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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, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Maalaea Small Boat Harbor, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

We have been to Buzz's a number of times in past visits to Maui and have always enjoyed it. The views are great, the service is average, and the food is quite good though not quite it was in the past. I would still go...More

1  Thank Travel_4_Relax_N_Fun
Reviewed 28 March 2014

Four of us stopped in at Buzz's. View of the harbor is beautiful. Restaurant was beautiful. Manger was a wonderful young lady. But our service was terrible. Each couple ordered drinks, The drinks were each $10.00 and had my husband not restrained me, I would...More

1  Thank Colliemom655
Reviewed 26 March 2014

While the view of the harbor is fantastic, the food preparation needs a lot of work. Ordered a grilled fish, and while I do not mind fish to be rare, this was undercooked. I specifically asked for no onions, and if the vegetables contained onions...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 21 March 2014

I submitted a review for this restaurant a couple of weeks ago, & my review was deleted, which makes me suspicious. We went to Buzz's last year, & had a good experience. Our trip this year was way different. We had drinks prior to the...More

Thank Norm T
Reviewed 18 March 2014

I had eaten there before (2003 the last time). I enjoyed the Seared Ahi Tuna Sandwich, so I stopped there today and did not see it on the lunch menu, but there was a seared ahi tuna plate on the dinner menu. I asked a...More

2  Thank Kenneth R
Reviewed 10 March 2014

It was raining hard that night and we didn't feel like driving far. Buzz's was very close by so we made some last minute reservations and went on down. We had a fine meal with a nice harbor view...at least until it got dark. Overall...More

Thank zeus_msp
Reviewed 5 March 2014

We have been coming to Maui for 15 years but had never stopped at Buzz's Wharf but after whale watching trip from the harbor decided to give it a try. The service was ok but did have to wait a long time after ordering before...More

1  Thank Gorilla47
Reviewed 24 February 2014

This restaurant was the worst and don't recommend anyone to go there. The wait to be seated was 1 hour, to get water was another 15 minutes, get the food was 15 minutes all burnt and thrown on the plate with just the steak and...More

Thank Koi K
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Stopped for dessert. Busy night. Frazzled waitress. Never received our coffee. Sorbet was good. Macadamia nut ice cream was tasty. Macadamia pie was disappointing; not fresh or home baked there. Good location. Nice waterfront view.More

Thank McTWaid
Emily K, Manager at Buzz's Wharf Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2014

Aloha and thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear that your server didn't bring the coffee you ordered, that shouldn't have happened. Were you able to mention this to a Manager at the time? We would have loved to have had the chance...More

Reviewed 18 February 2014

Had to remind waitress to bring our bread after we were seated for 30 mins. Food was cold. Have been at Buzz's numerous times before. Will never go back.

Thank rlfort
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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 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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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