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“Great little place!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mama's Rib's & Rotisserie

Mama's Rib's & Rotisserie
5095 Napilihau St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-8800
(808) 665-6262
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Ranked #90 of 238 Restaurants in Lahaina
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Great little place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Stumbled across this place by accident. Well priced and great menu. We had the teriyaki chicken quarter and baby back ribs with macaroni salad and rice. Both were delicious.

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Laguna Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Not bad but not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This place is written up as great ribs but really it's not very Hawaiian in flavor. The counter people, esp. the older lady are not very welcoming, esp. in the land of aloha. The spicy shoyu is great, though.

Visited July 2013
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“Ugh, disappointed.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

The young gal working the counter was cold, monotone, and lifeless. Not welcoming, and she did not give us the feeling that she liked her job much.

My daughter ordered the Chicken Caesar Salad. It was what one would expect. Good portion size, good chicken, and a nice dressing.

My wife ordered the 1/4 rack of ribs with macaroni salad and a bag of chips. I ordered the 1/2 rack of ribs with potato salad and cole slaw ($2 extra to go with these sides!). Bottom line is that we've had (and personally made) much better BBQ. The salad's and slaw were tasty, but were very small sides. The ribs were plain, lacking any flavor from a prerub or smoking. The sauce was mediocre at best. A jar of Stub's BBQ sauce of Sweet Baby Rays has WAY better flavor.

We spent $46, for lunch for three. We say spend the money elsewhere.

Visited July 2013
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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79 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Not for us”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

First night on island, it was close and frequently suggested. I had a salad with chicken on it, husband had chicken sandwich and sides. The chicken was very dry, rather tough, and the tomatoes on the salad tasted like fish - the bun of sandwich was dry, chicken dry and tough, the beans tasted like right out of a can. We managed to avoid it afterwards.

Visited June 2013
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Santa Clarita, California
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80 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Finger-lickin' good ribs!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Mama's is family owned and operated and the family pride shines through in their food and service.
We (my hubby and I) ordered the half-rack of baby back ribs plate to share. It comes with a choice of two sides. We chose the barbequed baked beans and macaroni salad. We are not big eaters, so this was plenty for us. The ribs are very meaty and delicious and the beans and mac salad were also very yummy.
It appears that most of their business is take-out, but they do offer tables inside and outside. They suggest you call ahead, because they do run out sometimes!
The location we visited is in the Napili Plaza. There is a second location in the Kukui Mall in Kihei.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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