Wednesday, February 9, 2022

5 Places You Must Eat At On Maui

As you might know, I used to be a travel agent. More importantly, I am a self-proclaimed Hawaii expert. This post is about must do dining on Maui.  Remember, I don't ever tell you about things I have not done and I never make money off these recommendations.  If you have questions, leave me a comment!
There are many places to eat on the island of Maui.  They range in price from budget friendly to Holy Dear God, I Need to Take Out a Second on My House for Lunch Here.  This list contains a few of my favorites and most of those fall in the former category.

The best Loco Moco on island!

Kihei Caffe is located in the Southern town of Kihei and it is fantastic.  I compare it to the Soup Nazi of Seinfeld fame in that there are rules about how to order and where to sit.  I highly recommend filling up on their loco moco in the morning before heading out for a packed day of hiking or water sports.  It's $11 and feeds two.  They are open daily from 5:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Somewhere in here, we have (3) $1 bills on the wall!

Dina's Sand Witch is a dive bar located at the Sugar Beach Resort.  It makes this list because the drinks are cheap and generous, the staff is friendly, and the crowd is locals.  We spent more than a few hours on more than a few days on more than one trip here.  They have some good plates of food but it isn't anything fancy.  It's the kind of stuff drunk you wants to eat.

Roasted Chile's is a hole in the wall filled with delicious!

Roasted Chiles is fantastic Mexican food that you don't expect to find in Maui.  You won't find friendlier service anywhere and the food is to die for not to mention their abundant tequila bar.  It's located in a strip mall, but once inside, you forget that fact.  Seriously, do not overlook this spot when you visit.

At Kimo's, the food is great, but you pay for the view!

In Lahaina, check out a lunch favorite called Kimo's.  It is a bit pricier than other budget options on this list but the outdoor patio over the ocean is what you're paying for.  The food is fantastic here and the service is ok.  This place is crowded during peak meal times.

Bison Burger for the win!

When in upcountry, my go to spot is the Ulupalakua Ranch.  You'll find cheap and delicious elk burgers and views to die for.  We hit this place up before going across the street to the winery across the street.  They can be crowded because they are well known for those elk burgers.  If they are too crowded when you first arrive, hit up the winery first and then return for your meal.

Remember, there is a lot more to do on the island.  If you want me to plan the perfect itinerary for you, drop me an email.  A small fee will apply.