Hawaii, United States Food Guide: 10 American food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Maalaea

May 11, 2020 Velvet Mowry

Discover Restaurants offering the best American food in Maalaea, Hawaii, United States. Māʻalaea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaiʻi, United States. The population was 352 at the 2010 census. Māʻalaea is the site of a small boat harbor, as well as the Maui Ocean Center.
Things to do in Maalaea

10. Pizza Madness Maui

1455 S Kihei Rd Ste 2, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8189 Italian, American, Pizza Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 808-270-9888 http://pizzamadnessmaui.com
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4 based on 468 reviews

Pizza Madness Maui

Reviewed By Sarah H

We were here over the summer and ordered a large Hawaiian pizza (ham and pineapple). The pizza was crispy, the ham was excellent, and they used Maui pineapples which made for one of the best pizzas we´ve ever had! The atmosphere of the restaurant is also nice. The wooden walls with weird artwork reminded me a little of Pirates of the Caribbean for some reason. It was just a casual, rustic place along the main road next tot he beach. The restaurant itself is indoors (don´t go if you are imagining beautiful views or nice patio seating). A great place to take the family if you are craving pizza!

9. Maui Brick Oven

1215 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-5220 American, Pizza Dinner Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, BYOB [email protected] +1 808-875-7896 http://mauibrickoven.com/
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4 based on 515 reviews

Maui Brick Oven

This restaurant is 100% Gluten Free! We serve pizza, pasta , salads, fish & chips and more. Open for dinner 6 days a week. No worries about cross contamination if you have gluten issues.Good food for everyone, even if you don't have to eat gluten free! We

Reviewed By Lee G

The fried fish featured on DDD was a hit at the table, but the pizzas were not. The edges of the two different types of smaller pizzas we ordered were crispy but as you ate toward the center each was gummy and soft. The cinnamon rolls had good flavor but were dry. We don't have gluten allergies and were here to try the food.

8. Nalu's South Shore Grill

1280 S Kihei Rd Azeka Mall Makai, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8240 American, Bar, Hawaiian Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music +1 808-891-8650 http://www.nalusmaui.com
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4 based on 997 reviews

Nalu's South Shore Grill

Reviewed By hockeyaw19

Live bands play on the stage as you eat in an open air restaurant. I had the chicken and waffles which were very good along with the hand cut fries. The crab cake burger thing was just ok (probably wouldn't get again). They have infused water for free and open seating. Would definitely come back and enjoy the music again.

7. Dina's Sandwitch

145 N Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8828 American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service +1 808-879-3262 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dinas-Sandwitch/209119809116811
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4 based on 211 reviews

Dina's Sandwitch

Reviewed By 138darcyb

Stopped in for lunch as we felt like a good sandwich. Dina’s is very quaint little establishment that appears to be popular with the locals. Service was quick, server had a great personality and very friendly. Food was great, and well priced for what we had. We both had the daily sandwich special, the potato salad was one of the best I have ever eaten. Would definitely return again.

6. Maui Chef's Table

1670 Honoapiilani Hwy, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-9347 Contemporary, American Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Table Service [email protected] +1 808-270-0333 http://www.mauichefstable.com/?utm_source=TripAdvisor&utm_medium=MCT
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4 based on 212 reviews

Maui Chef's Table

Maui Chef’s Table dives into a multi-course menu of dishes inspired by our chefs’ personal stories and told through Maui’s seasonal ingredients. High-quality ingredients paired with creative minds and innovative techniques result in a unique culinary expe

Reviewed By Spoarzy

Let me start by saying my wife and I enjoy fine dining and have ate at some of the best restaurants around the world. I would consider ourselves as what you would call “foodies”. So after looking on tripadvisor we decided to book Maui Chefs Table as it was listed as number one for all of Maui. The setting was very nice with it being open air and allowed you to mingle with other guests as well as the chefs as they prepare each item. The dish sizes are very small, one or two bites and after 6 dishes, I was still hungry. Some dishes were amazing and some just ok. It is not worth the $150 usd per person and there is better fine dining on Maui. I would rather spend less money at Lahaina Grill and leave fully satisfied by having an amazing meal. Interesting concept but far from perfect, and for $150 is should be close to perfect. Mahalo for making Maui Chef's Table a part of your vacation. While we're happy you enjoyed the venue and format of the evening, we're sorry the cuisine lacked what you were expecting. The ticket price includes all courses, gratuity, a sparkling toast, bread service, and coffee. In our mission of supporting local ingredients, the cost and portions reflect that quality. We apologize you were not fully satisfied after your dining experience. We sincerely thank you for your feedback as it allows us to improve. Aloha!

5. The Mill House

1670 Honoapiilani Hwy, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-9347 American, Contemporary Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Takeout, Highchairs Available, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts M [email protected] +1 808-270-0333 http://www.millhousemaui.com/?utm_source=TripAdvisor&utm_medium=MH
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4 based on 1433 reviews

The Mill House

The Mill House applies an innovative approach to fresh, local ingredients in dishes that honor the cultures of those who emigrated from Japan, China, Spain, Korea, Portugal, and other distant lands to work in Maui’s sugarcane industry a century and more a

Reviewed By Cheryl B

This restaurant is beautiful, the menu has something for everyone and the food was so good! Our waitress was very knowledgeable and answered questions about the food and told us the story of the farm. They even give a military discount...although I would eat there without the discount. I highly recommend Mill House!Thank you for your service, Cheryl. We are proud to offer a discount to our military members. Mahalo for the high recommendation and sharing your experience! Thank you for your service, Cheryl. We are proud to offer a discount to our military members. Mahalo for the high recommendation and sharing your experience!

4. Tante's Fishmarket Restaurant & Bar

300 Maalaea Rd Maalaea Harbor Shops, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96793-5918 Seafood, American Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Waterfront [email protected] +1 808-868-2148 http://tantesfishmarket.com/
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4 based on 307 reviews

Tante's Fishmarket Restaurant & Bar

Are you looking for the freshest seafood restaurant with beautiful ocean views in Wailuku, HI? Then look no further than Tante's Fishmarket Restaurant & Bar. Known for fresh ingredients that arrive daily and upscale seafood, sushi, and steak, this full-se

Reviewed By Lorna D

We've dined here on numerous occasions--happy hour, lunch and dinner. When we have visitors, we always make it a point to bring them to Tante's because there's something on the menu for EVERYONE. Think Ahi Poke Salad, burgers n' fries, Filipino cuisine, Island style grinds. The servers are always helpful and service is awesome. The food is always ONO. Now, a note to the reviewer who said there is no such thing as hot peel n' eat garlic shrimp. You might want to tell that to the shrimp trucks on Maui and Oahu. You're on the islands and we like our hot garlic shrimp with SHELLS ON. Even better....with HEADS still attached! It's not laziness, its ISLAND STYLE. Peel, suck on shells (and heads if provided), savor shrimp meat and rice bathed in garlic butter....ONO!

3. Beach Bums Bar & Grill

300 Maalaea Rd Lower Level, Maalaea Harbor Shops, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5918 Seafood, American, Barbecue Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront +1 808-243-2286 http://beachbumshawaii.com/
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4 based on 1432 reviews

Beach Bums Bar & Grill

Reviewed By traci008

Food was delicious! View was even better! Tempura shrimp was a little heavily bartered to be considered tempura, but it was delicious!

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2. Seascape Ma'alaea Restaurant

192 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5931 American, Hawaiian, Seafood Lunch, Drinks Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations [email protected] +1 808-270-7068 http://www.mauioceancenter.com/dine
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4 based on 336 reviews

Seascape Ma'alaea Restaurant

Conveniently located in Central Maui, Seascape Ma'alaea Restaurant is a favorite among Kama'aina and visitors alike. Our award-winning restaurant offers an enticing menu of island-inspired cuisine along with spectacular views of Ma'alaea Harbor. It's the

Reviewed By Michael L

Went here with my family during an aquarium trip. We walked in at about 1:30pm and were seated right away. About the atmosphere. Although this is an aquarium restaurant, don't expect a theme gimmick like a huge glass tank to gaze at sharks and rays circling about, like the restaurants at UShaka in South Africa, The Seas at Disney Epcot, or Seaworld. Here, the dining area was set outdoors and uncovered, offering every table an unobstructed, picturesque view of Ma'alaea Harbor and the Bay. Those who may be averse to birds at close proximity, take note: there were free range chickens about. They didn't bother us (other than one of us who happens to have a phobia-like dislike of birds) but they weren't shy about almost brushing us by underfoot. I was impressed with the menu. Aside from the typical offerings found at attractions like this, which target mainland palates, like burgers and such, it included quite a few seafood and fish items, going with the aquarium theme, and some hints of local cuisine, such as a mac nut crusted mahi mahi and a mango-hoisin baby back ribs dish. I went with the fish and chips and it turned out to be quite good. I heard positive feedback around the table about the ribs and the teriyaki chicken. Oh, I almost forgot to mention that the server was friendly and attentive. The dishes were brought out in a timely manner and our needs were taken care of well. It should be noted that not every aquarium has an on-site restaurant, not even the larger ones. Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta (the largest aquarium in Western hemisphere currently), and Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey are quite larger attractions, but neither features a full service restaurant. Georgia's has a cafeteria. New Jersey's has a quick service food court. New England Aquarium in Boston has an upscale seafood restaurant & bar that is open seasonal only and has a bigger price point. To compare this with another full service restaurant at a comparable price point that happened to be the only one of its kind available at its particular attraction, I can only think of Hersheypark Place, which was at a theme park rather than an aquarium. It has permanently shut down recently, perhaps due to the mediocre food and the sluggish service. Fortunately, it is easily outclassed by Seascape.All in all, I was impressed with this aquarium restaurant. Unassuming, gimmick-free, reasonable prices, a menu that tries to include local flavors, quality food, great view and atmosphere. For what it is, I'd recommend this for a lunch break during an aquarium visit. The aquarium is better for having this restaurant in it.

Maalaea Food Guide: 9 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Maalaea

1. Maui Chef's Table

1670 Honoapiilani Hwy, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-9347 Contemporary, American Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Table Service [email protected] +1 808-270-0333 http://www.mauichefstable.com/?utm_source=TripAdvisor&utm_medium=MCT
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4 based on 212 reviews

Maui Chef's Table

Maui Chef’s Table dives into a multi-course menu of dishes inspired by our chefs’ personal stories and told through Maui’s seasonal ingredients. High-quality ingredients paired with creative minds and innovative techniques result in a unique culinary expe

Reviewed By Spoarzy

Let me start by saying my wife and I enjoy fine dining and have ate at some of the best restaurants around the world. I would consider ourselves as what you would call “foodies”. So after looking on tripadvisor we decided to book Maui Chefs Table as it was listed as number one for all of Maui. The setting was very nice with it being open air and allowed you to mingle with other guests as well as the chefs as they prepare each item. The dish sizes are very small, one or two bites and after 6 dishes, I was still hungry. Some dishes were amazing and some just ok. It is not worth the $150 usd per person and there is better fine dining on Maui. I would rather spend less money at Lahaina Grill and leave fully satisfied by having an amazing meal. Interesting concept but far from perfect, and for $150 is should be close to perfect. Mahalo for making Maui Chef's Table a part of your vacation. While we're happy you enjoyed the venue and format of the evening, we're sorry the cuisine lacked what you were expecting. The ticket price includes all courses, gratuity, a sparkling toast, bread service, and coffee. In our mission of supporting local ingredients, the cost and portions reflect that quality. We apologize you were not fully satisfied after your dining experience. We sincerely thank you for your feedback as it allows us to improve. Aloha!

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