spots on Maui
Our list provides a few spots on each corner of the island, so rest assured that your bellies will be more than happy no matter where you end up for lunch!
When on the beautiful Island of Maui, take advantage of everything! Maximize on all the amazing things to do in Hawaii, including the best places to eat on Maui.
Without a doubt, the Paia Fish Market is one of the best, yummiest, and most popular casual restaurants on Maui. Located in the heart of Paia Town, the ‘Fish Market’ holds down its prime real estate right on the corner of the Hana Highway and Baldwin Avenue. They also have a new second location in the Triangle in Central Kihei! This is the perfect spot for Lunch with your friends and family or just an easy order for two after a fun beach session.
Whether you’re a Maui visitor or a resident, The Dirty Monkey is definitely a great spot to hit up for lunch in West Maui.
Peruse Front Street’s historical attractions, many art galleries and boutiques. Then, hit up The Dirty Monkey for lunch or a quick bite and a beer. Their menu is kind of pub style, but full of an array of healthy and fresh options. Here, you’ll find the best French fries, wings and jalapeño poppers, but you’ll also find the bomb fish tacos, burgers and salads.
Without a doubt, Monkeypod Kitchen in Wailea has one of the best Lunch menus in Hawaii. What makes their menu so unique is their twist on traditional and modern Lunch Classics with a fusion of Hawaii Regional Cuisine. We also love how they use local Maui vendors throughout their menu!
Fork & Salad in Kihei is one of those kinds of restaurants that Maui just needed! It’s common to see ‘build your own’ salad bars and healthy lunch spots like this in California, but Fork & Salad is actually a new kind of a restaurant trend for Maui. Whether you’re a meat eater, vegetarian, Paleo or vegan, you’ll love this spot. The best things about Fork & Salad in Kihei are that they provide healthy, organic, delicious and reasonably priced meals. And, they do it lightning fast!
Enjoy all the best that Maui’s North Shore beaches offer, and take a break from the sun to hit up Milagros Food Company for Lunch in funky Paia Town. Milagros is an awesome locally owned Maui restaurant located on the corner of Hana Highway and Baldwin Avenue, a perfect spot for people watching from your patio table.
Mama’s Fish House is located oceanfront in Ku’au, set right on the North Shore of Maui. Perched between Paia Town and Ho’okipa Beach Park, this Maui Lunch spot is not only internationally renowned for their gourmet menu, but also for having one of the most beautiful views on Maui. Sunset dinner reservations can be close to impossible to get, so why not go for Lunch? The menu is just as delicious, plus you’ll have the glorious sunlight that allows you to check the surf, while you fully enjoy the interior decor of this popular Hawaii restaurant.
Maui Kombucha is the absolute best! Tucked away in Haiku, you can find the best booch in the world at Maui Kombucha. Located in the back of the Aloha Aina Center, you will be so happy when you find this place! At Maui Kombucha, guests can sample Kombucha varieties on draft before deciding which Kombucha is going to be the highlight of their day. (FYI, you’ll probably want more than one…) Besides delicious, healing Kombucha varieties, this is an awesome place for lunch on Maui.
Located oceanfront in Lahaina, Frida’s is an awesome restaurant for lunch in Maui. Perched alongside Mala Wharf in Lahaina, this spot delivers authentic and tasty nuevo Latino dishes in a relaxing atmosphere. Frida’s is owned and operated by Mark Ellman, a well known Maui restauranteur.
When in Hana, do as the locals do! Whether you’ve visited Hana many times, or are gearing up for your first Hana adventure, make sure to check out the Thai Food By Pranee restaurant. Here, you’ll find the most authentic Thai food throughout all the Hawaiian Islands. Located in a hale (house) under a thatched roof, Pranees is a casual, inviting Maui gem of a restaurant.
Coconut’s Fish Cafe is one of the most popularly featured lunch restaurants in Maui. They’ve received numerous accolades on websites live TripAdvisor and Yelp, and have been visited on famous media outlets like Travel & Leisure and CNN. Travel & Leisure seven said that Coconut’s Fish Cafe was one of the top places to eat in all of the U.S. Now, that is huge! Their menu is creative and casual.
Mala Ocean Tavern is one of West Maui’s most popular restaurants for lunch, brunch and dinner. Mala has always been regarded as a go-to dining spot in West Maui, and it’s recently been acquired by the Down the Hatch restaurant group here on Maui. They’ve updated the menu, kept the best items from the restaurant history, and otherwise updated the menu offerings to be fresh, inspiring, and oh so tasty.