Three's Bar & Grill in Kihei Kalama Village will offer a special starting at 11 a.m. through dinner at 10 p.m.
The three owner-chefs are going to do a carved prime rib New York strip and serve it with horseradish cream and au jus, Molokai sweet potatoes and grilled vegetables tossed with mac-nut pesto.
5 Palms Kihei restaurant will dish up scenic views from its perch right on Keawakapu Beach. Tiago and his mom, server Melina Shoup, and Otis and his mom, Sales Manager Kathryn Freeman, enjoy the bounties.
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Anuhea and friends will perform at the Westin in Kaanapali during brunch.
For reservations, call 879-3133.
A landmark restaurant at Maalaea Harbor for decades, Buzz's Wharf will present two buffets on Mother's Day.
The Makuahine brunch buffet will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with pancake, ham, omelet and salad stations along with many more hot and cold items, plus assorted fruits and desserts
The Makuahine dinner buffet will flow from 4 to 9 p.m., featuring prime rib, huli huli chicken, seafood curry, creamy linguine with clams, sushi, salad bar, and assorted fruits and desserts.
Both cost $55 per adult; and $27.50 for keiki 12 and younger. Limited a la carte menus are also available. For reservations at Buzz's, call 244-5426.
5 Palms Kihei restaurant oceanfront in Mana Kai Resort dishes up prime views of Keawakapu Beach and islands beyond, as well as an all-you-can-eat Mother's Day brunch buffet.
Dive into the lavish display of seafood and sushi, prime rib at the carving station, made to-order omelets, traditional breakfast fare, fresh island fruit, salads, and freshly baked bread and pastries.
Early-bird seating is from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at $44.95 for adults; and regular seating is from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. at $49.95 per adult. Cost is $22.95 for keiki 12 and younger. Call 5 Palms at 879-2607.
The new Ziriguidun Latin-island fusion cuisine restaurant at Azeka Mauka shopping center in Kihei will offer a Mother's Day special of entree of your choice, Makakito dessert and glass of bubbly. For lunch, it will cost $16.95, and for dinner, $20.95. Choose from broiled Zig steak, chicken by chance with shoyu-lime creamy sauce, or fresh catch in coconut sauce. For reservations, call 875-7515.
At Elleair Golf Course in Kihei, Kono's on the Green will present a prime rib lunch buffet with indoor and outdoor seating and views from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Besides prime rib, it will feature breakfast items, curried chicken in tomato-basil cream; Cajun fish with housemade Creole aioli, organic greens, shrimp cocktail, fresh island sashimi and more for $34.95.
Kono's will also put on a prime rib dinner buffet from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring fried pot stickers, chicken Marsala, barbecue pork ribs, organic greens, Caesar salad, sashimi and desserts for $44.95 adults. Call Kono's at 633-4220.
Located poolside at Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea, DUO will feature a splendid buffet on Sunday for that special someone - Mom - from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Begin at the breakfast corner, then head to the appetizer, soup and salad stations before the seafood bar, packed with chilled Kona lobster tails, prawns, crab claws, island fish ceviche, ahi poke, fresh shucked oysters and various sushi.
Other food enticements include the local harvest farmers market; carving station with leg of lamb, brisket and salmon roulade; small plate station with oysters Rockefeller and seafood tempura; and sweet delights with hibiscus creme brulee, mini red-velvet cupcakes and tiramisu.
Cost is $95 for adults; and $39 for keiki 6 to 12. Add $20 per adult for the Bloody Mary and mimosa station. Call the concierge at 874-8000.
Enjoy live contemporary Hawaiian music and hula dancing, with seatings from 11:30 a.m. to 3 pm. at Grand's Wailea's Mother's Day brunch in the resort's spectacular Grand Dining Room.
Wake up to fun breakfast items such as Belgian waffles with berries and cream, and smoked salmon quiche; charcuterie items of crab meat and organic mango salad, and Peking duck salad; imported and domestic cheeses and more.
You may also indulge in cold seafood items, salads such as spicy popcorn shrimp made to order, and sushi rolls like the Darth Vadar with lobster and forbidden rice, and Da Five O with ahi.
Chefs will hand carve roasted prime rib, and roof-top honey and mac-nut crusted pork loin. Kumu Farms will be represented with all manner of its certified organic vegetables. There will also be a knee-high keiki station, desserts with chocolate every way imaginable; and ice cream sundaes that you build yourself.
Cost is $58 for adults with sparkling wine; and $29 for children 5 to 12. Call Grand Wailea at 875-1234.
Want to pamper Mom? Sarento's on the Beach in Kihei will present a sit-down a la carte breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. and dinner from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Look out from the open-air, oceanfront dining room and see Kahoolawe, Molokini and Lanai islands.
Wake up to Pacific eggs Benedict with lump crab, asparagus and sauce Choron, a Hollandaise-base with added oven-roasted tomatoes. Or opt for loco moco with filet mignon meatball; or bananas Foster French toast with caramelized fruit and ice cream. Call 875-7555.
Seascape Ma'alaea Restaurant will open early for Mother's Day at 9 a.m., and serve a special all-you-can-eat brunch buffet until 2:30 p.m.
While it's located harborfront at Maui Ocean Center, you may enter separately at the side door for dining only.
Menu highlights are French toast, eggs with spinach and tomatoes; cucumber and shrimp salad, smoked salmon and capers, mango-hoisin barbecue ribs, carved beef Wellington, garlic mashed potatoes, assorted breads, pies, fruits and dessert parfaits as well as coffee, tea and juice. Cost is $29.95 adults, and $15 children 10 and younger. Call 270-7068.
Play it Forward Concerts has named The Maui Farm as beneficiary of its third annual Mother's Day Concert Sunday at Stella Blues Cafe in Kihei.
The concert will feature Lily Meola, Gail Swanson, Cheryl Rae, Elaine Ryan, Sebrina Barron and WenLu Duffy.
The dinner show menu begins with poke tower on wonton chips, tropical salad, and choice of seared fresh fish with rice pilaf and asparagus; or chicken breast in blueberry chipotle compote with herb-mashed potatoes and asparagus. Dessert is open-faced fresh strawberry shortcake. Special dietary needs can be satisfied upon request.
Tickets for show only are $30; and $60 for four-course meal and show. Call Stella Blues at 874-3779.
Sip a fine red wine, sink your teeth into a big juicy steak, ladle creamed spinach onto your plate and crunch a wedge salad at Ruth's Chris Steak House. Keiki menus are also available. Choose from South Maui in The Shops at Wailea or Lahaina Center. Call 874-8880; or 661-8815.
Gerard's at the Plantation Inn in Lahaina will offer seatings from 6 to 8:30 p.m. with its regular a la carte French menu with an island twist.
Rack of lamb will be roasted with rosemary jus and served with potatoes au gratin; fresh Maui snapper such as uku or opakapaka will be ladled with fennel fondue and orange ginger sauce; and lobster tail will be beautifully prepared in tandoori spices with cognac sabayon and crab risotto. Entree prices start at $39. Kamaaina get 20 percent discount on the food. For Gerard's reservations, call 661-8939.
Ka'anapali Beach Hotel will present a stylish Mother's Day brunch from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Sip champagne and feast on the all-you-can-eat buffet while enjoying live Hawaiian entertainment, fashion show and trunk sale for brunch guests featuring Hawaii fashion designers.
Special performances will be by Pono Murray and Na Kamali'i O Ke Akua. Laiku Productions will bring hula dancers. Every Mother will receive a rose and have a chance to win a variety of prizes.
Featured on the buffet will be waffles and an omelet station. For seafood lovers, there will be an iced buffet of shrimp cocktail, crab legs, and oysters and mussels on-the-half shell. Chefs will carve kiawe slow roasted prime rib, and honey-mustard and rosemary rack of lamb. Other highlights are sauteed snapper in porcini mushroom sauce, spicy fried shrimp, roasted chicken Marsala, chicken cordon bleu, and seafood cioppino, along with keiki display and desserts.
Cost is $49.95 for adults; and $25 for children 6 to 12. Call 667-0124.
Situated oceanfront on Front Street in Lahaina, Honu Seafood and Pizza is about as close as it gets to waves, rocks and turtles. During lunch hours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Mom will love the views as well as the ahi bruschetta and the fresh oysters on the half shell. Kale salad, and ahi Nicoise salad are also getting raves. Call Honu at 667-9390.
Its sister restaurant, Mala Ocean Tavern in Lahaina, is a casual and fun place to have brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chef-owner Mark Ellman says his favorite picks are the huevos rancheros and eggs Benedict, My Big Fat Greek salad, and wild-caught mahimahi ala plancha. Call 667-9394.
Sail away to a feast of authentic Mandarin and Japanese cuisine at China Boat in Kahana with a la carte lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 pm., and dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Enjoy crispy fried tofu, Mongolian beef, kung pao chicken, Szechwan hot garlic pork, sizzling rice soup and more. No MSG is used and there are plenty of vegan and vegetarian offerings along with a full bar. Call 669-5089.
All moms who dine at Merriman's Kapalua will be entered to win $300 gift certificate at Kapalua Spa. Mother's Day seating begins at 3 p.m.
Menu highlights are Keahole lobster, avocado and tomato salad, wok-charred ahi on won bok cabbage slaw, five-spice jidori chicken, and peppercorn-garlic rubbed prime ribeye. Local sides include Kula spinach sauteed with shallots, Kapalua Farm beets, and Anuhea asparagus. Call 669-6400.
Woman of the Hour is the theme for Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa's Mother's Day champagne brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Set up in the open-air Black Rock Terrace, it will include one glass of champagne per adult, live music and a keiki buffet.
The breakfast table will offer buttermilk pancakes, farm-fresh poached eggs with Canadian bacon, and Hawaiian fruits.
Chefs will carve prime rib, flip omelets to order, and steam assorted dim sum in bamboo baskets and serve with Oriental dipping sauces. Specialty salads, fresh island sashimi, imported and domestic cheeses, and artisan breads will be displayed.
Crowd favorites include Keahole lobster chowder, Asian-spiced Pacific salmon, braised Big island beef in Hamakua tomato relish; linguine with clams, and fire-roasted chicken breast with Portuguese-sausage stuffing. Desserts will be special creations from the hotel's pastry shop.
Cost is $49 per adult, and $23 per child ages 4 to 12. Call (808) 921-4600.
Westin Maui Resort & Spa on Kaanapali Beach will celebrate with a Mother's Day brunch concert, featuring Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner Anuhea, plus friends Paula Fuga and Mishka.
The upscale buffet will be served in a magnificent oceanfront setting with everything from snow crab to prime rib to bourbon-pecan bread pudding. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $85 adults, and $60 for children ages 6 to 12. Call 661-2992.
Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu will kick up its heels Mother's Day with its Taste of Paradise brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Enjoy live entertainment by Halemanu Studios as you gaze at the lagoon and the West Maui Mountains behind. Begin with the hot breakfast station for your eggs Benedict with Hollandaise sauce and Belgian waffles with toppings. Chefs will hand carve slow-roasted prime rib and make omelets to order. Other entrees are sauteed ono in lemon-butter-caper sauce, teriyaki chicken, and Bruddah Willy's popular slow-baked mac 'n' cheese.
Chilled on ice will be shoyu ahi poke and sliced tropical fruit. For dessert, choose from an assortment of sweets.
Cost is $41.95 adults; $32.95 seniors 60 and older; and $19.95 children 4 to 12. For reservations, call 244-7643.
Cafe O' Lei at the Dunes in Kahului also boasts views of lagoon and the West Maui Mountains from its convenient location just off of Kuihelani Highway.
Its all-you-can-eat Mother's Day buffet will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with music by Reiko Fukino.
Indulge in carved roast prime rib of beef with au jus and creamed horseradish, alaea salt roast pork, sauteed mahimahi in ginger butter with papaya salsa, mac-nut crusted shrimp with saffron and garlic, chicken in lemon-caper-butter sauce, and chicken and seafood paella.
Crunch Kula greens, Caesar and Asian salads; sample international and domestic cheeses; and enjoy desserts such as Bananas Foster, mango-apple cobbler, and seasonal tropical fruits and berries.
Cost is $36 adults; and $18 for children 12 and younger. The restaurant will not do its other regular meal services on Mother's Day. Call 877-0073.
Bring the whole ohana to the Mother's Day dinner celebration at Maui Beach Hotel in Kahului, with the first seating from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.; and the second running from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday.
The salad bar will feature local favorites such as crab and broccoli, three bean mix, olives, tossed mixed greens, and Mandarin oranges.
Seafood selections are shrimp tempura, oven-baked salmon, California roll, mussels on the half shell, peel-and-eat shrimp, and deep-fried oysters.
Other highlights are prime rib, roast pork with brown gravy, noodles, chicken teriyaki, and fried rice. Desserts range from chocolate cake to assorted pies. Coffee and tea are part of the buffet. Cost is $39.95 adults; and $19.95 for keiki 6 to 11. For reservations, call 872-9315.
Kahili Restaurant and its sister property, King Kamehameha Golf Club, will both offer brunch buffets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Both are situated in Waikapu overlooking the central valley, both south and north shores and Haleakala beyond, so the views are hard to beat.
Both include seafood on ice, salad bar, cheese display, prime rib of beef, omelette station, and other hot entrees such as Italian sausage, salmon filets, tiger shrimp, smoked ham, and chicken.
Desserts include fresh fruits, cheesecake, chocolate mousse cake, fresh pies and much more. Cost of Kahili's brunch buffet is $32.95; and King Kamehameha's is $34.95 per adult.
In addition, Kahili Restaurant will present a dinner buffet from 5 to 9 p.m. with all of the above-mentioned items for $34.95 for adults. Cost for children 6 to 12 years of age is half price at all services. For reservations, call 242-6000 or 243-1024.
Tante's Island Cuisine at Maui Seaside Hotel in Kahului will present a Mother's Day prix-fixe meal during lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and for dinner service from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Begin with a choice of clam chowder or mixed greens, followed by baked potato or rice, hot vegetable, roast prime rib of beef, and chef's special dessert. Cost is $25.95. Call 877-0300.
Craving authentic Cantonese cuisine? Dragon Dragon Chinese Restaurant at Maui Mall in Kahului will offer lunch and dinner prix-fixe meals and its regular menu on Mother's Day.
The lunch or dinner for four people, for instance, takes all the work out of deciding. Begin with Chinese chicken salad, seafood and tofu soup, (half) five-flavored roast duck, stir-fried prawns with spicy salt, stir-fried eggplant with pork, sweet and sour fish, steamed rice and dessert for $98.95. Call 893-1628.
Celebrating 20 successful years, Marco's Grill & Deli also has the distinction of being the Best Italian Restaurant on Maui in the Best of Maui contest.
Situated in a convenient spot near the big box stores and the Kahului Airport, it's open for breakfast and lunch from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays, and lunch and dinner items all the way until closing.
Mom may crunch crisp Caesar salad, blue-cheese wedge, and savor crab mac 'n' cheese, as well as spinach and artichoke dip, and entrees such as cheese pizza, signature vodka rigatoni, and fresh mahimahi piccata-style with lemon, butter, capers, tomato, garlic, onion and clam broth over linguine. For more details, call 877-4446.
Situated in its new spot across from the county parking lot at 2062 Vineyard St. in Wailuku, Four Sisters Kitchen will offer two seatings at 9 and 11:30 a.m. Mother's Day. Indulge in all-you-can-eat prime rib, salads, omelets, seafood, pupu, Filipino and local dishes, and desserts. Cost is $27.95 for adults, and $15.95 for children 6 to 11. BYO beer and wine. Call 242-1135.
The iconic Mama's Fish House in Kuau has been a popular Mother's Day hot spot for 40 years. For dinner service, seats are going, going, almost gone. But there are still some lunch seats available from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. this Sunday.
"If you won't be celebrating on Sunday, consider making up for it by taking her to Mama's Fish House on another day," says owner Karen Christenson. "We are open every day of the week for lunch and dinner. Please call ahead."
Impress Mom with grilled he'e (octopus) caught by Guy Singson free diving near Kuau Cove; and macadamia-nut crab cakes with fire and ice relish.
Other crowd-pleasing appetizers include Haiku Farms tomato and Maui onion salad with Point Reyes blue cheese; and spicy mahimahi soup with lemongrass and fresh Big Island avocado.
Lunch entrees range from prime beef short ribs to Tristin lobster tails to trio of fish sauteed in Panang curry and coconut milk. Call 579-8488.
Hali'imaile General Store Upcountry will get Mom in the groove for good food with its annual all-you-can-eat brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Breakfast lovers will find French toast bread pudding with blueberry compote and maple syrup; herb-scrambled eggs, potato casserole, and applewood smoked bacon and Portuguese sausage.
Roast beef will be sliced at the carving board, you'll find seafood paella, crab cakes with remoulade, and fried chicken fingers in creamy gravy. Salads, breads, muffins and desserts will be plentiful. Cost is $38 for adults, and $18 for children 6 to 9. Call HGS at 572-2666.