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7 Maui Restaurants Make OpenTable’s 100 Best Al Fresco Dining List

June 21, 2018, 10:38 AM HST
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Ten Hawaiʻi restaurants, including seven on Maui were included on OpenTable’s list of 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America for 2018.

Localicious salad at Hula Grill in Kā‘anapali. Photo courtesy of Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation.

Maui restaurants included on the list were: The Mill House in Waikapū, Mama’s Fish House in Pāʻia, Leilani’s on the Beach in Kāʻanapali; Kimo’s Restaurant Maui, the Hula Grill Kāʻanapali, Fleetwoods on Front Street and Duke’s Beach House Maui in Lahaina.

Other Hawaiʻi restaurants included on the list are: Hau Tree Lanai – Honolulu, Hawaiʻi; Keoki’s Paradise – Kōloa, Hawaiʻi; and Monkeypod Kitchen – Ko Olina – Kapolei, Hawaiʻi.

OpenTable, a provider of online restaurant reservations, selected the awards based on combined opinions of more than 12 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 27,000 restaurants in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. collected between May 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018.

California had the most amount of winning restaurants on the list at 30; followed by Florida with 26; and Hawaiʻi with 10.


“From picturesque restaurants with shaded terraces to vibrant rooftops and sidewalk cafés, this year’s list showcases the spots that take the al fresco experience to the next level,” said Caroline Potter, OpenTable’s Chief Dining Officer in a company press release. “These restaurants offer friendly service and the ideal ambiance for diners looking to enjoy the warm weather and soak up the best sights of summer.”


The complete list *(in alphabetical order) is posted below:

100 Best Al Fresco Restaurants in America

1906 at Longwood Gardens – Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
BALEEN – Naples, Florida
Beachcomber Cafe – Newport Coast, California
Bistro Don Giovanni – Napa – Napa, California
Blue Moon Fish Co. – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Boat House Waterfront Dining – Tiverton, Rhode Island
The Boathouse – Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Boatyard – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
BRAVO Cucina Italiana – Naples – Mercato – Naples, Florida
Café Monarch – Scottsdale, Arizona
Campfire – Carlsbad, California
Campiello – Naples – Naples, Florida
Carrol’s Creek Cafe – Annapolis, Maryland
Catch LA – West Hollywood, California
Coasterra – San Diego, California
Columbia Restaurant – Sarasota – Sarasota, Florida
Continental Naples – Naples, Florida
Copley’s on Palm Canyon – Palm Springs, California
The Dead Fish – Crockett, California
DeRomo’s Gourmet Market & Restaurant – Bonita Springs, Florida
Duke’s Beach House Maui – Lahaina, Hawaiʻi
Duke’s La Jolla – San Diego, California
El Chorro – Paradise Valley, Arizona
Farm & Table – Albuquerque, New Mexico
Farmer’s Table – Boca Raton, Florida
Farmhouse at Rogers Gardens – Corona Del Mar, California
Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch – St. Helena, California
Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar – Charleston, South Carolina
Fleetwood’s On Front St. – Lahaina, Hawaiʻi
Geoffrey’s Restaurant – Malibu, California
George’s Ocean Terrace – San Diego, California
Gertrude’s – Baltimore – Baltimore, Maryland
Gertrude’s – Phoenix – Phoenix, Arizona
Gracias Madre – West Hollywood, California
Gram & Dun – Kansas City, Missouri
The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach – Pensacola, Florida
Hau Tree Lānai – Honolulu, Hawaiʻi
Hula Grill – Kāʻanapali – Lahaina, Hawaiʻi
Iron Gate – Washington, District of Columbia
The Ivy – West Hollywood, California
Jake’s – Palm Springs – Palm Springs, California
JB’s On The Beach – Deerfield Beach, Florida
Juvia – Miami, Florida
Kaluz Restaurant – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Keoki’s Paradise – Kōloa, Hawaiʻi
Kimo’s Restaurant Maui – Lahaina, Hawaiʻi
The Kitchen | Shelby Farms Park – Memphis, Tennessee
L’Albatros – Cleveland, Ohio
La Mar by Gastón Acurio – Miami, Florida
The Lark – Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara, California
Latitudes on Sunset Key – Key West, Florida
Lavender Bistro – La Quinta, California
Le Vallauris – Palm Springs, California
Legal Harborside – Floor 1 Restaurant and Market – Boston, Massachusetts
Leilani’s on the Beach – Kāʻanapali – Lahaina, Hawaiʻi
Lindey’s – Columbus, Ohio
Lon’s at The Hermosa – Paradise Valley, Arizona
Louie Bossi’s Ristorante Bar Pizzeria – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Mama’s Fish House – Pāʻia, Hawaiʻi
Mariposa – Sedona, Arizona
Meson Sabika – Naperville, Illinois
The Mill House – Waikapū, Hawaiʻi
MiraMare – Naples, Florida
Mon Ami Gabi – Las Vegas – Main Dining Room – Las Vegas, Nevada
Monkeypod Kitchen – Ko Olina – Kapolei, Hawaiʻi
The Mooring Restaurant – Newport, Rhode Island
Old Oyster Factory – Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Olive & Ivy Restaurant & Marketplace – Scottsdale, Arizona
Ophelia’s on the Bay – Sarasota, Florida
Pacific Coast Grill – Cardiff – Cardiff-By-The-Sea, California
Pacifica Seafood Restaurant – Palm Desert, California
Parc – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Perch LA – Los Angeles, California
Poseidon – Del Mar, California
The Prado at Balboa Park – San Diego, California
Preserved Restaurant – St. Augustine, Florida
Prime Catch on the Waterfront – Boynton, Florida
Pump – West Hollywood, California
The Pump House – Rock Hill, South Carolina
Rats Restaurant – Grounds for Sculpture – Hamilton, New Jersey
Rick’s Cafe Boatyard – Indianapolis, Indiana
River House Restaurant & Raw Bar – Louisville, Kentucky
Rusty Pelican – Miami – Key Biscayne, Florida
Sam’s Chowder House – Half Moon Bay, California
Shell and Bones Oyster Bar & Grill – New Haven, Connecticut
Shooters Waterfront – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse – Miami – Miami Beach, Florida
Spencer’s Restaurant – Palm Springs, California
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido, California
Sunset Terrace – Omni Grove Park Inn – Asheville, North Carolina
Talula’s Garden – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Tavern on the Green – New York, New York
Tom Hams Lighthouse – San Diego, California
Tonto Bar & Grill – Cave Creek, Arizona
The Tropicale – Palm Springs, California
True Food Kitchen – Pasadena – Pasadena, California
The Turtle Club – Naples – Naples, Florida
Ulele – Tampa, Florida
Wildflower – Tucson -Tucson, Arizona
Woodberry Kitchen – Baltimore, Maryland

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