Mama's Fish House
Mama's Fish House

Mama's Fish House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mamasfishhouse.com/
  • Phone: (808) 579-8488
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Reservations from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Dinner Reservations Nightly: 4:00pm-9:00pm
    Entire Menu served all day.
    Bar/lounge seating for walk-ins, based on availability from 11:00 am to 9:30 pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Hawaiian
  • Executive Chef: Perry Bateman
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Birthday, Anniversary, Honeymoon. Mama's Fish House is sure to be the perfect place for an intimate celebration. Contact us directly for details on booking for lunch or dinner.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hana Highway - Turn Left at the fishing boat
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet.
A word from Mama's Fish House
Mama's Fish House is actually a converted beach house in a coconut grove on a secluded white sand beach. Inside, hinged windows open to let in the trade winds and Polynesian artifacts and original oil paintings decorate tropical hardwood walls. The rooms are filled with spectacular flower arrangements and tapa print cloths cover the tables. Outdoor dining is equally exciting, and everyone enjoys watching the windsurfers performing offshore.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Mama's Fish House reviews from OpenTable diners
1042 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (906)special occasion (855)romantic (791)fit for foodies (677)great for outdoor dining (426)great for lunch (316)hot spot (283)neighborhood gem (260)good for groups (185)notable wine list (146)kid-friendly (96)great for brunch (76)vibrant bar scene (41)late-night find (29)Show More
  • Just the best.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/26/2014
    We go to Mama's when ever we are on Maui. The location can't be beat, and the food is as good as yu get anywhere. We love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, but Expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/26/2014
    The views and food are incredible. If price is an issue, I recommend going for lunch as opposed to dinner. The food is truly amazing. A must do while on Maui.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spendy spendy, but lovely for a special occasion.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    Look past the $18 price tag for the cup of lobster and squash soup. Save up for a special occasion. The service at Mama's Fish House is amazing. We came for our anniversary and had a lovely time - grilled octopus, crab cakes, the aforementioned spendy soup, mahi mahi, and wonderful desserts, too. It's a once-a-year kind of place - enjoy!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lived up to the hype
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    A number of people told me that I had to go to Mama's Fish House. I figured that I would give it a try but was concerned if the expectations were too great. All four of us had a fantastic time. The service was perfect...not too fast, not too slow. The waitress shared little tidbits of interesting Hawaiian and Mama's Fish House knowledge and history. The food was delicious...most notably the Opah dish. I would highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 마마스 좋았습니다.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    마우이에서의 신혼여행 첫 저녁식사로 마마스를 골랐습니다. 소문대로 훌륭한 서비스와 깔끔한 칵테일, 맛있는 생선요리가 늦은 저녁식사를 행복하게 했습니다. 마히마히와 오파, 두 요리를 먹었는데, 오파가 한국인입맛에 더 맞는 것 같았습니다. 애피타이저로 먹은 크랩케이크도 괜찮았어요. 가격은 한국에 비하면 좀 비쌌지만, 그래도 신혼여행이니 충분히 지불할만했다고 생각합니다.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    We had a wonderful experience at mamas fish house! Worth every penny and a must do for the Maui traveler!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This restaurant is OUTSTANDING !!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    This restaurant is OUTSTANDING !!!!! Could not have been any better. I had the Mahimahi stuffed with crab and lobster. WOW - so very tasty. Ahi tuna appetizer - Again WOW... Service was GREAT - very friendly. The decdor and setting was very inviting and comfortable. Yea yea yea. If you ever go to Maui, DO NOT MISS IT. Brent .........................
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic view stellar service with 5 star dining.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The service is impeccable. You will feel like you are their best customer. An empty dish will never sit on your table and your glass will never be empty. Appetizers will race to your table and the cuisine is perfect. The calamari was crisp yet tender. The timing for the next course is perfect. The traditional Hawaiian was a treat for the palate with many favors. The special mahi-mahi encrusted with macadamia nuts Wales up all your sleeping senses. The portions are plenty. Diggingbinto the chocolate pie was like sliding down a hill of molten chocolate. It was the smoothest bite I've ever taken. The building itself has much flair decorated tastefully with solid wood obstacles on the walls and ceilings. It gives you a sense of being in Hawaii and a sense of being in the past. The fish is as fresh as you have caught it that day, indeed someone did. It's worth the drive to Paia and the trip to Maui.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Beautiful!
    LuckydaysVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Mama's has to be one of the best restaurants in the state, not just on Maui. The fish is fresh, well prepared and you even learn from the menu where it was caught and by whom! The location on Maui's North shore has a lovely beach view and of surf breaking on the reef beyond. The service is attentive and friendly. If you haven't tried it before, go. It's not a low priced experience, but it represents great value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb experience
    TomFromSTL
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    There isn't much more I can say... You can't beat Mama's Fish House!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    For years, we've heard about how wonderful Mama's is, and how no visit to Maui is complete without a visit. What we found was a loud, twice-a-fair price, assembly line restaurant with passingly good food. For double the price of a terrific meal we had the previous night, we got to wait 40 minutes (with reservation) and then be seated in a huge open space without a hint of ambience or romance. We had their 'speciality' MahiMahi ($52) dinner -- a smallish portion of nice fish with nondescript rice alongside. The coating was ok, but not memorable. An appetizer (one shrimp appetizer -- very good; one onion soup -- not very)' the Mahi, one glass of wine, and a shared dessert, came to $220 with tip. Most sadly, we felt rushed throughout the time we were there -- except when we were kept waiting for our table and encouraged to use the Bar. Arriving At 7 pm, to the mandatory valet parking, we waited until 7:40 to be seated -- and before 9:10, we were done, paid, and out waiting for our car. So, OK, everyone says to go, and we went. But we won't be going back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • one of a kind
    Carolg
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Mamas was highly recommended by friends so on our third trip to Maui we finally made it. Mamas is truly a gem! From the moment you walk in you receive five star service! The food was "drool-worthy" with just the right quantity. The bartenders, besides making awesome drinks, were extremely knowledgeable about the menu! Did I mention the food? Great ambiance, great staff, great food, great view. Don't miss it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    The food was great, I loved their mahimahi stuffed with drab was the best I ever tasted. Our window seat had a nice view, staff was pleasant and informative,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood, way overpriced, mediocre service
    Lmarz
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    The food was excellent but very overpriced. We ate at some amazing restaurants in Maui that were much more reasonably priced. The beachfront location and atmosphere were very romantic, but our server was not as attentive as I expect at this class of restaurant. We did not see her after our entree was delivered and we had to flag her down to request the check.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    Fantastic
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    We never go to Maui without having a wonderful meal at Mama's Fish House. It is a very special place and the food is out-of-this-world. These meals are memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    zin500
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    The service was very slow. Took over 3 hours for dinner. Food was excellent though.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mama Sure Can Cook!
    rebdiner
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    We researched restaurants and made reservations all over Maui in advance of our trip. Mama's Fish House was slated for our last day after a week long stay since it was close to the airport. We arrived at Mama's just before our dinner reservation so we visited the bar. The Mai Tai was without question the best of the numerous drinks sampled during the week with a perfect balance of lime, pineapple and rum. We were then seated with a view of the Pacific as spectacular as any we had seen in Maui. We started with Maui Onion Soup with Gruyere Cheese. It was the best onion soup we've had since our honeymoon 35 years ago! Our entrees were Onaga and Mahimahi stuffed with lobster and crab. I have to say we ate a lot of fish at some mighty fine restaurants during our vacation, but Mama's Fish House was the best.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing anniversary!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    I can see why this is THE hottest spot in Maui! I recommend going for a late lunch/early dinner so you can enjoy the gorgeous scenery! We celebrated our 10year anniversary here and it was simple amazing! Our waiter was awesome! Made it a very memorable one! Mahalo Mama's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mamma"s Better For Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Reservations are essential for this much sought after restaurant. The private beach, the landscaping and excellent view all the way to the adjacent bay full of windsurfers can best be appreciated during the day. Finally, the driving is much better in daylight on narrow curving roads. Nevertheless, Mamma's is not to be missed at any time although very expensive as everyone knows.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mama's is a MUST when on Maui.
    KathiDaySD
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I can't say enough of how special this restaurant is. Not only do they serve the freshest and most artfully prepared food on the island, but they truly serve up the "Aloha Spirit" I want to thank our server, Wyonette for lovely and attentive service, but also the manager Jake, who with Wyonette, let us know how important it was that Mama's honored the passing of my sister, who was supposed to be there with us. The Hawaiian people are so, so Special. I will never forget that lovely evening. Mahalo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of Maui
    Duke4423
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Special dinner for my wife's birthday. Every member of the staff acknowledged her special day. The service was incredible, the staff amazing and the food was far and above the best of Maui. Incredible view made it worth the drive. It's not cheap, but nothing this good ever is.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kmhhuckVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Fabulous food and view. Service was excellent. We had lunch reservations at 1:30 and they were able to seat us earlier...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect place
    Hobbas
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The Food was amazing. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite restaurant in the world.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Everything about every visit to Mama's is spectacular. Food, service and ambience is second to none. Tried Ehu this week and it was incredible.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great everything, Food, drinks, view and service.
    ONEGGWW
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    I would recommend Mama's fish house to everyone. In one word it's Great. It starts with a great server and is followed by great drinks, wine, appetizer, main course and desert. They are particularly helpful if you have an allergy like me for shell fish. Our waiter was very helpful in making my selection. A great dinning experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 24th aniversary diner
    orps1990
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    I called Mama's at the last minute before we were leaving for our 4:30 reservation. I told them we were celabrating our 24th aniversary and would like a nice table near the ocean. We arrived 45 minutes later and were given a great table. The atmosphere and service was outstanding. We will be back for our 25th aniversary next Nov.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Content at Mama's in Haiku.
    ContentinHaiku
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Because Our meal and dining experience was such a hit and so very nice we want to go back to Mama's! We feel we won't "miss" at any other spot on the This side of the island. Content in Haiku.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful lunch!
    Hammer1
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Had a lovely Sunday lunch at Mama's. The food and drinks were divine. Try the lobster guacamole, you won't regret it. It's a very expensive restaurant so be prepared for that. We were a bit surprised by the cost of the main dishes (primarily fish) considering you are right on the ocean and fish would be easier to source compared to other places. But the entire experience is worth the cost.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We loved the food and all the hosts however the entire meal took over an hour and a half. Food was worth the wait but we were exhausted by dessert.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Gigi
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Wonderful place to dine with outstanding ocean views, I would recommend this place to anyone who visits Maui. It was probably our best meal and service of our holiday. If you can't afford to have dinner at least go for a drink at the bar and enjoy the view, it's also a great place to take family photos by the ocean.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner al day
    MLDVVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Outstanding except for two things: 1 There is no lunch menu, only the full dinner menu at lunchtime 2 Some of the prices are outrageous! $50 for a MahiMahi sandwich on focaccia! However the food, ambiance and service are excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celibration and all was great.
    kulamike
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Just let them know you are there for special occasion and they will make note and make that visit even more special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mamas mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    First off you can't beat the atmosphere. Right on the North Shore, big waves, sunset, and setting is the best. Food was decent but not worth the price. The real odd thing was the server. She would come and go mid sentence. You couldn't really get her to pay attention to you more than 15 seconds or more. We had heard that the service was sometimes questionable and that lived up to its name.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely marvelous!
    DennisW
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    This is the 2nd time we have dined at Mama's Fish House on this island of Maui. I can honestly say that they are the two best meals I have EVER had! Anyone that wants the highest quality food, service, and stunning views of the north shore of Maui simply MUST get here and savor the entire experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth every penny
    WildBillK
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Even on a rainy day the freshest day's catch cannot be prepared any better. This visit snapper encrusted in Macadamia nuts. Waves breaking in front, surfers in the distance and excellent service. Thank-you (again) Mama and Joni for the recommendation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love this place.
    ODACEO
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    We love this place. It was my wife and I Anniversary and they treated us so well. Service was amazing, food was amazing and for the views. UNREAL.. So Beautiful. Thanks for making our day so special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Best seafood anywhere. Spectacular view and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DRamon
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    We were celebrating a special anniversary and Mama's reserved the table we requested along with a lovely greeting card acknowledging our special occasion. The manager brought a lovely and fragrant lei to wrap up our dining experience. The lobster guacamole was delicious as well as the Ahi Cevichi appetizer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Place to celebrate a 60th Birthday!
    KingsBC
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    My birthday lunch choice was one of Mama's signature dishes, Mahi Mahi stuffed with crab and lobster. Excellent choice! Crisp exterior, moist and tasty stuffing. My partner ordered the Panang Curry which was superb. The decor and atmosphere were great and our server Elle, the best. We enjoyed it so much we went back the following week for another lunch. Excellent again! I would highly recommend Mama's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent venue for island ambience
    JeanMW12
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    A little to pricey and seasoning on the mixed potatoe fries heavy handed but overall very good. Did not like getting charged for iced tea refills.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.