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Volcano's Lava Rock Cafe

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Old Volcano Rd, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
+1 808-967-8526
07:30 - 21:00
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Sun 07:30 - 16:00
Mon 07:30 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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Anchorage, Alaska
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed for three days in the area to tour Volcanoes National Park, and we liked the Lava Rock Cafe so much we had most of our meals here. There aren't too many options in the area, but we were satisfied with this one. We had one meal at the more upscale Kilauea Lodge, and it was fine, but we... More 

Thank icefoggy
Wailuku, Hawaii
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you've been to this area, you know the choices are slim. With what's available this spot is not bad. I had the teriyaki burger, which was decent...cooked nicely & accompanied by plenty of fries. My husband's Swiss & mushroom burger was not quite as good but he was happy with the red cabbage slaw. While not the cleanest cafe... More 

Thank MauiCooker
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Know what to order...we had the burgers made with locally raised beef. Very good!!! Fries were good. Potato mac was tasty needed a bit of salt. Clearly was freshly made. Cold draught beer was refreshing. But the highlight was the dessert. Made in house yummy yummy. Will be back to this place! Service was friendly and prompt.

Thank Beth C
Munster, Indiana
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132 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Reservations are recommended, but the wait was not too bad. This is an average, diner type restaurant. The staff was friendly, but service was slow. There are not many choices in Volcano and this one was not special; however, the food was OK and good for family dining. The highlight was dessert - MacNut Pie...this is similar to a pecan... More 

Thank Penny37357
Loveland, Colorado, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was understaffed the day we went, a Tuesday evening. Had to wait 10 minutes to get a table, even though half were empty, because the hostess/waitress/bus girls were too busy to clean a table until then. Once she did, it was quickly wiped, and so I cleaned it my self with wet wipes after she left. Then, it... More 

Thank Joseph G
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for lunch during our visit to Volcanoes National Park. We had quite a bit of a wait & they were out of several things. The food was fine. It took care of the hunger & we didn't have to go too far a field from our sightseeing.

Thank Heather P
Shanghai, China
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48 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner at the Lava Rock Cafe while waiting for the mist to clear at the National Park. Our hungry troupe of four was famished after a fun day of travel, and happily took a corner booth. The waitress was friendly, and the burgers, fajitas and pasta were just what we needed and with our tummies full, we headed... More 

Thank Fred R
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff here were lovely. That is where the goodness ends. My family had fried chicken. When I complained about it not being cooked (after it had been bitten into) the waitress offered to re-cook it or give me a refund for that piece. Yep refund one of the three pieces. I had the fajitas that contained more salt than... More 

Thank Stuart G
Boca Raton, Florida
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317 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here before hitting the vocanoe's and we were very pleased that we did. The service was very good for her being the only server. She went out of her way to personalize our service while waiting on all the other customers as well. Please understand this is a small, locally owned place that requires a little extra time... More 

Thank Loveagoodmeal
Toledo, Ohio
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here I sent decent, but the service could be a bit faster for what the serve. A nice place where you can walk in sail you and have a nice meal.

Thank mohnschaff

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Cafe, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Volcano Rd, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Volcano
  • Phone Number: +1 808-967-8526

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