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Volcano's Lava Rock Cafe

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American, Hamburgers, Delicatessen, Diner
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Old Volcano Rd, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
808 967 8526
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Reasonable

While this cafe has some street cred, the food is OK, the prices are OK and the service is OK. All in all nothing special but a reasonable feed.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Laurie G
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Newcastle, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
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Newcastle, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

While this cafe has some street cred, the food is OK, the prices are OK and the service is OK. All in all nothing special but a reasonable feed.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

After hiking through Volcano National park for a few hours and really hungry we were not being picky. The travel book said the food was hit or miss, today it was in the middle. Everything was "okay" not great but okay. The pulled pork sandwich was good, the cheeseburger was okay (a little over cooked for my taste, but since... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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53 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is pretty comparable to a Denny's. The food isn't very expensive, there are a decent variety of options on the menu, but nothing's particularly special. The waitress was reasonably nice and efficient, but my food was cold when it got to me. I think she had too many tables. One nice thing was that they had cheap alcoholic... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

My review is mixed - over all, the food and service were just average. However, the teriyaki sauce used on the chicken (and the pineapple burger) was amazing, and the Lilikoi dressing, as well. I am not a fan of salad dressing at all, but this stuff was beyond delicious. My husband's burger and my kids' food was nothing great... More 

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Jamestown, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Waffles and bagels were cold. We'd been drinking delicious Kona coffee for a week and the coffee here tasted flat. Service was perfunctory.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

We ate here the other evening and were really frustrated because there was a lady who knew only two cords and every song sounded the same.It was loud so hard to ignore. Food was marginal - vegetables were cold and tasteless, meat was ok.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The service here was really wonderful. I came in 30 minutes before closing after foolishly not eating all day, because I had been so excited about all of the things I could do and see. I ordered their ABC burger with fries, and a slice of the haupia cake. It was a good burger.. nothing to write home about, but... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Had lunch that could have been shared! Very tasty burgers and veg ones too! 2nd visit this week! Nice staff as well

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Franklin
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is a nice place to eat. The service was slow but it was relaxing and the food was good. It is one of the few restaurants in a small town. There is a small gift store next to the restaurant. A gas station is there as well as a grocery store. It is convenient if you are staying at... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We had a great dinner at Volcano's Lava Rock Cafe. The burgers were amazing, and the menu has a HUGE selection! The only reason for me not rating it 5 stars, is because the service was a little slow. Overall the meal was great, and we would absolutely stop by again!

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Restaurant Details

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 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Delicatessen, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating

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