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Please let me know where my dear husband and I must eat in Maui! Any cuisine

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  1. I have already posted my fvorites on this site and subject. But, here goes again. Mam's Fishhouse is an amazing experience. Food and view will long be remembered after you return home. I can't understand anyone who claims it is fair at best. Thousands and thousands visit it and make it a top priority when going to Maui. O.K., if it is just fair, then Frances Ford Coppola ( who is world know for his cinema work and his love of his own plus great appetites for quality food) must have been misled to Mama's because in 2 trips ago, he was sitting behind us eating lunch there. Go! Also, The Plantaion House,Pinapple Grill for fabulous sunsets and wonderful food. We are trying the new "Lahaina Store" in Lahaina. Got really good reviews and it's Maui's ony rooftop restaurant looking right out and over the water. Google Maui food and you will get the highest rated restaurant and Mauimenues.com (i think this is the site) will even fill in your questions about what is served. I spend hours ech week researching Maui and Kauai for our yearly trip....take advantage of someone else's work and enjoy. Have fun!

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    1. re: Eileen
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      torta basilica

      Let us know about 'Lahaina Store' - it would be wonderful to finally have a good restaurant there. We used to love Avalon years ago (they had the most amazing fresh tropical fruits dessert, including the very rare & expensive & delicious baby coconuts, in caramel sauce, but sadly went very far downhill - don't know if it's even there anymore.

    2. I have already posted my fvorites on this site and subject. But, here goes again. Mam's Fishhouse is an amazing experience. Food and view will long be remembered after you return home. I can't understand anyone who claims it is fair at best. Thousands and thousands visit it and make it a top priority when going to Maui. O.K., if it is just fair, then Frances Ford Coppola ( who is world know for his cinema work and his love of his own plus great appetites for quality food) must have been misled to Mama's because in 2 trips ago, he was sitting behind us eating lunch there. Go! Also, The Plantaion House,Pinapple Grill for fabulous sunsets and wonderful food. We are trying the new "Lahaina Store" in Lahaina. Got really good reviews and it's Maui's ony rooftop restaurant looking right out and over the water. Google Maui food and you will get the highest rated restaurant and Mauimenues.com (i think this is the site) will even fill in your questions about what is served. I spend hours ech week researching Maui and Kauai for our yearly trip....take advantage of someone else's work and enjoy. Have fun!

      1. My wife and my favorite Maui restaurant is Plantation House in Kapalua. The food is wonderful and the sunset view is unbeatable. Pineapple Grill is a new addition in Kapalua that also has great food, and the view is better than when it used to be Jamisons (because they added large windows instead of shutters that had to be closed when it was windy). Lahaina Store Grille & Oyster Bar on the rooftop in Lahaina has good food and the only 360-degree view of ocean and mountains. Food at Roy's is a favorite of mine, but it has no view.

        Another poster mentioned the former Avalon restaurant in Lahaina. It is long closed, but the owner (Mark Ellman) still serves that Carmel Miranda dessert at his current Lahaina restaurant, Mala, and this new one is right on the ocean.

        Link: http://www.mauihawaii.org

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        1. re: Maui Jon
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          torta basilica

          Thanks - that's worth a trip! How is the new restaurant? Do you agree that Ellman started out strong at Avalon, then it slowly slided downhill?

          1. re: torta basilica

            Do not know about the new spot, but we did Avalon on two previous trips, about four years apart. First visit was very good (just short of great), but the second was only a shell of its former self. Given that experience, we'd likely not return, were it still open.

            I'll keep my eye out for recs. on his new spot, for the December trip. Like I said, the first trip was well worth a re-visit; the second one was not. Maybe he's captured lightening in the bottle, once more.

            Hunt

        2. The biggest "Maui Must" is a little breakfast place: The Gazebo Restaurant, in the Napili Bay Resort just south of Kapalua. The omlettes are the best anywhere -- in the world! The banana macadamia nut pancakes are also not to be missed. You will want to eat there more than once. Best to go on your first day, before you have adjusted to the time change, because the line starts to form by 7:30 AM.

          Like many on this board, we also had excellent meals at David Paul's, Sansei, and Mama's.

          Another "Must Have" is the Banana Bread on the side of the road on the North Maui drive (from Kapalua, keep going north), and the Shave Ice stand in the state park in Hana.

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          1. re: Mike

            Every day or so I read a review about the Gazebo restaurant. They actually serve great Kona coffee to the people who are waiting for breakfast. Thanks for the reply...we will be eating at the Gazebo this fall!

            1. re: Mike

              Killer fried rice (chock full of portuguese sausage, bacon, onions and eggs) were very satisfying as well!

            2. We LOVED the Haliimaile General Store. Plantation House was overrated in our book. It's got great views, but so does A LOT in Maui.

              If you've never been to a Roy's in Hawaii, I would also say that's a can't miss, certainly not for ambiance, but dependable and really GOOD food.

              http://www.bevgannonrestaurants.com/h...