Robert "Bully" Kotter of Bully's Ohana Surf School

Bully, Formerly of Goofy Foot Surf School, Founds Bully’s Ohana Surf School

Robert “Bully” Kotter Establishes New Surf School in Lahaina If you’re looking for your favorite surf instructor named Robert “Bully” Kotter, who used to teach surf lessons at Goofy Foot Surf School in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, Relax. You’ve finally found him. That’s right! Bully, formerly a surf instructor with Goofy Foot Surf School in Lahaina, […]

Skyline Eco-Adventures: Zip-n-Dip

Skyline Eco-Adventures: 4 Line Zip-n-Dip Tour

We had the honor of attending Skyline Eco Adventures’ inaugural Zip-n-Dip Tour and it was AMAZING. We were among the very first group to experience Maui’s newest activity up at Kahoma Ranch. It was nothing like I expected and better than I imagined. Now, you have to understand, I go on a lot of activities […]

Sea Maui Charters: Sunset Sail

When I was asked to join in a boat ride out of Lahaina, I thought “Sure, why not?”, because I always enjoy a little trip on the ocean. I also thought it was going to be on a large ship, like the Maui Princess, which I always enjoy. Shannon and Brandon had invited me to […]

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Slappy Cakes: Gary at the Grill

Slappy Cakes, Lahaina: Make Your Own Pancakes

As you walk into Slappy Cakes in Ka’anapali, you first notice that it’s pretty spartan as far as furnishings, and with very high ceilings. You hope the wait is worth it, but as it is a high-tourist time, and on a Monday brunch, a crowd should be expected. There does seem to be pretty spacious […]

Koa's Seaside Grill: Spanish Omelette

Koa’s Seaside Grill: Great Breakfast and an Incredible Ocean View

When you walk into Koa’s Seaside Grill, the first thing you notice is the view. It’s an incredible view of the Pacific Ocean and the Hawaiian Island of Lanai. On the morning we went for breakfast, the waves were huge and we had a fantastic experience. Our hostess escorted us to our table along the […]

No Ka Oi Cinnamon Rolls: The Southern Belle

Fresh Baked Cinnamon Rolls at No Ka ‘Oi Cinnamon Rolls Whaler’s Village

When I told my son that our next review was going to be cinnamon rolls at No Ka Oi Cinnamon Rolls at the food court of Whaler’s Village, my announcement was met with a huge smile and a vey excited, “Cool!” When I told him that they were the same cinnamon rolls that are featured […]

Crabcake Eggs Benedict at Captain Jack's Island Grill

Family Breakfast at Captain Jack’s in Lahaina Maui Hawaii

Captain Jack’s Eggs Benedict, French Toast, and More Usually, the kids want to go to town to have a “walking breakfast”. We stop for a cup of coffee or juice and pick up Spam musubi at Nagasako’s over by Foodland. We take a walk down Front St. and sometimes on the beach. This morning, they […]

NFL Football Breakfast at Spanky's Riptide Eggs McSpanky

Spanky’s Riptide: Sunday Morning NFL Football Breakfast

With eleven big screen televisions from which to choose, Spanky’s Riptide is one of the best places on the west side of Maui to watch NFL football on a Sunday morning. For that matter, Spanky’s Riptide is the one of best places to watch any televised sports event on the west side of Maui. But […]

Brunch at Mooses McGillycuddy's: Corn Beef Hash and Eggs

Father’s Day Brunch at Moose McGillycuddy’s

The kids picked their favorite place for Father’s Day Brunch: Moose McGillycuddy’s on Front St. in Lahaina. The menu is simple. The food is consistently good. The service is always great. And by now, we feel like family when we go there.  And the best part is my kids know where the two for one […]

Breakfast at Mala Ocean Tavern: Bacon and Eggs

Fantastic French Toast at Mala Ocean Tavern

The kids and I went to Mala for breakfast over the weekend. The food, as always, was delicious. While I opted for the traditional bacon and eggs, the kids both decided to have french toast. I have to say that the french toast at Mala is the best I’ve had on Maui.

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Cool Cate Cafe Burger

Cool Cat Cafe: Burgers, Ribs, and Fresh Fish on Maui

Voted ‘Best Burger on Maui’ every year since they opened on Front Street across from the Banyan Tree, Cool Cat Cafe serves 13 different burgers and cheeseburgers, some with all the traditional fixings and some with a distinctive Hawaiian flare. If burgers and cheeseburgers are not your favorite, Cool Cat Cafe also serves fresh fish, […]

Keiki Review of Spanky's Riptide Sunday Morning Breakfast

Spanky’s Riptide: Sunday Morning Football Breakfast and Keiki Video Review

The very first Spanky’s Sunday Morning Football Breakfast was a great way to watch NFL football. They have eleven televisions and each one is on a different channel. Breakfast starts at 7:00 am and by 6:45 am, locals were already waiting for the doors to open. They have lots of $5 food specials and plenty […]

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The Plantation House: Eggs Benedict

Having been to The Plantation House for dinner, I was very much looking forward to going again. The food is fantastic, the servers friendly and knowledgeable, and Chef Alex Stanislaw… well Chef Alex is amazing. When the opportunity presented itself to try all six variations of Eggs Benedict featured at The Plantation House, I jumped […]

No Ka Oi Cinnamon Rolls: The Southern Belle

Fresh Baked Cinnamon Rolls at No Ka ‘Oi Cinnamon Rolls Whaler’s Village

When I told my son that our next review was going to be cinnamon rolls at No Ka Oi Cinnamon Rolls at the food court of Whaler’s Village, my announcement was met with a huge smile and a vey excited, “Cool!” When I told him that they were the same cinnamon rolls that are featured […]

Kieki video review of Cold Stone Ice Cream in Lahaina Maui Hawaii

Cold Stone Creamery: Keiki Video Review

Today we went to Cold Stone Creamery in Lahaina. The one on Front Street next to Hard Rock Cafe. The kids say they have the best ice cream around and, since they are the experts when it comes to ice cream, I always let them choose where to go. My son had the Mint Chocolate […]

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Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month June 2014

Today’s Burger of the Month is the “All Hail, Caesar”, and to tell the truth, it’s one I might not have chosen if I wasn’t writing a review on it. I enter the Cool Cat Cafe on a hot afternoon with a friend, and we both decide that the air-conditioned area is more to our liking, […]

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month May 2014

As I walk into Cool Cat Cafe the summer afternoon (and seater) bids me to enter the air-conditioned area to dine. I’m very glad to have this option, and choose a booth to enjoy my lunch with my dining companion. We sit around a very large record-table emulating a 45 one might have played in […]

Slappy Cakes: Gary at the Grill

Slappy Cakes, Lahaina: Make Your Own Pancakes

As you walk into Slappy Cakes in Ka’anapali, you first notice that it’s pretty spartan as far as furnishings, and with very high ceilings. You hope the wait is worth it, but as it is a high-tourist time, and on a Monday brunch, a crowd should be expected. There does seem to be pretty spacious […]

Start Me Up Sportfishing

Waking up at 2:00 in the morning is not something I generally look forward to, but this morning I was up a full half hour before my alarm went off. I was having a hard time even getting to sleep ever since I found out I would be going out with Start Me Up for […]

Robert "Bully" Kotter of Bully's Ohana Surf School

Bully, Formerly of Goofy Foot Surf School, Founds Bully’s Ohana Surf School

Robert “Bully” Kotter Establishes New Surf School in Lahaina If you’re looking for your favorite surf instructor named Robert “Bully” Kotter, who used to teach surf lessons at Goofy Foot Surf School in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, Relax. You’ve finally found him. That’s right! Bully, formerly a surf instructor with Goofy Foot Surf School in Lahaina, […]

Art by Riki Sand Sculpting Class

Sand Sculpting with Art by Riki

When I was a child, my family would go to Huntington Beach in Southern California. Sometimes, we would swim. Sometimes we would play frisbee. Other times we would make sand castles. No matter what, we always had a great time at the beach. When I heard about the Sand Sculpture Classes being presented by Art […]

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Brunch at Mooses McGillycuddy's: Corn Beef Hash and Eggs

Father’s Day Brunch at Moose McGillycuddy’s

The kids picked their favorite place for Father's Day Brunch: Moose McGillycuddy's on Front St. in Lahaina. The menu is simple. The food is consistently good. The service is always great. And by now, we feel like family when we go there.  And the best part is my kids know where the two for one coupons are! I had corn beef hash and eggs over easy. An buttered English muffin rounded out the meal. My youngest ordered the Big Pancake breakfast: pancakes, eggs, bacon. It was more than he could … [More Breakfast on Maui...]

Crabcake Eggs Benedict at Captain Jack's Island Grill

Family Breakfast at Captain Jack’s in Lahaina Maui Hawaii

Captain Jack’s Eggs Benedict, French Toast, and More Usually, the kids want to go to town to have a “walking breakfast”. We stop for a cup of coffee or juice and pick up Spam musubi at Nagasako’s over by Foodland. We take a walk down Front St. and sometimes on the beach. This morning, they wanted to have a sit down breakfast and try the pancakes and french toast over at Captain Jack’s Island Grill. We arrived around 10:00am and Captain Jack’s wasn’t very crowded. We were seated at a table … [More Breakfast on Maui...]

NFL Football Breakfast at Spanky's Riptide Eggs McSpanky

Spanky’s Riptide: Sunday Morning NFL Football Breakfast

With eleven big screen televisions from which to choose, Spanky’s Riptide is one of the best places on the west side of Maui to watch NFL football on a Sunday morning. For that matter, Spanky’s Riptide is the one of best places to watch any televised sports event on the west side of Maui. But I digress. A few days before the inaugural Sunday Morning NFL Football Breakfast, we ran into Sam, the bartender from Spanky’s Riptide, as we were walking by Longhi’s on Front Street. She invited us to … [More Breakfast on Maui...]

Breakfast at Mala Ocean Tavern: Bacon and Eggs

Fantastic French Toast at Mala Ocean Tavern

The kids and I went to Mala for breakfast over the weekend. The food, as always, was delicious. While I opted for the traditional bacon and eggs, the kids both decided to have french toast. I have to say that the french toast at Mala is the best I've had on Maui. … [More Breakfast on Maui...]

Slappy Cakes: Gary at the Grill

Slappy Cakes, Lahaina: Make Your Own Pancakes

As you walk into Slappy Cakes in Ka'anapali, you first notice that it's pretty spartan as far as furnishings, and with very high ceilings. You hope the wait is worth it, but as it is a high-tourist time, and on a Monday brunch, a crowd should be expected. There does seem to be pretty spacious parking, as any overflow can be handled by The Time supermarket next-door. You are greeted immediately by the person at the front kiosk, who takes your name, and invited to sit down. With such a crowd, … [More Breakfast on Maui...]

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Mala an Ocean Tavern: Eggs Benedict

“Kai will be right with you,” our hostess informed us as she guided us to the outside lanai. My son chose a nice table and selected the seat with an unobscured view of the water. Our seats were shady and cool. The gentle sea breeze and the sound of the waves were a great way to start our breakfast. Everything had that fresh clean ocean smell. This was my second visit to Mala; my first was for dinner a few weeks earlier. This time we were there for breakfast. Mala only serves breakfast on … [More Breakfast on Maui...]

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Burgers on Maui

Sure Thing Burger Keiki Review

Sure Thing Burger: Keiki Video Review

The other day my son and I stopped by Sure Thing Burger in Lahaina. Kyle was there, and after talking story for a while, we decided to have a couple of beef burgers. I had the beef burger with grilled onions and my son had the beef burger with bacon. We also had french fries […]

Cool Cat Cafe Beef Burger of the Month December 2013: “Gouda St. Nick”

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month December 2013

When I think of a Christmas themed hamburger I imagine a burger that’s colored green and red with strands of tinsel and mistletoe. I wonder how a chef would go about creating such a colorful burger that would taste as good as it looked. This holiday season, the burger chefs at the Cool Cat Cafe […]

Spanky’s Riptide, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii: St. Louise Pork Ribs

Spanky’s Riptide: A Local Sports Bar at 505 Front Street Lahaina Maui Hawaii

Spanky’s Riptide: A Local Sports Bar in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii It felt like a scene from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, when Professor Henry Jones tells Sallah, “We named the dog Indiana.” When I was having lunch at Spanky’s Riptide at 505 Front Street in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, I was told, “We named the […]

Cool Cat Cafe Burger of the Month March 2013: Reuben Melt

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month March 2013

The Cool Cat Cafe in Lahaina offers unique burgers every month for their Burger of the Month promotion. Each month is different and the burgers for March 2013 were some of the best burgers ever. My son and I arrived around 2:00pm, after the lunch crowd thinned a bit. We started with drinks: a vanilla […]

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Maui Restaurants

Brunch at Mooses McGillycuddy's: Corn Beef Hash and Eggs

Father’s Day Brunch at Moose McGillycuddy’s

The kids picked their favorite place for Father’s Day Brunch: Moose McGillycuddy’s on Front St. in Lahaina. The menu is simple. The food is consistently good. The service is always great. And by now, we feel like family when we go there.  And the best part is my kids know where the two for one […]

Cool Cat Cafe: For the Best Hamburger or Cheeseburger in Paradise

If you’re looking for the best hamburger or cheeseburger in paradise, come to the Cool Cat Cafe in downtown Lahaina on the Hawaiian Island of Maui. For the past five years, my wife and I have been coming to Maui for three weeks every year to get away from the snow and spend time in […]

Sansei: Super Red Dragon Roll

Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar: Sushi, Seafood, and Steak

Ask just about any local where the best sushi on Maui is and you’ll get the same answer: The best sushi on Maui is at Sansei’s. On the west side of Maui, Sansei’s is located in Kapalua, about 20 minutes north of Lahaina Towne, Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar serves a variety of entrees, […]

Cool Cat Cafe Burger of the Month January 2013

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month January 2013

Once again, it’s time to taste the Cool Cat Cafe’s Burger of the Month. This time, the key to the veggie burger is sprouts and the key to the beef burger is a wonderfully rich au jus for dipping. Cool Cat Veggie Burger of the Month January 2013: The Jitterbug The Veggie Burger of the […]

David Paul’s Island Grill: Tasting Menu Dinner

Family Night Out is one of the best parts about being a restaurant writer for 808 Reviews. There is something very special about the whole family getting dressed up to go out to dinner, even in a town with a casual dress code like Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. The idea of dressing for dinner is still […]

Crabcake Eggs Benedict at Captain Jack's Island Grill

Family Breakfast at Captain Jack’s in Lahaina Maui Hawaii

Captain Jack’s Eggs Benedict, French Toast, and More Usually, the kids want to go to town to have a “walking breakfast”. We stop for a cup of coffee or juice and pick up Spam musubi at Nagasako’s over by Foodland. We take a walk down Front St. and sometimes on the beach. This morning, they […]

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