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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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1 - 10 of 297 reviews

Reviewed 4 September 2014

Before coming to Maui , I purchased several gift certificates to restaurants I wanted to go to. Regrettably , when we arrived here Buzz's Wharf had closed it's restaurant leaving only it's catering business open. I tried to contact them to get a refund, but...More

2  Thank 33fordguy
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Great pacific ocean view and service. Fish burger and artichoke soup was great. Wish I could have had cole slaw instead of the soup. Maybe next time.

Thank morningstar1953
Reviewed 8 July 2014

4 of use were there the last night it was open but didn't know it. Owner/manager had killed a few menu items and you could tell something wasn't right. BAM! The the next morning's paper says it's closed for good.

Thank Mauikboy
Reviewed 1 June 2014

news announced/confirmed yesterday, that Buzz's Wharf at Ma'alaea Harbor has closed after 47 years in biz...no explanation given, but they did say the dining room well continue to stay open for private functions, and they well continue to occupy the space and utilize the kitchen...More

3  Thank mauimann
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Closed as of May 31, 2014. They were a Maalaea fixture for many decades. Too many restaurants are closing in Maui. Is it the decline in tourism? is it the economy?

Thank Msmycall
Reviewed 18 May 2014

View was great. Steaks and calamari was excellent. Service was ok, the mgr waited on us more than our assigned waitress and it really was not crowded. Rib eye was cooked perfectly and melted in mouth. Would definitely go again

Thank Raretravelo
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Walked in and was asked if we had reservations...which we did NOT. They sat us anyway.....view was ok...service was good but in my opinion food was overpriced. We ordered the appetizer platter and their special that night was "ono". The appetizer came with onion rings,...More

Thank csabol
Reviewed 18 May 2014

While staying in Maui last week, we tried Buzz's. It is located in the harbor and had a nice view of the ocean. We had their lunch portion of Fish/Shrimp & Chips. It was okay food..nothing special. For $15, you got a few french fries,...More

Thank PaulaH67
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Buzz's has been around for over forty years (that I know of). When we arrived for my mother's 73rd birthday dinner, we were seated at a table a little too close to the front door. Our drinks were long in arriving and the menu looked...More

Thank Shelley090
Reviewed 11 April 2014

We've never had anything but a good meal at Buzz's. Fresh fish every time and reasonable. Nice view of the water and whales during the season.

Thank Pete R
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Local cuisine
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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