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Buzz's Wharf Restaurant - CLOSED

Maalaea Small Boat Harbor, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
+1 808-244-5426
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Price range: $15 - $40
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Ma'alaea Small Boat Harbor
Transit: Buzz's Wharf Restaurant is just a 1 minute walk from the Ma'alaea Harbor Village bus stop. Buses from all over Maui (Wailuku, Lahaina and Kihei) stop at Ma'alaea Harbor every hour.
Description: Established in 1967 In 1967, Jerry & Eileen Macdonald opened Buzz's Wharf Restaurant in the Ma'alaea Small Boat Harbor, where it still stands today. They shared 30 successful years in the restaurant business on Maui and Honolulu. In 1993, the Macdonald's retired and the next generation took over. The American Cuisine with an Island flavor continues on. Mrs. Macdonald's French Tahitian roots contributed to many of the unique menu items. Their signatures dish the " Prawns Tahitian" being the most popular.Buzz's Wharf Restaurant recently celebrated 45 years of operation, and is one of Maui's Long Standing restaurants. As a landmark in Ma'alaea Bay Harbor, Buzz's continues, year after year, to greet and extend their ho'okipa (hospitality) to both newcomers and their loyal local and visitor clientele. Our ocean front dining room offers panoramic views of the harbor, Mt. Haleakala and the southern coastline of Maui which only serve to enhance your dining experience.

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Nampa, Idaho
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Before coming to Maui , I purchased several gift certificates to restaurants I wanted to go to. Regrettably , when we arrived here Buzz's Wharf had closed it's restaurant leaving only it's catering business open. I tried to contact them to get a refund, but I only get an answering machine and nobody returns my call. Please do not do... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great pacific ocean view and service. Fish burger and artichoke soup was great. Wish I could have had cole slaw instead of the soup. Maybe next time.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

4 of use were there the last night it was open but didn't know it. Owner/manager had killed a few menu items and you could tell something wasn't right. BAM! The the next morning's paper says it's closed for good.

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Maui, Hawaii
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119 reviews 119 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

news announced/confirmed yesterday, that Buzz's Wharf at Ma'alaea Harbor has closed after 47 years in biz...no explanation given, but they did say the dining room well continue to stay open for private functions, and they well continue to occupy the space and utilize the kitchen as their catering kitchen...

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Closed as of May 31, 2014. They were a Maalaea fixture for many decades. Too many restaurants are closing in Maui. Is it the decline in tourism? is it the economy?

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

View was great. Steaks and calamari was excellent. Service was ok, the mgr waited on us more than our assigned waitress and it really was not crowded. Rib eye was cooked perfectly and melted in mouth. Would definitely go again

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Phoenix, Arizona
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Walked in and was asked if we had reservations...which we did NOT. They sat us anyway.....view was ok...service was good but in my opinion food was overpriced. We ordered the appetizer platter and their special that night was "ono". The appetizer came with onion rings, calamari, and poke. The onion rings were cold, the calamari was good and the poke... More 

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Greenville, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

While staying in Maui last week, we tried Buzz's. It is located in the harbor and had a nice view of the ocean. We had their lunch portion of Fish/Shrimp & Chips. It was okay food..nothing special. For $15, you got a few french fries, two fish sticks (about as long as your index finger) and three or four shrimp.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Buzz's has been around for over forty years (that I know of). When we arrived for my mother's 73rd birthday dinner, we were seated at a table a little too close to the front door. Our drinks were long in arriving and the menu looked heavy on the teriyaki. But besides these poor first impressions, oh my gosh, the food... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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80 reviews 80 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We've never had anything but a good meal at Buzz's. Fresh fish every time and reasonable. Nice view of the water and whales during the season.

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Additional Information about Buzz's Wharf Restaurant

Address: Maalaea Small Boat Harbor, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
Phone Number: +1 808-244-5426
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Wailuku
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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