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American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I am wondering why we were charged 45.19 for full rack of ribs that is priced 34.99 and 25.19 for chicken listed at 19.99? Not sure the posted price for baked beans and salad, but certainly the mains were overcharged with service charge of 7.63...plus 10% tip on top of it all…. For a pick up order? Food was good, but not impressed with the ordering system at all!More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed March 22, 2022 via mobile

Knowing most restaurants in the area require reservations, I could not find an open time to pick up food on their website. So, I took a chance to walk in and order take out. I was the only one there and was served in a...timely manner. While I was waiting they took multiple orders by phone. So, their scheduling website must not be accurate. That said, the ribs and locomoco were good and reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed March 15, 2022

The chicken and sides were good and the ribs were perfectly cooked. Nothing was drowning in sauces to hide any flaws, so you know it was well-made. We enjoyed it. Reasonable prices for lunch

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed January 20, 2022

Not being a connoisseur of ribs; however, I found that the ribs were cooked thoroughly, flavorful and tasty. Due to COVID issues the service was to go only, so took the order back to the condo and enjoyed it.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed January 2, 2022

The chicken was moist and perfectly cooked, as were the fall off the bone ribs in our rib and chicken combo plates. Side of barbeque beans were good, too, but the potato salad was a little bland. This is a mom-and-pop takeout place, not some...gourmet or high-priced restaurant. So the negative reviews don't make a lot of sense to me. There was enough food for two meals and at a reasonable price for Maui. If you're looking for a nice meal at a reasonable price for takeout, don't listen to the negative nabobs and patronize this family business.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed December 23, 2021

I love Ribs, and the window said "Best Ribs on Maui" so I had to go in. I was disappointed. They may have been baked? But NOT BBQ'd.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed December 14, 2021 via mobile

They claim to have the best ribs on Maui...I hope not, because they were not very good. They tasted a bit off..sour? Not quite sure, but they tasted different. Not 3ven sure they were BBQ"d. As they took them out of an oven. I wouldn't...eat there again.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed July 30, 2021

We visit Maui every year for a month and never miss take out at Mama’s BBQ. The food is great “plate lunch” style and all home made. We love the chicken, ribs and beef stew. Their Mac Salad is also a favorite. Don’t listen to...the few picky negative reviews. If you like home made food you will like Mamas BBQ.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 7, 2021

The ribs at this restaurant has to the worst I have ever eaten. Both my wife and I ate our sides and left there to go down to Maui Tacos for a very good dinner. I have traveled this country from east to west to...north to south and this had to be the worst ribs ever.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 26, 2021

Maui is overrun with tourists right now yet restaurant capacity is still only at 50%. This poses a problem with trying to eat out. We had listed this as one of our options because it was relatively close to our rental. The first impression is...that it is dirty. It also seems a bit discombobulated. Their menu is varied so varied that it seems inconsistent. We ordered four dinners and took them to the rental. The prices seemed normal and consistent with Maui. However, the food wasn't all that good. There wasn't enough sauce and the ribs seemed more like thinly sliced slabs of meat. None of us were impressed nor found that we could order from them again.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 5, 2021 via mobile

Had the chicken and rib combo with bar-b-q beans and Mac salad. The chicken was good but needed a side of bar-b-q sauce which I forgot to ask for. Therefore, I dipped the chicken in the beans and it tasted great. Didn’t like the ribs...that much. Also ordered side of small stew and it was ok. The carrots in the stew were huge! The stew meat was good. Will definitely go back as it does remind you of home cooked meals.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed March 26, 2021

To be fair, we attempted to get carry out from Joey's Kitchen and discovered that they were closed on a Friday night for a special event. So we walked nearby and stood in line to order from Mama's Ribs & Rotisserie. They were completely out...of their traditional style and teriyaki chicken for the night, so I cannot comment on those. However, Mama's pot roast was tender, salty, and covered with a rich brown gravy. Amazingly, a restaurant that contains ribs in its name showed no skill what-so-ever in cooking their pork. Our baby back ribs were clearly just baked in an oven and had showed no evidence of any spice or any special preparation. Just forget about them having being exposed to any smoke or seasoning. These pale and lifeless bones were served drenched under a ladle full of BBQ sauce. Likewise, the macaroni salad was totally bland. But the cole slaw had some flavor and character and was probably the best thing we ate that night. We have our "go to" restaurants in Maui. Mama's will be one of ours "stay away from" choices.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 20, 2021

Mostly take out, great Rib and pork sandwiches on our visit. Local staff, quick service at counter, good deal- in the Napili plaza strip center.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 5, 2021

Worse bbq I ever had. The service looked and felt tired and not even want to be there. No flavor in any of the items( quart chicken, pork ribs, potatoes salad, and baked beans)!! Almost throw up into eating it . The sourness taste I...can still feel in the bottom of my stomach. I highly don’t recommend!!!!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed February 2, 2021 via mobile

Don’t listen to “Jonathan”, this place is great! Whoever would write a negative restaurant review during a pandemic is beyond my comprehension, but to outright say mean spirited and borderline racist comments is just rude. I had to counter that review with my experience. Just...yesterday, I ordered a half rack of the ribs and a side salad for take out, which I recommend during the pandemic. The meal also came with beans and Hawaiian macaroni salad. The portion was so large, I had dinner, lunch, and dinner again tonight. The ribs were NOT fatty at all and in no way “microwaved”. I had never eaten here before but I certainly will again. This was true BQ and lip smacking delicious. I’m visiting from Alaska and wanted to make sure and post a current reality of this quaint little place. I almost didn’t go because of the most current review but I was craving some barbecue. I’m so happy I chose to ignore his review. I recommend and from what I understand, this is a family owned establishment that has been around for many years.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Response from HoustonTravlinDave | Reviewed this property |
Gluten free ribs and rotisserie chicken? You ain't from around here:) Gluten comes from wheat and Ribs and chicken comes from barnyard animals......just don't eat the bread and you should be fine. Seriously
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Yes, Mama's Rib's & Rotisserie offers takeout services.

Mama's Rib's & Rotisserie is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3