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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Hamburgers and fries were fabulous as was the service. Waitress was very friendly and hot food was delivered quickly. Music was a hit too!

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Columbus, Ohio
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a few places to eat, but few that are not high priced that have seated dining. The food was average and filling. However, the cheesecake was excellent! Right next door is a quilt shop that is a fantastic gift shop filled with locally made crafts. It's a good place t stop after your meal.

Thank Columbus_OhioRandy51
West Sacramento, California
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at several places before settling for the Lava Rock Cafe...it was wonderfully relaxed, service was very good, menu had lots of reasonably priced options, and the food ended up being very tasty and satisfying. Very happy with the choice!

Thank gracebeavis
San Diego, California
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147 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stooped here for lunch on our way back from the Park. Good burgers, onion rings and pulled pork. I opted for the Loco Moco, a traditional dish of rice, meat, fried egg and brown gravy. That will keep me going for the four mile night hike tonight! It's nothing fancy, with duct tape on the seats but the service was... More 

Thank Ali_law71
Westport, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just had burgers and fries, which were good. The place is clean, and the prices were fair. The waitress was very friendly. We enjoyed our meal

Thank Ralph B
Tucson, AZ
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106 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for dinner but were to early, so had late lunch. Dinner starts at 5pm. Ordered 1/2pd Hamburger Steak(Thursday is fresh, local beef). It came with salad, 2 fresh hamburger patty's, gravy, & rice. I enjoyed meal. Service was good.

Thank TucsonTraveller2
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you just want to not be hungry, this will work but if you'd like to enjoy the experience, go somewhere else. Diner feel, cracked upholstery repaired with duct tape and the was coming apart. Too salty teriyaki, veggie fajitas with just onions & peppers, no squash or carrots, which were available ( with the salty teriyaki).

Thank Jackson G
Medina, Ohio
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our B&B host. The staff is very friendly and service is great. There is a wide variety of menu selections. The food is very appetizing and prices are more than reasonable. Ate here twice during our two day stay.

Thank CohoJohnny
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not eat here. Chicken we got was grey and tasted horrific. We were told it was actually the seasoning. What seasoning turns it grey? We were still charged half despite sending it back. Also lied to regarding what drinks were served to us. Do not go in. Way more nicer options around. Horrific stuff.

Thank BDoc05
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In any other town or place you would choose somewhere nicer than this. There just aren't many choices in Volcano. I had dessert (pecan pie) and ice cream for which I was charged more than $10. The decor was 70's and it smelt like a fat fryer.

Thank cant83

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Hawaiian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, 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?