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Ulupalakua Ranch Store & Grill

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$$ - $$$
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Hwy 37, Kula, Maui, HI 96790
+1 808-878-2561
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sanford, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Little did I know that I flew 4671 miles to get the best burger of my life today, but I did. Add to that the 64.37 miles and beyond of winding curves we transversed and one could say this was quite a long way to get to the best burger ever, but as all good things in life worth doing,... More 

Thank Anthony D
Bunbury western Australia
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153 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sitting on the verandah, view over the ocean, watching our burgers getting cooked on the grill. Doesn't get much better than this for a lazy afternoon. There aren't many "eateries" along this road and we were getting pretty hungry. I was very happy and surprised to find they had gluten-free burgers! The burgers were really delicious, too. Not sure if... More 

Thank Ozi-gal
Huntsville, Alabama
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much was on that section of road so I was surprised that the service was great, staff was friendly, and prices were reasonable and portions were large. They grilled our burgers on the outside grill where we could watch. We ate overlooking the mountain range and Pacific.

Thank Napsterthecat
Centerville, Ohio
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been here several times, twice this trip. We went there on our own, and again when our friends arrived. We enjoy the trip there, very scary curvey road, but beautiful. The burgers are awesome, fresh grilled on the spot. The grill meister is very hospitable and informative. A fun trip to the beautiful Up Country. Winery is accross the... More 

Thank cherylb-rn
Saskatoon, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped hear on the road to Han for lunch. Awesome food and very friendly staff! Cute store with neat items.

Thank 55sheila
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cute store across from Maui wines. Some history however surprisingly good food ! Staff very nice and friendly as well! Off the beaten path!

Thank Katrina T
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A few locals told us to check this place out. It's out of the way, but since the recommendations were so detailed, we tried it. Completely worth the trek! This might have been the best burger we've ever had. Juicy, flavorful, and hand-formed right before our eyes. All grass-fed, happy cows, and it reflects in the taste of the burger.... More 

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Gregory, Michigan
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a ride from Kihei up to Kula just to have lunch at the Ranch Store. We had heard so many good things about the place and their food and they certainly didn't disappoint.

Thank Ron H
Kirkland, Washington
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206 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting little general store. You can have a really good lunch here from the grill and they have an excellent picnic area.

Thank Joseph S
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

We stopped for lunch and had a burger and salad, both very good. The downside to our visit was we purchased two lamb chops for dinner. They were the worst we ever had. Mostly fat, gristle and bone, without exaggeration. We each had literally four small bites of meat out of each chop. The problem with purchasing from the cooler... More 

Thank Aaron G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy 37, Kula, Maui, HI 96790
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Kula
  • Phone Number: +1 808-878-2561
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?