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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: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Very nice local eatery

We have eaten here twice and both times had great food. The services is at a typical Hawaiian pace so don't go if you're in a rush to be somewhere. The staff are all very friendly. Decent prices and a fairly mixed menu for the area. Each time we've bee here there has been a crowd so they must... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Rvietta
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Kansas City, Kansas
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  • Families with children
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

This cafe sells Ohelo Berry Cheesecake with berries "harvested from the slopes of Mouna Loa". The native Ohelo Berry is sacred to Pele. They are an important food source to the endangered nene (endemic Hawaiian Goose). This berry should never be taken from the forest, let alone harvested for profit by a business. It is illegal to remove anything from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We stayed 3 night in Volcano and had breakfast twice and evening meal and the food was excellent and the staff were friendly and the prices were good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Lily was outstanding. Great menu suggestions. Pulled pork tasted like Imu Pork, slightly smoky, tender. Desert was wonderful Coconut Cake...never had better. Don't pass this place up!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Was told upon arrival our reservation was thrown out! When I was served the soup the waitress said she wasn't sure it was hot, so why serve it then?.? The cream of broccoli soup was lacking the broccoli.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We have eaten here twice and both times had great food. The services is at a typical Hawaiian pace so don't go if you're in a rush to be somewhere. The staff are all very friendly. Decent prices and a fairly mixed menu for the area. Each time we've bee here there has been a crowd so they must be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

First time ever ate here.Best fried rice loco moco I ever had!I almost licked the plate. Broke da mouth!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Had dinner with the family. Gets two stars because the price wasn't bad but wife's drink was weak, and food is super greasy. Service was the killer though. Not busy but extremely slow. The live entertainment probably saved the place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Had a great burger lunch here on the way to volcano. Good service, prices not too bad. Definitely diner food, lots of choices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Breakfast spots are slim pickins in the area. It was rainy, and we wanted somewhere warm and dry: We ended up here at random. This is a great place for a lovely simple eggs & toast breakfast. The coffee is GREAT. And our server was really, really sweet. Grabbed a souvenir mug that torments me daily with reminders of how... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and two of our friends stopped in for breakfast just after 10am, yesterday, on a Sunday. The waiter came to get our order at 10:12am. Breakfast was served until 11am and lunch on the menu said was served from 10:30am. My boyfriend asked if he could order lunch, even though it was about 15 minutes early. The waiter... More 

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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, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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