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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

New American Restaurant
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“6.5 miles South. Farm to table eatery and bar. Great happy hr. w/live music. Known for Mai Tai with Lilikoi foam.”
  • 80 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Amazing ocean front restaurant, great sunsets, great value if eating during happy hours (regular menu can be $$$$)”
  • 41 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“3.3 miles South. $2.00 taco Tuesday! Moose McGillycuddys is connected (2 for 1 breakfast coupons in magazines)”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is adjacent to Kihei Kai Nani and is a favorite of mine. Bingo is played on Monday nights for cash and prizes. The food is great and the service is excellent. This place is the closest you will get to a Cheer's Bar on the island. It has a mix of tourists and locals and is ideal for the sports bar enthusiasts, especially during the NFL football season. And you can get seating to watch the sunsets while eating from their awesome menu. I love the Hawaiian Burger: avacado, bacon, pineapple, and bbq sauce....YUM!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Tasty food, outdoor seating, partial ocean view breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner”
  • 13 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“We love stopping in here to grab lunch to take to the beach. Great sandwiches and salads! Tip, call ahead and order before hand to avoid the line!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Sarento's is a few miles south of KBS on Kihei Rd. The setting is spectacular, the food good. Happy hours start at 2 for drinks, at 3 for pupus (appetizers). Dinner is pricey, but good for celebrations. However, what we do sometimes is go for breakfast; the portions are big enough to split; the breakfast total comes out very reasonably - and you are right on a lovely beach. Enjoy. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Pub
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“Located in Wailea. Great place for drinks and entertainment. Check out their entertainment schedule before going. Sometimes they have MAGIC shows and other performances too! They are all very good. It has always been a HIT for us. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
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“Perched on the Wailea Gold Course w/ wonderful views for breakfast, lunch, happy hour & dinner!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
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“Awesome style Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern Style. Try The Chicken Kabobs.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Italian Inspired Restaurant With An Impressive Wine List. There Are More That 64 Wines From All Over The World To Enjoy With Delicious Homemade Lasagna.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Wonderful restaurant in the Shops and Wailea. Excellent well prepared classic Caribbean cocktails”
  • 15 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“A Lahaina tradition with a second location in Wailea. Excellent fish with an extensive menu. I prefer the Lahaina location located on Front St. for the people watching. Very good choice - fish is my favorite choice with fresh catch choices”
  • 10 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“grilled to order elk, beef or lamb patty with Kona coffee grave & garlic aoli-delish. Upcountry across the street from winery-great views”
  • 9 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This is our go-to fine dining restaurant. Of all the restaurants we've been to on Maui, Nick's always delivers. Some of the others are great but we occasionally have disappointing meals. Not at Nick's. It's always good. And those oysters are the best you'll find anywhere in the world. Trust me. Order them.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Five minutes away, just over the border into Wailea is Manoli’s. Don’t let the location fool you, they are serious about their food. The pizza is on point and one pie is likely big enough for two people, unless you are really hungry. They have a nice selection of other dishes as well, and we strongly recommend anything with their homemade tomato sauce – just get the garlic bread and give it a shot, you’ll be impressed. They are famous for their Chicken Scalloppini “Piccata Style,” and if you order it once you’ll know why. One of us will now only eat that when visiting, and perhaps he’s ordered two servings for himself.”
  • 6 locals recommend