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Buzz's Wharf Restaurant - CLOSED

Maalaea Small Boat Harbor, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
+1 808-244-5426
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good25%
  • Average21%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible11%
3 Sep 2014
“closed & ripped off”
9 Jul 2014
“Fish Burger or Fish Tacos?”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Maalaea Small Boat Harbor, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
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Reviewed 15 July 2011

We have been to Buzz's Wharf many times over the past 8 years and have had some good and some not as good experiences. However, this last time we were there in July, 2011, was probably the best of all our meals at this restaurant....More

Thank streltsy
Reviewed 1 July 2011

If we don't get to Buzz's during our trip, we always stop in on the way to the airport. You have to try the Prawns. Have always had Great service and the bar has just about anything you want. Enjoy watching the boats come in...More

Reviewed 26 May 2011

This is probably comparable to The Waterfront at the other end of Maalea harbour, not too much to choose between them though for us *as a couple* Waterfront edges it, because as a larger restaurant it just seemed a bit more impersonal and not quite...More

2  Thank joeintheuk
Reviewed 8 May 2011

After the road trip to Hana on the wY back to kapalua we stopped here and were pleasantly surprised by the good food, I had the sweet prawns they were good, thirty dollars for about eight or nine of them, honestly though you are full...More

4  Thank Mrschef14
Reviewed 10 April 2011

I went to alot of restaurants while on my visit to Maui and this was my favorite in terms of value,local seafood, down to earth prices and service. I would add view because it does have a good one of the harbor but we were...More

4  Thank FisherGirl88
Reviewed 19 March 2011

Best fish and chips I've had in a long time. Fast, friendly service. Great view over the harbor. Reasonable prices.

2  Thank skibub2
Reviewed 17 March 2011

I was looking forward to eating here, though it was rather disappointing. The location is amazing, though from there things were blah. The service was okay, our server was friendly though not very engaging. The menu was basic, not as much selection as I was...More

1  Thank deppypung
Reviewed 16 March 2011

We were staying close by and stopped in for dinner. Apparently this restaurant has been here since the 70's and it looks like it hasn't been remodeled since they opened, very tired and dated decor. The service was slow and very impersonal but the biggest...More

1  Thank mooseman808
Reviewed 13 March 2011

Went there twice. First time was Fish & Chips. So/So. BUT, I watched a couple split an order of their Onion Rings, so back we go. My wife has the Shrimp Bisque, & I plow through an entire order of the Onion Rings. Really, really...More

Thank grapdad
Reviewed 8 March 2011

The view is pretty awesome, I'll give them that. BUT, there is a boat harbor in the same site - and you can walk around and admire the view for free! The food is truly overpriced for the quality. Honestly, I would have rather gone...More

Thank TravelingMJS
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 15 - USD 40
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Maalaea Small Boat Harbor, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
    (Ma'alaea Small Boat Harbor)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Wailuku
  • Phone Number: +1 808-244-5426
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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