This deep dish pie place used to be part of a mainland chain — BJ’s — before it went independent and changed its name. The owners haven’t changed, but something in the kitchen did: what used to be pretty good pizza is now simply average. The pizzas are too often doughy (a risk with this style) and lack the crispy edges that used to charm us. Toppings are still generous, but lack flavor and punch. The sauce is still red, but has lost its tomato flavor. The fabulous sunset view of Lahaina
Harbor from their second floor location is still inspiring, however, and we still love the live music every night. Funny enough, we like the Buffalo wings well enough to make a point of stopping in once in a while: the huge platter piled with brilliantly orange thighs, wings, and drumsticks comes with fire on the chicken and cool blue cheese dressing on the side. Pair those with a beer and you are good to go. Service is proficient once you get a seat, but lines can form on busy nights. If you’re going berserk trying to find parking, there’s a free (shhhhh) public lot directly behind this section of Front Street, on Luakini
Street. Address: 730 Front St., Lahaina, West Maui
Location: Across from the sea wall, near the intersection with Dickinson.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Hours: Daily 11am-10pm