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Volcano's Lava Rock Cafe

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American, Delicatessen, Diner, Hawaiian
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Old Volcano Rd, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
808 967 8526
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Don't drive past it!

You might not notice this cafe if you weren't looking for it, which we were! The quaint atmosphere was the first thing we noticed, then, the music. We are not fans of loud, live music (although the muscian was talented) while we eat, so, we changed tables to a farther room. Noticed several... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

You might not notice this cafe if you weren't looking for it, which we were! The quaint atmosphere was the first thing we noticed, then, the music. We are not fans of loud, live music (although the muscian was talented) while we eat, so, we changed tables to a farther room. Noticed several people had to wait to be seated... More 

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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The menu has a lot of different options including seafood, hamburgers, steaks, salad, pasta and comfort food. Generous servings and very reasonable prices compared to the other restaurants in town. The food is more home style rather than super fancy. They make their own Passionfruit Vinaigrette salad dressing that is unusual and very good - and I usually don't like... More 

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Aiken, SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Ate here for lunch while visiting the nearby Volcanoes National Park. Meal was lackluster and we were disappointed.

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Livermore, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Ate here looking for a place to eat when visiting the volcano national park. May be difficult to see when driving by but is a good place with local food.

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Cleveland, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My sons are allergic to all seafood. They fry their French fries in the same oil as their seafood and use the same batter. My son could not eat their fries, but substituted a baked potato instead. They charged us $2.50 for this substitution, which I think is unreasonable. Other than that, I had the saimin bowl, which was tasty.... More 

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Glenshaw, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Stopped for breakfast based on other TripAdvisor comments. Service was prompt and friendly. Food was basic and good portion sizes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We ate her almost every morning we stayed in Volcano Village. They have friendly service and good prices. Loved their french toast, portugese sausage, and home fries. Great for after an early morning on the mountain.

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Three Rivers, Michigan
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We stopped here for lunch before our hike in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. We all enjoyed sandwiches and the burgers and fries were delicious. Quiet and relaxing setting at lunch time. Would definitely recommend to others.

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Parkville, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had a great experience here, even though reviews have not been great and it was not recommended by some we asked. Had dinner here on a Saturday night. We were seated right away and our server, Shannon, was very attentive! Drinks arrived quickly, followed by salads and then the almost too hot to eat meal. My mom and I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a very good and basic diner. I'm told the burgers are good. Ordered macadamia nut fish - wrong choice. Had breakfast here another day which was excellent. Stick to the diner items and you'll be fine.

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Address: Old Volcano Rd, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
Phone Number: 808 967 8526
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Volcano
Average Prices: USD $10 to $20
Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Diner, Hawaiian

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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: 808 967 8526

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $10 to $20
  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Diner, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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