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Volcano's Lava Rock Cafe

19-3972 Old Volcano Rd, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
+1 808-967-8526
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good40%
  • Average25%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (159 reviews)
“pulled pork” (16 reviews)
“loco moco” (32 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 17:00All hours
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
19-3972 Old Volcano Rd, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Retro, fun diner/local plate style eatery. Nice people, good service and fine food. Nothing fancy here, but filling. Kids pizzas are pre-prepared frozen, so no customization possible. Our plate lunch chicken Teri and chow fun were both good, accompanied by rice, potato-mac salad, or salad....More

Thank CaliGirl510
Reviewed 1 week ago

After spending the day at the Volcano National Park, we needed a nice diner nearby so we could return after dark to view the Caldera at night. The Lava Rock Café was great - good food and good service. Try the pulled pork tacos or...More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I, along with another couple, ate here late night after visiting Volcano National Park all day. I had the shrimp and it was good. The others had burgers and really enjoyed them.

Thank brentc39
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice sandwich place with tables out front. Pleasant staff and reasonable pricing with daily specials. Located in the Village of Volcano.

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The absolute worse meal I had on our entire trip. My blackened mahi mahi was served still partially frozen. I have had fresher fish in MS. I refused to eat more than 1 bite or to pay for it. Even the tea was nasty. This...More

Thank jrolls
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We were greeted with a 25 minute wait when there were empty tables. We decided to stay and went to the bar for a drink. The waitresses went all around us getting drinks for tables and never asked to get us a drink. We finally...More

Thank pick3262
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Service was unbearably slow, considering we visited on a Tuesday evening and there were only maybe 5 tables being waited on. We only saw our waitress once outside of taking our order and giving us the check (which was far too expensive for the quality...More

Thank Nestor-5524
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Waitress was nice. Food ok. But had to pay $13 for a veggie burger/fries...and had to wait over 30 min to be seated when there were plenty of empty tables and others that hadn't been cleared off. Clearly understaffed to provide a good experience...but since...More

Thank fivefromTN
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We found this place after we visited the volcano and lava tubes. We were so hungry after hiking and the food was delicious. The pulled pork was fantastic! We were luckily ahead of a tour bus which came soon after us but the staff hustled...More

Thank lynnetravels2017
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This restaurant has a really interesting vibe to it. Sort of a 50's rock n roll theme going on. The service was exceptional and the food was decent. If you are driving through Volcano and you want a quick stop, this is the place to...More

Thank MFMetzger
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Carrie T
17 January 2016|
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Response from Marie M | Reviewed this property |
We had a fabulous breakfast here - ok not the most modern environment or spotlessly clean and as it is in the middle of a rain forest you will always get bugs. If you have had a bad experience why do you go back.
9 January 2015|
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Response from jcarmello | Reviewed this property |
Volcano Lava Rock Cafe is a restaurant. Think you have this mixed up with a B&B.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19-3972 Old Volcano Rd, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Volcano
  • Phone Number: +1 808-967-8526
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