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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 - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Kurtistown, Hi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great service when not slammed with customers, very friendly. With family and visitors, we stop there multiple times each year for the sweet bread French toast and smother it with Lilikoi (passion fruit) butter. Share a side order of bacon. It is cool up in Volcano so a cup of coffee or hot chocolate goes wonderfully with the menu above.... More 

Thank Tvlbob88
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the Volcano National Park in the late afternoon and wanted to get dinner before going back to see a night view of the glowing volcano. We had a great dinner at the Lava Rock Cafe - wide range of tasty food including traditional American Cafe. Quite reasonable prices considering the location in Hawaii and proximity to the volcano.

Thank SeaMariner22
Oregon Coast, Oregon
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are much fancier and expensive places to eat in the area, but this provides really good food at moderate prices.

Thank John T
Guelph, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for breakfast (6 adults + 5 children). Very pleasant and helpful server who didn't seem put-out by the size of our party and accommodated separate bills with a smile. The food was perfectly fine. All-in-all a pleasant experience.

Thank suejul
Houston Texas
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little spot for a decent burger. A bit pricey but not out of line. There are not a lot of choices in this area and this is probably one of the better ones.

Thank edwayneb
San Jose, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fresh lettuce , tomatoes, cucumber and alfalfa sprout are the main ingredients with golden Lilikoi passion fruits dressing are the best lunch in a tropical hot weather. The service is friendly and sufficient.

Thank Heidi P
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food (amazing burgers and loco moco) and very friendly staff. We did not feel welcomed in a lot of places on this island so it is important to mention that point here. The waitresses are very nice and welcoming and serving very good food.We recommend strongly. No regrets :-)

Thank PomGranny C
Holualoa, Hawaii, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate mid day dinner of hamburger and pull pork sandwiches with lilicoe iced tea! The tea was amazing and the meal was well priced and delicious! We came back the next day for breakfast even though we stayed in a B&B because we were still hungry and their omelettes were fabulous!

Thank Deb D
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place could use Restaurant Makeover. The food was okay, not great, but not awful. Just average. When you are competing with other businesses in the area, you have to be aiming for great. The beers were okay. The sandwiches were okay. The decor - well, was pretty average. So much could be done to make this place special.

Thank AvWriter
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Convenient location near a national park. All the food was edible. On my second visit, I tried the loco moco. I suppose you need to be born in Hawaii to like this dish!

Thank Denise & Paul D

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?