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Waterfront Restaurant - CLOSED

300 Maalaea Rd, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96793-5918
+1 808-244-9028
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good18%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
23 Jul 2016
“Don't do it!”
16 Mar 2014
“Amazing view, food & staff”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
300 Maalaea Rd, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96793-5918
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

We were very disappointed at our experience last night at the Waterfront Restaurant. We are island residents and had enjoyed meals at the old location so decided to visit the new location when we heard an advertisement for the Kama'aina discount. Instead of feeling like...More

2  Thank haikuhi96708
Rick S, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2013

We are very sorry to hear that you did not like your table location. Had you mentioned this to the hostess she would have been glad to seat you anywhere in the dining room that you liked. Your being a Kamaaina had absolutely no bearing...More

Reviewed 26 May 2013

5 stars for service. Scott was our server, and he was outstanding. 3 stars for food. Caesar Salad is a must have. It was the best we had ever had, and will definitely try to replicate it at home. We also shared a cup of...More

Thank Carrie B
Reviewed 24 May 2013

First time in the new location for this restaurant, although I've eaten at the former location several times. This visit we just wanted a light lunch, so we opted for a small ceasar salad, a cup of lobster chowder and their kalua pork spring roll...More

Thank Major12
Reviewed 20 May 2013

Wonderful view. Excellent service. Outstanding food for lunch or dinner. A Maalea instituation. Do not pass this one by!!

Thank TravelGirl1125
Rick S, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2013

Thanks for the response. Glad you enjoyed our new place!

Reviewed 19 May 2013

IMHO any restraunt on the water in Maui automatically gets three stars for the view. That being said, the our food what not that great. To be fair, we only had drinks and appetizers but my spring rolls were greasy and tasteless and my wife'...More

Thank Saboxdweller
Reviewed 19 May 2013

Wow! Just wow! We've been coming to the island for ten years in a row, staying most of May and dining in great restaurants everyday, We were anticipating the opening of the Waterfront's new location while we were here last year, but just missed it....More

Thank alienpilot
Reviewed 14 May 2013

What a gong show the service was. Positives: pretty restaurant, nice ocean view. Negatives: many. We live in West Maui, eat out often. My husband and I rarely get days off together to go for a meal in Maalea, so yesterday was finally our day...More

Thank sctrojangal
Rick S, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2013

I really have no response for you. Our happy hour is being called the best on Maui by most folks that come in. To have such a detailed account of your bad experience leaves me speechless. it does not sound like us at all. Please...More

Reviewed 9 May 2013

Come here for fish prepared in myriad ways! Great Steak Diane too. Wonderful drinks and great service. Don't bother with Mama's Fish House or Haliimaile General Store- overrated. Go to Waterfront and reserve a table with ocean view before sunset. Won't be disappointed.

Thank mmajere
Rick S, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2013

Thank you for your feedback. Please join us again.

Reviewed 8 May 2013

Very nice restaurant. Food was ok. Not much of a waterfront view. Service was good. Price is right. Would eat there againMore

Thank mauitigger
Rick S, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2013

I was just wondering when you came in? We have incredible views of the ocean and Maalaea Harbor. You can see the ocean from every table, which could not be said from the original Waterfront location. Please expand on your comments, if you can find...More

Reviewed 28 April 2013

We enjoyed one very tasty and beautifully presented fish dinner at the Waterfront, but the cost relegated us to the happy hour after that. We thoroughly enjoyed the professionalism of our dinner server and were seated on the balcony looking out over the harbor and...More

Thank bluelakelady
Rick S, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2013

Thank you for supporting us. Hope to see you next time.

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Maalaea Rd, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96793-5918
    (Route 30)
  • Public Transportation: Maui Bus drop off and pick-up within 50 feet of entrance.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Maalaea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-244-9028
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