Going to Hawaii? Wait! Check out our favorite places to eat on Maui! We had an amazing vacation. So much so, we had to recreate Julia’s Banana Bread and are still trying to make some of the food we had there. We explored the island with my cousin and her husband. They brought us to some of the best local eateries and gave us some of the best recommendations. From breakfast to dinner and everything in between, here are some of the places we visited in Maui.
Where to Eat on Maui
Check out our Google Map of Maui for our places to eat on Maui.
- T Komoda Store and Bakery: in the historical town of Makawao, check out this bakery for their famous cream puffs. Also pick up some donuts on a stick (not pictured). They were super soft donuts covered in glaze.
- Betty’s: Located in downtown Lahaina in The Shops at 505, Betty’s is a down-to-earth, no frills café with some great breakfast food and delicious pineapple mimosas. By the way, breakfast comes with a killer view. Come back later for happy hour!
- Huli Huli Chicken: If I had another Huli Huli Chicken meal, I would have turned into Huli Huli Chicken. Huli means “turn.” So this is “turn turn” chicken. This place is located on a beach right off the Road to Hana. Definitely stop by here for the chicken and mac salad right after your hiking adventures. Also comes with a killer view.
- Honolua Farms Kitchen Food Truck: If you don’t bring any food with you when you go snorkeling in Honolua Bay, then you need to get your butt to this bright purple food truck. Located right outside one of the entrances to the bay, you’ll find a menu of fresh and good-for-you food. We recommend the chicken curry bowls and a smoothie.
- Pacific’O: Located in the same shopping area as Betty’s, Pacific’O has a great selection of lunch and dinner items. Their margaritas are so refreshing under the hot Lahaina sun. We’d recommend dining al fresco!
- Beach Bums Bar and Grill: This is more for the convenience than anything. This is in Maalaea Harbor, this is a great place to stop by for a drink after your snorkeling excursion. Drinks are great!
- Cool Cat Cafe: We went to Cool Cats the day before the wedding because it was the place where my cousin met her husband. Live music and great view of downtown Lahaina make this place a great spot to chow down on “The Best Burger in Maui.”
- Hula Grill (casual bar side): Spend your first and your last night at Hula Grill. It’s right on Ka’anapali beach (through Whaler’s Village). Live music, refreshing drinks, and a great view of the sunset make this place a perfect spot for dinner.
Snacks, Dessert, and Drinks
- BanyanTreats: Delicious, island-themed ice cream flavors between out-of-the-box cookies!? Need I say more?
- Julia’s Banana Bread: This is the one place we could not get to. However, we did recreate it and order a loaf via snail mail. I’d recommend stopping by in person and go early! My cousin said they were sold out by noon when he stopped by!
- Koholā Brewery: Located right in central Lahaina, the brewery has a relaxed vibe, giant Jenga, and the beer is tasty.
- Local Beer: It’s hard not to find a local beer. Get your hand on one of the many local beers. My sister loved them all!
- Mule: Love a Moscow Mule? Check out Maui’s twist (from anywhere).
- Bad Ass Coffee & Mauigrown: The coffee game in Hawaii is on point. Every cup we had was delicious. I found I loved the dark roasts the best. Pick up Bad Ass while you’re shopping Front St. Maui Grown is close by!
- Grilled Pineapple: If you have the option to make your own food, grill up some pineapple. One of my cousins, a chef by day, whipped up some great roasted pineapple on one of our last days in Maui. Basically grill the pineapple and pour leftover juices in intervals until both sides have a nice char.