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“Great Place for Lunch”

Rita’s Finest Steak & Fish House
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Rita's has a 3 course lunch special for about $12. The entree comes with a soup and dessert. The owner is very personable and will accommodate all dietary restrictions and make you a dish that is not on the menu. The view is amazing as the restaurant is on the second floor. The service is exceptional, very personable servers that understand the customer's desires.

There is a problem with flies if you sit near the parking lot becasue of the number of food places in the shopping center, so ask to be seated further back into the restaurant.

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Thank SandyBeaches09
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Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

I have eaten at Rita's twice in the last week, once for dinner and once for lunch and I enjoyed both meals, especially lunch today. The lobster bisque is delicious and I really enjoyed my burger. They have really fixed the place up, it is no longer the bar it was when it was Lulu's. Service is great, our server, Susan, was awesome the other night. All in all, Rita's is a welcome addition to Kihei's dining scene.

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Thank SusanK58
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Had dinner at Rita's, and I must say that the food was delicious. I had the scallops and my son had the filet; we shared the garlic mashed potatoes. The restaurant is a bit quirky in that it is hard to determine whether they are going for an upscale steak and seafood place, or a casual atmosphere.

There is a very large bar in the center of the room with tv's playing and music piped in (speaks "casual"). The servers, although very attentive, are attired very casually. The website, however, would have you believe that this is an "upscale" place. The menu prices reflect this, but the atmosphere does not hold true.

This being said, I will once again state that the food was very good, although somewhat overpriced, with sides being priced separately. The dinner meals come with a tossed salad prepared table-side, which is very old-school and could be done away with. Considering the more casual feel of the restaurant, I would go for a large salad served "family-style" (in a large bowl placed on the table for customers to serve themselves). I would also do away with the separately priced side dishes and simply include a small side with each entree.

As stated in an earlier post, this is newer restaurant. They do still have some bumps to iron out, and I'm sure they will follow through. The restaurant screams "casual" with it's cartoonish images of a crab w/margarita, the tv's above the bar, and the servers attire. Stick with this idea, do away with the table-side salad, and include sides with the entrees. This will help make a successful place!

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Thank kellyfromohio
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Excellent service, perfect location sits up above everything else. Amazing ocean breeze. Friendly staff. Must have their fresh lobster and from scratch pina coladas!!

Thank Linzy B
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Lobster bisque served with every lunch sandwich,Heavenly ,not the canned kind but rich and creamy ,served from a silver pot with a chunk of fresh lobster in the center . good draft beer and friendly service from the efficient barmaid.I had a bowl full that was as good(and more of it) as my favorite source in New York. Will be going back for more and to try out their sandwich and other selections.

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