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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 #7 of 11 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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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The people who waited on us were super helpful, accommodating our family group and one member's experimentation with uniquely Hawaiian cuisine. Breakfasts were delicious. The waffle-pancake group were offered lilikoi syrup, as well as maple, and the omelets were nicely cooked. Dinner was pretty basic, but good, with hamburgers, pulled pork and fresh fish.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Delicious food for a great price! Crowded, so we were there awhile, but it was totally worth the wait.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I'm not sure what all the below average reviews are talking about. I've lived on the Kona side of this island for 18 months and this one little place has shown up every place in Kona when it comes to service. Everyone including bussers were Johnny on the spot whenever I needed anything and BEFORE I asked for it. Dirty... More

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USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were asked to wait longer than seemed necessary - there were several empty tables . After we ordered the server kept coming back and saying that they were out of potatoes. Then it was Taro bread etc. To top it off the server realized that appetizers were not served when she bought the meals. Also the "real" Hawaiian music... More

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The chef modified some dishes for the vegetarians. The Coconut Haupia was delicious. The plates were Hawaiian size.There were several local Hawaiians and great live music. We went there early - around 5:30 pm. The place filled up quickly and we saw people waiting outside when we finished.

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Escondido, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This place is dirty and understaffed. No one even acknowledged us for 15 minutes. Our drink orders were taken but never came and no one even came back to check on us. We ended up leaving.

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Knoxville
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We were on a circle tour of the Big Island and this was our stop for lunch. The driver had called ahead informing them that 46 people would be there in about 30 minutes to eat. We had also made menu selections that he had forwarded to them to speed up the process. When we arrived, there were assigned tables... More

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Whitefish Bay, WI
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Nothing fancy, but we enjoyed a good breakfast here on a day when the Thai restaurant was not yet open. There is a small grocery attached to the restaurant and a mini artsy store next door.

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Cranbrook
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13 reviews 13 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Pulled pork sandwiches were awesome and burger was better than average. Good value as there are few choices for restaurant meals in Volcano. Would go back there again.

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Wailuku, Hawaii, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Good food, affordable, great view. but too noisy and not enough seating! The staff was very polite and accomadating.

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