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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

New American Restaurant
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“Monkeypod is a lively restaurant with terrific food, a large selection of craft beers, a renowned mai tai, and great service. The place is usually packed at dinner time, is loud, and is a better spot for a happy gathering of family or friends than a romantic dinner. The menu is varied and contains “modern twists” on traditional dishes. Food is primarily locally-sourced. It seems that any time I talk to someone who has also vacationed in the Kihei/Wailea area, they ask me if we ate at Monkeypod. It seems to be the “it” restaurant in the area. Even though it can be really crowded at dinner we have enjoyed our time there. We often go for an early or late lunch and avoid the crowd. ”
  • 83 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Fun place to hang out on the grassy area. Small grocery store with pre-made salads, sandwiches and drinks. Happy hour& pupus at Bar and watch sunset !”
  • 45 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)”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bar
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“Happy hours, bingo, trivia nights. Fun place! Go and watch the sunset across the street!”
  • 26 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
Restaurant
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“Tasty food, outdoor seating, partial ocean view breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner”
  • 12 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Sarento’s is a great beachfront open-air restaurant just across the lawn from the Mana Kai. From 8 am to 2 pm they offer what they call their brunch menu with about half of the items being traditional breakfast items and the rest more in line with a mid-day meal. Starting at 5 pm, the tablecloths come out, the menu becomes more sophisticated, and the prices go up as it transforms into a fine dining experience. It is a great place to watch the sunset and a romantic evening. Also great for groups of six to twelve or so people who are looking for a quiet setting. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Pub
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“Nightlife! Great bands, located in Wailea! Check online for the entertainment schedule.”
  • 22 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
Italian Restaurant
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“Quaint trattoria with an airy patio offering modern Italian fare & an extensive wine selection. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
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“Go before 5 pm to enjoy their pitas. I have my favorites on rotation. But any of them will knock your socks off. Rumor has it that the owner fishes at night and brings his fresh catch in to the restaurant the next day. Now that's fresh! Oh, and don't you dare leave without trying the ice cream baklava cake!!! My mouth is watering just thinking about it...”
  • 19 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 Restaurant
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“No trip to Maui is complete without heading to Upcountry and a stop at the Ranch Store for lunch. The drive up offers stunning views. Enjoy a casual lunch of burgers, sandwiches or salads and take in the views. Maui Wine is just across the street.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Excellent Wolfgang Puck experience. All are first-class dining and service experiences. ”
  • 6 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