Two girls from California opened this downtown Lahaina favorite in order to provide top-quality junk food to the masses. It serves juicy, fattening ... More
Cheeseburger in Paradise
Two girls from California opened this downtown Lahaina favorite in order to provide top-quality junk food to the masses. It serves juicy, fattening and oh-so-satisfying burgers along with delicious fries. You can see people enjoy people enjoying burgers and brews on the outdoor deck at all hours of the night and day. In order to appease the new order of vegetarians coming from the West Coast, the place offers a number of quasi-healthy offerings such as chicken sandwiches and specialty salads. See the website for additional locations around the world.
We eyed up cheeseburger in paradise the day before, we thought that looks a cool place to go. I love burgers so i thought it must be good because they specalise in burgers. I was so wrong, I went for a double burger, 10 napkins or something like that, well the reason you needed 10 napkins because the burgers were so greasy the fat just runs down your finger. The worst burger I have ever had
The food was delicious. The service was prompt and the wait staff professional, yet with a personal touch. Sometimes there is a bit of a wait to get in, but it is definately worth the wait. I have been there many times and it is always a destination for us. It is always first on our list of recommendations to people visiting the island.
Jimmy wasn't singing about the cheeseburgers here. I wasn't expecting stellar but I was stunned at how lousy the burgers were. It's bad when Denny's and Mickie Dees puts out a better product.
The service was good, the coffee was good although they kept bringing spoiled half and half. My wife scored a rum pineapple smoothie that was excellent.
Overall, the food was not great but the views and the ambiance was nice. Worth hanging around with a drink but I'd find somewhere else for dinner (or breakfast).
The sister restaurant in Wailea was equally abysmal. The shrimp was burnt and rubbery. when replaced, it was still burnt and rubbery.
For a business success story that, as its centerpiece, focuses on the two founders' frustrations with the Maui meal/value/experience equation (the founders bemoan the high-priced seafood meals dominant at the time of their arrival), I was very surprised at how poor the value of both the food and the experience actually turned out to be. Burgers were very ordinary and the cheesey fries were luke warm, at best, opon delivery. Our server, Chad, went way out of his way to pump us up on $12 drinks upon seating us but did little to stay on top of our needs throughout the meal, including a 20 minute stretch where he appeared to be looking directly 'through' us as he rendered service to other diners, ignoring our requests for condiments and refreshed water. Normally I am a 20-25% tipper and can think of only two other occasions in my entire life when I withheld a tip completely. This was the third. On a $70 lunch tab for 2 adults and a child, I just couldn't stomach the fifteen or so bucks for such a miserable overall experience. I think these folks have the right idea, but seem a bit too self-congratulatory and I think they'd be better off focusing on a best-of-class burger (even In & Out's is better -- at $3!) and reinforce legitimate service if they're going to expect tourists to give up their cash and not feel violated afterwards. The view? -- you can get that ten feet from the entrance at no cost whatsoever.
very expensive, for food that was very greasy and bland. We waited over an hour to be seated. The waiter was too busy talking to friends to take our order, finally another waitress saw our frustration and took our order. food when it arrived was not good at all. Why would any one return to this place is beyond me.
The food and service were great, but they were very limited on T-shirt selection and size---as a collector I was disappointed!!!!!! Their burgers are so good--eat early or later in afternoon to avoid the peak time.
For one, the place smells like a urinal, which may account for why their food is so bad. Secondly, the bartender upstairs "Jerry" is incredibly rude to customers. He must despise tourists. He actually refused to take our picture because he thought we didn't tip enough (even though we weren't even done ordering) so why tip yet? Do yourself a favor and go to Hard Rock instead.
We went to Lahania April 2006. It was a great trip. We had a great meal and a great time at Cheeseburger In Paradise.
When we are fortunate enough to return to Lahania we will defintely eat there again!
The food was great as was the service. The burgers are huge. One burger alone could easily feed two people. I loved that you could get the bottomless soda and have it refilled whenever you return to the restaurant, not just on that visit. I recommend Cheeseburger in Paradise to anyone who vists Lahania.
If you are looking for a fun casual place to dine that has some live music and fresh ocean breeze, deliscious food and friendly service they you'll like it here.
And their Maui Onion Rings are so good I'd go back just to have them again!!!!
I tell all my friends who are going to that side of Maui who have not been there to try and stop there for lunch or dinner, hope you have a chance to also....I can't wait to go back;)
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