Top 10 Places for Burgers On Maui

Want to try some of the best burgers on Maui? Get ready to experience a mouthwatering adventure while reading our Top 10 Places to eat a Burger on Maui. Without question, the Valley Isle offers an array of incredible activities to explore; Hawaii ocean activities, historical and cultural events, live music, shopping, and an ocean of amazing Maui restaurants.

Best Maui Burgers

Besides fine dining, local food, and a happening foodie scene, our island also offers up a meaty selection of fantastic Maui burger spots. Although we haven’t listed them all, we think this is a pretty good start! Enjoy this article, and share it with your friends… A hui hou!



Havens is just the place for you if you are visiting Maui and searching for great food without much fuss. With online ordering, two restaurants, and a food truck, there’s no excuse for you to miss this local gem!

Chef Zach Sato has led kitchens in almost all of Chef Merriman’s restaurants for over a decade. Utilizing his many years of experience, connections with local farms, and his love of comfort food, Chef Sato has opened his own smash burger and noodle spot. The first restaurant became so popular that he now helms two restaurants and a food truck!

You will find that they use the freshest locally caught fish for the fish burger. It’s not just the fish; they make everything fresh here, which you’ll notice from the first bite to the last. Chef Zach is passionate about using local ingredients and supporting the sources on our island.

This isn’t your ordinary burger joint! You can get amazing made-to-order smash burgers, but many customers come in just for the noodles and sushi dishes. Just a few of the delicious dishes you’ll find here are the Chili Watah Oyster Shooters, Adobo Ribs, and Wagyu Chow Fun.

For the uninformed, smash burgers are made by smashing ground beef on a grill. This sears in the juices and creates tastier, softer patties laced with crisp edges.

Insider Tip: If you plan a trip to Havens, make sure to get there early. This place is so popular that they may sell out of your favorite dish before the end of the day!

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The Pint & Cork

Our newest favorite place to enjoy a juicy and delectable burger on Maui is The Pint & Cork, hands down. Located in the Shops at Wailea, here’s your next go-to locale in West Maui for the burger lovers.
The Pint & Cork is one of Maui’s newest editions to the brewhouse, gastronomy and Maui sports bar scene. The restaurant/bar is family-friendly, a great place to meet up with friends and an even better spot for socializing and making new friends in the dating scene.

The burger at Pint & Cork is terrific! Named the BIB Burger, carnivores can enjoy a savory house ground beef patty with white cheddar, crispy bacon, charred onion, fried egg, pickle, arugula greens, whiskey 1000 and an ‘oh, so satisfying’ brioche bun. This is the only burger on their menu, and it’s absolutely the only one that they need. Upgrade it with an order of their Parmesan Fries, and you’ll be in 7th Heaven.

If you’re visiting this Maui restaurant with kids, not to worry, they also have Keiki Sliders on the kid’s menu; two mini cheeseburgers served with French fries. Make it a family burger affair.

When you order a burger at Pint & Cork, compliment it with a selection of their famous side dishes like their Mac & Cheese and Fried Chicken Wings. You can’t go wrong. Here, you’ll find quite the beer selection, so you’ll also want to add a few of Maui’s microbrews to your order.

Besides the burger, Pint & Cork has a diverse menu full of popular and tasty bites. We also love their Kalua Pork Sliders, Strawberry- Beet Salad, Ahi Sandwich, Shrimp and Grits, 16 oz Rib Eye and their Pork Adobo Moco. Yum…

The Pint & Cork is open from 11am-2am 7 days a week. Their kitchen closes at midnight, but you can still enjoy cold brews, mixology-style cocktails and good times until their doors close.

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Cool Cat Cafe

Rated “Best Burger on Maui” by numerous publications for 10 years in a row, Cool Cat Cafe in Lahaina is the “it” spot for a succulent burger. All of their burgers are made fresh daily, and are 100% Certified Angus Beef. Seasoned with their signature seasonings, you can’t go wrong with a Cool Cat burger and a side of onion rings!

A BIG handful of the most popular burgers at Cool Cat are the “Leader of the Pack,” “Big Bopper,” “Bonanza,” “Ali’i,” “Bogy Burger,” “Marilyn Burger” (some like it hot!), “The Duke,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “La Bamba Burger,” “The Frisco” (served on grilled sourdough), and my personal favorite “The Luna Burger” (served with bacon, melted Jack cheese, avocado, lettuce, tomato, mayo, mustard, onions, pickles and a homemade Thousand Island dressing).

Another cool thing about Cool Cat’s Burgers is that they always have a “Burger of the Month,” so it’s impossible to get bored here. The January 2019 Burger of the Month was the “The Dip” (Angus beef topped with Swiss cheese, smothered with mushrooms and onions sauteed in a garlic black pepper cream sauce and served on a fresh-baked ciabatta bun with sides of au jus and their homemade horseradish cream). Holy moly!

*Cool Cat Cafe is temporarily closed, but look for them to re-open at Kukui Mall in Kihei in early 2024!

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Ulupalakua Ranch Store

Located in Ulupalakua, residents, and visitors will love this Upcountry Maui burger spot and general store. At the Ranch Grill, burger lovers can order a variety of 100% natural Ulupalakua burgers made from Maui venison, lamb, elk, and beef.

All burgers are served with local Kula lettuce, Maui onions, and a choice of cheddar, Swiss, or pepper jack cheese. More add-on options include grilled Maui pineapple, roasted mushrooms, housemate kimchee, caramelized onions, and bacon. Guests with allergies will love that they also offer gluten-free bread rolls. More menu options at the Ranch Grill include Ono Plate Lunches like the Kalbi Ribs, Uncle Mike’s Steak Chili & Rice, and the Hamburger Steak with Kona Gravy & Garlic Aioli. While relaxing with Mt. Haleakala and Maui coastline views, all guests will love eating and spending time in their outdoor dining areas. The staff is always accommodating and friendly, and visitors will adore the general store and gift shop. It’s a historical building full of a variety of Maui made gifts and Upcountry Maui Western-style souvenirs. If you’re visiting Upcountry Maui locations, make sure to stop for lunch at the Ulupalakua Ranch Store. Perched across the road from MauiWine, here’s a super convenient opportunity to enjoy a Maui burger, and go wine tasting in beautiful Upcountry Maui.

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Monkeypod Kitchen

Monkeypod Kitchen in Wailea is a part of the legendary Merriman’s restaurant group. This family definitely knows what’s up in the kitchen! Further, company founder and award winning Chef Peter Merriman has been long time celebrated as the originator of ‘Hawaii Regional Cuisine.’ Well, now to get to the meat of this piece! Check out Monkeypod in Wailea if you want to try an array of incredible Maui burgers that definitely hold down their spot on a menu full of locally grown ingredients. Plus, the buns are homemade*

The “Maui Cattle Company Cheese Burger” is made with 100% Maui grown beef, Dijon aioli, Fontina cheese, vine-ripened tomatoes, butter leaf lettuce, and a house made quick pickle. “Pete’s Classic Burger” definitely won’t disappoint, made with 100% Maui grown beef, Umami mushrooms, Gruyere cheese, arugula greens, and horseradish crema. If red meat doesn’t tickle your tongue, guests can also enjoy Monkeypod’s fantastic “Turkey Burger.” This guy is made with 100% free range natural turkey meat, Asian pear slices, sautéed onions, Gruyere cheese, arugula greens and house cut bacon. Mmm…mmm…mm!

Naturally, all the above Monkeypod burgers will go very nicely with a cold Maui Brewing Company draft beer. Monkeypod is a great place for foodie enthusiasts, fans of local and organic, and craft beer lovers! Just sayin.’

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Cafe Mambo

Located in Paia, Maui’s sweet little small town on the North Shore, all restaurant lovers should take the time to seek out the burger flavors at Cafe Mambo. At this family owned Paia eatery, guests can enjoy international flavors fused into everything on the menu.

At Mambo, burger lovers have eight mouthwatering opportunities! They are all served on a brioche bun with a salsa mayonnaise, and accompanied by your choice of French fries or a Kula baby greens salad. The “Maui Cattle Company Organic Beef Burger” is a classic North Shore favorite. This one is a straight up traditional Maui burger served with your choice of fresh toppings. The “Aloha Cheeseburger” is made with Maui beef and served with a pineapple slice, and the “Mambo Bacon Cheeseburger” is like the all time post surf session burger of champions with Maui beef, crispy bacon and a Spanish omelette. Also on the menu are two rare burger options, “The Crispy Duck Burger” which is very juicy and memorable, and the ono-licious “Kalua Pork Burger.” The “Organic Tofu Burger” is a favorite for Vegetarians, and fish lovers will definitely enjoy the “Island Fish of the Day Burger” served with tartar sauce, or the “Fresh Ahi Burger.”

All of Mambo’s melt-in-your-mouth burgers are priced between $12-$14. This is a great place to eat in Paia with your family and friends, and definitely a place for a tasty meal without breaking the bank!

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Maui Brewing Company

Not only can you visit Maui Brewing Company’s Kihei tasting room, but you can also stay for a while longer and enjoy one of the best burgers on Maui at their newest Maui restaurant. What makes this Maui burger so special? Everything.

In fact, there are three amazing burgers on this Maui brewhouse menu; the MBC Griddle Cheeseburger, the Jalapeño Bacon Burger, and the Against the Grain Veggie Burger. We love every single one of these tasty burger versions, and alongside a cold Maui brew, house cut, or sriracha fries, you are golden.

The MBC Griddle Cheese Burger is super savory with shaved red onion, butter lettuce, cheddar cheese, and MBC’s special “8 Island Sauce.” The Jalapeño Bacon Burger is definitely for someone that likes a kick of flavor with house-made jalapeño bacon, jack cheese, fried avocado, and tasty cilantro mayonnaise.
The Against the Grain Veggie Burger is a top choice, and definitely not like your conventional veggie burger. It’s made with fresh vegetables and macadamia nuts and is highlighted with miso, pickled ginger, avocado, and mayo. They are all so ono.

When visiting this restaurant, seek out more information about their daily specials because, from time-to-time, they also have burger specials!

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Teddy’s Bigger Burgers

Teddy’s Bigger Burgers in Kahului is where you’ll find one of the juiciest and tastiest burgers in all of Hawaii! They only have one brick-in-mortar location on the Island of Maui, so if you’re cruising through Central Maui, make sure to check them out. The decor is reminiscent of a 1950s diner; they even have ice cream floats and delicious milkshakes to get you cozy to that idea.

At Teddy’s, the menu is simple, yet streamlined and full of yummy goodness. The first thing you have to decide is what size burger you want: Big (5 oz.), Bigger (7 oz.) or Biggest (9 oz.). For the beef burgers you have a choice of Original, Teriyaki or a Monster Double. Each burger is made to order, so you know it’s going to be perfectly cooked to your liking with many options for extras. You can add cheese (of course!), grilled onions, onion rings (yum!), grilled pineapple, jalapeños, bacon, mushrooms, avocado (yes!), fried egg, green chile and more.

If you’d prefer a grilled or crispy chicken sandwich, that’s a possibility too. They also offer a yummy turkey and veggie burger for those that aren’t inclined to beef. The kids menu is perfect with a burger, corn dog or chicken nuggets option- and the kids combo comes with fries and a drink.

Ok, the extra crispy french fries at Teddy’s in Kahului are off-the-hook! They also have tater tots and onion rings, and you can even order the fries spicy, with garlic or with cheese.

Teddy’s Burgers also has a food truck that travels around the Island of Maui, and a burger trailer behind Kihei’s Azeka Marketplace. To learn more, check their Facebook page.

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Colleen's at the Cannery

If you happen to find yourself venturing through Haiku and wondering where to go for a burger, no worries brah! All you have to do is get yourself to Colleen’s at the Haiku Marketplace. When you find this Haiku gem, you will not only be happy that you did, but you will soon realize that you are about to eat one of the best burgers on Maui.

Colleen’s doesn’t have just one, but eight amazing burgers! The “Upcountry Beef Burger” is made with Maui Cattle Company hormone free beef, locally grown Maui tomatoes, thinly sliced onions, crisp lettuce, and melted Muenster cheese. Another great Maui beef option is the “Bacon & Blue Cheese Burger.” Both the “Portobello Mushroom Burger” and the “Organic Life Burger” are Vegetarian selections, and all the fish burgers are a good choice with the “Grilled Ono Fish Burger,” “Grilled Ahi Burger,” “Grilled Mahi Mahi Burger,” and the “Fresh Catch Burger.” When ordering burgers at Colleen’s in Haiku, you can add fries for $1 and a pint of beer for only $3.95. That’s a great deal!

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Milagros Food Company

Enjoy all the best that Maui’s North Shore beaches offer. Then, take a break from the sun and hit up Milagros Food Company in Paia Town. Milagros is an excellent locally owned Maui restaurant located on the corner of Hana Highway and Baldwin Avenue in Historic Paia Town. Not only are the burgers delicious, but it’s a perfect spot for people-watching in Paia.

By the way, if you haven’t guessed by now, Milagros also happens to have some fantastic burgers.
When at Milagros, know that local organically (GMO-Free) grown ingredients are used wherever possible. Here, you’ll find a handful of super-duper Fire-grilled Maui burgers with all the fixings. Here, guests can choose from either a 1/2lb hand-pressed beef burger or an 8oz. chicken breast. All the Milagros burgers are served with a side of lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and crispy (yummy) French fries.

Guests can also easily substitute fries for a salad or rice and beans* The “Classic American” burger is topped with melted American cheese, and the “Bacon Cheddar” burger is just as tasty, but with perfectly cooked bacon and melted white Cheddar cheese.
The three specialty burgers at Milagros are the “Frizzled BBQ” (melted white Cheddar cheese, BBQ sauce and frizzled onions), “El Diablo” (spicy, with melted jalapeño jack cheese, roasted Anaheim chile, and a drizzle of spicy chipotle puree), and “Da Kine” (melted American and Cheddar cheese, fresh jalapeños, and a big dollop of Milagros famous guacamole).

Frequented by locals and visitors, this spot is always a great restaurant choice one that you may find yourself going back to for years to come. Milagros is a Maui go-to spot for island-style Mexican food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you haven’t guessed by now, Milagros also happens to be the place for tasty Maui burgers! When at Milagros, know that local, and organically grown (GMO-Free) ingredients are used wherever possible. Here, diners find a handful of creative Fire-Grilled Maui burgers with all the fixings. First, guests choose from either a 1/2-lb hand-pressed 100% certified Angus beef patty or an 8oz grilled chicken breast. All of the Milagros burgers are served on a Maui-baked roll and include a side of lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and crispy French fries. Burger lovers can also substitute fries for a salad or a side of rice and beans. The Classic American burger is topped with melted American cheese. The Bacon Cheddar Burger is just as tasty, but with perfectly cooked bacon and melted white cheddar cheese. Do not fret because there are even more specialty burgers at Milagros. The Paniolo Burger is served with BBQ sauce, white cheddar, and frizzled onions. The Ring of Fire Burger is also fantastic with buffalo hot sauce, bleu cheese, and fresh jalapenos. Frequented by locals and visitors, this spot is always a great North Shore Maui restaurant choice. Milagros is also one of our top picks for the Best Places for Drinks on Maui and the Best Places for Lunch on Maui!

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Although we’d like to talk about Maui’s best burger spots all day long, we can’t possibly highlight all of them! More incredibly delicious places on Maui for burgers include Hula Grill (Ka’anapali), Gazebo (Napili), Pailolo Bar & Grill (Ka’anapali), and Kihei Caffe (Kihei).


Mahalo for reading our Top 10 Places For Burgers on Maui blog post! What are your favorite places to go for a juicy burger on Maui? What is your favorite way to order them?

Alexandra Mitchell

Alexandra is a marketing professional with a passion for writing about travel to the Hawaiian Islands, vacation rentals, and luxury real estate. She exposes readers to glimpses of 'Old Hawaii,' new destinations to explore, local events, and all the best things to do on Maui.