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Makawao Steak House- 1 of 5 Fabulous Filets

Dining Highlights

MAKAWAO STEAK HOUSE

3612 Baldwin Avenue, Makawao
(808) 572-8711
Hours: Dinner Tuesday-Sunday, 5-9 pm

Taste: 9 | Innovation: 7 | Value: 10
Overall Score: 26 | Price: $$

TASTE - Juiciness, flavor, texture, and use of seasonings and sauces
INNOVATION - New techniques for preparing the perfect filet
VALUE - Our somewhat subjective assessment of whether the filet is worth the price

When veteran Maui restaurateurs Michael and Dana Pastula of Cafe O’Lei fame purchased the Makawao Steak House last summer, they quickly put their signature on this Upcountry institution: quality food and service at affordable prices. Mosey on in and warm yourself by the fireplace while you sink your teeth into a seven-ounce filet of Midwestern beef that’s been charbroiled to perfection by Chef Orlando Acevedo, who believes in simplicity: season steaks with salt and pepper, and “Let the beef speak for itself.” A dreamy shiitake mushroom sauce served alongside nicely complements. Keeping with the rustic paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) decor, steaks are served chuck-wagon style with no-nonsense baked beans in a whimsical cast-iron pot, and focaccia with tangy kalamata olive aioli. We found the side dishes, such as buttermilk mashed potatoes, irresistible. The salad bar is a $3 upgrade, and worth every penny.

LAHAINA GRILL | DUO STEAK & SEAFOOD | RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE | SON'Z AT SWAN COURT

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