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Volcano's Lava Rock Cafe

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Old Volcano Rd, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
808 967 8526
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent breakfast. Huge portions ( well English think so ) and good service. Ideal before setting off for a day at the volcanoes

Thank jane I
McMinnville, Oregon
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140 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were looking for placed to eat an early dinner before returning to the park to watch the glowing lava, and arrived at the Lava Rock Cafe around 4:40PM. To our delight, their diverse, well-priced lunch menu was still going and so we had the teriyaki burger, the kalua pork sandwich, the kalua pork wrap, and a regular cheeseburger. All... More 

Thank Jcwill5
Olathe, Kansas
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117 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here after hiking in Hawaii Volcano National Park. Our meals were great - all of us enjoyed our food. The only quirky thing was that our server did not refill our drinks or try to be friendly at all. When we asked for a refill, it seemed like an imposition. They were not busy, either, so we're not... More 

1 Thank julie4242
Woodbine, Maryland
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cafe is right outside the Volcano National Park entrance so is convenient to the park. The food was good, quick, and the staff friendly.

1 Thank Sharonfromwoodbine
claremont, california
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67 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Volcano is a laid back town, and so is this restaurant. The menu was large, and seemed to have something to satisfy varied tastes. The service was friendly and fast. And the food was quite good. I would certainly eat there again.

1 Thank trekkrsal
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food had no taste, the fish was obviously frozen, and we were all sick after eating here. A wasted $70 for 4 people. The waitress was nice enough, and the coffee was unfortunately the best part of the meal.

1 Thank gun m
Norman, United States
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were seated right away and ordered took over and hour to receive our food. The noise level in the restaurant was loud.

2 Thank Trudy C
Greenwood, Indiana
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came wth a tour bus group. The passengers submitted an order form that was called in approximately 45 minutes before we arrived. Even though our food was called in ahead we still had to wait almost an hour. The food was good. But not extraordinary.

2 Thank bartb88
Greater London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had not intended to stop here but it was teeming with rain, and we needed a quick break before we carried on to the National Park. The menu was very extensive, and some of our party ordered burgers. They were no frills but good. It was quiet but from the size of the place it must get very busy... More 

1 Thank Caz5559
Arlington, Virginia
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted a place to eat near the Park so we could come back after dark. The food was OK, but the server was over-burdened and kept bringing the wrong food. They gave us a free dessert to make up for it.

1 Thank VeeLee4

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Diner, Hawaiian, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?