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Dining on Maui

Aug 17, 2007
Maui offers some of the best dining options in the world, and definitely in Hawaii. Whether you are looking for a steak or some traditional Hawaiian fare, you will find it all and more in the several restaurants on Maui.

The following information details some of the most popular and awarded restaurants on Maui.

The Prince Court
Located in the Maui Prince Hotel, the Prince Court offers seafood straight from the Maui waters and fruits, and vegetables taken from the slopes of Mt. Haleakala.

This fine restaurant has been awarded the Hale Aina Award given for Best Hotel Restaurant in Maui for its regional and continental cuisine.

One of the most popular meals occurs during Sunday Champagne Brunch. This special meal includes American, French, and Japanese cuisine. While the menu changes frequently at The Prince Court, it consistently offers a fresh seafood bar, fresh Maui produce, gourmet cheese, scrumptious desserts, and other wonderful items.

The Ma'alaea Waterfront Restaurant
The Ma'alaea Waterfront Restaurant has been receiving awards for their amazing foods for years. In 2001, Zagat's listed them as an Excellent in All Categories Hawaiian Restaurant. In this edition, they were also listed as being The Best in Hawaii for seafood. Of course, these are just a few of the awards they have received.

When it comes to food, fresh fish is readily available and served nine different ways to make 45 different combinations each night based on the amount of fish they have. There is also a wide variety of other foods including steak, wild game, soups, and salads.

Royal Thai Restaurant
If you like Thai food this will be the place to go. Reviewers of the restaurant will tell you that this food is as real as the food you will find in Thailand.

You will find traditional dishes like Pad Thai Noodles and Lobster Tail Curry. You will also find Chicken or Beef Satay, Green Papaya Salad, and a complete Mahi Mahi dinner.

I'o Restaurant
This restaurant is one of the best in Maui for those looking for something fancier. This beautiful restaurant offers fresh fish daily, an enticing menu, and a romantic atmosphere.

Some of the more popular dishes include Lobster Salad, Crispy Ahi, I'o Crab Cake, Road to Hana (Grilled fish and Hawaiian fruit), and Foie Gras-Crusted Catch.

Casanova
Owned by actual Italians, Casanova is the best Italian restaurant on Maui. Just a few of the awards they have received include Best Pizza on Maui, Best Late Night, Best Italian Restaurant, and Best Food and Entertainment Combo.

A wood burning stove allows for excellent pizza and the chefs entertain as they toss the dough in the air for the patrons to watch.

Big name stars have performed and continue to perform here while people enjoy excellent food. Some of the food choices beyond pizza include Italian Grilled Lamb Chops, Spaghetti Fra Diavolo, and Osso Buco.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
If you love the movie Forrest Gump, you will love the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. This restaurant offers movie memorabilia, food, and plenty of fun. Some food options include huge burgers, Bourbon Mahi Mahi, Dixie Style Ribs, and Shrimp.

In fact, there is shrimp cooked just about every way you can imagine. Feel free to have your shrimp baked, broiled, boiled, fried, or saut'ed because they offer all that and more at Bubba Gump's Shrimp Company.
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Dave Huffman owns and operates rental by owner vacation rental websites. For great lodging on Maui go to Maui Rental by Owner
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