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Bev Gannon's Hali`imaili General Store & more Review

synergy Aug 16, 2007 10:27 AM

Thank you to all who gave me suggestions of where to eat during our trip to Maui. We only had 2 lunches and 1 dinner that we could select as we were there on a company sponsored trip. We lucked out in that I wanted to go to Bev Gannon's Haliimaili General Store and it was already selected by the company as one of the group dinners out...so we went on our own to Joe's, the other restaurant owned by Bev - that way we got to try both.

We had a private room (about 25 people) Bev Gannon's Haliimaili General Store. It's a cute place, colorful, with original paintings on the walls. Service was friendly and pleasant. The appetizer & dessert were preselected for the group: a salad (unimpressive), and chocolate pecan pie (wonderful). For an entree I had the seafood curry, shrimp, mussels, scallops, in a coconut curry sauce. It was very good. My husband had ribs that were melt in you mouth. Other people at our table had nut crusted fish that looked terrific. I would go back in a heartbeat and order from the regular menu.

We also went to Joe's. It overlooks a tennis court and if you get a window seat you can watch people playing. I was a little surprised how expensive the entrees are, between $25-$35. We shared a chicken-smoked cheese quesedilla that was terrific. Then we both had salads that were good and plentiful. I had grilled mahi mahi, which was fresh and ok, not very flavorful. My husband had the steak which he loved - big, generous portion, that he couldn't finish. We shared a bottle of wine. Wine prices were pretty high too, with hardly any selections in the low-mid price range. Our waiter was a little pretentious, but I think that was just him, not a reflection of the restaurant.

We had 2 lunches at the Mall at Wailiea, at, of all places...Tommy Bahamas! The restaurant is connected to the store. The food there was terrific! I had their tortilla chicken soup that had a southwestern kick - and it was just addictive. I could have licked the bowl clean. I had a salad with grilled scallops and shrimp - huge size scallops. It was delicious. Hubby had a salad with goat cheese, slivered almonds, diced marinated chicken, gorgonzola and raisens. Wonderful. They had their own baked bread with regular butter and butter with honey/ginger (oh my that was good), and the 2nd day it was butter with cinnimon and nutmeg (another keeper). Again, the food and service was so good we went back again for more.

Thanks Chowhounders for all your suggestions.

By the way, we left Hawaii just in the nick of time before the earthquake hit and the hurricane.