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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
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7:30 am - 9:00 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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Blue Springs, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate dinner here and it was good. The offer a few local beers. There were hardly any customers. We returned a few days later for breakfast. I think all four of us ordered French toast with a variety of sides. The Portuguese sausage was great. The eggs and French toast was great too. Breakfast is my favorite meal. Our... More 

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Aiea, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped at Lava Rock Cafe after visiting Volcano National Park. It was about 4:00 on a Saturday afternoon. When we arrived only a few folks were in the place but by 4:15, most tables were full. I read that the burgers were good and as we were very hungry, I wanted a "sure thing". Both of us ordered burgers... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped in after a long international flight and quick visit to VNP. The food was decent and good value. The kids liked their pizza and hot dog and the adults their hamburger and loco moco.

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Edinburgh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Be prepared to wait as the service is very laid back / sloppy. The food is passable but mostly pre-cooked and packed fare. Decor and cleanliness both dubious. You can have a beer here before 9pm St the tiny bar but after that everything closes. The shop adjacent closes even earlier at 8pm

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Volcano, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is a sort of institution, and with a name like Lava Rock, it has to get some attention. For foodies, it's an easy miss though. There's just not much to it. The menu is basic greasy spoon fare with a Hawaiian touch. It comes relatively quickly in ample amounts, but don't expect much beyond filling.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The positives: friendly waitresses, live music, varied menu including a kids menu, open at night (there's not many options in Volcano for dinner). The negatives: the food was very average. The Kailua pork was inediable and the so called steamed veggies on the side were about 5 tiny microwaved frozen veggies, The burger was ok but it was accompanied by... More 

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Thank DebDeb07
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good solid restaurant. The food was good and basic. The prices were very reasonable for the area. The night we were there they had a guitarist who was very good and added nicely to the meal.

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My uncle and aunt stayed in the area many years ago and spoke fondly of this place so we felt we had to try it. It's a nice local eaterie near the national park with a good value menu. Everybody liked their food and prices were reasonable. It had a really pleasant atmosphere.

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Thank AMTLondon
Richmond
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I settled on this spot to take my parents for a nice family dinner between hiking the lava fields and heading back to the park to see the caldera at night. I was worried it would be a dive, but it wasn't at all. The wait staff are very much used to tourists, and were accommodating, friendly,... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the building may look a bit rough around the edges, but it is a popular eatery in Volcano, HI. Service was good, food was what we expected and was tasty. Seems to be a popular place for locals and tourists. outside of the national park by a mile or so.

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Diner, Hawaiian
Meals
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, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?