With incredible homegrown agriculture, Maui is the perfect place to sample all the different flavors of Hawaii. From farm-to-table fine dining, 5-Star restaurants, Hawaiian lunch plates, the freshest seafood, or trendy food trucks, Maui has options to satisfy any food craving or price point.
With all the choices, a Maui restaurant guide is a perfect companion to your trip. There’s so much good food in Maui, it can be hard to start. Find the best places to eat with your kids, romantic spots, or the best cheap eats in Maui.
Whether you’re staying in Lahaina or venturing out to Hana, be sure to sample all the great local food that you can. Check out some of our favorite places to grab a bite in Maui and remember to reserve all of your group transportation with SpeediShuttle. SpeediShuttle offers shuttle services throughout Maui for all your travel needs.
Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop - 820 Olowalu Village Rd, Lahaina, HI 96761
Treat yourself or your family to a delicious banana cream pie, and so much more. Leoda’s Kitchen offers farm fresh food and handmade baked goods. The vegetable potpie with a side of baked macaroni and cheese is a great option for the kids. Be sure to save room for dessert!
808 Grindz Café - 843 Waine'e St, Lahaina, HI 96761
Some of the best breakfast in Lahaina, 808 Grindz is an affordable brunch staple. It’s best known for coconut and macadamia pancakes, eggs Benedict, steak and eggs, and the fried rice loco moco. It’s the prefect way to start your day on a Maui vacation.
Hula Grill Ka’anapali - 2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, HI 96761
Featuring a colorful outdoor patio, Hula Grill is a family restaurant with a laid-back Hawaiian atmosphere. A great spot for live music and people watching, the Hula Grill services fish tacos, kids’ burgers, and pineapple upside-down cake.
Mama’s Fish House - 799 Poho Pl, Paia, HI 96779
Mama’s is a local landmark and synonymous with fine dining in Maui. Foodies flock to Mama’s Fish House for the freshest, ocean-to-plate dishes and Polynesian décor. The fish is so fresh that the menu shows the name of the fisherman who caught it!
Merriman’s Kapalua - 1 Bay Club Pl, Lahaina, HI 96761
Renowned farm-to-table cuisine, that’s sure to make an impression on a romantic date. Merriman’s is located between Napili and Kapalua bays, giving it a near panoramic ocean view.
Lahaina Grill - 127 Lahainaluna Rd, Lahaina, HI 96761
First opening on Valentine’s Day in 1990, Lahaina Grill is a historic, art-filled space ideal for special moments. This New American bistro seafood, steak & Hawaiian specialties paired with wine.
Maui Chef’s Table - 9347 1670 Honoapiilani Hwy #5, Wailuku, HI 96793
The Mill House at the Maui Tropical Plantation is a frequent best-of restaurant itself, but the Chef Table is an experience all its own. The Chef’s Table at the Mill House is an interactive culinary experience exclusive to Saturday evenings and reservations are required. Guests are encouraged to chat with the chefs, mingle with each other, and no two menus are the same.
Restaurant at Hotel Wailea - 555 Kaukahi St, Wailea, HI 96753
Hotel Wailea is quickly becoming one of trendiest spots in Maui. The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea serves a menu full of locally grown and sourced Hawaii ingredients. It’s Hawaii’s first and only Relais & Châteaux and one of the most romantic spots in the US.
Gerard’s Restaurant - 174 Lahainaluna Rd, Lahaina, HI 96761
Gerard’s is a Plantation Inn restaurant serving contemporary French Cuisine with a Hawaiian flair. It’s a true pioneer in farm to table dinning movement, Gerald’s assures every table gets VIP service.
Aloha Mixed Plate - 1285 Front St, Lahaina, HI 96761
Aloha Mixed Plate is a relaxed, beachside restaurant that serves traditional Hawaiian platters with jumbo portions. New renovations have made this cheap but incredible restaurant better than ever. They serve reasonably priced plantation fare, including updated shoyu chicken, kalbi ribs, and mochiko chicken.
Cool Cat Cafe - 3rd floor, 658 Front St #160, Lahaina, HI 96761
Cool Cat Café is a retro 1950s-diner-style café. It’s one of the best burgers in Maui, but also serves pulled pork, fish tacos, salads and more. With a bird’s-eye view of Banyan Court Park and Front Street, it’s also perfect for people-watching as you eat.
Da Fish Shack - 5260 Hana Hwy, Hana, HI 96713
If you’re headed to Hana, Da Fish Shack is a must. Food Trucks have changed the eating scene in Hana, and Da Fish Shack is the most popular choice. They serve fresh local fish and produce, and are best known for their fish tacos (ahi or white fish). Grab a fish taco and have a picnic in Hana!
Besides all the great restaurants in Maui, take some time to explore the local agriculture. Be sure to check out the farms and ranches that spread along Mount Haleakala's volcanic slopes. It’s the best way to sample local produce like papaya and watermelon.