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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 54
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
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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
Great change of pace ...

First visit here and certainly won't be our last! If your looking for an upscale restaurant this is not the place for you. However if you want a delicious burger hot off the BBQ, in a casual unique setting, head to the Ulupalaku Ranch! We had the elk burgers, kula pork sandwich and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
DebDan29
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Victoria, Canada
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Going upcountry is one of our favorite things to do when in Maui. The drive is relaxing and the views are spectacular. The Ranch provides a kitchy gift shop as well as amazing choices for food produced as well upcountry. Definitely worth the drive

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Follow an old, 40 mile long rock wall upcountry on this beautiful, quiet drive. Awesome ocean Vistas overlooking the island of Molokini. Pass by the Kula lodge, with their art gallery and scenic restaurant.

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Barriere, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

All the meat served here is from the ranch, and it is very good. Portions are large, and the staff is ver friendly. A great spot for lunch when you are on a road trip.

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Victoria, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

First visit here and certainly won't be our last! If your looking for an upscale restaurant this is not the place for you. However if you want a delicious burger hot off the BBQ, in a casual unique setting, head to the Ulupalaku Ranch! We had the elk burgers, kula pork sandwich and the macaroni salad - excellent! Great choice... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We started off at the Tedeschi winery which had a delicious selection and ended up across the street at the Ulupalakua ranch & grill. Steve the chef was super cool and made awesome deer burgers for us! And when my husband offered foodie advise on his soup he jumped at the opportunity to play with different flavor ideas, cooking us... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My go to burgers are the elk and lamb burgers but this time, they had Molokai venison burgers! Yum, yum! They even have a taro burger for the vegetarians!

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Brisbane, Australia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a great general store to visit and they make some really unusual burgers. Order your burgers from inside the general store and then they are cooked in the outdoor kitchen then you can eat your burgers in the seating area on the deck. Ecclectic store...

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Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The Ulupalakua Ranch Store & Grill is a combination general store and grill. The burgers are fresh off the grill and delicious. Merchandise is reasonably priced, and the store associates are very friendly!

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Kelowna, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

Literally in the middle of nowhere, this charming spot emerges on the horizon like a mirage... They have a quaint, old timey store with lots of food items and merchandise but the real reason to stop is to eat! With a wide assortment of beef, lamb and elk, there is something for every taste but the clear favorite among the... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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159 reviews 159 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Heard about the burgers here on the TA forum. We decided it was worth it to drive up and get some wine across the street and come here for lunch. We won't ever miss it again. Great burgers, funny welcoming staff and sweet gift shop!

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Restaurant Details

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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?