Dine at some of the top restaurants on Maui
As a culinary scene, Maui is about as unique as it gets. Maui’s best restaurants boast influences from the many diverse heritages. there are some remarkable spots that are more upscale but some of the island’s best are the local eateries.
Top Maui Breakfast
1. Kula Bistro
Near Haleakala National Park and the Lavender Farm, this all-day cafe offers a huge selection of dishes, including multiple Benedicts (including Crab Cake Benedict), frittatas, pancakes, pastries, and local favorites. Also has some great pies and cheesecakes for dessert.
(Closed for breakfast on Mondays)
4566 Lower Kula Road, Kula
2. Colleen’s At The Cannery
Great place to start your day before heading out onto The Road to Hana. They serve everything from eggs benedict and breakfast burritos to fruit smoothies and tofu wraps.
(Breakfast served 6 AM to 11:00 AM (Sat/Sun to 11:30 AM)
810 Haiku Rd, Haiku
3. Kaanapali Beach Hotel’s Sunday Brunch at Tiki Terrace
Award-winning Sunday Champagne Brunch is a Maui favorite, beloved by visitors and residents alike. Indoor and open-air seating.
Sunday: 6:30 am to 1 pm
2525 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina
4. Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon
An award-winning Maui Landmark established in 1969 that features hearty breakfasts, American fare & a hopping after-hours music scene. Charley’s is a reflection of the culture of Maui, a favorite of Willie Nelson’s who has said “Charley’s is my kind of place.”
Opens at 8 am
142 Hana Hwy, Paia
5. The Plantation House
Located in the club house of the Plantation Course, the Plantation House offers views from the 19th hole & elegant island fare. Maui No Ka ‘Oi Magazine ‘Aipono Award; Best Breakfast 2006 & 2007.
Opens at 8 am
2000 Plantation Club Dr, Lahaina
6. Kihei Caffe
Counter-serve cafe & patio is a local favorite for delicious, affordable breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is served all day. Breakfast meals including omelets, fluffy pancakes, breakfast burritos, cinnamon rolls, and more.
5 am to 2 pm
1945 S Kihei Rd, Kihei
7. 808 Grindz Cafe
One of the best breakfast deals on island, usually packed with locals, they offer everything from egg benedicts to amazing pancakes.
7 am to 2 pm
843 Waine’e St, Lahaina
8. The Sea House
Located inside Napili Kai Beach Resort. Guests can dine at an award-winning restaurant next to one of the most beautiful beaches on Maui. known for its great breakfasts and sunset dining.
Breakfast: 7 am to 2 pm
5900 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina
9. The Gazebo
A bustling spot for American eats at the Napili Shores condo complex features some of the tastiest breakfast in Maui. The wait to be seated can be long but well worth it to try the famous White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pancakes.
7:30 am to 2 pm
5315 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina
Top Maui Lunch
1. Paia Fish Market
The best-reviewed seafood restaurant in Hawaii at very reasonable prices. You order your fish at the counter from options like mahi-mahi, ahi, salmon, or ono as well as your preparation preference (grilled, blackened, Cajun, or sauteed in butter and wine). You can also have your fish in a taco, burger, or Fish and Chips.
100 Baldwin Ave, Paia
2. Monkeypod Kitchen
Excellent food and 36 beers on tap from around the world. Great appetizers and small plates to share, kiawe wood oven pizza, Poke Tacos, Bulgogi Pork Tacos, fresh fish, burgers, steaks, and legendary cream pies.
2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina
10 Wailea Gateway Place, Kihei
4. Mama’s Fish House
World famous island staple known for its authentic cuisine featuring Hawaiian fish brought daily by local fishermen. Its fresh fish, impeccable service, tropical ambiance and waterfront views have made Mama’s Fish House one of the top-rated fine dining restaurants on Maui.
799 Poho Pl, Paia
5. Frida’s Beach House
Top choice for Mexican by the ocean in Lahaina. a spacious waterfront patio offering Mexican classics & tequila-based cocktails.
1287 Front St, Lahaina
6. Thai Food Pranee
Fabulous Thai food in a relaxed and peaceful spot amid palms & tropical foliage in Hana. The specials of the day are always exceptional. Plan on a stop for lunch on the way to Oheo State Park or Hamoa Beach.
5050 Uakea Rd, Hana
7. Coconut’s Fish Cafe
Casual, easygoing outpost serving Hawaiian fish in tacos, sandwiches, plates & pasta, with beer & wine. It has a simple menu where you order/pay at the counter.
1279 S Kihei Rd, Kihei
8. Mala Ocean Tavern
Experience a great dining experience in Lahaina, right next to the Hawaiian Sea at an intimate locale on the beach featuring Pacific Rim & Mediterranean dishes, plus a variety of wines.
1307 Front St, Lahaina
9. Ulupalakua Ranch Store & Grill
Eatery on the grounds of a winery offering burgers, plus a gift store with works by local artists. located Upcountry near Maui’s Winery, drive the back road around Haleakala from the Road to Hana and definitely make a stop for lunch.
14800 Piilani Hwy, Kula
Top Maui Dinner
1. Merriman’s Kapalua
Dine at the most breathtaking oceanfront setting in Kapalua Resort.This renowned restaurant features farm-to-table cuisine and an award-winning menu showcasing the island’s freshest fish, seafood, meat, and more.
1 Bay Club Pl, Lahaina
2. Maui Chef’s Table
A combination of high-quality ingredients paired with creative minds and innovative techniques results in a unique culinary experience. Guests are encouraged to get up out of their seats, come to the “Chef’s Table”, see the action, take pictures and get to know the Chefs. The kitchen is right there in the room!
9347 1670 Honoapiilani Hwy #5, Wailuku
3. The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea Wailea
A romantic spot inside Hotel Wailea, perched on the hillside above South Maui’s Wailea resort area is Hawaii’s first and only Relais & Châteaux restaurant. The restaurant at Hotel Wailea offers a culinary casual experience with creative island-to-table cuisine.
555 Kaukahi St, Wailea
4. Gerard’s Restaurant
The Plantation Inn is home to one of the finest French restaurants. Chef Gerard Reversade produces contemporary locally inspired Island French Cuisine in a romantic, indoor-outdoor setting.
174 Lahainaluna Rd, Lahaina
5. Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante
Four Seasons Resort Maui’s oceanside, open-air eatery has Italian fare, Tuscan flair & live music. Dine under clear blue skies by day or a canopy of stars at night at Wailea’s only beachside open-air restaurant. Ferraro’s features a diverse and casual lunch menu and authentic Italian “cucina rustica” cuisine for dinner. Enjoy magnificent sunset views, world-class service, an extensive collection of Italian wines, and homemade pastas.
3900 Wailea Alanui Dr, Kihei
Hyatt Regency’s eatery & lounge offers Pacific Rim fare & sushi, enjoy Asian cuisine infused with island flavors. Located along the Ka‘anapali beachfront with views of the Pacific and the resort’s waterfalls, the restaurant offers an outdoor patio and menu of steaks and seafood sourced locally.
200 Nohea Kai Dr, Lahaina
Voted one of the Top 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in America, Gannon’s Restaurant in Wailea is a celebration of the classic dishes for which Chef Beverly Gannon is best known for. The outdoor lanai features panoramic ocean views and spectacular sunsets and The Red Bar is always a lively gathering spot featuring an extended Happy Hour and live music on the weekends.
100 Wailea Golf Club Dr, Kihei
Panoramic views of three neighboring islands from Lahaina’s most beautiful white sand beach makes for a memorable dining experience. Creatively prepared local seafood is accompanied by creative sauces & fresh local, organic produce.
505 Front St, Lahaina
9. Duo Steak & Seafood
Casual poolside setting hosts a lively performance, as Chef Hyrin Salaguinto and her team prepare local steak and seafood in a show kitchen – DUO has been voted Best Steakhouse on Maui. Don’t miss weekly promotions like Raw Bar Tuesday and Prime Rib Sunday.
3900 Wailea Alanui Dr, Wailea
10. Lahaina Grill
Named ‘Best Maui Restaurant’ 23 years in a row by Honolulu Magazine’s Readers Poll, as well as one of TripAdvisor’s 25 Best Restaurants in the U.S., Lahaina Grill is located in the heart of West Maui’s Lahaina Town. Historic, art-filled space for elegantly plated seafood, steak & Hawaiian specialties with wine.
127 Lahainaluna Rd, Lahaina
11. Morimoto Maui
One of the best restaurants on Maui for sushi & other stylish Japanese creations. Located at the gorgeous Andaz resort, this poolside and beachfront property is where Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto creates his signature Japanese-American dishes with locally sourced ingredients.
3550 Wailea Alanui Dr, Kihei
12. NyloS Restaurant
Located in Paia, this intimate and limited seating dining room is a culinary adventure through the experience of Chef Jeremy Solyn. Modern Gastronomy, reflections of Old World Cuisine and the quaint familiarity of home all come together for unique and unforgettable dining. Their tasting menu regularly features decadent items like caviar, foie gras, butter poached lobster, truffles and fabulous reasonably priced wine.
115 Baldwin Ave, Paia
Top Maui Desserts & Treats
1. Maui Pie
Only the Best Pie. Maui Pie is a little slice of heaven. We’re proud to provide All of their pies are handmade from scratch using only the finest ingredients. Fruit and Cream Pies.
1280 S Kihei Rd #101
2. Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie House
Located just outside of Lahaina, this quaint and cozy little cafe serves up breakfast, lunch, and awesome pie.
820 Olowalu Village Rd, Lahaina
3. Paia Gelato
Best Gelato in Maui! Serving Italian ice cream made fresh on Maui, coffee drinks and specialty treats like a gelato brownie sandwich, Paia Gelato offers 24 flavors.
99 Hana Hwy #C, Paia
4. Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice
The best place to get Hawaii shave ice on Maui, savor a taste of one of the many refreshing treats with incredible flavors. They filter their own water, make their own ice, craft their own syrups. Quality is priority at Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice.
115 Hana Highway #D Paia
790 Front St, Lahaina
61 S Kihei Rd, Kihei
333 Dairy Rd, Kahului
5. Lappert’s Hawaii
Lappert’s is a family-owned Hawaiian institution serving up delicious, creamy homemade ice cream, gelato, sorbet as well as coffee, and freshly baked cookies.
3750 Wailea Alanui Dr, Wailea
6. Komoda Store and Bakery
A local tradition since 1916 for cream puffs, donuts on a stick, butter rolls & other pastries. Get there early before they sell out of their signature cream puffs.
3674 Baldwin Ave, Makawao