Best Lahaina Restaurants to Try on Your Vacation

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We've all got to eat, so we may as well enjoy it as much as we can. When you're on vacation, it can be hard to know which restaurants are worth trying and which could end up a disappointment. That's why it helps to get the inside scoop from local residents. Seeing as we operate our Maui ocean tour business from the scenic Lahaina Harbor in Lahaina Town, we have some suggestions for nearby restaurants to try while you're in this wonderful part of the island. We'll start with the top affordable options and work our way up in price.


Affordable Lahaina Restaurants – You don't have to spend a lot of money to experience amazing cuisine in the Lahaina area. In fact, some of the island's favorite places boast low prices and delicious flavors. Here are some places you don't want to miss.

808 Grindz Cafe – Want to experience fantastic local breakfast fare? This casual cafe features some artfully prepared island favorites that keep residents and visitors alike coming back again and again. Considering that most plates are under $10, why not swing by and see if it becomes your new favorite breakfast spot in Lahaina?

Local Food – When it's time for lunch, you might want to swing by this laid back little gem and try something from another delightful array of local dishes, prepared to perfection by cooks who really know what they're doing. An inconspicuous little hole in the wall, it's easy to miss, but you really shouldn't!

Ono Tacos – For those days when you're craving tacos and you don't want to pick a place that will overcharge you, try this little place. Just as diminutive as the others in this price range, this place is no slouch when it comes to flavor.


Moderately Priced Lahaina Restaurants – Sometimes we're in the mood for a scenic restaurant with ambiance and character along with tasty food. These tend to fall into the moderately priced dining tier, like the following much loved restaurants of Lahaina.

Lahaina Luna Cafe – An ideal candidate for lunch, you'll find a nice mix of flavors at this innovative fusion cafe. You'll find Hawaiian, American and seafood dining options, including burgers, fries and traditional local dishes.

Shark Pit Social – A great place for towering burgers, colorful tacos and a lively mix of unexpected choices, this is the place to go when you feel like trying something new or a little adventurous.

Down The Hatch – A bit more upscale than the others but still in the same general price range, this restaurant features a vibrant array of local flavors combined with American basics. The quality of their ingredients is matched by their beautiful presentation.


Where to Splurge on Lahaina Food – If you're looking to splurge at a place where you're sure to get your money's worth, there's one restaurant in particular that has garnered the best reception from local and visiting diners alike.

Lahaina Grill – Voted one of the top 100 places to eat in the U.S., this lovely contemporary bistro features a casual and yet elegant atmosphere. As you might imagine, the cuisine combines the finest, flavorful ingredients into gourmet dishes with dazzling presentation.


We hope you discover some new favorite places to eat in Lahaina during your stay. Perhaps you'll try them in conjunction with our Maui ocean tours for an unforgettable day. We hope to see you aboard with us soon! Mahalo!

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