Best Maui, HI Restaurants

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    8. Polli's Mexican Restaurant

    Looking for good Mexican food on the Islands? You're pretty much out of luck--unless you're on Maui, that is. Polli's Mexican Restaurant, opened in 1981 by Polli (Contreras) Smith, has not only acquired a loyal...

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    7. Cafe Mambo

    After the overwhelming success of Cafe Mambo in Paia since its opening in 2003, Jamie and Olga Betham decided to open additional locations in New York and the Hamptons. But don't expect to find a big-city, hurried...

    Photo courtesy of Dani Marti
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    6. Grandma's Coffee House

    This family-owned coffee shop-turned- restaurant on the slopes of Haleakala Crater has been helping locals get their daily fix of caffeine since 1988, when Alfred Franco opened its doors. All the coffee served comes...

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    5. Cafe des Amis

    Furnished with simple wooden chairs and tables, this modest, unassuming cafe in the middle of the quiet town of Paia pushes the boundaries on taste. With its focus on Indian-Mediterranean fusion, here, it's all...

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    4. Longhi's

    Maui may not seem like a foodie's paradise, but that's exactly why this restaurant was started in 1976 by Bob Longhi, a self-proclaimed food lover. In business at its original location for thirty-six years and...

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    3. Maui Brewing Co.

    This place is, obviously, known for its eight handcrafted beers, but it offers plenty of complementary dishes, including wood-roasted meats, sandwiches, salads, burgers, and fish. Make sure you ask the knowledgeable...

    Photo courtesy of Maui Brewing Co.
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    2. Paia Fish Market

    This airy, café-style spot is located in Paia town, a gem off the Hana Highway located on the North Shore of Maui. It's fun for takeout, especially if you're looking to acquire fresh seafood to cook yourself. It's...

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    1. Bully's Burgers

    You've just braved the entirety of the winding Hana Highway, and you're itching to celebrate by checking out the Tedeschi Vineyards on the way to Kihei. Then, the maniacal rumble produced only by a stomach on empty...

    Photo courtesy of Bully's Burgers

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