The Valley Isle of Maui boasts 120 miles of gorgeous coastline, lush inland landscapes and epic sunsets. It’s also quite the foodie destination, with an abundance of fresh seafood, tropical produce and local fare. Sample it all at the same time when you enjoy a meal at one of Maui’s most scenic restaurants.
Duke’s Beach House
Located just north of Kaanapali Beach at the Honua Kai Resort, Duke’s Beach House is a living tribute to the classic Hawaii lifestyle, complete with incredible sunset views, tiki torches, live music and a laid-back vibe. Favorite dishes include poke tacos, coconut shrimp and a rotating fresh fish menu, based on the catch of the day. Be sure to save room for dessert – the hula pie is a Maui must-have, complete with toasted macadamia nuts and hot fudge.
Chef Abby Ferrer’s Star Noodle is known for its unique flavors and family-style dining. In an oceanfront, open-air space on Front Street in Lahaina, customers enjoy everything from kimchi and steamed clams to ramen and Singapore noodles. Arrive in time to watch the sunset and toast the end of another day in paradise with one of the endlessly inventive cocktails.
The oceanfront deck at Kimo’s makes everything feel a little more special. From the expansive outdoor deck, visitors can enjoy a wide range of local dishes, from roasted beet salads with local Surfing Goat cheese to “Kimo’s Style” baked fish, with preparations varying based on the catch of the day.
Sometimes, the best view is on the beach itself. Located in Kahului, Tin Roof is a takeout-only restaurant that’s popular with both locals and visitors. Order at the counter and head to nearby Kaneha Beach to enjoy your meal with an ocean view. Tin Roof is run by Hilo, Hawaii, chef Sheldon Simeon and his wife, Janice, who founded the restaurant based on their definition of home. Popular dishes include garlic shrimp, ulu mac salad and garlic noodles.
Monkeypod Kitchen delivers dishes showcasing produce from local and organic farmers, rangers, and anglers from two locations, one in South Maui’s Wailea and a satellite location in Kaanapali. While menus vary seasonally, you can always count on impressive handcrafted cocktails, fresh salads and troll-line caught fresh fish. Not hungry for a full meal? Stop by from 3:30-5 p.m. for stellar happy hour deals. The restaurant offers lovely resort views, but a short stroll will deliver you to the world-famous beauty of Wailea Beach.
Mama’s Fish House
No list of Maui restaurants is complete without Mama’s Fish House. Located on Maui’s north shore near the town of Paia, this open-air restaurant is right on the water — you’ll know you’ve arrived when you see their fishing boat out front. The family-owned restaurant has an old Hawaii feel and the food is simply incredible. A perfect spot for celebrating a special occasion, Mama’s Fish House changes its menu regularly, but you’ll always find the freshest seafood, farm-to-table ingredients, colorful cocktails and indulgent desserts. Time your meal for sunset for a truly unforgettable experience, but plan ahead: Mama’s Fish House books out three to six months in advance.
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