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“Great Place to Eat” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cool Cat Cafe

Cool Cat Cafe
658 Front Street, #160, Top of the Elevator in the Wharf Cinema Center, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
808 667 0908
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Ranked #29 of 239 Restaurants in Lahaina
Cuisines: American, French
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Delta, British Columbia, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great Place to Eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Had the Ricky Ricardo Salad. It was great. A full meal. Topped it off with a plate of Frings and a Root Beer Float. The service was very friendly and efficient.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New Brunswick, Canada
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183 reviews 183 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
“Not what I remembered from 2 years ago.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We were sooooo looking forward to returning to the Cool Cat Café during our 9 night stay in Lahaina. We only went once despite my plans to go several times. We went for dinner and the food was so mediocre. They say they have been rated number one for their burgers for the past 9 years and I LOVE burgers. The one I had wasn't terrible but it was below average. The next night I had one nearby that was amazing!!!

The service was not what we have encountered before on our few visits a couple of years ago. The live music was quite bad as well compared to the past. Last time we bought souvenir beer glasses to remember the place which I did every time I had a beer the last couple of years. I planned on buying a bunch more this time but didn't because it was such a lousy dining experience. I have a totally different feeling about the Cool Cat Café now. I guess you really can't recreate experiences.

Management needs to take a close look at this place because it went from our favorite in Lahaina in 2012 to a place we won't visit again after our 2014 visit.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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kingston,on
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Great Burger”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We ate at Cool Cat for lunch. Had to wait about 15 minutes to get in and played air hockey with a little guy who joined in. He was intrigued watching us play so we let him play. It was fun to look around at all the vintage looking things for sale. Kind of a diner feel. We were seated in the "outside" deck area. I had a "Leader of the Pack" burger with cheese and my daughter had a "Luna" veggie burger. We also ordered a basket of fries to share but it was way too much food for two women. We didn't even finish half the basket. The burgers were great and the price was pretty good. We paid $34. for our meal which included one beer. Andrew our waiter was very attentive, didn't rush us at all and came around to make sure everything was going well.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington
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118 reviews 118 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Good Burger and pleasant place to watch people”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Ate lunch here (and have eaten here many times over the years) today and had the Luna burger - good food and very good onion rings. Third floor is a good place to watch people from especially as the cruise ship unloads in front of Pioneer Inn. Pleasant service for this casual open air (but covered so shady) burger joint. Prices are on par with the rest of Maui's food. They validate for parking in the cinema lot behind The Wharf.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Redondo Beach, CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

It's like any chain hamburger place, not amazing, but decent food. The third floor patio was nice, we enjoyed people watching under the banyan tree.

Visited April 2014
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