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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 around 400 A.D.
As we have all experienced, not all seafood is the same. Luckily, more than 1,300 years later, current Maui restaurateurs have the preparation of seafood down to a science, creating a taste that is uniquely Maui’s. Plus, with options like a long-time fish market-turned-deli, an upscale fine dining establishment, and a mobile seafood restaurant on wheels, among many others, there is sure to be an option to fit your itinerary.
Whether you spend the day engaged in a new, active adventure, such as stand-up paddle boarding, surfing, or body boarding, or just lounging on the beach with a good book, the eateries on this list specialize in seafood that won’t disappoint.