Want a cool, convenient place to take Dad for Father's Day on Sunday? Coconut Grill at Maui Seaside Hotel in Kahului will present prime rib and seafood buffets for brunch, lunch and dinner.
Brunch seatings are at 8, 8:30, 10:30 and 11 a.m.; while lunch and dinner seatings are at 1, 1:30, 4, 4:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m. Brunch is $36.95 for adults, and $15.95 for children 5 to 12. Lunch and dinner buffets are $2 more for adults and $1 more for children.
All meal services will include slow-roasted prime rib with pan juices and sour cream horseradish, macadamia-nut crust ono, hibachi-grilled chicken, dungeness crab legs with drawn butter and lemon, grilled vegetables, seafood and salad bar items, and desserts.
Since the kids and grandkids of Coconut Grill’s owner Mark Mattos live on the Big Island, he enjoys breakfast here with his grand nieces Miya Kim Silva, left, and Lainie Anakalea, right.
The brunch buffet also includes breakfast specialties while the lunch and dinner buffets add pork ribs, shrimp and clam scampi and more. Call 871-8881.
Treat Dad to an award-winning brunch buffet at Kahili Restaurant in Waikapu from 9 a.m. to 1 p. m. and let him hunker down to sweeping views as well as the prime rib, barbecue baby-back ribs, made-to-order omelets, seafood on ice, salad favorites, Italian sausage, and desserts such as pies and cheesecake. Cost of $34.95 adults; and $17 for children 6 to 12 years old includes orange and guava juice, coffee and tea. Call 242-6000.
At the landmark Buzz's Wharf in Maalaea, Dad will want to dive into the surf 'n turf dinner buffet with prime rib station, seafood bar, barbecue items and desserts for $65 per person. Or you may opt for just the seafood or other various options for lesser prices. Kids may order off the keiki menu. Select regular menu items will be available as will the new healthy and gluten-free fare. Dinner hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Call 244-5426.
Celebrate Father's Day at the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. The all-you-can-eat champagne brunch features a performance by Melveen Leed, select Maui Brewing Co. beers will flow on tap and Harley-Davidson motorcycles will be on display by Cycle City Maui.
Dad will want to sink his teeth into kiawe-roasted rack of lamb with papaya-and-mint chutney, prime rib, chicken in black-bean sauce; orange-glazed Kurobuta ham, fresh fish with lemongrass-jalapeno sauce; and beer-braised short ribs.
Other favorites are cooked-to-order omelets, oysters on-the-half shell, specialty pokes and shrimp cocktail. Keiki will find their own knee-high buffet and desserts include strawberry shortcake, cakes, pies and the hotel's signature bread pudding.
All dining Dads will have the chance to win great prizes, including an overnight stay, dinner and magic show at the hotel, rounds of golf, half-day fishing trip, 24-hour Harley-Davidson rental and memorabilia by Cycle City Maui.
The cost is $46.95 adults, $25 for keiki ages 12 years younger; and free for keiki 5 and younger (each with one paying adult). Kamaaina room rates are $116 that night. Call 667-0124.
Merriman's Kapalua will be open for dinner from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Menu favorites are peppercorn-garlic pan-seared prime ribeye with chili-pepper green beans, jalapeno-taro fritters, chimichurri, marinated tomatoes; pan-roasted diver sea scallops with applewood-smoked bacon, creamed local corn, Anuhea asparagus and sweet-pepper jam; and butter-poached Keahole lobster with creamy polenta and Hirabara Swiss chard and tomato-and toasted garlic vinaigrette.
From-scratch cocktails include the Bourbon & Hibiscus with St. Elizabeth allspice dram, sweet hibiscus tea, Peychaud's bitters, fresh lemon oil and Nakano Farm cucumber and gin. Call 669-6400.
Both Ruth's Chris Steak House locations on Maui will open early for Father's Day at 4 p.m. In addition, all fathers who dine there are eligible to win "A Day Fore Dad," which includes a round of golf for four and dinner for four people.
Menu highlights are prime ribeye steaks, fresh catch, asparagus with Hollandaise, tomato and blue cheese salad, scalloped potatoes and bread pudding with creme Anglaise. You may call Ruth's Chris in the Shops at Wailea at 874-8880; or the one in the Lahaina Center at 661-8815.
Seascape Ma'alaea Restaurant at the Maui Ocean Center will dish up a paniolo buffet from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. No admission is required to dine there. Just walk in through the separate restaurant entrance in the Maalaea Harbor Shops.
The buffet salad bar features tossed greens, curry peas, and somen noodles with char-siu chicken and wasabi dressing. Breakfast items range from scrambled eggs with chives and tomatoes to croissant sandwiches with cheddar cheese and ham.
Hot entrees are pesto penne pasta with baby spinach and sun-dried tomatoes, mango barbecue chicken, prime rib, and steamed clams with seafood. Top it off with desserts and fruits. Cost is $27.99 for adults, and $14.99 children 3 to 12. Call 270-7068.
Looking for a meal deal for Dad? Those on a budget will like the price of the $12.99 brunch served from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Cary & Eddy's Hideaway on the harbor in Kahului.
It includes an omelet station, breakfast potatoes, fried rice, scrambled eggs, Portuguese sausage, baked ham, mini pancakes, salad bar items, fruit, orange juice, soft drinks and coffee.
For dinner, the Hawaiian-American buffet features the soup and salad island along with a number of hot entrees. Or you may opt for a la carte items and combos with Alaskan king crab, pulehu prime rib, New York steak and barbecue pork ribs. Live music will play during brunch and dinner. Call 873-6555.