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“Great view, not so great service”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Lahaina Fish Co

Lahaina Fish Co
Ranked #34 of 262 Restaurants in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Healthy
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Serving Maui's visitors and locals for over 23 years. Our goal is to obtain and serve fresh, natural and organic products whenever possible. We are proud to introduce our "E Ola Pono" or "Living Well" additions to our menu. By expanding our gluten free, vegetarian and vegan choices, we have created healthful and flavorful options with an emphasis on local and sustainable ingredients when available. From our fresh local fish, to our tender delicious prime rib and new vegetarian and vegan dishes, our Island Fusion menu offers something for everyone... even our kids. Our dining experience offers two floors of panoramic oceanfront dining with breathtaking views of nightly sunsets. 3 hours of free parking in Lahaina Center offers guests ample time for shopping, sightseeing and dining for lunch or dinner. We are dedicated to our food, service, staff, healthy island living and we encourage all to eat well and live well. It will be our pleasure to serve you!
Saskatchewan, Canada
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“Great view, not so great service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

We walked in at 5:30, and were seated promptly on a table right on the rail overlooking the water and the sunset, a great spot to sit. And the service went pretty much downhill from there. Watched our server stand chatting with two women at the next table for twenty minutes before he eventually took our drink order, and went back to his conversation. Another table was seated next to ours, and we could see it was pretty much the same with them. The server was totally disinterested in actually serving, no daily specials or suggestions with the menu. We did get through salads and entrees, and just because of the spectacular sunset, we stayed for dessert and coffee. The salad was obviously prepared well ahead, and just siting in a cooler. The battered fish was certainly battered, thick and soggy, and the fish inside was overcooked and very greasy. The Hawaiian sea salt fries were more like frozen fries from the supermarket, and tarter sauce like it was out of a jar. Desserts were actually pretty good, and, best of all, the coffee was exceptionally good. And at that point - must be getting close to tip time - the server actually started paying attention to us. He talked about the coffee being local, and just general chit-chat, but you know what - too little way too late. We have had much better service and meals at any number of other places on Front Street.

  • Visited March 2014
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“Great meal, even better price!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014

Ate here while visiting Lahaina. The menu made it hard to decide what to get because everything looked so good. Lunch was excellent. Service was great. The price was even better! What more could you ask for?!

  • Visited March 2014
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“unwelcome”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

We booked a meal after a show. We were greeted rudely, not made welcome. We were were served quickly and out in half an hour. The main course came while we were eating our salad. I felt it was a poor meal for the price. We felt we were being pushed out.the waitress was nice though.

Visited January 2014
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Alexandria, Virginia
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“Pretty good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

Stopped here for lunch with my dad and husband after I took my final exam. Had a nice drink while waiting for my food. I ordered the calamari while my husband had the fish and chips and my dad had the fish tacos. My calamari was surprisingly good. It was thick strips that was fried very well. It was served with a small portion of kale salad. The waiter didn't seem to understand that I wanted a side salad to add to my plate. He was a little pushy with drinks so he gave my husband a bad vibe. It was a nice location for my dad who has limited mobility to look at the water. I probably would not go back but it was an ok stop for us.

  • Visited March 2014
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Pinawa, Canada
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“Wonderful meal, service lacking”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

We stopped at the Lahaina Fish Co. for dinner after an afternoon of shopping. We were seated quickly and the bus boy who brought the water and the complimentary bread was pleasant and attentive. However, we were not asked about drinks or brought a menu for at least 15 minutes. The waitress was not helpful with the drink or food menu. The wait for food was longer than expected. Another party had been seated after we arrived and had their drinks and food before we received ours. The food however, was very good. Nicely plated, good portion size and tasty. This restaurant was the most expensive of the four we checked out along the waterfront. I don't think there was overall value for the money spent.

  • Visited March 2014
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