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Black Rock Cafe

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15-2872 Pahoa Village Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778-7720
+1 808-965-1177
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Lier, Belgium
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went in to Black Rock on a chilly morning. They had the Interior temp set at meat locker levels with A/C on full bore. Asked manger to turn it down; and he refused. We sat down took a quick look at the menu and left for warmer climes. Not sure how they stay in business. At 11am only three... More 

Thank jmk6
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were told to sit anywhere so we did and we waited...and waited. We were about to leave when she showed up with menus and water so we ordered. The food was mediocre at best. Hubs had the admiral platter and I had the fish platter. Neither were very good, quite disappointing actually. The macaroni salad had potatoes in it... More 

Thank Beverloop
Rochester, MN
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was friendly and portions were good. Nothing real fancy but simple good food. Lots of locals here

Thank BHLovesTravel
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great lunch with my family including a 3 & a 5 year old. Good food, great service and good value. Big thanks to our server who works 12 to 4. I did not get your name.

Thank ComputerSue
Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch at Black Rock. Food was good,not fancy buy good. Price was reasonable. Near the volcano.

Thank Dickwee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Black Rock cafe is a beautiful country diner. The staff and food are excellent. We stayed just across the street at an AirBnB and treated ourselves to a big breakfast here for a day of adventuring. The food is great (there are tons of options), prices are very affordable, the staff were friendly and attentive, and the vibe was... More 

Thank Andy E
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

My experience here gave the impression this restaurant is more for the locals than passers by. The menu offers several ethnic flavors and the food was average once it arrived. However, understaffed and half full at lunch, our waiter seemed very overwhelmed. I watched as the locals, even those who came in behind us, were served, and then we got... More 

Thank Sealdwt a
San Diego, California
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590 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on the way back from our sunrise Lava viewing tour - great hearty breakfast and nice service. Good value. Basic place but warm welcome and very friendly locals.

Thank Baxie
La Conner, WA
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74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

There was nothing remarkable about this cafe except that it was convenient. Food was good and plentiful.

Thank Judy M
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Have been going to Black Rock for years. Low cost coffee shop with convenient parking. One of their greatest points is that they use locally raised grass fed beef. Very few places can claim that here. The food is reasonably good and the wait staff is friendly they also have a bar which occasionally has live entertainment.

Thank Harlan H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15-2872 Pahoa Village Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778-7720
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Pahoa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-965-1177

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?