We come to the Maui Ocean Center in Maalea harbor at least once a year, and usually have a late lunch at Seascape. While the food isn't to write home about, it's darn good for a meal after or during your aquarium visit, or even after your whale watching or snorkeling trip on boats departing from Maalea. The view of the harbor and of South Maui are lovely, it's a relaxed pace and the menu varied. I usually opt for the fresh fish special, which has never disappointed and the quality could be found at prices twice the price. Service is usually good, but don't expect a fast pace. Marta is our favorite server - she's fantastic! and we ask to sit in her section whenever she's working. Our last visit included fish and chips and a bacon turkey sandwich, both nicely prepared. The french fries, however, are one of the best things on the menu. Fantastic, crisp and not greasy - go for a basket to share! There is an annoying bell that comes from the kitchen every few minutes - I imagine it's the chef letting the servers know an order is ready - so ask for a seat away from the kitchen door if you'd like a quieter experience. The tables up by the fish tank (watch for the giant puffer!) are great for kids as they can watch the fish swim by and the adults can enjoy the expansive ocean view. All in all, I find this restaurant reasonably priced for Maui standards, with the quality high for the price, particularly the fresh fish special of the day.
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