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The renowned Merriman’s, set on the Kapalua oceanfront area of Maui, is one of the finest, most elegant restaurants on Maui and has long been one of our favorites. And it’s totally wheelchair friendly! The main dining level is step free and there are multiple accessible tables in the open air spacious dining room. In September 2019 we dined on the Mahi-Mahi with Macadamia Nut Crust (see picture) and as usual it was fabulous. Merriman’s offers an excellent wine list and assorted Hawaiian cocktails, and the service is consistently friendly and simply terrific! They also offer several dining tables on a lower waterfront level, but to access these you’ll need to take a small wheelchair hydraulic lift. The beautiful bar area is basically a circular high table top with bar stools. They have a large fully accessible restroom.

Valet parking is the easiest when you arrive, although self parking is available but a longer distance from the front entry. There’s an easy ramp to the front door to avoid the entry steps.

The huge casual oceanfront seating area overlooking the bay serves drinks and appetizers, and is accessible via a long easy ramp along the side of Merriman’s. Ask the hostess for directions. We’ve sat out there a couple times and it’s spectacular!

On the WJAR rating index, Merriman’s gets a 5! Although the restaurant has 2 separate small hydraulic lifts, you don’t need to use them for a fully accessible, step free dining experience. Merriman’s is one of Maui’s best and is a must visit!. You will love it!

Dining Experience

Wonderful restaurant

Restaurant Entrance Accessibility

Step free or easy ramped entrance

Relatively level grade at entrance

Wide doorway entrance

Nearby Accessible Parking

Valet available

Restaurant Overview Accessibility

Step free or easy ramps on main dining level

Multiple steps to other dining levels

Many available tables

Wide clearance between tables

Bar Area: mostly high-top tables / stools

Restaurant Bathroom Accessibility

Step free accessible restroom

Wide clearances in restroom

Able to turn WC 360 degrees in restroom stall

Grab bars in restroom stall

Restroom very clean

Additional Details

  • Type of Cuisine:American
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    1 Review for Merriman’s Maui (Kapalua, Maui)

    Wheelchair Jimmy

    81 Reviews

    One Of Maui’s Finest Elegant Restaurants!

    Overall Restaurant Accessibility Rating

    5/ 5

    Restaurant Accessibility Rating

    5/ 5

    Restaurant Bathroom Accessibility Rating

    5/ 5

    Restaurant Dining Accessibility Rating

    5/ 5

    Restaurant Parking Accessibility Rating

    4/ 5

    Merriman’s is simply spectacular for the setting, food, drinks and service. It’s expensive but few Hawaiian restaurants provide the same elegant oceanfront location and dining experience. One of our favorites and we return whenever we get to Maui! Totally wheelchair accessible!

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