This place is frequented by Waikiki tourists and locals of all kinds, from surfer dudes in search of cheap breakfasts to moms ... More
This place is frequented by Waikiki tourists and locals of all kinds, from surfer dudes in search of cheap breakfasts to moms on a budget looking to feed their broods. The bar becomes quite the pick-up joint at night. The menu mainly sticks with mainstream American offerings such as burgers and chicken, with some Hawaiian and Mexican entrees and appetizers thrown in for good measure. Nightly dinner and drink specials offer great value. The regular prices are also pretty reasonable.
Moose's is an easy alternative to the more popular Eggs 'N Things (a few blocks away, pricier and always a long wait no matter the time of day); breakfast is almost always 2 for 1 (they'll give you a coupon or ask if you don't get handed one as the coupons are in all the street freebies), and a nice Happy Hour with premium drinks at $4 after 4PM. Now, the big pitch is a $3 Mai Tai but to be honest, I'm not sure there's any liquor in there (though it sure looks pleasant). We tried the calamari pupu but at $10, we only got 5 strips of chewy something...washed down well with the fruity mai tai. Service was excellent both times we went there (happy hour and breakfast). But all in all, I'd recommend going there for breakfast (the huevos rancheros were tasty) and then waiting until the 4 PM Happy Hour for a real drink (Dewars 12 or Johnny Black at $4)...maybe you'll want to sample one of their nice sounding burgers (which is their specialty, I believe). Moose's is at the far end (toward town) side of Waikiki, about a 7 block walk. The other plus, it close to all the banks and ATMs!
My husband and I took our first trip to Hawaii last year and we found Mooses to be our favorite for food and great conversation. Got a lot o I always tell people about it if I hear they are going to Waikiki. If we ever get to go back we will definitely be going to Mooses.
Visited Moose McGillicuddy's in Honolulu by chance one morning. We were walking down the street, in search of a new breakfast spot and found this bar/restaurant. The staff were fantastic and friendly.. we even received buy 1 breakfast get 1 free coupons. We both had the recommended portuguese sausage and fried rice with breakfast... which was absolutely amazing!!!! We definitely recommend the rice and sausage for breakfast if you make it to this establishment. Judy is a fantastic hostess!!!! :o)
Moose's is the place to go if you want to have a strong cocktail and maybe catch the home team on TV. The atmoshere is silly and college bar like, but all kinds seem to be welcome here. If you are eating or drinking on a budget it is worth a bite. I was also was suprised the overworked bartenders (drunken clientele) were actually competent and friendly. We will return for a 3rd time I am sure
my husband and I went to moose's several times while we were in Hawaii and it was awesome... $1.50 mai tai's were great... bartenders were great and we loved the atmosphere. We plan to go back every chance we get!
I have been going to Moose's since 1982 when I first came to the island's with the Army. Since leaving in 1987 I have come back to the island's and Moose's about every2-3 years. The atmosphere in Moose's is awesome. The employees are very friendly, even though the faces change over the years, Tony has done a fantastic job of maintaining a friendly fun and enjoyable place, not only for the locals but the tourist. I will be back in Jan and look forward to seeing Moose's again. I wish Joe was still at the top of the steps with the air tank, what a blast that was. Aloha.
I didn't like that there was a cover charge, but it was only $5 or $10. There were a lot of people but they were all trying to have a good time. My friends and I had a blast dancing to the impressive variety of music they had playing; and the DJ was great about playing requests too. It got kinda cramped towards 1 am but the bartenders did a wonderful job. I am going back in a few months and taking more friends with me!!
The Moose as we long time regulars called it was once the place to hang in Waikiki but slowly it has caved and become nothing more than a run down want a be to Dukes.
Where locals used to freely mix with mainland tourist you'll find only GI's passing themselves off as locals or now war heros and trying to hit on anything in skirts and ton's of Californians with attitude.
The management has forgotten its roots and is paying the price. After 20 plus years I am done with it
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