Restaurants in Lahaina
Depart from typical island fare at this white-tablecloth French restaurant in the historic former whaling village of Lahaina.
Back when sugar plantations filled the area, workers would gather at lunch, and the “mixed plate” concept began when the Japanese, Koreans, and Filipinos started passing around their own ethnic group’s food to the other workers.
Mark Ellman was part of the movement known as Hawaii Regional Cuisine, which is based on regionally produced farm goods. He and his wife Judy started Avalon restaurant back in 1987, and opened this seaside restaurant in 2005.
Nearly all of the herbs and greens used at this seaside restaurant come from Pacific'O's Kula farm, and eventual self-sufficiency is the mission. The ocean is a few feet away at the on-beach tables of this Pacific Rim restaurant, which has a strong Hawaiian influence.
This Lahaina pub (opened in 1983) was the second of three locations to open in Hawaii, three years after the original launched in Waikiki. All three meals are served at this casual spot, known for its daily happy hour and hearty meal sizes.