Address: 300 Maalaea Rd. # 1M, Ma'alaea, HI 96793 Phone: 808-243-2286 Cuisine: American, Sandwiches Region: Central Maui Price: Moderate Amenities: Ocean View, Outdoor Seating, Bar Seating Hours: Daily 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Great American classics with an island twist, this place serves great burgers and fish sandwiches and has a healthy selection of bar-style pupus.
Address: 300 Maalaea Rd. # 1M, Wailuku, HI 96793 Phone: (808) 243-2286 If you’re an aficionado of barbeque you’ll know that wet vs. dry—a kind of Coke vs. Pepsi thing—is the difference between slathered in sauce, an all-over-your-face experience, or dry, which gets its flavor from slow cooking or smoking. Beach Bums Bar and Grill at Maalaea Harbor aims to provide both. They cook their ribs, brisket, etc. for as long as 12 hours in a monster smoker. So if you want your meat to bask in its own smoky splendor, as I do, you have that option. But if you want to walk on the wet side you can still slop it up, slathering to your heart’s content with the housemade sauces available at your table. Either way, delicious.
This Maalaea outpost has great barbecue, eight beers on tap, great prices and a faithful following, but technically it’s not a kamaaina deal. But their prices are so good they fooled you into thinking you are getting great kamaaina there all the time! From 3 to 6 pm the place gets even better with Happy Hour when certain beers on draft are $2.50 and Mai tais and margaritas are just $3.50.
Best Barbecue Beach Bums The best barbeque meat on Maui comes from a custom Texas-built wood rotisserie smoker, but the folks at Beach Bums attribute it mostly to their use of kiawe and guava wood and their special house-made secret sauces and rubs. Of course, it’s also possible their baby back rib fest Wednesdays and prime rib and lobster fest Tuesdays may have swayed your votes. Their unique Ma‘alaea harbor views don’t hurt, either. 300 Ma‘alaea Rd.; 808-243-2286; Beachbumshawaii.com. @jenrusso Runner-up: Fat Daddy's
Maui Dining Guide Beach Bum's Bar & Grill 300 Maalaea Rd. # 1M, Ma'alaea, HI 96793 808-243-2286 Great American classics with an island twist, this place serves great burgers and fish sandwiches and ...