10 Best Maui Restaurants

Laura Berbusse

By , Local Expert, Maui
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We've all heard the phrase, "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach."  To take this motto one step further, it might also be said that the way to aloha, the spirit of the Hawaiian Islands, is through its local fare, or "grinds," the term for food used by Pidgin speakers on the Hawaiian Islands.

Maui may be an island in the middle of the Pacific, but there is certainly no shortage of top-notch eateries here. Food plays an essential role in Hawaiian culture. Traditionally, family members and friends regularly gathered around a calabash, a large wooden bowl, to share meals. It's no wonder then that Maui provides an...  Read more »

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    Bully's Burgers

    • Cuisine: Burger
    • Average Main Course Price: $9
    • Neighborhood: Ulupalakua

    Local Expert Tip: "Time your trip so you catch the fantastic Maui sunset, featuring a clear view of majestic Kaho'olawe, from the picnic area across the street. "

  • 2

    Paia Fish Market

    Local Expert Tip: "Embrace the aloha spirit and don't be in a hurry. Though service is good, they are also famous for their "line to the door." "

  • 3

    Maui Brewing Co.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to try their seasonal beers, as well as varieties you won't be able to find at the grocery store."

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    Local Expert Tip: "Take advantage of the extensive wine list."

  • 5

    Cafe des Amis

    Local Expert Tip: "Get the crepes! This place might be Indian-Mediterranean fusion, but the French classic is what they do best."

  • 6

    Grandma's Coffee House

    Local Expert Tip: "Come here for one of the best breakfasts on the Island, with fresh, organically grown coffee, of course."

  • 7

    Cafe Mambo

    Local Expert Tip: "Enjoy one of their regular movie nights with an ice-cold Maui Brewing Co. beer on draft. "

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    Polli's Mexican Restaurant

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the mango margarita - a Hawaiian twist on a Mexican classic."

  • 9

    Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

    Local Expert Tip: "Make sure you get a table with a view of the Islands of Lanai and Molokai, especially at sunset."

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    Hana Ranch Restaurant

    Local Expert Tip: "Looking to warm up after a day in the water? Stop by to get the chili-and-rice bowl from the Hana Ranch Store. It's cheap and fast and can serve as an appetizer before you move on to the Hana Ranch Restaurant."



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