Where to Find the Best Family-Friendly Restaurants in South Maui (Wailea and Kihei)

Traveling to Maui with the family? We’ve picked the best affordable, family-friendly restaurants in and around the south shore that all can enjoy.

We have cross-checked our picks with top sites like Maui Magazine, Pride of Maui and Tripadvisor to make sure we’re offering you the best places for a family meal. Bon appetit!

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Fred’s Mexican Cafe

It’s always a bummer to be charged for bread and butter or chips and salsa when dining out. but that definitely won’t happen here. The inviting vibe, delicious items like chicken taquitos and frozen margaritas and superb service make Fred’s a standout. Open Monday through Friday 8am to 8pm , Saturday and Sunday 7:30am to 8pm. fredsmexicancafe.com

Maui pizza
Photo: @manolismaui

Manoli’s

It’s all about freshness and family at Manoli’s. Named after the owner’s father, who hailed from the Greek island of Crete, the family tradition of plentiful seafood, vegetables, and fruit continues here on Maui. Organic and sustainable products are used whenever possible in crafting menu items. Open daily 11am to 11:30pm. manolispizzacompany.com

Best Sushi in South Maui
Photo: Courtesy of Miso Phat

Miso Phat

This family-owned-and-operated sushi bar offers delicious and freshly caught fish as well as excellent service. Owners Shawn and Joy Steadman also captain the “Shiso Phat” boat which provides fresh fish for the restaurant’s specialty sushi rolls, sashimi, and nigiri. Open daily 11:30 to 8:30pm to serve you sushi and aloha. misophat.com

family dining maui - pita paradise
Photo: Courtesy of Pita Paradise

Pita Paradise

It doesn’t get much fresher than this—the chef/owner personally catches the fish featured on the menu. The flavors are Mediterranean, the prices are right, and there’s a little something for everyone. The kids menu has steak, lamb and chicken kabobs as well as the basic butter noodles. Open daily 11am to 9pm. Daily happy hour is 3pm to 6pm. pitaparadisehawaii.com

family dining maui lemonade
Photo: Courtesy of Pita Paradise

Wow Wow Lemonade

This family-owned and -operated business started as a fresh squeezed lemonade stand and expanded to a brick and mortar location, and they’re now serving food as well as juices and smoothies. Their mission is to have a light environmental footprint, and their signature lemonade comes in jars that are good for both you and the planet. Open Monday through Thursday 11am to 6pm and Friday through Sunday 10am to 7pm.  wowwowhawaiianlemonade.com

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