Visitors to Maui often flock to well-known restaurants in Lahaina or Kaanapali. However, if you’re looking for a truly special dining experience, you need to venture off the beaten path to Mulligans on the Blue. This hidden gem is an Irish restaurant and bar on the beautiful south coast of Maui, nestled among the trees of the Wailea Old Blue Golf Course. At Mulligans On The Blue, they offer both indoor and outdoor seating, nightly live music, and private events.
Whether you’re looking for a place to enjoy a meal with friends or family, or want to relax with a drink and listen to some great music, we have something for everyone. The excellent staff is dedicated to providing excellent service, and strives to create a fun and inviting atmosphere for all guests.
History & Founder
Mulligans is a restaurant and bar that opened in 2001 on the Wailea Old Blue Golf Course. Mulligans on the Blue was founded by an Irish man, Michael O’Dwyer, who fell in love with the beauty of Maui and established the first and one of the only Irish restaurants in Maui.
Michael O’Dwyer emigrated from Clonmel, Tipperary, a county in Ireland, to work in food & beverage management at Wailea Four Seasons in 1996. He eventually realized his dream and started this business venture- providing excellent meals with great service for anyone looking forward to relaxing and enjoying great food!
Dining With Style
The restaurant is located at 100 Kaukahi St. which is near some of the best vacation rentals in Wailea. As soon as you walk through the door at Mulligan’s, you’ll feel like you’re part of the family. The staff is warm and friendly, and the vibe is casual and relaxed.
The restaurant is situated on top of a hill giving you the best views while munching on your meal. If you want to catch the sunset, make sure to get there early as the restaurant gets crowded quickly.
The setting of this beautiful restaurant offers a magnificent view of the beach and the golf course. The outdoor patio is perfect for enjoying the Maui sunset with a cocktail in hand, while the indoor dining room is cozy and intimate. No matter where you choose to sit, you’ll be treated to a delicious meal.
When you dine during dusk, the extraordinary view of the sunset is an experience in and of itself. It’s a perfect place for date night or even with the family. The restaurant also has an indoor setting which is perfect for a huge crowd.
The menu at Mulligans on the Blue has something for everyone, with a wide variety of starters, entrees, and desserts. The prices are very reasonable, especially considering the quality of food on offer. And speaking of quality, the food here is amazing.
One of their best sellers is Mulligan’s Chicken Wings, served in 7, with carrots and celery, your choice of flavor from plain, BBQ, or spicy, and comes with ranch dressing. The chicken wings are always cooked to perfection and the ranch dressing is the perfect finishing touch. If you’re looking for an appetizer that is sure to please everyone, this is a must-dish.
A highly recommended dish is their traditional Reuben Sandwich. The corned beef is sliced very thin and the overall flavor of the sandwich is excellent. The Swiss cheese provides a nice contrast to the salty corned beef and the Thousand Island dressing adds a sweetness that brings out the flavors of the meat and cheese. The sauerkraut on the marble rye bread gives the sandwich a slight crunch and ties all of the flavors together. This is definitely one of the favorites amongst visitors.
They also offer a wide range of vegan-friendly dishes to accommodate all dietary needs. The Vegan Yellow Curry is a fantastic dish that is packed with flavor. The curry is made with a medley of vegetables, including mushrooms, zucchini, carrots, onions, peas, and red peppers.
The vegetables are simmered in a flavorful yellow curry sauce, and the dish is served over white rice. The Vegan Yellow Curry is a hearty and filling dish that is sure to please vegans and non-vegans alike. If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy vegan meal, then the Vegan Yellow Curry is a must-try.
Aside from their main menu, they also have a Traditional Irish Pub fare which offers a variety of food selections from Shepherd’s Pie, Bangers and mash, and Guinness Pot Pie, which are some of the most ordered dishes you can get. For dessert, you can get their wide array of ice creams and pies, or you can get their famous Mulligan’s Homemade Apple Pie with Roselani vanilla ice cream.
Since it is an Irish-owned restaurant, it’s always a must to have its best-brewed beers. Their draught selection ranges from Guinness to Maui Brewing, Co. Their beers are draught so you can taste its decadence straight from the barrel. They also have a full bar if you want other types of drinks which are served to you by their very own bartender.
If you are with the gang, they also have a dedicated happy hour from 2 PM to 5 PM for you to avail yourself, so your group can have a blast while enjoying their drinks. Try their Mulligans Mai Tai, which is a fusion of passion fruit rum, coconut cream, pineapple, and topped with fresh lime.
Reservations and Open Hours
and comes with ranch dressing, you can call their number at 808-874-1131 or you can book them online through Open Table. The place is currently closed from Monday to Thursday, but they are in operation from Friday to Saturday, 12:00 Pm – 9:00 PM, and Sunday, 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM. When you are currently staying in our vacation rental, make sure to book ahead as the place is nearly always full, and you don’t want to be left out.
If you’re planning on staying in rental hotels and condos in Wailea, be sure to stop by Mulligans on the Blue for an unforgettable dining experience. You won’t be disappointed! Mulligans on the Blue is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal while overlooking the beautiful blue waters of Maui.