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“OK Food, Slow Service near the Volcano” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Volcano's Lava Rock Cafe

Volcano's Lava Rock Cafe
Ranked #7 of 14 Restaurants in Volcano
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Delicatessen
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“OK Food, Slow Service near the Volcano”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

The hamlet named 'Volcano' is one of the world's few towns situated on top of an active volcano. Being close to the park, its restaurants have a virtual monopoly on food for folks staying at the park longer through lunch.

The Lava Rock Cafe is closer to the end of the line of restaurants. Nice parking and an attractive enough storefront are inviting; we hoped to have a quick sandwich and get back to the park.

Seating was slow; saw no service staff for a few minutes in a restaurant with a half-dozen occupied tables! Pleasant folks delivered us to a nice table. Menus plus not-so-cold un-iced water were delivered.

The menu had lots of good-looking (to me) items, mostly in the hot and cold sandwich (and similar things) for lunch category.

The food was delivered in a timely manner: well-done hamburgers (food safety, ya know) accompanied with specially-ordered extra-crispy french fries -- a real plus.

But we never really saw the server again except to drop a ticket at the table (which would be paid at the register). I really wanted a bit more water, but it was not to be.

They had some outdoor seating, I think, though it was raining so we didn't get to test it.

So, for reasonable food at not-unreasonable prices, a leisurely (if slow-serviced) lunch can be had at the Lava Rock Cafe.

  • Visited January 2013
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Cobourg, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Quite a surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

Stumbled upon this quite by accident while getting fuel. We decided to investigate with drinks and mabey an appetizer. Once we seen the plates being deliver we had to try. To sum it up.....great! We had a chicken wrap, shrimp fettuccine, and the fried chicken. Everyone loved their meal. Total with drinks was $50. The staff were very polite, and helpful with directions. Great food, great service, and very affordable.

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California
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Good Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

Had lunch here. Food was very good. Wii Fi works here. Close to the park. Service was good and the people were friendly.

Visited January 2013
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good value, slow service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner after a day at Volcanos National Park. Good food at good prices. However the service was just plain SLOW. It took forever for drinks and double forever to get the bill and check out.

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Columbus, Ohio
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157 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Good Food and Service, and Great Price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

Keep your tummy and your wallet full. This place is good and cheap! Great place to take the family. Large variety of good food, especially if you had picky children.

Visited June 2012
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