Where do the locals eat ?
Where do the locals eat ?
"Anywhere they want!" (Rim shot, please!)
To BLBL I guess that's funny for you ! :((
i think the answer mainly is, most of the places the locals eat have also been discovered by tourists.
Check out da Kitchen, maalaea waterfront ... those are two places i've been that have seemed to have more locals. Also makawao steak house but i wasn't impressed. Places like Wailuku or Kahului where there are generally fewer tourist attractions will likely have more local-type restaurants, too. But Maui is a bit small to have a lot of "off the beaten path" options.
Well, CALos - it's just true. I don't think Maui has a big line between where residents eat and visitors eat. Residents wouldn't eat at hotels or fine dining establishments so much - possibly for a special occasion - but I would say the same thing for vacationers.
If you are asking about "Hawaiian" cuisine - or you want to try Hawaiian specialties - that's a different question. And sometimes the answers are at the grocery stores.
Here are a few places that I've eaten at, that are more local than tourist:
Buzz's Wharf at Maalea Harbor - Great shrimp dishes from their own shrimp farm
Star Noodle, on the mountain side, up above the Cannery Mall in Lahaina. It's back in a light industrial/Commercial zone. It's owned by the same people that own Aloha Mixed Plate and Feast at Lele. You'll definitely see tourists there, but last time I went, it was more locals.
da kitchen menu on there website looks really good to me. Thank you for the replies.
Local Food in Lahaina near Lahaina Tattoo, they close early though :(
Good cheap plate lunches
locals eat spam, madonalds and f'ing burger king! unless they know better, then they eat choic, farmers market, thai chef, blue lagoon, and lahaina cafe.......unless we are in trouble with our girl then we go to mala or marrimans.....ask yourself this.........do i really want to go to the spam capitial of the world and eat where the locals eat???
I think they eat at the top rated places on TA and Yelp. The best places rise to the top, and even the locals know it. Doesn't have to be a fancy place either. My favorite places to eat where I live, are mom and pop underdogs.
When I go on trips, I scan TA for the type of food I want, find the places with good reviews, and they usually have great food.
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