Best Maui Restaurants As Voted By The People Of Maui In 2007



BY BUCK QUAYLE

This initial list of The Best Maui Restaurants as voted by the people of Maui is from the Maui News annual reader's poll. The ratings change annually-and you can check the Maui News website for updates-but,in good part, the list is also timeless.

Just the other day, in 1970, Don and Sharm Graydon were telling me about this great French restaurant called Chez Paul. Not only was the French food good, but the restaurant,itself, was perhaps the best on Maui. Very expensive, but worth it.

Others, such as the Rusty Harpoon, were advertising with us every week. The owner wanted tourists to think they had to visit during happy hour.


Best Overall

Waterfront (Maalaea)



(David Paul's) Lahaina Grill (Lahaina)


Mama's Fish House (Paia)


Best New Restaurant

LONGBOARDS (kaanapali)

Flatbread Company (Paia)

Genki Sushi (Kahului)

Best Chef

BEVERLY CANNON of Haliimaile General Store & Joe's

Mark Ellman of Mala Ocean Tavern

Lyndon Honda of Old Lahaina Luau

Best Ambience

SARENTO'S ON THE BEACH (Kieki)

Mama's Fish House (Kuau)

Old Lahaina Luau (Lahaina)

Best Value

DA KITCHEN (Kihei & Kahului)

Koho's Grill and Bar (Kahului)

Aloha Mixed Plate (Lahaina)

Best Service

DAVID PAUL'S LAHAINA GRILL (Lahaina)

Roy's (Kahana & Kihei)

Waterfront Restaurant (Maalaea)

Best Steak

RUTH'S CRIS STEAK HOUSE (Wailea)

Makawao Steak House (Makawao)

Outback Steak House (Lahaina)

Best Seafood

MAMA'S FISH HOUSE (Kuau)

Waterfront Restaurant (Maalaea)

Buzz's Warf (Maalaea)

Best Hamburger

COOL CAT CAFE (Lahaina)

Koho Grill & Bar (Kahului)

Cheesburger in Paradise Maui (Lahaina)



Best Wine List

SON'Z AT SWAN COURT (Kaanapali)

Roy's Kihei (Kihei)

Waterfront (Maalaea)

Plantation House (Kapalua)

Best Resort Restaurant

WOLFGANG PUCK'S SPAGO (Wailea)

Ferraro's Bar E Ristorante (Wailea)

Longboards (Kaanapali)

Best Meal On The Green

CAFE O'LEI (Dunes at Maui Lani)

The Seawatch Restaurant (Wailea Emerald & Gold)

Mulligan's on the Blue (Wailea Blue)

Plantation House Restaurant (Kapalua Plantation)

Best Happy Hour

MOOSE MCGILLYCUDDY'S (Kihei & Lahaina)

Kahului Ale House Sports Bar & Restaurant (Kahului)

Rusty Harpoon (Kaanapali)

Compadres Bar & Grill (Lahaina)


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Buck Quayle at The Lahaina Sun

Buck Quayle at the Maui Lahaina Sun bureau circa 1970

Buck Quayle

Reporter/Photographer Buck Quayle in 1971 in Maui with the Cartagenian in the background

Buck Quayle, 2011


Hawaii

Haleakala Park On Maui

Another Day At The Office Haleakala National Park

Tiki at Maui School

Tiki

Whale watching

Whale tail

My Other Office-On The Beach At Lahaina
Maui Girl On Bike