so they did. Choosing one of the hardest industries in the world in which to achieve success, they jumped off a cliff into the unknown. Boy did they ever! Borrowing a half a million dollars from family and friends, they left the cats with relatives, sold their little framing business, and flew away to Maui. They made every mistake in the book, and why wouldn’t they? Neither one of them had ever worked in the restaurant business before! But how hard could this be? They were good consumers, they knew what they liked and making a Cheeseburger wasn’t brain surgery after all.

Starting with a world-class oceanfront location in Lahaina (their original deal was the back end of a five year lease with an option to renew that was lost in a poker game) and a great idea (that a Cheeseburger might be more fun than a hamburger), they pursued their dream. With Cheeseburgers, Mai Tais & Rock N Roll as their slogan, Laren and Edna opened their first Cheeseburger Restaurant in 1989.

Today, Cheeseburger, Lahaina serves over 1200 guests per day,18,000 Cheeseburgers With An Attitude per month, and has become a legend not only in the Hawaiian Islands, but the Whole Wide World! In 1997, Cheeseburger, Waikiki Beach opened on the most famous beach in the world. Today it is considered a landmark and one of Waikiki’s most popular restaurants serving over 1400 guests each day! Next, they went back to Maui to open Cheeseburger Island Style in Magical Wailea in 2001. Here we should tell you that restaurants are addictive. You can’t open just one. Lahaina, Waikiki and Wailea were followed by two more Cheeseburger Restaurants in Waikiki. And because adventurous people never stop looking for adventure, we opened the upscale dining restaurant, Ka’anapali Grille and Tap Room oceanfront on the magnificent Ka’anapali Beach. And, because adventurous people are also a little crazy, we opened an amazing Craft Beer Brewery, Waikiki Brewing Company, adjacent to Cheeseburger Waikiki. Not only is WBC already stacking up statewide awards, but it grew so fast we opened a large production facility with two bars, a beer garden and a killer kitchen specializing in house smoked meats located in the Kaka’ako District of Honolulu. We also opened up our third brewery location at our home away from home, Lahaina.

This restaurant addiction led to some spectacular failures, but you’ll have to wait for the book to read about Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Monterey Bay, California, Aloha Cantina in Lahaina and Citrus City Grille in Old Town Orange, California. So here it is, Cheeseburger … and we built it just for you. They say that adventures are made by adventurous people. When we founded Cheeseburger, some called us adventurous, some called us just plain crazy. We’re Laren Gartner and Edna Bayliff, founders of the wildly popular Cheeseburger Concept. We’re the chief architects here at Cheeseburgerland. Sit back, enjoy your Cheeseburger, dig into some Ono Onion Rings, a Maui Mai Tai or a crisp cold WBC brew. It is our pleasure to serve you and welcome you to our dream. Nothing is ever done without surrounding yourself with the best team possible. We are forever indebted to the guidance and dedication of Robert Kaskie who leads our team toward success, and to Doug Rainey for standing beside us from that first adventure in Lahaina. Our daughter, Leah Gartner, has been integral in our success from serving tables in 1989 to becoming our current Director of Training and Wellness. Our thanks and gratitude to this team is never ending. Aloha….and did we mention that you need to buy a T-Shirt and a Hat?