The only thing better than enjoying a fresh, innovative and delicious meal at a stellar restaurant? Enjoying that meal in paradise, with a picturesque view to prove it. We can think of nowhere better to enjoy killer eats with killer views than Hawaii, with its Insta−worthy beaches and fiery sunsets that are all but guaranteed to make your friends back home jealous.
From mountain hideaways to cliffside gems, here are the best places around Maui. Now all you need to do is request a seat by the window, enjoy the magnificent scenery and subtly snap a few photos.
This massive restaurant and bar located on a lush plantation offers one of the most breathtaking mountain views around. The outdoor seating and large open windows make it easy to watch the sunset while making your way through chef Jeff Scheer’s unique menu, which changes daily based on what’s available. The Mill House sources all of its ingredients from Maui, including some from adjoining farms, which means you're getting the full Hawaii experience with every bite.Photo: Courtesy of Pacific'O Restaurant
Pacific'O Restaurant in Lahaina is farm-to-table beachfront dining at its best. The picturesque spot has been a special-occasion staple on Maui for nearly 25 years, offering à la carte options, as well as a special seasonal tasting menu. Executive chef Greg Harrison and the rest of the Pacific’O ohana oversee myriad weddings, anniversaries and proposals, all with their romantic, tranquil paradise as a backdrop.
A true Maui institution, Mama’s Fish House has been a part of the island community for the past 44 years. Although it started out as a small seaside home with just a few tables, the restaurant has expanded over the decades into a spacious and luxurious beachside destination, complete with an inn and a workforce of more than 350 employees. Despite its growth, Mama’s Fish House has kept the spirit of its founders alive, employing generations from the same families and serving up family meals to their hundreds of employees daily. Meanwhile, its fish–centric menu perfectly complements the picturesque ocean setting, the fruity cocktails make diners want to stay for hours and the friendly waitstaff keeps guests coming back for more.Photo: Courtesy of Travaasa Hana
The on–site restaurant at one of Maui’s most luxurious wellness resorts is anything but your typical hotel restaurant. Tucked away in the seaside, tropical town of Hana on Maui's eastern coast, The Preserve Kitchen + Bar benefits not only from locally sourced produce and seafood, but also from its prime beach views. Make it a point to dine at this idyllic restaurant on at least one night of your stay; at some point, though, just grab a snack and head down to the resort’s rocky coast. Because when it comes to a perfect meal, even the most gorgeous views can’t compete with a picnic on the beach.
Kaana Kitchen is family style fine dining at Maui's Wailea resort. Featuring local, seasonal ingredients, the menu centers on fresh seafood, innovatively interpreted proteins and vegetarian options, all meant for sharing. The pool– and beachside location makes for a majestic setting, particularly during the sunset.
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