10 Best Seafood Places on Maui

Laura Berbusse

By , Local Expert, Maui
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As the old saying goes, hard work always makes food taste better.  If that’s true then your vacation is the perfect time to conduct the ultimate taste test.  And what better place to evaluate seafood options than the Hawaiian Island of Maui?  It’s time to relax, take a break from cooking, and enjoy some great local fare.

Food played an essential role in traditional Hawaiian culture. Family members and friends gathered together at meal times to prepare and eat food together.  Because of the orientation of Maui in the middle of the plentiful Pacific Ocean, seafood has been the main fare since the first settlers arrived here...  Read more »

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    Local Expert Tip: "Expect a wait any time of day. It's that good."

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    Eskimo Candy Seafood Market & Cafe

    • Cuisine: Seafood
    • Average Main Course Price: $9.95
    • Neighborhood: Kihei

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to arrive early if you want to try their famous poke bowls! (Think lunch instead of dinner.) They run out fast!"

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    Gerard's Restaurant

    Local Expert Tip: "Come here to take a break from the Hawaiian-inspired (and sometimes hokey) entrees (e.g., macadamia nut crusted shrimp, chicken, and fish, or coconut-infused drinks) featured at a lot of other places in Lahaina. This place is simply good French food. "

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    Coconut's Fish Cafe LLC

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't expect any bells, whistles, or gimmicks here. It provides a fun dining experience if you bring the ambiance with you."

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    Paia Fish Market

    Local Expert Tip: "Limited seating and long lines here can be daunting. Luckily, Paia is a great little town conducive to leisurely strolls. "

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    Nick's Fishmarket

    Local Expert Tip: "Take your dinner experience to the next level by dining on the outside terrace at sunset (times vary with the time of year). "

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    Mama's Fish House

    Local Expert Tip: "This place's popularity makes a reservation necessary at any time. Be sure to ask for a table as close to the beach as possible, so you can listen to the sound of crashing waves while you eat."

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    Monkeypod Kitchen

    Local Expert Tip: "There is plenty of outdoor seating here, so make sure you request a table far enough away from the road that your conversation is not interrupted by the sounds of traffic."

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    Island Chef

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't be surprised if your order takes longer than it would in a regular restaurant. Remember that this food truck is staffed by a cashier and chef all in one, and have some aloha!"

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    Honu Seafood and Pizza

    Local Expert Tip: "Go here for lunch if you don't want to wait in a huge line. "



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