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American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed January 10, 2021

The takeout was delicious and fairly priced. Easy in and easy out. No wait. We will come back. Thanks.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed December 21, 2020 via mobile

I thought was Maui ribs and family restaurant, but it turn out to be an Asian restaurant with microwave ribs and chicken. Terrible food I had to throw most of food away! Completely wasted of money and evening. Beware of the false Advertisement!

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed November 26, 2020

Had the chicken/ribs...they were ok...sides were not good. I don't think I would eat here again when I come back to Maui

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed April 15, 2020

The ribs and chicken are perfectly cooked and the sides are delicious. Perfect for a takeout meal to enjoy while watching another spectacular Maui sunset. Prices very reasonable.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 8, 2020

Great take-out dinner/ lunch menu. Love their ribs, BBQ chicken, beans and Portugese soup. Good value.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed March 3, 2020 via mobile

The chicken and ribs were okay but the beef brisket was mostly fat. The sides - coleslaw and macaroni salad were not very tasty. Rice was fine. Would not go again, would not recommend.

Date of visit: March 2020
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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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