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Volcano's Lava Rock Cafe

Old Volcano Rd, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
808 967 8526
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Ranked #6 of 10 restaurants in Volcano
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner, Delicatessen, Hamburgers
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A very nice cafe, good friendly service and a nice atmosphere. The food was all you could ask for. The GPS had two different locations for this place, neither one was correct.

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Greeley, colorado
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Volcano village is tiny so be prepared to have limited eating choices. We had dinner here when one of the other local spots closed at 5pm. The food was above average - we loved the pulled pork sandwich. The service was not great and they weren't that busy. The price was reasonable for Hawaii. Kids do well here as they... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

Over the years we have been eating here for lunch. It has gone down, down,down. The flys out numbered the patrons. I thought if I waved the fly away who did it I the kitchen. A huge makeover may get me back.

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Torrance, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We ate here for an early dinner at 4 pm. Closed for dinner Monday and Sunday. Waitress friendly and efficient. Food arrived very quickly. Tasty chili and good pulled pork. Fajitas slightly meager but suited kids fine.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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83 reviews 83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner and was very pleasantly surprised at finding what I'd call a local gem! This is a fairly small place (or, if you prefer, "cozy"), located right on Old Volcano Road in a small shopping area behind a gas station. We had a wonderful and reasonably priced dinner one Saturday evening. The live entertainment was good without... More

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Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Arriving just before the Breakfast / Lunch switch, we were hungry and in a hurry to get fed. Unfortunately, it was a wait for even our beverages to arrive. There were less than half a dozen tables being used, and at least that many servers wandering around. Food took 40 minutes. Waffle was not fluffy. Omelette was ok, but I've... More

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WA & HI
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Love this cute restaurant in Volcano, Hawaii. Friendly staff and good food. My husband says they have the best Patty Melt he has ever eaten. I love the Loco Moco and desserts are great. Through the years we have watched them with the remodels and upgrades and this place keeps getting better and better! Love the cute bar area and... More

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Oahu, Hawaii
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Our server was not very friendly. Out of four meals ordered, only mine looked edible. The kids meals looked terrible, and my husband's was average. We were contemplating ordering dessert because we were still hungry, but the waitress never offered, just plopped the check on the table. There aren't many choices in the area, but I'd cross this off the... More

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Abergele, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Good, basic menu, friendly staff, busy diner style feel to the place, we really enjoyed our meal here

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

After leaving HVNP, we visited Lava Rock Cafe and were happy we did! It is a cozy space, we enjoyed listening to the singer/uke player while we waited and ate. Service was prompt and friendly. My daughter and I had the soup of the day with our meals - cheeseburger, which was quite tasty; she had a chicken dinner, half... More

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