Where To Find Yummy Burgers on Maui


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Aloha, y’all, this is Jennifer Poppy of Island Gypsy Hawaii, and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to share about life here in Maui, Hawaii, again here on Liza’s amazing A Maui Blog.

When you’re enjoying the warm rays of the sun and the cool breezes across the ocean it’s easy to say,

“Today I’ll be happier than a bird with a french fry!”

But what about being happier than a bird with a french fry and an amazing burger with a beautiful view of Maui, to boot? Today I’m going to share something special with you…it’s my personal bucket list for “ono” Maui burgers!

I know that when you’re on vacation (or even staycation for you awesome Maui readers) you want to know where to eat. And what’s better than knowing where to find the BEST Maui burgers? I’ve done my research, y’all, from talking to local friends, asking family and scouring the Internet, and here’s what I found:

Bully’s Burgers

Maui Time has declared Bully’s Burgers the “Best Burger Ever!” Their all natural beef burgers are served up hot and fresh daily, but you’ve gotta be ready to make the trip to get there. From what I hear it is well worth the adventure…and if you’re in Maui, why not go for a little adventure in pursuit of an amazing burger? You’ll find them on Kanaio, which is past the Ulupakalua Winery.

Teddy’s Bigger Burgers

teddy's burger

via Teddy’s Bigger Burgers

Several of my friends mentioned Teddy’s in Lahaina, Hawaii, as one of their favorite places to grab a burger. Their motto, “One burger, one customer, one experience,” sounds like an excellent way to run a hamburger business to me. They also seem to have a good kids’ menu, which is always a plus in my book! My mouth is watering just thinking about trying one!

Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop

leoda's burger

via Leoda’s

Now I have eaten a burger at Leoda’s before, so I can scratch this one off of my bucket list. However, if you haven’t tried it yet, keep it on your list because it’s ah-mazinggggg!!! Leoda’s is located in Lahaina and is well worth the drive even if you live Upcountry like me. After your burger be sure to make room for dessert or take it with you. My fave is the mac nut chocolate prailine, but really you just can’t go wrong with their desserts.

Fat Girl’s Burger

If you’re up for a little taste of local life, then check out Wailuku’s First Friday. Fat Girl’s Burger will happily serve you a delicious meal, according to my local friends. One of their faves is the Korean Burger. So, go, be adventurous and try it out!

Cool Cats

cool cat burger

via Cool Cat’s

Cool Cats was voted “Best Burger in Maui” for the last ten years. So, yeah, it’s definitely on my bucket list of Maui hamburgers to try. My friends like the fun 50s diner vibe, and of course, the yummy food! It’s located on the wharf, which is fun, too.

Have you tried any of these Maui hamburger joints? I can’t wait to scratch them off my bucket list! 

With mucho aloha,

11 Responses to Where To Find Yummy Burgers on Maui

  1. Leslee February 18, 2014 at 5:22 pm #

    Thank you Jennifer! Headed to Maui in three weeks and I have noted all of these burger joints!!

    • Jennifer February 19, 2014 at 7:56 pm #

      Awesome, Leslee! You are coming to visit at an amazing time of year here in Maui. Enjoy 🙂

  2. R Nelson February 19, 2014 at 6:36 am #

    You forgot Capt. Jacks Calico Jack burger, and Charlie’s in Paia has an Great burger as well!

    • Jennifer February 19, 2014 at 7:57 pm #

      Thank you so much for that suggestion! 🙂 appreciate it 🙂

  3. Cathy Saunders February 19, 2014 at 6:40 am #

    We love Leoda’s!! When we visit Maui we always take the drive to Lahaina to get their loaf of bread. Even the day old bread is amazing!! We slice it up and use for french toast or just put butter on it!! Delish!!

    • Jennifer February 19, 2014 at 7:58 pm #

      Ooh, Cathy, that sounds so delicious. Hmm…I need to make a trip to the Westside soon. 🙂

  4. Sheralyn February 19, 2014 at 7:11 am #

    Whenever I’ve gone to Leoda’s, I order their pies – they are so amazing! But now that you’ve mentioned the burgers, I guess I’ll have to try them too! Great article! 🙂

    • LeeAnn February 19, 2014 at 7:25 am #

      Everything I’ve tried at Keoda’s is delicious! Love that place!

      • LeeAnn February 19, 2014 at 7:26 am #

        Oops! I meant Leoda’s!

    • Jennifer February 19, 2014 at 7:59 pm #

      Yes,Sheralyn, their desserts are out of this world 😉 thanks for the kind words!


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