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.
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