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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 - 16:00
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Sun 07:30 - 16:00
Mon 07:30 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very close to Volcano national park. Located behind gas station and adjacent to very good quilting shop. Basic no frills lunch place. Recommended for burgers and it lived up to that. Except, the bigger2 patty burger came with practically nothing - 2 patties, hand pressed but no seasoning, and a slice of tomato and lettuce - that's it. Kids menu... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We planned our day with a stop for lunch here. My husband and I had been here 2 years earlier and thought the food was really good. This time we were disappointed. The best part of our Guacamole burger was the guacamole, probably store made. My burger seemed to have holes in it. The meat couldn't stand up to being... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

None of the food we had was flavourful really and the pork was mainly grizzle. I was pretty disappointed to pay so much for such lazy food.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There are few options in this area of the Big Island. We came to this spot not knowing what we were getting and the fact that my wife wanted to go to the quilt shop next door. We came here for lunch with our in-laws. Items that were purchased included teriyaki chicken with brown rice and Mac salad. My wife... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of four ate dinner at Lava Rock Cafe following a busy afternoon/evening at Volcano NP. The selection of various comfort foods was quite varied, and the taste of our meals was fine. I had the Mahi tacos, which were great. My girls liked their burgers, while my wife's spaghetti was ok. I'd guard against rating the food quality... More 

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Hart, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here 4 times, twice in December 2012 and twice in February 2017. All four times the food was consistently good, the service was good, and the prices were reasonable. We will eat there again the next time that we are in the area.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Breakfast at the Café. WOW It was the most delicious breakfast we have ever had. The Service was wonderful and the Food even more. A must stop when visiting the Volcano National Park.

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Loveland, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have a cast-iron stomach, but both my wife and I spent an unpleasant evening with multiple runs to the toilet, shortly after Pulled Pork Plate dinners at Lava Rock. -2 for that.

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Paauilo, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a variety of meals for lunch w/ friends I picked up from the cruise ship in Hilo. Burgers, soup, fries, salads were all good. Efficient service & good food. Will return again when I'm in the area.

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Harrisburg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here after a long day of hiking at Volcano National Park, starving and exhausted. Service was friendly but slow. We had the 'lava rock' entrees which is your food on a hot rock. Obviously it's authentic Hawaiian experience.....or you can pretend it is. The food was perfectly fine. Not flavorful or exciting but fine. Prices were not bad... More 

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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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, 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?