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Ulupalakua Ranch Store & Grill

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Hwy 37, Kula, Maui, HI 96790
+1 808-878-2561
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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Description: When you come on up to visit us at Ulupalakua, you'll find it's not just...
When you come on up to visit us at Ulupalakua, you'll find it's not just about the drive. These days, it's about the food. "We're becoming a food destination," says Will Munder, Executive Chef of Ulupalakua Ranch Store & Grill. Mosey up to the counter, and you'll still find all the classic Ranch favorites, but the good stuff just got better. Now everything is made from scratch and as local as we can get it. The Ulupalakua lamb, beef and famous elk are part of our commitment to serve only meat from the Ranch or from Maui. And thanks to Upcountry's abundance. The bustling Grill gets crates of fresh local lettuce, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, pineapple, herbs and more, every morning. Reminders of times gone by are everywhere inside the Ulupalakua Store, from the sepia-toned photos on the walls to the cowboy hats on the shelves. The Store is a happy place of simple things, good things. Our motto here at Ulupalakua Ranch is: "Happy People." Plain and simple.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful stop for lunch in Kula

Had a nice stop at the Ulupalakua Ranch Store and Grill with the family. Wife and I had the Elk Burger and a Axis Deer Burger. The kids had the Chili Rice Bowl and a Hot Dog. The burgers were great, juicy, loaded with onions! The chili was incredible - almost all quality tender beef with just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Chris C
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San Tan Valley, Arizona
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San Tan Valley, Arizona
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54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Had a nice stop at the Ulupalakua Ranch Store and Grill with the family. Wife and I had the Elk Burger and a Axis Deer Burger. The kids had the Chili Rice Bowl and a Hot Dog. The burgers were great, juicy, loaded with onions! The chili was incredible - almost all quality tender beef with just enough rice and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Stopped here on our visit to the Maui winery which is located across the street. This is an easy 30 minute drive from the airport. You order you burgers and they cook them on the side porch. The food was very good and the general store had plenty of other stuff to seen and buy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Fantastic burgers. All the meat is locally sourced, with much of it coming from the ranch itself. We tried the elk, venison, and cow burgers, all were fantastic and perfectly cooked. We sat at a covered picnic table with a great view from high above.

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hilo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We ordered the axis deer hamburger, it was really good! The hot sauce is really hot, but the bbq sauce is very good. The sauce on the potato wedges was really good too, some kind of pesto sauce? Not really sure what it was but really good. The kim chee was good too.

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Seattle, Washington
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I am a meat person but the burger here have no words. The best i have had. I and my husband had the beef burger as they were telling Maui beef is the best, and the one here had the added taste of pineapple i guess that they feed from the left over from the pineapple wine they make here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We originally went for the wine tour and the vodka distillery tour guide told us to get lunch at the grill. Excellent advice! I had the venison burger and my husband had the elk burger and the smashed potatoes. SUPER reasonable prices too, especially for maui! The store is super cute and make sure to ask for the box to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We had a great lunch cooked on the outdoor covered patio grill. They have a great and different local menu which is all fresh and locally grown. Attached is a cute gift shop and winery across the street. This is located on the back half of the road to Hana. It is worth the trip to up country for lunch!

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This place is cute with a lot of style. Unfortunately, we didn’t eat there during our visit. We had only some fresh Maui pineapple and it was a bit disappointing, not well ripened. However, upcountry is beautiful and this ranch store and grill goes together with it pretty well. It’s well worth coming round.

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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60 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Another beautiful place to visit. The ranch is very nice and there's a little winery on the property. You can sample a wide variety of wines. Try the pineapple one, it's delicious! You can also buy the bottled wines and they pack it for you to take home. They have some other nice gifts from Maui to take home with... More 

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Macomb, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The grill was recommended to us by the employees of Ocean distillery. We were not disappointed either. Had a good select of different hamburgers and sandwiches. Made fresh on the grill when you ordered. No alcoholic beverages only soft drinks, so it your in the up country good place to stop and eat. Across the street is the winery tasting... More 

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Additional Information about Ulupalakua Ranch Store & Grill

Address: Hwy 37, Kula, Maui, HI 96790
Phone Number: +1 808-878-2561
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Kula
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hwy 37, Kula, Maui, HI 96790
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Kula
  • Phone Number: +1 808-878-2561

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Description

When you come on up to visit us at Ulupalakua, you'll find it's not just about the drive. These days, it's about the food. "We're becoming a food destination," says Will Munder, Executive Chef of Ulupalakua Ranch Store & Grill. Mosey up to the counter, and you'll still find all the classic Ranch favorites, but the good stuff just got better. Now everything is made from scratch and as local as we can get it. The Ulupalakua lamb, beef and famous elk are part of our commitment to serve only meat from the Ranch or from Maui. And thanks to Upcountry's abundance. The bustling Grill gets crates of fresh local lettuce, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, pineapple, herbs and more, every morning. Reminders of times gone by are everywhere inside the Ulupalakua Store, from the sepia-toned photos on the walls to the cowboy hats on the shelves. The Store is a happy place of simple things, good things. Our motto here at Ulupalakua Ranch is: "Happy People." Plain and simple.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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