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“CLOSED” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Buzz's Wharf Restaurant - CLOSED

Buzz's Wharf Restaurant
Maalaea Small Boat Harbor, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
+1 808-244-5426
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Price range: $15 - $40
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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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“CLOSED”
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?

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
“Food awesome. Service ok”
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

Visited May 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Good food....overpriced”
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 was OK. The main dish....the "ono" was fantastic...it had a ginger glaze on it with 2 deep fried prawns to top it off. The fish was amazing but the prawns could have been better. For two entrees , 1appetizer , 1 ice tea and 1 water.....our bill was $90.....

  • Visited May 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Greenville, Indiana
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Okay food”
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. To be honest, I believe the atmosphere (relaxing by the water) was worth the money more than the food. Waitress was very welcoming and nice!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good food and service”
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 was fantastic! The salads were so fresh tasting and generous. I had a pasta dish that was divine. EVeryone complimented the chef. Wonderful experience at Buzz's - we will go back!

Visited April 2014
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