2665 Wai Wai Place, Kihei
With a few locations, on multiple islands, Eskimo Candy is one of the best places in town for off-the-docks fish. They're famous for a hearty seafood chowder, but all the seafood on their menu is great, from battered fish- and shrimp-and-chips to fresh grilled shrimp tacos with coleslaw. The kitschy décor, like the pirate mannequin coming out of the bar tables or the shark swimming out of the counter, just add to the appeal.
Paia Fish Market
1913 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei
This laid-back, seafood-centric dive with lots of light and communal tables serves what many agree are the best fish sandwiches on the island. Everything on the menu, from the Mahi in the fish tacos to the Ahi in the sashimi, is caught locally and prepped fresh the second it’s delivered every morning by local fishermen. And if seafood isn’t your thing, the burgers and chicken dishes are all sourced from neighboring Maui farms. There's another location in Paia.