Maui, Hawaii | Cheeseburger in Paradise (Lahaina)
Most people feel the need to check this establishment off their Maui bucket list. I'll admit, it's not the best burger I've ever had...But, it's also not the worst. (And it's a million times better than 99% of all British burgers. Sorry, UK.) If you're in Lahaina, you might as well give it a try and knock it off the list. While it is, admittedly, a tourist scene, let's talk about the perks: The oceanside view is awesome. Ask for a table upstairs, if possible. The kobe burger is pretty tasty. I didn't love the actual beef, but the grilled pineapple, bacon, avocado, grilled onions helped make it pretty tasty. Obviously, I was slightly disheartened to not a find "a big kosher pickle" served with my burger.
Skip the sweet potato fries... they're just cold and bit blah. Apparently the Mai Tai's are legendary... I can't vouch for them but the glasses + umbrella are pretty cute.
Also, the live music and friendly staff make it all a pretty decent experience. If you're in Maui for a week, I say "Go." Just, you know, don't expect it to be Shake Shack or In-N-Out, because you'll be disappointed. Expect it to be fun place in a gorgeous food that also happens to serve some okay burgers.
811 Front Street
Lahaina, Maui HI 96761
808.661.4855 (no reservations)