Maui Food and Dining

Best Outdoor Dining in Maui

April 4, 2011, 12:03 AM HST
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By Erica Garza

Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante in Wailea features al fresco dining in Maui. Photo courtesy of Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante.

Whale breaches and breathtaking sunsets—these are just a couple of things you can enjoy with your meal in Maui. The island offers numerous outdoor dining spots, pairing delicious meals with incredible views. Check out our list of favorites below.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Duke’s Beach House offers savory dishes like Peppered Ahi Bennies and Scampi Kealoha in an open-air setting on Ka’anapali Beach. Enjoy expansive views of Lanai and Molokai, plenty of whale breaches and amazing sunsets with your meal. Call 808-662-2900 for more information.

A great place for breakfast, Sunrise Café on Front Street offers a casual setting loved by locals with a comfortable back deck overlooking the ocean, passing boats and the island of Lanai. Opt for a fresh smoothie and quick bagel sandwich and take your time to take in the views. Call 808-661-8558 to learn more.

Pacific’O features gourmet dining in a brilliant setting at Lahaina’s 505 and is open for lunch and dinner. Dine under a starry sky while waves lap at the shore, enjoying dishes like the Coconut Macadamia Nut Crusted Catch or the Pink Peppered Beef.  The al fresco Maui restaurant also offers an impressive wine list. Call 808-667-4341 for details.


Located at Hotel Wailea, Capische? is intimate and romantic, serving fine Italian cuisine overlooking the entire south shore of Maui. Every table sits high above a serene Japanese garden and diners enjoy views of spectacular views of nearby islands and sunsets year-round. Call 808-879-2224 to make a reservation.


Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante, located at the 5-star Four Seasons in Wailea, enjoys warm, sunny weather with its open-air design. Its diverse menu features cucina rustica cuisine and fine Italian wines. The restaurant boasts a wood-burning oven for innovative pizzas and homemade ravioli. Call 808-874-8000 for more information.

Serving plantation-style cuisine, at the Fairmont Kea Lani reflective of the many cultures of Hawaii’s sugarcane plantation era.  Dine on dishes Maui Cattle Company “Paniolo” Rib-Eye Steak and Coconut-Curry Lamb Chops while you gaze upon lush island vistas. Call 808-875-4100 for details.

Enjoy French specialties at La Provence in Kula, an upcountry haven for fine dining in a casual atmosphere. Located on the slopes of Haleakala, the restaurant overlooks the Central Maui Valley, pairing stuffed crepes or roast beef au jus with awe-inspiring views. Call 808-878-1313 for reservations.


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