Conde Nast Traveler investigates Maui’s food scene and finds that when it comes to food, “this island doesn't play” and Merriman’s Maui is top pick: “With its vaulted ceilings, candlelit tables, and panoramic ocean views, Merriman's is one of Maui's most elegant and romantic restaurants, without being overly stuffy. The dishes here are made using 90 percent local ingredients, a showcase of the island's seafood, meat, and vegetables.”

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