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Volcano's Lava Rock Cafe

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American, 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: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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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
Excellent breakfast, so-so dinner

I had dinner and breakfast at the Lava Rock Cafe. I thought breakfast was fantastic (breakfast burrito). Dinner was average. I had blackened mahi with mashed potatoes and local beer. The beer was good, the mahi was undercooked and bland.

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jonathan P
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had dinner and breakfast at the Lava Rock Cafe. I thought breakfast was fantastic (breakfast burrito). Dinner was average. I had blackened mahi with mashed potatoes and local beer. The beer was good, the mahi was undercooked and bland.

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Springfield, Missouri
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have always visited the Lava Rock while staying near Volcano National Park. Great Breakfast and plenty of coffee for those chilly mornings

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Lafayette, California
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A diner by any other name is a -- diner. This small local establishment has been a fixture in the small town of Volcano for many years. It is a cheap place for breakfast or lunch before heading into the park

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Banff, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were craving a pancake breakfast after camping near by Volcano National Park. Cheap and cheerful breakfast which did the job. I also tried the local dish Loco Moco....I really shouldn't have. I am a picky eater none the less, the friend rice that came with it was really good but the burger patty really put me off. It was... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had breakfast and dinner here the price is right and the food is good. We were so happy with our dinner there that we went back for breakfast.

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Thank jandtoby
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the food good with good size portions. The service was friendly and timely. The hours are adequate. We stayed in Volcano to visit the National park and other attractions in this area. Dress was very casual. We ate there several times, including breakfast and dinner.

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Volcano, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great family place offering good food and service. A long time favorite that we always recommend to our guests. It's a family enterprise and connected to the Deli next door. When you're traveling with family and friends this is the place for you!

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in a pinch and needed some food and there is not a lot of choices near the park at all. I ordered the teriyaki chicken with rice and pot mac salad. The rice was ok and pot mac salad was good. Wasnt a big fan of the chicken though it was just ok. My boyfriend had the burger... More 

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Marinette, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Order the pulled pork as a sandwich or plate and you will not be disappointed! It was flavorful and tender - a great lunch before or after seeing the volcano.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely horrible food from this restaurant. Every single time. I've stopped eating there all together and there aren't many choices in Volcano. I risked a sandwich at the general store that is part of this business. I got a vegetarian sandwich. They offer guacamole to replace the meat. I could not taste or see the guac. There was very little... 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, Delicatessen, Diner, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?