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Five Amazing Restaurants that Keiki (Kids) and Adults Can Agree On

This is a neat little resturaunt we ate at for lunch after our helicopter ride in Maui. The place is called flatbread.

This is a neat little restaurant we ate at for lunch after our helicopter ride in Maui. The place is called Flatbread. Photo credit by Shawn Yates

It can be a challenge to find the perfect place to eat when you bring the entire family on vacation. You want to enjoy a little luxury, but you have nightmares of being that family with kids running wild and screaming while the other diners stare and judge. At the same time, you want a menu that offers your kids something good to eat while you can eat something a little more high-end than gummy pizza and greasy fries. You are in luck! We’ve found five great restaurants in Maui that are kid- and parent-friendly. Everyone will leave full and happy!

  1. Haliimaile Restaurant

This charming general store and restaurant is a great find for children and adults. The adult menu includes Bev’s “Famous Crab Pizza,” horseradish crusted opakapaka, blackened ahi, paniolo ribs, and rib-eye steak, not to mention a mouth-watering sushi bar. Don’t worry, your kids won’t be left out of the fun. Haliimaile offers a robust kids’ menu, including an adorable list of “kid’s cocktails,” which are big on flavor instead of alcohol.

  1. Kimo’s

You’ll find lots of families enjoying this beautiful restaurant, but don’t let that prejudice you against the menu. They’ve got a tasty lunch and dinner menu that any adult would love. For dinner, you’ll be hard-pressed to choose between seared ahi tuna, Tristan lobster tails, Koloa pork ribs, teriyaki sirloin, and more. Your little tykes get a menu all their own, which offer such classics as mac n’ cheese and pasture raised hot dogs. Make sure you take a seat outside to enjoy the gorgeous harbor view dotted with bobbing sailboats. We also recommend trying to come in during Aloha Hour, from 3 – 5 PM to get special deals.

  1. Monkeypod Kitchen

Monkeypod Kitchen deftly balances amazing food and great atmosphere with a kid-friendly environment. This trendy restaurant is known for its woodfire pizzas, fresh seafood catches of the day, 36 craft brews, culinary cocktails, and locally farmed foods and meats. The restaurant also often hosts live music, so your kids will have a blast. They’ll also love you when you order a slice of Monkeypod’s famous cream pie.

  1. Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop

This may just turn into your favorite lunch place. Leoda’s Kitchen offers a delight array of unforgettable burgers, hoagies, pot pies, and sandwiches. From their meat n’ potatoes pot pie to beef dip hoagie, to classic reuben sandwich, each one is better than the next. For the kids, they offer hot dogs, grilled cheese, and PB&J. Of course, you absolutely cannot leave without buying a few slices of house made pies. Between the pineapple-lemon tart to the macnut chocolate praline, peanut butter pie, and more, you’ll never be able to make up your mind. Might as well try them all!

  1. Flatbread Company

This carefree restaurant has its own unique flair and lots of delicious flatbread pizzas on the menu. You can also choose from a variety of tasty salads. Your kids will love these tasty pizzas, while we’re sure you’ll appreciate the fact that many ingredients are grown locally and organically.

This is only a taste of all the great family-oriented restaurants that Maui has to offer. At Ali’i Resorts, we can provide you with many more recommendations as well as access to the best vacation condos on island that are perfect for the whole family. Contact us today 866-572-2664.