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Ulupalakua Ranch Store & Grill

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Hwy 37, Kula, Maui, HI 96790
+1 808-878-2561
09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
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Blaine, Washington
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is definitely off the beaten path but oh so worth the drive. Their food is amazing. The burgers are tasty and juicy. The store is full of Hawaii cowboy stuff. The people here are friendly and down to earth.

Thank Chelle D
Lake Country, Canada
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended we stop in from the guy at the Harley rental store. We both had burgers, lamb and beef. We were not disappointed, very good. Local Organic lamb, beef and elk. Homemade BBQ sauce and hot sauce. Cool store for souvenirs and a winery across the street. No washroom, had to go across the street to the winery, small hike.

Thank wollac1968
Hammondsport, New York
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here because our friends had had the elk burgers and liked them so much that they wanted to have them again. The day they were there they had kalbi ribs on special and they were exceptional! Possibly my favorite meal of the trip and very reasonably priced. If they have the kalbi ribs, you can't go wrong! There's... More 

Thank Julie H
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tired and hungry after a long hike and a second day of driving the road to Hana (and beyond), we were so lucky to come across this place and decide to stop. This is the place to eat if you're anywhere in the area. The burgers are incredible. The service was absolutely outstanding. Your view is the Pacific Ocean. The... More 

Thank ChrisDeRose
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family arrived at this wonderful store and grill hungry and tired! Although it was very busy we were able to order, pay and find a table (with a gorgeous view) under an umbrella rather quickly. Our huge burgers were grilled to perfection - just delicious! And so were the fries. Best garlic aioli ever! We all had a variety... More 

Thank Sheila B
Seattle, Washington
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345 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The ranch store is interesting, but they have reduced their inventory considerably, thus offering less selection. I would have liked to see more western long sleeve snap button shirts. I can't find them at home, and I can't wear t-shirts in the winter. The store is directly across the street from the Maui Winery. The two businesses make the drive... More 

Thank charlesodonnell
Winter Park, Florida
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Ulupalakua Ranch Store has amazing burgers, choice of meat cooked in front of you on the porch. Best burger on Maui! Love the clothes as well.

Thank Laurie S
Regina, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We had lunch here after taking a wine tasting and tour at Maui Wine, just across the street. We were disappointed that they did not have any elk burgers, but the beef burger and rib steak salad were excellent alternatives. There is an outdoor covered eating area and a grassed area with picnic tables, some with umbrellas for shade. The... More 

Thank Angela M
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We met 2 ladies who lived in Maui, they recommended this restaurant. A store with a restaurant that is rustic but a bit different than anywhere else we saw on the island. Nice place. We ate outside at a picnic table, the burgers were very good. Across the road is a winery store with samples. Be prepared to drive a... More 

Thank fauxpaw2
Sanford, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2017 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

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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
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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