When you’re hanging out in Lahaina and craving no-frills barbecue, you can’t go wrong with Mama’s Ribs & Rotisserie. This local favorite might not be fancy, but what it lacks in upscale features it more than makes up for by serving mouthwatering meats.
Conveniently situated within the Napili Plaza shopping center and near many Lahaina attractions, Mama’s provides the perfect opportunity to kick back after a busy morning or afternoon. It’s also a great option when you’re on the run and don’t have enough time to dedicate to a full-on sit-down meal.
As a family-owned and operated establishment, Mama’s owes its success, in part, to its exceptional recipes, which have been passed down through multiple generations. The sauce is definitely on the sweet side, so it won’t be to everyone’s liking — but the meat is tender enough to satisfy most visitors.
Portions are sizable, so you’ll definitely want to arrive with a big appetite. Prices are reasonable, especially as compared to many other local restaurants. As such, Mama’s functions as a popular alterative to regional fast food joints. Meals are served in styrofoam containers — an occasional complaint among those who prioritize sustainable dining.
A few of our favorite menu items include the following:
Quarter Chicken Teriyaki Citrus Meal
Level up your Mama’s chicken with this unique teriyaki citrus version. Wonderfully flavorful, this entree is not to be missed. Like all plated meals served at Mama’s, this option is provided alongside your choice of BBQ baked beans, macaroni salad, or white steamed rice.
BBQ Pork Sandwich
There’s a lot to love about this pulled pork sandwich, which comes with the perfect amount of sauce. Depending on your preferences, you can enjoy your sandwich with soup and salad or with baked beans and chips. Either way, you’ll love the bread on which your sandwich is served as much as the meat it contains.
BBQ Pork Ribs
Available by the full rack, half rack, or as part of a plated meal, these ribs are fall-off-the-bone good. They tend to be among the most popular meals served at Mama’s — and after you’ve devoured them, you’ll quickly realize why.
King Cut Pot Roast
Treat yourself to a delicious pot roast when you’re not in the mood for BBQ pork or chicken. Mama’s take on pot roast is a bit on the salty side, so it won’t necessarily appeal to everyone. It’s very tender, however, and comes with a hearty gravy.
Lasagna might not seem like the most desirable meal when eating at a barbecue joint, but it’s an appreciated option among the vegetarians who occasionally frequent this establishment. This filling pasta dish is served with your choice of a Caesar or garden salad.
If you need a quick and affordable meal in Lahaina, give Mama’s Ribs & Rotisserie a try. You’ll love your gut-busting, lip-smacking meal so much, you’ll be excited to stop by again.
-Arrive early when possible, as this restaurant has been known to run out of its most in-demand dishes from time to time. If you can’t show up right when Mama’s opens at 11 am, consider calling ahead to ensure that your favorites are still available later on in the day.
-Limited outdoor dining is available, so be sure to head outside if you get the chance. Otherwise, takeout is a great option, especially if you want to head to nearby Napili Park for a picnic.