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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
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07:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 07:30 - 16:00
Mon 07:30 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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Vancouver, BC
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176 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Village of Volcano is small. There are not a lot of things to see or do in the town itself, and the choices for food is limited. The Lava Rock Cafe has a gas station and a crafts store call Kiauea Kreations at the same location. This is like a major shopping mall compared to the rest of Volcano.... More 

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Bittaford, UK
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice breakfast location with good food and excellent service. This is an easy restaurant for parking and just a few miles from the volcano national park

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had to wait a long time to be seated, wasn't even acknowledged upon arrival or whilst waiting, we were thinking of leaving, but then got shown to a table. Live singer kept us entertained whilst waiting, he had a very good voice so made the wait bearable. Food was nice and well portioned when it finally arrived, again a long... More 

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Newcastle, California
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food took me back to the old dinner times back home and the service was excellent. Milk shakes reminded me of my younger days.

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Thank patrick s
Kamloops, Canada
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It doesn't look like much from the outside, but our family enjoyed a relaxed dinner with fun live music. Burgers were fantastic and the kailua pork was yummy. Portions were a good size for the money and the service was friendly. The restaurant was kid friendly but also would have been fine without the little ones.

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Thank Jo E
Charleston, West Virginia
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent lunch in a pleasant setting. Between three of us vie sampled the chef salad, the teriyaki chicken plate and the pulled pork plate. We thought that all were excellent and the prie was reasonable. I was not there in the evening but am told there is music and a lively crowd most nights.

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Thank cryoung2
New York
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although it was kid friendly, the food for adults was bland and actually very small. My pulled pork sandwich was eaten in a few bites, and was more of a kid's size. Service was also very slow.

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Thank SEG2
El Monte, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried visiting the volcano, but there were so many people. Instead of getting upset we went to grab a bite to eat. Had a drink some delicious dessert then went back to see volcano. You can see the glow from the volcano from the restaurant.

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Thank lguerr1223
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was consistently very high quality, attentive staff, fast service. We tried the hawaiian pineapple burger, pulled pork plate, local beer from Kona (Big Wave) and passion fruit cheesecake. Everything we had was excellent. We went there everyday during the 3 days spend in the park, and we were always treated like kings. Surprisingly despite a large number of... More 

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Thank Jacek G
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome food, take out available to bring with you to the park. Loved the sandwiches and great value.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 16:00
Monday
07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:00
Thursday
07:30 - 21:00
Friday
07:30 - 21:00
Saturday
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?