Maui Seafood Spots: 3 Restaurants for Fresh Food

With more than 40 seafood restaurants on the island, dining on great seafood is a must while on vacation in Maui. Fresh catches and enticing aromas pair with locally grown fruits and veggies to delight visitors. To satisfy the palette, here are three Maui seafood spots.

Maui Seafood Spots: 3 Musts to Try on Vacation


Enjoy island breezes while lunching on grilled fish tacos or coconut crusted island fish at Kimo’s Lanai Bar in Lahaina. For dinner, try island fish roasted Kimo’s Style in a sweet basil glaze. Each menu item features ingredients sourced by local farms and supports the farm-to-table movement. After the meal, get ready for dessert. Don’t miss Kimo’s award-winning Hula Pie. Kimo’s has won awards from TripAdvisor and OpenTable.

Eskimo Candy and Seafood Market

Eskimo Candy Seafood Market and Café in Kauai offers casual eat-in dining. However, guests can also order take out or pick up fish steaks to cook at home. Kids will love the pirate décor and menu made just for them. Homemade crab cakes and fish chowder rank among favorite entrees, and the big kahuna fish platter satisfies hearty appetites.

Gerard’s Restaurant

Gerard’s Restaurant in Lahaina serves seafood with a French twist. Recognized as one of the best and most elegant restaurants in Maui, this award-winning spot provides the perfect choice for a romantic evening. Try the roasted Hawaiian snapper, catch of the day and scallops au gratin. For dessert, order the Profiteroles made with honey ice cream and chocolate sauce.

Other Maui Restaurants

Have more time? Maui has dozens of restaurants that use local ingredients — such as meats, fish and produce — from area farms and growers. Find local hangouts, family-friendly options and upscale atmospheres. Those looking for something other than seafood also have several options for steak, chicken, vegetarian and sweet treats. Get an in-depth look at 9 more Maui restaurants for Hawaiian flavors.

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