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Volcano's Lava Rock Cafe

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American, Hamburgers, 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, Dessert, Late Night, 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
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The staff is friendly and kind. Good food. Given the scarcity of restaurants in the area,it`s almost compelled to go from here. Price quality more than adequate,the menu is varied enough. We recommend at least a day or just before reserving. You can hold...

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

this is a nice restaurant to eat out if you are staying in volcano village has pleasance staff and has a good choice of food and dessert

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Fishing Point, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We were staying in Volcano for a couple of night and went to this cafe' for breakfast on our first morning. The place looked like it had seen better times, but since we were quite hungry and unfamiliar with the place we decided to give it a go. Big mistake! We both had eggs, my "grandma recipe omelette" was a... More 

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Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The staff is friendly and kind. Good food. Given the scarcity of restaurants in the area,it`s almost compelled to go from here. Price quality more than adequate,the menu is varied enough. We recommend at least a day or just before reserving. You can hold...

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Littleton, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The food was good travel fare, but we had fun with the margarita. Waitress came out and told us they could he make a margarita as they were out of triple sec. I suggested any other orange liqueur would work like Curacao. She came back with the drink and said it was made with Dekuyper. Having not heard of that... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I love Kalua pork and this place does it well. The food was good, the prices reasonable, and the service was friendly. The beer prices seemed to be high, but this is in touristville. The server recommened my husband try the mac salad since it is a local dish, and he loved it.

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Nashville, TN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I don't know what restaurant the positive reviewers went to, but we found this to be extremely bland and boring. The food was amazingly uninspired and felt like it was straight out of the freezer truck. The staff was disorganized and tired - not rude, just blah. The thing that topped it off? There just wasn't any noise... no sounds.... More 

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Upstate New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is a good place for a casual and not too expensive dinner after a visit (and hiking) in Volcanoes National Park. The Kalua Pork dinner was very good, and they serve local beer and great desserts. We were there fairly early (around 6) since we had to travel back to Kailua that evening, and we had no trouble getting... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Went to Lava Rock on a Saturday night in Volcano and it was extremely busy. We walked in through the door and joined the back of a line in front of the "please wait to be seated" sign. After about 15 minutes two other groups had joined the line but no staff had come. There were 3 or 4 on... More 

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Geneva, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Close to our cabin and simple but good food. We had to wait a little longer for service and food than we usually do, but we weren't in a hurry.

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Katy, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We visited Volcano Hi. and decided to eat dinner one night at the restaurant. Glad we did, for it was cool even during the first week of June, glad they had long sleeve shirts for sale. I had a hamburger steak and enjoyed my meal. I would go back

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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, Hamburgers, 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, Hamburgers, Delicatessen, Diner, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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