I have a tip for you, if once was good, twice should be too. I may have written reviews of these places before, so this is just a reminder that they are worthy of a revisit or another meal. We went back to these places at least once on our eleven day stay.
Food: Pioneer Inn – location across from the Banyan Tree Park and the Harbor; good food; historic setting; occasionally live music. Aloha Mixed Plate - traditional Hawaiian Plate Lunch served on paper to cut the cost; good view and atmosphere. Zippy’s – local favorite with extensive menu range; in the lobby is the Napoleon’s Bakery (malasada heaven). Bubba Gump - great ocean side location; humorous wait staff; lots of Forrest Gump trivia and terrific Fish n Chips. Leilani’s - ocean side dining at the Whalers Village; good food and fun to watch the parade of tourists on the sea-walk. The Gazebo – tiny restaurant with long lines but it is worth the wait; great breakfast-brunch menu and fantastic view especially if the whales are here.
Attractions: Jodo Mission – serene setting with beautiful buildings; across the street is the austere Pu’unoa Sand Cemetery and there is access off the street to Baby Beach. Maui Ocean Center – plan a big hunk of your day here; awesome exhibits; beautiful marina to watch while having lunch at Seascape Ma’alaea Restaurant and a fun gift shop.
Whaler’s Village – good shopping at Ka’anapali; many food court and restaurant choices; and best of all, the Whaler’s Museum. Pacific Whale Foundation – take a boat ride even if you don’t see the whales or dolphins, just seeing the beauty of Maui, Lanai and Lahaina from the sea is worth the ride. Their prices are low compared to charters.