Longboard’s, at the Marriott Ocean Vacation Club Kaanapali, offers casual barefoot dining perfect for families or groups just a few minutes off the heavily trod path of Whaler’s Village. Dig your toes into the sand of their pseudo (but nonetheless satisfying) beach on “Wet Willy Wednesday” when a bucket of hot wings and 4 Heinekens set you back only $16. Watch the sunset on Thai Tuesday and indulge in Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps along with 4 Maui Brewing Co. beers for – you guessed it – $16. Happy Hour beers are $3 and well drinks $4.
There are specials every night of the week, including Service Industry Thursday when a service industry I.D. or paystub nets $4 well drinks and $3 drafts. For the rest of us? Heap on some delicious marble smash potato (or rice) paired with a double filet, New York strip, or sirloin topped with shrimp, for $28.95. Or try my personal favorite island comfort food, the Chicken Katsu with Asian Slaw for $16.95.
If you care to dine early while watching the sun go down from 5-6 pm, a perfectly wonderful option for Maui, there’s a heckuva deal to be had. A simple but satisfying three course menu is only $18 pp. It includes a few sumptuous dessert choices such as carrot cake slathered with cream cheese frosting or hot fudge (think molten lava) cake.