The adventure never ends in Maui. Maybe you’ve spent the day scuba diving in the island’s crystal clear waters, hiking up the side of a volcano, playing with the dolphins, or hitting one of the island’s world-renowned golf courses. Now, it’s time for food. Maui has tons of great cuisine to offer, but sometimes only a huge, calorie-soaked burger will do. Make your belly very happy by putting these five burger places on your must-try list.
As if the name doesn’t say it all. This high-end gastropub offers a small menu of artisanal burgers, and each one is taste bud gold. Just to give you an idea of what’s in store, consider the House Burger, which comes on a focaccia bun and includes gruere, arugula, garlic aioli, caramelized onion, and balsamic reduction. Your other options are the Pedro, Bacon Jam (with bourbon bacon jam), and the Mushroom. Wash your burger down with a specialty cocktail, a craft beer, or the restaurant’s famous bourbon.
If you’d rather go with a plain and simple burger, no arugula necessary, stop by Stewz Maui Burgers. This old fashioned burger joint will set you up with a succulent beef burger, French fries, and a chocolate milkshake. Could you want anything more? Actually, it gets even better. Stewz burgers are made with 100% natural grass fed beef from Maui cattle. This is an excellent option if you have young travelers in your group.
Monkeypod is a foodie Mecca in Wailea that offers artisanal burgers along with many other succulent entrees, including its famous wood fire pizzas. Its burgers come with all sorts of tasty garnishes and homemade, Portuguese sweet bread buns. Pete’s Classic Burger comes with Maui beef, umami mushrooms, gruyere, arugula, and horseradish crema. Pair your burger with one of 36 craft beers on the menu or a legendary cocktail.
If you find yourself in Paia on Maui’s North Shore, stop in at Café Mambo and try one of its eight burgers on offer, or make your own. These delicious and satisfying burgers all come on a brioche bun and include some seriously good salsa sauce. The Aloha Cheeseburger, with organic beef and slices of grilled pineapple is uniquely Hawaii. Vegetarians will get a kick out of the Organic Tofu Burger.
When you are craving a big, juicy burger, no need for anything fancy, head to Bully’s Burgers’ roadside ranch. These burgers simmer with flavor and juices and were named by Maui Times as the “Best Burger Ever.” Nuff said. Go in hungry and you’ll never leave disappointed.
Now that you can be sure that you’ll never go hungry while in Maui, it’s time to pick out your accommodations. Consider renting a beautiful condo in South Maui near the ocean. It will feel like a luxury but won’t drain your wallet like a top-end resort. Contact Ali’i Resorts to snag one of our ocean front rental units today.