Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Okay, we’re surprised. Surprised and jealous. You, dear readers, have chosen Ruth’s Chris as the home of the best, most amazing steak on Maui. The sad thing is that we rarely get to eat there. Why? Uh, because we’re broke mo’ fuggahs and Ruth’s Chris is freaking expensive. It’s one of those places where we start experiencing General Anxiety Disorder when we read the menu prices posted on the wall by the front door. But on those rare times when we saved our pennies or sold a kidney and suddenly found ourselves with sufficient disposable income, we found the blazing hot steaks here that sizzle in butter while they’re sitting on the table in front of you to be the best damn steaks on the island. No question. 900 Front St., Lahaina, 661-8815; Shops at Wailea, 874-8880.
Runner-up: Outback Steakhouse. 4405 Honoapi‘ilani Rd., Kahana, 665-1822; 281 Pi‘ikea Ave., Kihei, 879-8400. (LB)