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16 Unbeatable Places To Eat In Maui

16 best meals on maui

Ok bare with me here because you will not go hungry in Maui there are so many good places to eat! My friend Javi who lives in Maui and owns Down The Hatch was just featured on DDD (Diners Drive-Ins and Dives)! So you know you have to eat there! He also recommended a few of the locals favorites! The food on Maui is sooo Ono (Hawaiian for good)!

Check out these top 16 places you should eat while you’re in Maui!


Down the Hatch // Counter-serve seafood eatery with cocktails, shave ice & a palapa-studded courtyard patio. Recently featured on DDD!

Lahaina Coolers // Chill bar & restaurant featuring Mexican-American menu with local flavors plus monthly wine tasting.

Starnoodle // Asian shared plates, noodle dishes & sake cocktails in an airy, light, wood-trimmed space.

Leodas Kitchen and Pie Shop // Counter-serve cafe featuring farm-fresh American eats & handmade baked goods in a quaint setting.

Sale Pepe // Italian bistro with a changing menu of brick-oven pizzas, housemade pastas & small plates.

Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar // Inventive, colorful sushi dishes are served in a festive, colorful space with weekend karaoke.

Aloha Mixed Plate // Open-air patio is a relaxed, beachside setting for traditional Hawaiian platters in jumbo portions. A local favorite.

Slappy Cakes // American breakfast spot with make your own pancakes.  I had the ‘beach break’ cocktail at brunch and the lilikoi pancakes!

Hawaiian travel guide to maui

Pacific’O // For a unique Maui experience, head to The Neighborhood Farm, a working egg farm on the beautiful plateau of Launiupoko overlooking the ocean. You get to tour the farm, which gives you a chance to see healthy, happy chickens living in a “managed free range” system with lush fruit trees and vegetation. You also learn about the history of the islands, including the arrival of Polynesians and Hawaiian ways of life. The tour is followed by a gourmet lunch featuring these fresh local eggs at the best beachfront restaurant Pacific’O, in Lahaina.  Known for their local farm to table cuisine. Don’t be surprised if you see a local fisherman walking into the restaurant with his fresh catch! If you’re going for dinner, definitely make reservations.


Paia Fish Market // Casual stop with a nautical theme & indoor picnic tables for seafood, plate lunches & fish burgers.

Mama’s Fish House // A MUST! An experience you have to do in Maui. Mama’s Fish House is in a class of its own.


Hawaiian travel guide to maui


Pukalani Suprette // Family-owned market since 1955, selling groceries, local produce, household goods & prepared foods. We love the potato-mac salad.


Da Kitchen // Local go-to for traditional Hawaiian plate lunches serves hearty portions with a low-key atmosphere.


Sugar Beach Bake Shop // a must! Fresh Hawaiian local pastries and desserts.


Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery // 80-acre organic farm on the slopes of Haleakala offering tours of the grounds & vodka distillery.


Shave Ice

The ‘Where To Eat’ section wouldn’t be complete without telling you where to go to get shave ice! There’s definitely no shortage of places to get shave ice on the island but if you want shave ice, why not have the best! My favorite place to get shave ice is Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice! They even make their own ice using filtered/purified Maui mountain water. What I wasn’t used to was the Maui-made Roselani ice cream on the bottom but it’s a game changer! There are a ton on the island so just head to the closest location!

Hawaiian travel guide to maui


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